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This list of the best monitors is limited to the monitors which are available between $500 and $800. Dell and Asus are the brands that are chiefly behind some of the best monitors under $800, offering you a generous 27-inch display, making them a great option for designers and animators.

The large screen sizes of these high end monitors in the sub $800 bracket also cache some pretty pricey features like LED back-lit TFT LCD screens, which have excellent brightness, colour accuracy and response time.

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Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
Asus PB278Q
Dell S2340T
Asus VG278H
Dell UltraSharp U2711
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
Asus PB278Q
Dell S2340T Monitor
Asus VG278H
Dell U2711 Monitor
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Release Date
Sep 2012
Sep 2012
Oct 2012
Nov 2011
Feb 2010
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen - 16:9
Widescreen - 16:9
Widescreen - 16:9
16:9
Brightness
350.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
270.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
350.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
1000:1
5000000:1
1000:1
Dot Pitch
0.23 mm
0.233 mm
0.27 mm
0.311 mm
0.23 mm
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920x1080
2560 x 1440
Response Time
8.0 ms
5.0 ms
8.0 ms
2.0 ms
6.0 ms
Screen Size
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
23.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Up to 1.07 billion colors
Monitor Type
LED Monitor
LED Monitor
LED Monitor
LED
Flat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
Viewable Picture Size
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
23.0 in.
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.3 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.3 stars