CNET's top-5 27-inch monitors

CNET's picks for the top-five 27-inch monitors.

Apple's LED monitor is slick, but which others made the list? Well, you could just check the pricing list below, but just pretend you didn't see that. Josh P. Miller/CNET

Along with most Apple releases comes a considerable amount of hype, and last week was no different with the release of the Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch, 2010) .

The Apple LED is part of a new breed of 27-inchers, which have super-high, incredibly impressive-looking 2,560x1,440 resolutions. Check out the comparison to see which the 27-inch monitors that are included and which of them also have the tears of joy-inducing resolution.

Also, be sure to check out the monitor hub, if CNET monitor news and reviews are your thing.

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Dell UltraSharp U2711

The Bottom Line: The Dell UltraSharp U2711 is a feature-rich monitor with incredible performance that earns its high price. / Read full review

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BenQ M2700HD

The Bottom Line: By offering many connection options, built-in sound, and a large screen, the BenQ M2700HD earns its price tag. / Read full review

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NEC MultiSync PA271W

The Bottom Line: The NEC MultiSync PA271W is an incredibly performing monitor that may be too expensive for what it offers. / Read full review

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Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD

The Bottom Line: The Samsung SyncMaster P2370HD is a great choice for those looking for a 27-inch monitor-HDTV combo. / 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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