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Group test: what's the best budget LCD display?

Top 5 sub-£200 flat-panel monitors you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best 5 LCD monitors on sale for less than £200 in the UK today. 

5. Hanns.G HL249DPB

Hanns.G HL249DPB
  • Reviewed on: 5 April 12
  • RRP: £119 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

With the Hanns-G HL249DPB, Hanns-G seems to have got everything right. With the emphasis on quality and low power consumption, this display is an excellent entry-level model which will outperform much of the budget competition and at a lower price. Photographers and graphic artists will still need to spend more on a more advanced display, but for general office or home use you can't go far wrong with this monitor.

4. BenQ GW2750HM

BenQ GW2750HM
  • Reviewed on: 14 December 12
  • RRP: £195 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The BenQ GW2750HM isn't perfect: Build quality is average and the styling is unremarkable, it also delivers less accurate colour than we would have hoped, given its VA panel technology. However, it offers excellent viewing angles and very high contrast and responds well to calibration if you're looking for a budget 27in display for photographic work. Despite its flaws it's a big step up from any TN panel for any non-gamer who doesn't need the absolute fastest response times available.

3. ViewSonic VP2365-LED

ViewSonic VP2365-LED
  • Reviewed on: 1 September 11
  • RRP: £202 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you're into photography, video or graphic arts, then the 23in ViewSonic VP2365-LED will provide a huge improvement over a TN-based display at a very reasonable price. However, multimedia fans might bemoan the lack of speakers or HDMI connectivity.

2. Dell S2440L

Dell S2440L
  • Reviewed on: 13 December 12
  • RRP: £194 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Dell S2440L is constructed to a very high standard, the edge-to-edge glass adding a touch of class to its already very clean minimalist lines. The display itself is capable of impressive performance. It's not the cheapest 24inch display you'll find, but feels well worth the money.

1. Samsung S24C650PL

Samsung S24C650PL
  • Reviewed on: 24 October 13
  • RRP: Around £170
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Samsung S24C650PL is a basic but high performance PC monitor that's suited to the office or the home. It has notably good image quality and a simple unadorned aesthetic that should ensure it doesn't date or draw unnecessay attention from its principal task of showing your PC's video output.

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