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!).

About the author

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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