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.
Date published: 1st September 2017
The AOC AG251FG combines a 240Hz TN panel with Full HD refresh rate and Nvidia G-SYNC. A clear focus on responsiveness with this model, but decent image quality given the panel type.
Date published: 16th August 2017
The Dell U2518D combines a 25″ IPS-type panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. A good all-rounder and a nice design, but an unimpressive HDR implementation.
Date published: 25th July 2017
The ViewSonic XG2530 features a 240Hz Full HD TN panel. Strong responsiveness and decent image quality from this model, overall.
Date published: 7th July 2017
The BenQ PD3200U features a 32″ ‘4K’ UHD screen with AHVA panel. This model showed how factory calibration should be done and offers a good range of useful features. Some niggling issues could put some users off, though, particularly if they own an older GPU.
Date published: 28th June 2017
The AOC AG322QCX features a 144Hz curved VA panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution and support for AMD FreeSync. This monitor put it a solid performance in many areas, despite some imperfections, and provided a well-rounded gaming experience.