Updated on 2 August 2013 by

This selection of the best 26-inch monitors is limited to the monitors which have screen sizes ranging from 26 inches to 28 inches. Most monitors with large displays such as 26 inches are high end models and come with pretty high contrast ratios and brightness values. They also have at least 1080p resolution and quick LCD response time, meaning they're great for graphic designing and playing fast moving video content too.

Incidentally, 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; so when we say 26" we mean 26 inches diagonally.


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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.
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.8 stars

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