Updated on 2 August 2013 by

This selection of the best LED monitors is narrowed down to the top rated monitors which use LED backlighting.
An LED monitor is actually an LCD screen monitor which uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to light up the LCD screen from behind. LED backlighting technology is the latest advancement to the traditional LCD monitors which use Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps(CCFL) to light up the display panel. Since LEDs have a longer lifespan when compared to the lamps, an LED monitor too lasts longer than an LCD one. The other benefits of an LED over a CCFL is, much less power consumption, better contrast ratios, wide viewing angles and overall better picture quality.

LED monitors today also come with TFT Active matrix LCD screens in which Thin Film Transistors are used inside the LCD screen to control each pixel. Unlike the earlier monitors, this TFT provides better scope for controlling individual pixels, resulting in brighter screens with better contrasts and more vibrant images.

Most monitor manufacturers these days have switched over to LED technology to churn out some of the best monitors in the market today.


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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi
Samsung Series 9 S27B971D
Hewlett Packard 27xi
HP EliteDisplay E271i
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P
NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
Samsung Series 9 S27B971D Monitor
Hewlett Packard 27xi Monitor
HP EliteDisplay E271i LED monitor
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P Full HD Monitor
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Release Date
Jul 2013
Jul 2013
Feb 2013
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Monitor Type
IPS TFT with W-LED backlight
LED PLS
LED Monitor
IPS LED Backlit
LED
Aspect Ratio
21:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
1000:1
5000000:1
3000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
6.0 ms
5.0 ms
7.0 ms
7.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
29.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
Viewable Picture Size
29.0 in.
23.6 in.
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars