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For the best monitors for animation we've limited our selection to the top rated monitors which have a screen size of 20-inch and more. Since animation typically involves a lot of colour and graphic detail, it's also best to find a monitor with HD resolution.

Moreover monitors with 20" LED screens or more are generally a company's higher end models which means they come bundled with the best features like at least 1080p resolution, great contrast ratios, wide viewing angles and quick response times; all of which are essential factors for an animator.

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor


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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi
NEC MultiSync PA242W
Acer B296CL
Samsung Series 9 S27B971D
Asus PA249Q
NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK Desktop Monitor
Acer B296CL LED LCD Monitor
Samsung Series 9 S27B971D Monitor
Asus PA249Q LCD Monitor
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Release Date
Jul 2013
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
Jul 2013
May 2013
Screen Size
29.0 inch
24.0 inch
29.0 inch
27.0 inch
24.1 inch
Aspect Ratio
21:9
16:10
21:9
16:9
16:10
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
340.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
350.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
100000000:1
1000:1
80000000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1080
2560 x 1440
1920x1200
Response Time
6.0 ms
8.0 ms
8.0 ms
5.0 ms
6.0 ms
Monitor Type
IPS TFT with W-LED backlight
AH-IPS
IPS frameless LCD
LED PLS
AH-IPS
Viewable Picture Size
29.0 in.
24.1 in.
23.6 in.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.3 stars

Top 5 monitor for animation:

  1. NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
  2. NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK Desktop Monitor
  3. Acer B296CL LED LCD Monitor
  4. Samsung Series 9 S27B971D Monitor
  5. Asus PA249Q LCD Monitor