All models and pricing correct as at 28 December 2023. Availability of individual models may vary.
Explanation of terms used on this page:
TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest, due to poorer image quality when viewing from a side angle. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels. VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three panel types.
The higher the resolution, the better the picture. A monitor’s resolution tells you how many pixels a monitor has in width x height format. 1920 x 1080 — also known as 1080p / Full HD (FHD). The higher the resolution the smaller the pixels used to form the image so the crisper the screen. 5K = 5120 x 2880. 4K = 3840 x 2160. Ultra HD (UHD) = 3840 x 2160. 2K = 2560 x 1440. Full HD (FHD) = 1920 x 1080. HD = 1280 x 720
Bigger is better. This tells you the number of times your monitor updates with new information per second and is measured in hertz (Hz). Bigger numbers equal better, smoother and less choppy images. If you’re a gamer, refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75 Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144 Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not gaming, a 60 Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better, but it’s not a big priority unless you’re gaming. Response time tells you how long a monitor takes to change individual pixels from black to white or, if its GTG response time, from one shade of gray to another. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. For gaming monitors, the highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Viewing angle is the angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance. The viewing angle is measured from one direction to the opposite, giving a maximum of 180° for a flat, one-sided screen. A display may exhibit different behaviour in horizontal and vertical axes. Usually the screens are designed to facilitate greater viewing angle in horizontal level.
Contrast ratio is the ratio between the luminance of the brightest white and the darkest black that a monitor can produce. Higher contrast ratios typically mean deeper blacks, which makes a big difference in overall picture quality. Recommended contrast ratios usually vary from 1000:1 to 3000:1
Connectors on the monitor used to connect the monitor to the computer via a cable. Four types – VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port (DP)