The 6 best LCD monitors of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value LCD monitor, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Updated: April 17, 2014 3:02 PM
By Valentin Lormeau

Editor's choice

AOC Q2770PQU award
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AOC Q2770PQU

Although colour fidelity isn't great out of the box, you only need to change a few settings to get the best out of the AOC Q2770QPU. With a good range of connections and an inoffensive design, this AOC monitor offers excellent image quality, wide viewing angles and WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) that's very nice to work with. The response time of 13 ms may not be speedy enough for top-end gamers, but it's within average for a Super PLS (IPS) display. All in all, it's a five-star choice!

Best of the rest

Experts & Pros

ViewSonic VP2772 award

ViewSonic VP2772
The ViewSonic VP2772 is a worthy successor to the VP2770-LED, offering a wide-gamut Adobe RGB colour space and in-factory calibration. It's an excellent monitor for imaging professionals or anyone interested in working in WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). Viewing angles are excellent, the stand is practical and there's a good range of connections to choose from.

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Top Value

Iiyama ProLite XU2390HS

Iiyama ProLite XU2390HS
The Iiyama ProLite XU2380HS is an entry-level display that covers the basics. With good image quality and wide viewing angles, it's an excellent choice for office computing, web work and even a spot of graphic design or photo editing. The only downsides are the basic build (no swivel stand, height-adjustment etc.) and the low-quality speakers. Then again, this is a low-cost monitor.

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Budget Option

LG 24EN43

LG 24EN43
Although colour fidelity isn't perfect in the LG 24EN43, this display could still be a good choice for gamers looking for a monitor with a speedy response time (9.5 ms), a low input lag (12 ms) and a budget price tag.

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Great for Gamers

Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU award

Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU
The Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU is a simple and effective gaming monitor with an excellent response time and accurate onscreen colours. It's a shame that Iiyama sticks with USB 2.0 ports rather than USB 3.0 and that you can't use the overdrive function in 144 Hz mode (you have to drop to 120 Hz instead). Otherwise, it's a great gaming display.

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Touchscreen Option

LG 23ET83V-W

LG 23ET83V-W
The LG 23T83V-W is a good option for anyone looking for a touchscreen monitor. With wide viewing angles, good contrast and decent colours, it's a good option for office computing and web browsing.

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