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Group test: flat-panel monitors reviewed

How to get a great deal on an LCD monitor

Want a bigger and better screen for watching movies, playing games, juggling documents and surfing the net? PC Advisor checks out eight options across both budget and professional price ranges.

Bigger is better

When it comes to monitors, bigger is definitely better. A decent-sized display is key if you want to get the most out of your PC, particularly in this multimedia age. Most of us use our screens to view movies, play games and edit photos and video, rather than staring at spreadsheets.

Of course, it's not all about screen space. Since many of us will spend hours sitting in front of our monitor, plumping for a model that provides good viewing angles, screen brightness and resolution can go a long way to avoid eyestrain and recurring headaches.

Widescreen models, meanwhile, allow us to view several documents and applications at once - usually with enough room to view two documents side by side.

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  3. How we test: flat-panel displays
  4. Sub-£200 flat-panel display reviews
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