Great color quality
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong color and viewing angle performance for around $500 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The Series 9 has a USB hub, however, while the PB278Q doesn't. The IPS-based Dell UltraSharp 2713HM offers similar performance and a more robust feature set at a competitive price, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice for big-screen monitors.
I now have three of these monitors and am very satisfied with them. No dead pixels, no backlight leakage, just high quality displays. You will have to manually calibrate them, as color accuracy out of the box isn't great. You'll easily notice it if they're side-by-side. But that's pretty trivial to do. I also have two 30" much more expensive WQHD Dells and I actually prefer these. I have two plugged into my Macbook Retina Pro and they really provide a desktop experience.
Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration
ASUS's PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It's not perfect, but it's a good value PLS panel.
Very nice 27 inch display
The ASUS PB278Q is a very nice 27" display, and is a good debut for PLS but not an outstanding one. Perhaps if used in one of the ASUS ProArt models with higher end calibration and backlighting we could see if PLS can offer superior, not just equal, performance to IPS panels. Hopefully this marks the start of a race for features and performance in higher end LCD panels that will benefit consumers.
Great colour quality
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The Series 9 has a USB hub, however, which the PB278Q lacks.
Very impressed with this monitor. While it is not perfect, it is pretty good. It's not going to be as nice as a 240Hz, LED TV but I'm not really using it for a TV. I have watched a couple of movies from Netflix and they were okay. I'm not sure if Netflix streams in HD or not. What I really liked was that this monitor came with just about one of every kind of connection cords you can think of. No need to get an HDMI or anything else like when you buy a 2000 dollar plus TV.
Wide viewing angle
Sure, the HP 2311xi's In-Plane Switching panel affords it wider viewing angles than what most 23 inchers enjoy, but that's not what makes it a compelling potential purchase. It's the fact that it has this powerful IPS panel with a price starting at a low $240. That's cheaper than even some Twisted Nematic (TN) monitors, which usually sport pretty low prices.
Great IPS monitor
Moved to a dual monitor system and I wanted monitors with an IPS panel display (best for photo editing). I was a tad sceptical because of the relatively low price, but higher end IPS monitors can run $500+ each. Since I was buying 2, I thought I would try the HP 2311xi, and it turns out that I made a good decision. This is a great monitor!
High-class 24in display
The Dell S2440L is constructed to a very high standard, the edge-to-edge glass adding a touch of class to its already very clean minimalist lines. The display itself is capable of impressive performance. It's not the cheapest 24inch display you'll find, but feels well worth the money.
Fairly mediocre performance specs
We recommend this monitor if you're looking for something that's impressive in appearance, beyond the budget bin in style, and is at least passable in its color performance. The attractive design and staggeringly large contrast ratio that the S2440L tested with justify its price, but its color shortcomings make it a bad choice for graphic design or photo editing, and it certainly isn't the best choice for gaming.
Solid and Innovative
I'm quite satisfied with the performance of my S2340T both as a touch screen, and as a monitor generally. The monitor has a glossy, bright screen that's been easy on my eyes.
Setup was simple, and complete in two minutes: remove screen from packaging, plug in power cord to wall and to monitor base, connect USB 3 cable to monitor base and to computer, and connect HDMI cable to monitor base and to computer.
Nice IPS monitor for the price, but there are caveats
My reliable HP 2509m monitor got the black screen of death after 3 years of use. I began researching IPS monitors and I had narrowed my selections to Asus, Dell and Viewsonic, but at the last moment HP released the Xi series of IPS monitors with great specs: an IPS LED-lit panel with an almost bezeless screen, with HDMI, DVI and VGA, all for less than the price of competitors I researched.
100% sRGB, AH-IPS - Great Monitor!
I am very pleased with my purchase - knowing I have a monitor that has a factory calibrated preset of 100% sRGB - this is actually better for me than any other monitor that may be able to claim a larger/wider color gamut - since those monitors would need calibration otherwise they could potentially be mis-adjusted - whereas this monitor has 100% sRGB on a preset without the need to calibrate... and at a price that's only just above the lowest budget monitor.
Good default settings, Good image quality
Overall, the Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED makes for a pretty nice 1080p 27-inch panel. It's a good choice for movie buffs and for gamers who want a big screen and either can't stretch to one of the high-res screens or lack a graphics card capable of driving really big resolutions.
However, it's not massively better than the best TN panels currently available, so it all comes down to whether clearly superior viewing angles and slightly better colours are worth a small price premium.
Intuitive OSD with real buttons
LG's IPS235 carries the cachet of true-to-life IPS color without the cash outlay of spendier competitors. While it's not the brightest monitor in this price range, its broad color spectrum and surprisingly sound out-of-the-box calibration make it a good fit for anyone concerned with viewing images as they're supposed to appear. The rather dull bezel and stand can be overlooked for the price tag, though we do wish the IPS235 did a better job displaying near-black.
Good price-performance ratio
The greatest weakness of the LG IPS235V is its stand and the meagre ergonomic functions associated with it. Use of the OSD is also not truly convenient, which is partly the fault of the stand. Since the model has VESA 100 screw holes, however, it is relatively easy to attach an alternative mount, whether this be a stand or a monitor arm. The illumination was also not ideal, but this is subject to a certain degree of variation within a series.
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