Five Best Computer Monitors

Five Best Computer Monitors

Upgrading your computer’s hardware isn’t the only way to get that new machine experience. A new monitor can go a long way towards making your computer more fun to use and more functional. Here are five of the best to choose from, based on reader nominations.

Title photo by William Hook

We’ve quoted indicative pricing for each monitor, but it definitely pays to shop around. Pay special attention to shipping prices — display shipping costs can be significant.

Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-Inch Display ($1149)

Yamakasi Catleap (around $400)

available easily via eBaywho have made the switchsing their praises loudly

Apple Thunderbolt 27-Inch Display (11999)

Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-Inch Display ($699)

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch Display ($689)

This week’s honorable mention goes out to Dell UltraSharp U2711 27″ Display, which sells at $899 retail and sits nicely between the U2410 and the U3011, for people who want a 27″ panel. It’s a 2560 by 1440 IPS display that comes packed with inputs and a USB hub and card reader. Here’s a secret: it also uses the same glass panels (a slightly later model, the LM270WQ2 compared to the LM270WQ1) that are used in the Korean displays we mentioned earlier.

Want to make the case for your own favourite monitor? Tell us (and tell us why) in the comments.


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