Best 5 monitors for professionals

CNET rounds up five monitors perfect for graphics professionals of all styles.

In the advanced, technologically adept society we've carved out for ourselves, it's not the most difficult thing in the world for monitor vendors to produce monitors that perform well, fit for graphics artist professionals.

As long as the resources are available, the process of slapping a P-IPS panel into a 24-inch or larger screen (a combo that usually yields high performance) has become commonplace.

So, with good performance becoming an expected thing, monitor vendors have no choice but to entice buyers in other ways. With depth of customization, connection options, ergonomic support, and price being the most efficient of those ways.

Here are five monitors that combine the best in performance, connections, customization, and value. If you get paid to create or augment visuals on a computer, you'll definitely want to check these out.

NEC MultiSync PA271W
If you think you've seen deep customization options on a monitor, think again. The NEC MultiSync PA271W trumps them all in that department. Control freaks sign up here. Read the full review.

HP DreamColor LP2480zx
Sure, it's more expensive than most of the list combined, but until you've seen how incredibly accurately the HP DreamColor LP2480zx reproduces color, there's no way to fully understand its appeal. Still, it will set you back a vacation or two. Read the full review.

Asus PA246Q
It's the price, stupid. Well, it's that and the really cool grid overlay feature the Asus PA246Q employs that earn it a spot on this list. Read the full review.

Dell UltraSharp U2711
With more connections than LinkedIn, the Dell UltraSharp U2711 also kills it in features, with a tons of presets and color customization options. Read the full review.

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D
The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D's thin and sleek look proves a performance monitor can look as though it lives an upscale lifestyle, while still delivering on performance. Read the full review.

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