Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Video and graphics editing requires an eye for detail and editors need to have bright screens to be able to catch those finer points. A monitor's brightness is measured in a unit called Candela per metre square and it is the maximum light output your monitor can give.

Our selection of the best monitors for editing is narrowed down to the top rated monitors which have at least 200 cd/m2 brightness.


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