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The best LCD monitors should be able to provide you the best viewing experience based on your usage. LCD monitors are available under a wide range of prices, depending on the quality of the panel used. These panels use multiple sheets of glass, a liquid crystal material and different voltage levels to create an image on screen. Liquid crystal display also provides improved quality of the displayed image using the thin-film transistor (TFT) technology.

The LCD screen size of the monitor is measured diagonally and you can get screen sizes ranging from 15 to 30 inches. For any screen size of a monitor, check for the screen resolution, which is critical for good viewing experience. The screen resolution is measured in terms of the number of pixels and the greater the pixel count, the clearer the image and the better the quality. In the latest trend to view high definition media content, users could opt for 1920x1080 widescreen resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio on 22 inch to 24 inch screen.

The maximum viewing angle for any monitor is 180 and this theoretically value means that you can view your screen from any angle. If you are watching your monitor from various angles, go for an LCD monitor with greater viewing angle to avoid poor contrast and blurry images. But a greater viewing angle doesn't translate to a greater image quality.

HDMI and DisplayPort are currently the most widely used interfaces which are used to transfer high definition digital content between an LCD monitor and a source.

The best LCD monitors list at ReviewGist below includes some of the latest and the best rated LCD monitors by experts around the world.

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Acer B296CL

Acer B296CL LED LCD Monitor


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Acer B296CL
Asus VG248QE
HP Envy 27
BenQ GW2255
ViewSonic TD2340
Acer B296CL LED LCD Monitor
Asus Vg248qe 3d Monitor
HP Envy 27 LED-lit Monitor
BenQ GW2255 Monitor
ViewSonic TD2340 Monitor
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Monitor Type
IPS frameless LCD
LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LCD Monitor
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Aspect Ratio
21:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
350.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
80000000:1
10000000:1
3000:1
20000000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
8.0 ms
1.0 ms
7.0 ms
6.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
29.0 inch
24.0 inch
27.0 inch
21.5 inch
23.0 inch
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors

  • The Acer B296CL is a reasonably priced 29-inch Ultra-wide monitor offering a generous selection of ports, solid IPS color performance, and an ergonomic stand. Its issues - the panel loses some luminance when viewed from an extreme vertical angle, and the monitor does not have an auto-rotate feature - are few and minor.


  • The Asus VG248QE is a 24-inch gaming monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate, a speedy pixel response, and a highly adjustable stand. It's a good performer but could use a few more gamer-centric features.


  • I think most of us will agree that a decent 120-144Hz screen is a rather desirable little gaming panel, minus forking out for an Nvidia 3D Vision bundle. Sure, Asus has got some impressive screen technology in its monitor range, but it needs to get a lot more competitive on the price front given the value on offer from both BenQ and Iiyama at the moment.

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    ASUS are fairly unambiguous in their marketing of the VG248QE on their website, on their printed materials and on the base of the monitor itself. This is designed to be a gaming monitor that delivers a super-responsive experience in fast paced games. With its super-low input lag, very good pixel responsiveness (with configurable overdrive) and 144Hz refresh rate the monitor does deliver a superbly smooth gaming experience.


  • 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.


  • The Viewsonic TD2340 is an attractive touch-screen monitor featuring a gorgeous 23-inch IPS panel, 10-point touch technology, and a very flexible (albeit bulky) stand. It's more expensive than your typical 23-inch monitor though.


  • It's expensive and only has average image quality, but this versatile touchscreen has a great range of inputs and a highly flexible stand.


  • While the ViewSonic TD2340 is most definitely a niche product, the asking price is fair, and the quality of the hardware is a commendable step in the right direction.


Top 5 lcd monitor:

  1. Acer B296CL LED LCD Monitor
  2. Asus Vg248qe 3d Monitor
  3. HP Envy 27 LED-lit Monitor
  4. BenQ GW2255 Monitor
  5. ViewSonic TD2340 Monitor