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

9. Philips 272P4

Philips 272P4
  • Reviewed on: 14 October 13
  • RRP: £449 inc VAT
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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.

Read our Philips 272P4 review.

8. LG 29EA93

LG 29EA93
  • Reviewed on: 16 May 13
  • RRP: £420 inc VAT
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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.

Read our LG 29EA93 review.

7. Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor
  • Reviewed on: 14 March 14
  • RRP: £1995 inc VAT
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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.

Read our Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor review.

6. Asus ProArt PA279Q

Asus ProArt PA279Q
  • Reviewed on: 28 March 14
  • RRP: £670 inc VAT
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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.

Read our Asus ProArt PA279Q review.

5. BenQ PG2401PT

BenQ PG2401PT
  • Reviewed on: 16 September 14
  • RRP: £1122 inc. VAT
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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.

Read our BenQ PG2401PT review.

4. BenQ BL2411PT

BenQ BL2411PT
  • Reviewed on: 23 January 14
  • RRP: £235 inc VAT
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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.

Read our BenQ BL2411PT review.

3. ViewSonic VP2772

ViewSonic VP2772
  • Reviewed on: 20 March 14
  • RRP: £600 inc VAT
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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.

Read our ViewSonic VP2772 review.

2. HP DreamColor Z27x

HP DreamColor Z27x
  • Reviewed on: 19 January 15
  • RRP: £790 inc. VAT
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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.

Read our HP DreamColor Z27x review.

1. LG 34UM95

LG 34UM95
  • Reviewed on: 21 October 14
  • RRP: £912 inc. VAT
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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.

Read our LG 34UM95 review.