Review: Acer S271HLDbid Monitor, Excellent All-Round PerformanceValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 22/12/14 14:24
Although pretty uncommon, MVA panels have a few advantages over IPS, most notably their improved contrast. We recently bought the MVA-equipped Acer S271HLDbid for use in our office (it was on sale!), so what better opportunity to...
Review: 24GM77, When LG Turns Its Hand to Gaming Monitors...Valentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 08/12/14 14:16
The 24GM77 is a premium gaming monitor from LG. Given the increasing number of monitors occupying this sector, LG might have its work cut out. And how will it compare to the BenQ XL2430T, an excellent 24"...
Acer B326HK: the 32" UHD Monitor Enters the Realm of AffordabilityValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 02/12/14 15:19
About a year ago, 32-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 px) monitors came onto the scene with models like the Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q. But there haven't been that many since...
AMD FreeSync Coming to Samsung Monitors in March 2015Valentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 25/11/14 09:13
At Future of Compute in Singapore, AMD announced that it has entered into a partnership with Samsung to put its FreeSync technology into Samsung monitors. This is a major, symbolic...
Review: The U28D590D, a 28" UHD Monitor from SamsungValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 24/11/14 14:54
The Samsung U28D590D was one of the first 28" UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) TN monitors on the market, and we've at last been able to put it through its paces. Better late than never! We'd like...
The Best Gaming Monitors for Buyers on a BudgetValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 21/11/14 11:26
The gaming market has been skyrocketing these past years, but a large part of it has consisted in overpriced, high-end peripherals that are supposed to give you some major advantage...
Philips BDM4065UC, a 40" UHD Monitor with VA PanelValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 17/11/14 10:52
Philips has big plans. Literally. If you thought that 32" monitors were big, then wait until you see Philips' latest project, the BDM4065UC. With a 40" diagonal, this UHD (3840...
Review: LG 27MP55HQ-P, a Basic But Decent 27" Full HD MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 17/11/14 09:37
The LG 27MP55HQ-P is as classic a matte 27" Full HD IPS display as they come. But it's also the kind of basic, discreet monitor that, when combined with its reasonable price, gives you good reason to...
LG 31MU97: "True" 4K Monitor for ProsValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 13/11/14 10:56
At a time when most brands are releasing PC monitors with Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), often misleadingly labelled as "4K" (4096 x 2160 pixels), LG recently outed a...
Review: Acer XB280HK, the First Ultra HD Monitor with G-SYNCValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 10/11/14 09:14
G-SYNC monitors are slowly but surely making their way onto the market, but generally they're 24" or 27" Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) models. The XB280HK, Acer's latest release, which includes the renowned Nvidia module, uses...
Review: AOC U3477PQU, the Second 34" WQHD Monitor on the MarketValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 03/11/14 09:12
Following in the footsteps of LG and its 34UM95, AOC is now the second manufacturer to go down the 34" WQHD (3440 x 1440 pixels) route. The two competitors will have to battle it out in the...
Review: BenQ XL2430T, a Superbly-Built Gaming MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 27/10/14 09:16
BenQ already has quite a few gaming monitors out there. Following on from the three models released last spring, including the excellent XL2420Z, the manufacturer is having another crack of the whip with the new XL2430T. Many,...
AOC E1759FWU: a Portable 17" MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 20/10/14 15:02
Two years ago, manufacturers began producing screens with USB 2.0 connections. Designed to be easily transportable, hence their 12"-16" diagonals, they connected to the computer via two USB ports. The...
Review: Iiyama ProLite XB3070WQS, a 30" 16:10 MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 20/10/14 09:14
The ProLite XB3070WQS's uncommon dimensions were designed to appeal to image professionals seeking a large display with excellent resolution; a display that would avoid the cramped viewing that plagues so many of the current UHD monitors. In...
Review: Samsung S24D300H 24" TN Monitor—Ideal for Gamers on a BudgetValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 13/10/14 09:17
Following the recent success of the Samsung S24D390 with IPS display, today, it's the turn of its 24" Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) matte TN counterpart. To avoid repeating such a mouthful, we'll call it by...
LG Launches the 24GM77, a Dedicated 24" Gaming MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 07/10/14 15:01
The gaming sector is proving to be a pretty lucrative market for manufacturers, and LG certainly wasn't going to pass up the opportunity of vying for the top spot. While...
Review: Iiyama Gets In On the 28" UHD Action with the Prolite B2888UHSUValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 06/10/14 14:19
Although the market for 28" UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) TN monitors is beginning to saturate, we still haven't tested the Iiyama B2888UHSU. On paper, it looks set to impress, especially with its plethora of connectivity options....
Review: AOC Throws Its G-SYNC Hat into the Ring: the G2460PG MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 29/09/14 14:20
Just like the first, the second G-SYNC monitor to be released, AOC's G2460PG, has also taken quite a while to come to market. It's almost as though manufacturers are afraid of Nvidia's new technology. Whatever the reason,...
Review: The 24" Samsung S24D390HL MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 22/09/14 13:20
Despite there being plenty of them around, it's been some time since a Samsung monitor has been through our tests. Hot off the press, here's our review of the S24D390HL. Dressed from head to toe in shiny...
Review: Brilliance 288P6LJEB, a 28" UHD Monitor from PhilipsValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 15/09/14 09:20
The Philips Brilliance 288P6LJEB is a 28" UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) monitor with TN display. With a similar feature set to the AOC U2868PQU, will it produce an equally similar set of results in our tests?...
AU Optronics Announces 144 Hz AHVA MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 11/09/14 10:44
It's no secret that AU Optronics is the one who makes the TN panel found in the stellar Asus RoG Swift PG278Q, but what's more surprising is the fact that...
Review: The 32" Acer B326HUL Monitor with QHD ResolutionValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 01/09/14 14:20
Until now, the BenQ BL3200PT was the only 32" QHD monitor on the market, but now it has a rival: the Acer B326HUL. It's certainly a worthy competitor. The 24" AOC i2473Pwy (left) and the 32" Acer...
Review: The 24" AOC i2473Pwy with Onkyo SpeakersValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 25/08/14 14:20
Screens' built-in speakers often spark complaints from users; lacking power or fidelity, they generally offer mediocre sound quality and are merely there to bulk out the monitor's spec sheet. This is exactly the problem that AOC is...
LG Announces a 34" 21:9 Monitor with Curved Screen: the 34UC97Valentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 20/08/14 15:00
The 34UM95 may already have been an excellent work monitor with its 34" screen and 21:9 aspect ratio, but that hasn't stopped LG from working on it to produce a...
Review: Asus RoG Swift PG278Q, a 27" QHD Gaming Monitor with Narrow BezelValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 18/08/14 09:10
We've been talking about G-SYNC since the end of 2013. It was both announced and unveiled in October, details being given on an Asus monitor specially modified for the occasion. Since then, the Nvidia technology has been...
Review: LG 34UM95 Monitor, 21:9 Format and Great ResolutionValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 11/08/14 14:11
The 21:9 aspect ratio is a great way of getting enough desktop space without having to go down the dual monitor route. Not only that, but it's also perfect for watching any CinemaScope format films, even if...
Review: BenQ EW2740L—27" VA MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 04/08/14 09:05
BenQ seems to be pushing VA technology with its latest monitors, from the recent and very well-designed BL3200PT, leading the way, to the already-quite-old BL2410PT. It has to be said, with a contrast ratio greater than that of...
Review: Acer B276HUL—a QHD Monitor with Adjustable StandValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 28/07/14 14:17
Following the well-made K272HUL, Acer has sent us another monitor to put through its paces, this time with a QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display: the B276HUL. With a better-designed stand and increased connectivity, the B276HUL seems...
AOC Announces 34" 21:9 Monitor: u3477PquValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 28/07/14 09:54
After a recent fetish for 29-inch 21:9 monitors (such as the Acer B296CL and Philips Brilliance 298P4QJEB), brands seem to think it's time to take things up a notch. LG...
ViewSonic Announces £430 Ultra HD Monitor: VX2880mlValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 22/07/14 10:17
While AOC has been hitting hard with the £500 U2868PQU 28-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) monitor, ViewSonic announced last week it would be hitting even harder with a...
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