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The screen size of a monitor is measured diagonally from the left bottom corner to the top right one and includes only the inside display area of the panel leaving out the frame.

For the best monitors with 25 inch displays, we've narrowed down our selection to the top rated monitors which have screen sizes of 25 inches and above.

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Samsung Series 9 S27B971D

Samsung Series 9 S27B971D Monitor


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Samsung Series 9 S27B971D
Hewlett Packard 27xi
HP EliteDisplay E271i
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P
HP Envy 27
Samsung Series 9 S27B971D Monitor
Hewlett Packard 27xi Monitor
HP EliteDisplay E271i LED monitor
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P Full HD Monitor
HP Envy 27 LED-lit Monitor
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Release Date
Jul 2013
Feb 2013
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Feb 2013
Screen Size
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
5000000:1
3000:1
10000000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
5.0 ms
7.0 ms
7.0 ms
5.0 ms
7.0 ms
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Monitor Type
LED PLS
LED Monitor
IPS LED Backlit
LED
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Viewable Picture Size
23.6 in.
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
27.0 in.

  • The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold and accurate color reproduction and very dark blacks. It is well equipped and offers wide viewing angles but it has trouble at the dark end of the grayscale and is very expensive.


  • If you just want accurate color, and you want it without going through the effort and expense of calibration, then the Samsung Series 9 might be for you. But we also think that the "average" user looking for an exceptional all-purpose monitor will be better served by less expensive competitors.


  • When compared to last year's S27B970D monitor, the new Samsung S27B971D changes just one feature - swapping its predecessor's distractingly glossy display for a matt one, which makes a big difference when using it on a daily basis for photography. In all other regards the two monitors are exactly the same, sharing the beautiful design and high-specification, along with 99% sRGB colour gamut coverage and a very respectable 77% of the AdobeRGB spectrum.


  • As long as you have no advanced demands, the Pavilion 27xi will meet your basic needs with aplomb.


  • The HP Pavilion 27xi is a beautifully designed 27-inch monitor featuring a bezel-less cabinet and a gorgeous IPS panel. Performance is solid but the panel?s reflective coating can be distracting.


  • HP may have placed their Pavilion name branding on their latest 27-inch display but it frankly offers the same general performance of its more expensive ENVY monitor but at a lower price. The IPS display technology provides it with wide viewing angles and some good color but it still sits at that same 1920x1080p as smaller more affordable displays. Overall, it is a good option for those that are looking for large screen with a basic set of features that still has a relatively thin profile.


  • The HP EliteDisplay 271i is a reasonably priced 27-inch business monitor that delivers relatively accurate colors, good grayscale reproduction, and crisp text. It has a flexible stand and a USB hub but it doesn't support USB 3.0 or HDMI video.


  • The Samsung Series 7 S27C750P is an attractive 27-inch monitor that uses MVA panel technology to deliver rich colors and sharp viewing angles. It is equipped with a flexible stand and two HDMI ports but lacks a few features and has trouble displaying the darkest shades of gray.


  • This stylish display features an MVA panel and it can pivot to portrait mode, but we wouldn't recommend using it for applications where color accuracy is paramount.


  • It's not an open and shut case, but the Samsung S27C750P monitor just about earns our recommendation mainly on the strength of its anti-glare finish and outstanding design. There's better value to be found elsewhere, but this is a very good monitor for the discerning shopper.


  • The HP Envy 27 27-inch monitor is not only aesthetically pleasing, it delivers rich colors and premium audio quality courtesy of Dr. Dre's Beats Audio technology.It's also more expensive than most 27-inch monitors.


  • Checking the colour gamut coverage, sRGB reached 97%, Adobe RGB at 76% and NTSC at a lowly 71%. Brightness consistency was mostly satisfactory except for the right side which was much brighter - up to 16.3% difference at 100% brightness setting. Checking the screen on pure black there was clear light leak on that side too. Colour consistency across the display was fairly even, apart from the bottom centre third where it varied by Delta-E 4.4 at 100% Brightness. It wasn't the worst in colour accuracy, but not great either.