Low price, high resolution, can't lose. Acer

Though its name reads more like a cryptic Captcha password than a monitor display, the Acer K272HUL is a high-resolution 27-inch monitor with a budget-friendly price. Starting at $449, the Acer display boasts a 2,560x1,440-pixel-resolution WQHD display, also known as extreme definition.

It has purported 178-degree viewing angles and 16.7 million colors, with a 6ms response time. The Acer monitor houses dual built-in speakers and connectivity options are limited to DVI and DisplayPort, as well as two HDMI ports. The VESA wall-mountable K272HUL also comes with Acer ComfyView, which lowers reflection and glare.

The Acer K272HUL monitor can swivel back, but ergonomic customization is limited to that.

When it comes to extreme-definition 27-inch monitors, the Acer K272HUL is relatively a bargain buy. Acer's 27-inch B276HUL monitor has a MSRP of $599, but offers a more ergonomic design for adjusting the display to your maximum comfort, and Asus offers a comparable model, the 27-inch PB278Q display; however, the Acer K272HUL -- in stores now -- is one of the most affordable extreme-definition monitors available.