CNET's top DisplayPort monitors

A look at monitors with DisplayPort CNET considers the best of the bunch.

Probably the least likely DisplayPort monitor of the bunch, but that also makes it the most exciting! At least for me. Josh P. Miller/CNET

I think there were many who follow the electronics field who believed DisplayPort would quickly usurp DVI as the digital connection of choice on computer monitors. That (probably inevitable) future has yet to be realized, but its likelihood is increasing.

It's taken a few years, but judging by the ratio of DisplayPort-capable monitors we've reviewed in 2010 vs. 2009 (4:1), I'd say 2011 will likely be its breakout year.

So, while we all wait for DisplayPort to become a household name, I've compiled a list of the best DisplayPort-capable displays we've reviewed so far. Enjoy.

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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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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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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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NEC MultiSync E231W

The Bottom Line: The NEC MultiSync E231W offers a lot of features for a relatively low price. / Read full review

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LaCie 324i

The Bottom Line: The LaCie 324i is a decently priced pro monitor that performs well but unfortunately can't compete in bang-for-buck terms with offerings from Dell and NEC. / 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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