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: 16th August 2018
The ASUS PG27UQ features a 27″ IPS-type panel with a 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and support for G-SYNC HDR. An excellent all-round performer, which comes at a premium.
Date published: 31st July 2018
The LG 32GK850F features a VA panel with 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync 2. Good all-round performance with a vibrant image, but some weaknesses in responsiveness compared to the unholy G-SYNC model.
Date published: 7th July 2018
The LG 32GK850G features a VA panel with 165Hz refresh rate and support for Nvidia G-SYNC. A surprisingly well-rounded gaming monitor, including impressive overall responsiveness.
Date published: 21st June 2018
The AOC AG352UCG6 uses a curved VA panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-SYNC. A solid all-round performance with respectable responsiveness, with some overshoot and VA-related quirks.
Date published: 22nd May 2018
The Philips 436M6VBPAB features a glossy 43″ VA panel with a generous (~DCI-P3) colour gamut and ‘4K’ UHD resolution. It also offers one of the most convincing HDR performances you’ll find on a monitor, plus supports AMD FreeSync on compatible systems.