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Group test: what's the best 25in and bigger display?

The best large display you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best 25-inch and bigger LCDs you can buy in the UK right now.

5. Acer S273HL

Acer S273HL
  • Reviewed on: 19 October 10
  • RRP: £400 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

The 27in Acer S273HL is a little too much quantity and perhaps not quite enough image quality. But it is aimed more at game-players and TV/film watcher than a general-purpose PC user.

4. NEC MultiSync PA271W

NEC MultiSync PA271W
  • Reviewed on: 26 November 10
  • RRP: £1046.95 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

For colour professionals looking for a large, glare-free, ergonomically adjustable display with tons of colour-tweaking tools and technology to achieve and maintain accurate colour over time, the NEC MultiSync PA2701W delivers.

3. Apple 27in LED Cinema Display

Apple 27in LED Cinema Display
  • Reviewed on: 26 November 10
  • RRP: £863.96 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

Apple’s 27in LED Cinema Display makes a great companion to any Mac that uses a Mini DisplayPort connection, but is especially well suited to Mac portable users who can take advantage of the provided Mag Safe power connector and the display’s USB ports to attach keyboards and other peripherals. Its glossy screen and lack of easily accessible colour and ergonomic adjustments might turn off some users, but for most fans of the Mac aesthetic, this display will fit nicely into both their workflow and their workspace.

2. Iiyama ProLite E2710HDS

Iiyama ProLite E2710HDS
  • Reviewed on: 24 November 10
  • RRP: £256.9 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

As you might expect of a screen of this size for this small amount of money, the Iiyama ProLite E2710HDS isn’t outstanding in any area. However, it doesn’t conspicuously fail either, and that’s something of a triumph given the low price. The best low-budget big-screen monitor we’ve seen yet, the Iiyama works well for games and movie watching, with the odd bit of work thrown in.

1. LG E2750V

LG E2750V
  • Reviewed on: 20 December 10
  • RRP: £285 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Iiyama was great value for money, but this LG E2750V is a higher quality 27in screen if you take the trouble to set it up well. It makes the large number of pixels feel extremely compact, and the slew of interesting features (such as the versatile frame and in-menu options) add to the overall pleasure of a very well planned and executed product.

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