Best 27-inch monitors of 2014


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 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.

4 stars Excellent

NEC MultiSync PA271W-BK-SV - LCD monitor - 27" - with SpectraViewII Color Calibration Solution

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 - LED monitor - 27"

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

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
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