With thoughtful design, great performance, and plenty of OSD features, the Dell UltraSharp U2412 fills its value quotient to the brim.
Samsung's attractive "cream" monitor has a lot of upside, once you get the annoying base unit snapped on.
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 a desktop display and USB extender, the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display works wonderfully; however, for $1,000, there are better monitors that offer more options, including PC and Mac compatibility.
If you meet the relatively narrow set of requirements to make the most of this monitor, it's probably worth the money.
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is an excellent monitor that will satisfy both the performance snob and the features diva alike.
The Acer H233H is a good-performing general-purpose monitor with a welcome number of connections at a low price.
The Asus PA248Q is a low-priced IPS monitor that doesn't skimp on performance or features.
The ViewSonic VSD220 offers tablet-like features with Android software while still working as a regular monitor. Sadly its poor performance, unimpressive display and lack of inputs means it's not great as either a tablet or a monitor.
There's little to find fault in with this monitor. The contrast is truly outstanding for a PC screen, the colour reproduction is excellent and it's very good value for money
The Black Jewel's super-high contrast ratio and fast response time make it one of the best monitors for movies and games. It also looks great, but it's let down by its lack of widescreen and a slight loss of detail in near-white tones
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.
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.
At AU$699, the PA246 offers great value. We're concerned, though, by the colour shift in the inversion pixel walk test under some colour profiles, and proper calibration will take a long time thanks to a lack of hardware automation.
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.
Despite the extra frills, the XL2420T isn't a massive jump, performance wise, above the XL2410T. Still, if seriously smooth gaming performance is your only concern, take a look.
Samsung's 30-inch Syncmaster LCD is still overkill for most users, but if you must have this much screen real estate it’s a very solid contender.
The VS239H is a standard monitor that "does the job", albeit with a cheaper IPS screen rather than the inferior TN. If you have basic needs, this may see you through — just be aware of the limited defective pixel policy.