It's not the most feature-packed monitor you can get for the money, but the Dell UltraSharp 27 (U2717D) is a fine general-purpose display.
Big, bright and reasonably accurate, the 34-inch curved Samsung CF791 is a bit expensive for a FreeSync monitor but offers a generous feature set and solid performance for the money if you're a Radeon gamer.
As long as you don't pay retail, the Dell S2417DG is a decent addition to a budget Nvidia gaming setup.
An excellent inexpensive monitor for everyday use, the UltraSharp 24 (U2417H) doesn't offer a lot of bells and whistles but it delivers everything you need in a general-purpose display.
If you just need it for high-frame-rate gaming, the Acer Predator XB272 is a great option. But otherwise it's a bit lackluster for the money as a general-purpose monitor.
For a multitalented monitor in tight spaces, the AOC C4008VU8 4K UHD, 40-inch display might be the right fit. But overall, it's not knockout for the money.
For gamers who need G-Sync and want a lot of screen real estate, the LG 34UC89G is a solid choice.
With thoughtful design, great performance, and plenty of OSD features, the Dell UltraSharp U2412 fills its value quotient to the brim.
The G225HQ is nothing special, but it'll likely appeal to twitch gamers with next to zero input lag, its aggressive styling and affordable price. It's just a shame it's a gloss screen.
Acer's AL1951 offers a decent option for gaming junkies and those wanting a large LCD display in a small frame.
Samsung's attractive "cream" monitor has a lot of upside, once you get the annoying base unit snapped on.
For AU$599, it's hard to be too unkind to the S273HL. Still, for a little more you could get the far superior U2711 — it all depends on your wallet.
While hardcore PC gamers might want to stay clear, and colour professionals may have to wrestle a little with calibration to get the most out of it, the 2709W is likely to please your average user to no end who wants a big screen with a decent resolution.
For those on a tight budget, the BenQ G2220HD will prove a great 1080p monitor, costing no more than you'd pay for a conventional 16:10-format monitor with a lower resolution. An HDMI port and speakers are sadly lacking, but the monitor's colour reproduction is very good
Its limitations mean that the only scenario we can recommend the w185 in is where you need a dirt cheap monitor for extremely basic use, like to throw in a server room. Otherwise if you're looking for quality, we'd look elsewhere.
Dell's UltraSharp U2713HM does come in cheaper than Samsung's S27A850T, and offers USB 3.0 as well. It is quite power hungry, though, and a faint "criss-cross" pattern on light screens may irritate some. Ultimately, its biggest competitor is the monitor that came before it: the U2711.
BenQ's XL2410T is excellent value, especially considering it runs at 120Hz. If you're after silky smooth frame rates, low response time, guaranteed zero input lag and don't really care about image quality and control it excels fantastically. If you need better colour and image display, though, you should look elsewhere, preferably for something with an IPS screen.
The Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 is an HDTV/monitor meant for movies and TV with tons of features and a beautiful design, but some will find its price too high.