Best 27-inch monitors of 2016


The best thing to happen to 27-inch monitors was their support for a 2,560x1,440-pixel (WQHD) resolution. Previous to early 2010, 27-inchers were capped at 1,920x1,200 inches, with many recent offerings peaking at 1,920x1,080 inches to support the 16:9 aspect ratio. Still, not all 27-inchers support that very high WQHD resolution, but it's probably not a coincidence that the ones that do score high on this list.

Dell U2713HM

The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is an excellent monitor that will satisfy both the performance snob and the features diva alike.

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4 stars Excellent The best overall monitor

NEC MultiSync PA271W

The NEC MultiSync PA271W is an incredibly performing monitor that may be too expensive for what it offers.

4.5 stars Outstanding

Apple Thunderbolt Display

The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac.

4 stars Excellent Apple Thunderbolt Display

Samsung SyncMaster S27B970

The Samsung SyncMaster S27B970 gets tested and played with a bit.

4 stars Excellent

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D

The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and performance.

4 stars Excellent Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D
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