With a huge resolution, excellent performance in both colour and movies, and a huge amount of inputs, the U2711 excels in almost every area it puts its mark to. Hardcore gamers may be a little wary of the input lag, and others of the cost — but if you can afford one, you'll likely be very, very pleased.
The 2209WA is a monitor with very few flaws. While we'd love to see 1:1 scaling, and the inset screen may cause some users grief, we wouldn't mind two of these sitting on our desk. This is the best 22-inch monitor we've seen.
Dell has provided an excellent revision to its 2407 series, at an amazing price point. The only reason we can come up with not to buy it is if you desperately need 1080p over component.
The Studio Display is a superlative LCD with a great price. If your Mac supports the proprietary connection scheme, buy it.
With a crazy number of inputs, 1080p over component and good rendering of 1080i, this monitor has set itself up as a potential TV replacement.
The NEC MultiSync PA271W is an incredibly performing monitor that may be too expensive for what it offers.
BenQ offers an excellent screen that gamers are sure to love. Its colour accuracy isn't up there with the likes of the Dell 2209WA, but if you're not a designer, this monitor is worth the dollars saved.
The L245WP is a top-class monitor. It's pricey, but it has just about everything you could ask for in a screen of this size. Splash out now if you can spare the cash
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.
Those looking for the creme de la creme of widescreen monitors should definitely consider the FP241W. It runs at full 1080p resolution, has awesome picture quality, plenty of video inputs and is good value for money
The price will restrict this to home cinema nuts, and that's a shame. Whether you're watching standard- or high-defintion material, or playing games, this is one of the very best screens on the market -- and it makes a truly stunning centrepiece for any home entertainment setup
AOC's tasteful Verfino LCD monitor suits both the working desk and more style-conscious locations.
The 24-inch Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP display delivers across the board in performance, design, and features. It excelled with movies and games, making it not only an excellent choice as an entertainment display, but also great for everyday Windows tasks.
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is an excellent monitor that will satisfy both the performance snob and the features diva alike.
Samsung's SyncMaster S27A850T is an incredibly pretty, thin monitor, which proves that PLS is a viable IPS alternative. We did find some banding in gradients, and the HDMI movie performance isn't great, but for beautiful sharp imagery and high-level computer use, it's incredibly appealing.
BenQ's EW2430V is a decent performer with good movie-watching capabilities, excellent black levels and a lengthy warranty. If you're after a good all-rounder, it should suit your needs perfectly.
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 Dell SP2208WFP is a versatile 22-inch display monitor that delivers outstanding overall performance and a pleasing design for a price that's hard to beat.