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This best sub $500 monitor selection includes some of the top monitors, rated favourably by some of the top computer reviewers and filtered by price ranging from $300 to $500.

At this liberal price you can get yourself a great LED monitor from leading brands like Asus, Samsung and HP.

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HP EliteDisplay E271i

HP EliteDisplay E271i LED monitor


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HP EliteDisplay E271i
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P
HP Envy 27
Asus PA248Q
ASUS VB178T
HP EliteDisplay E271i LED monitor
Samsung Series 7 S27C750P Full HD Monitor
HP Envy 27 LED-lit Monitor
Asus PA248Q
ASUS VB178T Monitor
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Feb 2013
Jun 2012
Sep 2012
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:10, Widescreen
5:4
Brightness
250.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
400.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
5000000:1
3000:1
10000000:1
1000:1
50000000:1 (dynamic)
Dot Pitch
0.311 mm
0.3114 mm
0.27 mm
0.264 mm
Max. Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200
1280 x 1024
Response Time
7.0 ms
5.0 ms
7.0 ms
6.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
24.1 inch
17.0 inch
Monitor Type
IPS LED Backlit
LED
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LED Monitor
LCD Monitor
Viewable Picture Size
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
24.0 in.

Solid color, text, and grayscale performance

Flexible stand with auto-rotate, Two HDMI ports

Solid color quality, Wide viewing angles, Stylish

Very good performance