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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: 22nd May 2018

Philips 436M6VBPAB (Recommended)


Philips 436M6VBPAB

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.

Date published: 10th May 2018

BenQ EW277HDR (Recommended)



The BenQ EW277HDR features a 27″ VA panel with Full HD resolution and support for HDR. Although some of its headline features left a bit to be desired, it made up for this with strong core performance.

Date published: 6th April 2018

Dell S2719DM


Dell S2719DM

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.