Best LED-based monitors

CNET's picks for the top LED-based monitors, so far.

With LED-based monitors, superthin panels aren't all that exciting anymore. Josh P. Miller

LED-based monitors are nothing new. Well, not anymore anyway. Unfortunately, so far at least, they haven't really lived up to their full potential. Most are made with TN panels, and with them you usually get a thin panel and low power consumption, but color reproduction and peak brightness are, in general, not as impressive as on some IPS or PVA-based monitors.

Fortunately, the six LED-based monitors we profile are priced at about $300 or less. Yes, LED-based monitors can make for great displays, just don't expect the world of them.

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.


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