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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 Janaury 2018
 

ViewSonic XG2402

 

ViewSonic XG2402

 
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
 

ASUS XG32VQ

 

ASUS XG32VQ

 
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.


Date published: 9th December 2017
 

AOC Q3279VWF (Recommended)

 

AOC Q3279VWF

 
The AOC Q3279VWF is a large, glossy VA model with a WQHD resolution and support for AMD FreeSync. It also supports 75Hz, but none of these outshine the most attractive feature – the price tag.


Date published: 26th November 2017
 

Samsung C27HG70

 

Samsung C27HG70

 
The Samsung C27HG70 combines a curved 144Hz WQHD VA panel with support for AMD FreeSync and HDR capability. A monitor brimming with interesting gaming features, some better implemented than others.


Date published: 9th October 2017
 

BenQ EW2770QZ

 

BenQ EW2770QZ

 
The BenQ EW2770QZ features a WQHD IPS-type panel with slick design and some interesting features. One of those headline features was a bit lacklustre in practice, but the overall performance of the monitor was quite pleasing.