CNET's favorite LED-based monitors

A look at the monitors with LED backlights that CNET considers the best of the bunch.

Expensive? Yes, but the LP2480zx's performance is rarely matched. Josh P. Miller/CNET

Earlier this year I posted a roundup of what I thought were the best LED-based monitors on the market. In that comparison, I commented that every LED-based monitor on the list was thin and relatively inexpensive at less than $350.

Well, what a difference a few months makes. While most of the monitors on this new list are indeed thin and relatively inexpensive, that price average is skewed, big time, by the $1,000 Apple LED Cinema Display 27-inch and the $3,500 HP DreamColor LP2480zx. Still, there's no denying that both have LED backlights, aren't thin, and perform really well in practical use.

Check out this link to see what else made the list (or just scroll down I guess, but it's been scientifically proven that clicking on links is more fun than scrolling!).

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Samsung SyncMaster XL2370

The Bottom Line: The Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 looks great, performs well, and hits the right price point. / Read full review

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Samsung PX2370

The Bottom Line: With more features and a better movie performance rating, the Samsung PX2370 improves--in most areas--on one of the best monitors we've reviewed. / Read full review

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LG Flatron E2350V

The Bottom Line: The LG Flatron E2350V is a low-priced LED monitor with great performance and useful features. / Read full review

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HP 2310e

The Bottom Line: The HP 2310e is a great-performing, stylish monitor with a surprisingly low price. / Read full review

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HP DreamColor LP2480zx

The Bottom Line: The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a performance monster that costs too much for the features it offers. / Read full review

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Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch, 2010)

The Bottom Line: As a desktop display and USB extender, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display works wonderfully; however, for $1,000, there are better monitors that offer more options, including PC and Mac compatibility. / Read full review

About the author

Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.



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