Dell UltraSharp U2715H

Recommended computer monitors, by Consumer Reports

“More screen real estate is always a good thing, and we recommend buying the largest screen you can,” says Consumer Reports. “So the decision comes down to what fits your space and how much you want to spend. … The smaller monitors suffice for office work, but if you watch a lot of media or play games, you might prefer a monitor with a larger screen.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended computer monitors. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

4K monitors

Philips 288P6LJEB

Overall score: 81

Asus PQ321Q

Overall score: 80


Overall score: 78
“Best Buy”

Acer B286HK

Overall score: 77

Asus PB287Q

Overall score: 77
“Best Buy”

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23- to 29-inch monitors

Dell UltraSharp U2713H

Overall score: 87

Asus PA249Q

Overall score: 83
“Best Buy”

Lenovo ThinkVision LT2452p

Overall score: 72
“Best Buy”


Overall score: 69

Planar PXL2430MW

Overall score: 65

NEC MultiSync E231W

Overall score: 63

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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 02 April 2016