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Group test: what's the best display?

The Top 5 flat-panel monitors you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best 5 LCD monitors on sale in the UK today. 

5. LG 23ET83

LG 23ET83
  • Reviewed on: 24 September 13
  • RRP: £330 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

If you're itching to add some touch capability to a Windows 8 PC, then this is a simple and effective way of doing it. Picture quality is a step up from cheaper TN-based displays, but you'll be compromising on both style and picture quality when compared to regualr non-touch IPS monitors.

4. Philips 272P4

Philips 272P4
  • Reviewed on: 14 October 13
  • RRP: £449 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

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.

3. LG 29EA93

LG 29EA93
  • Reviewed on: 16 May 13
  • RRP: £420 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

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.

2. Hazro HZ27WIE

Hazro HZ27WIE
  • Reviewed on: 12 December 13
  • RRP: £299 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Hazro HZ27WIE is noticeably imperfect, but offers enormous value for money. Its large size, combined with its high-resolution and IPS panel is unheard of at this price. However, its powerful blacklight can't be made dim enough and its power consumption is outrageously high. It also suffers from a somewhat hand-built feel and stiff control buttons.

1. BenQ BL2411PT

BenQ BL2411PT
  • Reviewed on: 23 January 14
  • RRP: £235 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

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.

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