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9 best monitors 2015: what's the best display you can buy in the UK?

The Top 9 flat-panel monitors you can buy in the UK in 2015

9 best monitors 2015: what's the best display you can buy in the UK?

PC Advisor reviews the 9 best LCD monitors on sale in the UK in 2015. 

9. Philips 272P4

The Philips 272P4 is a premium-quality display with great performance. It’s possible to pay much less for a decent 27in display, but you’ll Miss out on many of its advanced features such as a fully height-adjustable stand with pivot and built-in USB 3.0.

8. LG 29EA93

The LG 29EA93 won’t be for everyone. The 2560 by 1080 pixel ultra-wide aspect ratio is great, but brings with it issues of compatibility with existing software and hardware. Some of the more advanced options can be tricky to set up. However, our sample delivered highly accurate factory-calibrated colour and the vast selection of features are sure to please demanding users.

7. Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor

The Dell UP3214Q is a pricey display, but costs many hundreds of pounds less than other currently available 4K monitors of this size. It offers extremely high resolution backed up by superb image quality. However, it requires careful setup and operation at 4K and 60 Hz is fraught with difficulty.

6. Asus ProArt PA279Q

Although 24-inch 1080p IPS displays are now available under £200, good-quality 27-inch consumer panels are still a fair bit more expensive. Therefore there's not too much of a price difference between those screens and the Asus PA279Q. For the extra outlay you get a display with excellent colour accuracy, a wide range of inputs and a well-designed and highly usable menu system. Brightness, delta-E figures and contrast ratio were well within acceptable limits. Given this monitor's quality, anyone that needs great image quality should give it serious consideration.

5. BenQ PG2401PT

The BenQ PG2401PT is a high-quality monitor with an 8-bit + FRC panel that goes some way to giving 10-bit performance. Its wide colour gamut, excellent colour accuracy and 16:10 aspect ratio recommend it as a professional PC monitor for more critical colour grading work, although some colour artefacts under certain conditions betray its disingenuous technological capabilities.

4. BenQ BL2411PT

There's nothing fancy or stylish about this monitor, but its ergonomic features and flicker-free backlight make it a pleasure to use. Best suited to work rather than play, it also delivers display quality of a standard high enough for graphical applications. It's not the least expensive 24in monitor you can buy, but it delivers superb performance and ergonomics for the asking price.

3. ViewSonic VP2772

The ViewSonic VP2772 sits in the semi-pro market, with relatively decent performance and a decent adjustable stand, although overall build quality and attention to detail fall a little short of that found on high-end monitors from Eizo and NEC. But if 27 inches of better-than-HD resolution appeals the ViewSonic is one of the few select monitors that will deliver.

2. HP DreamColor Z27x

The HP DreamColor Z27x is a high-performance 2.5K monitor suited to some professional applications. As a company HP is entrenched in Windows, where the panel worked better than with the graphic designer’s traditional choice of Mac OS. For any user though, the Z27x offers great build quality and comprehensive setup and adjustment functions while still maintaining essential ease of use.

1. LG 34UM95

It's the subjective experience of such a super-wide panel that should help to sell this panoramic monitor to anyone who gets a chance to try it. If you're used to using two or more displays anyway, the LG 34UM95 gives an even better effect from a single expansive area of screen estate. And besides its workstation and production potential, it plays Cinemascope-width films beautifully.

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