Best overall monitor
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM - LED monitor - 27"
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is an excellent monitor that will satisfy both the performance snob and the features diva alike.
Best monitor value
ASUS PA248Q - LED monitor - 24.1"
The Asus PA248Q is a low-priced IPS monitor that doesn't skimp on performance or features.
Best gaming monitor
HP ZR2740w - Head Only - LED monitor - 27"
The HP ZR2740w sacrifices customization to deliver a powerful monitor at a reasonable price.
Best simple monitor
HP x2301 Micro Thin LED monitor
The HP x2301's low price, good performance, and sound design make it a new high-water mark for budget monitors.