In this section you will find a selection of modern displays that have been assessed in a range of scenarios. Some of these screens were impressive, whilst others failed to live up to the hype and marketing gimmicks thrown out by the manufacturers. Our goal is to provide the broadest possible spectrum of reviews. We test screens from a range of different manufacturers, in a range of different sizes and to suit various budgets.
These pieces are written to reflect the usage patterns of the typical home user which includes general desktop usage, gaming and movie viewing. We also include quantitative and qualitative testing that can prove insightful to other types of user. The importance of subjectivity can’t be stressed enough; we provide a broad scope of subjective and objective testing but it is important to consider your own individual preferences.
Some of these models are marked (Recommended) – refer to this post for an explanation of what this means.
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Date published: 6th April 2018
The Dell S2719DM is a sleek monitor with support for a 75Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync. A degree of HDR support is also offered, although this is limited compared to some (generally more expensive) monitors.
Date published: 5th March 2018
The ASUS PA32UC is a 32″ ‘4K’ UHD monitor with IPS-type panel and support for HDR with local dimming plus AMD FreeSync. The HDR capabilities and overall feature set is impressive, although not perfect.
Date published: 11th February 2018
The AOC G2590PX uses a new 24.5″ TN panel with 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync. Some improvements over the older panel, but some niggles here and there on this model as well.
Date published: 16th Janaury 2018
The ViewSonic XG2402 is a highly responsive 144Hz monitor, with added support for AMD FreeSync. The contrast surprised us (not in a good way), but the monitor redeemed itself somewhat with strong performance in other areas – particularly responsiveness.
Date published: 1st Janaury 2018
The ASUS XG32VQ features a curved 31.5″ VA panel with 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync. This monitor delivered an engrossing experience, with decent all-round performance and just a few quirks.