PCR's guide to displays

We take a look at some of the different displays on the market
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As vendors begin to create new types of monitors for consumers, from curved variants and different LED displays, now is the time to stock up on such devices. Here Jade Burke picks her best from the crop of new monitors...

PHILIPS LED BACKLIT LCD MONITOR

Distributors: Entatech, Midwich, Tech Data

Advanced AH-IPS panels have been incorporated into this display from Philips, as well as Flicker-Free technology. It also features a SmartErgoBase, which allows the monitor to tilt and swivel.

Specs: Four USB 2.0 ports, built-in stereo speakers, DisplayPort connection, PowerSensor.

SRP: £159 

IIYAMA B2888UHSU-B1 

Distributor: Mentor Distribution

Featuring a 4K resolution of 3840x2160, this display from Iiyama provides an area with four times more information and work space than a Full HD screen. It also boasts PIP and PBP features.

Specs: 10-bit colour processing, Flicker- Free technology, built-in speakers, 4K video quality.

SRP: £307 excluding VAT

BENQ 21.5” GL2250HM MULTIMEDIA MONITOR

Distributor: VIP Computers 

Featuring a dynamic ratio of 12M:I, footage is shown in Ultra High Dynamic contrast, plus its LED backlight provides clearer images with no light leakage. It also comes with a 2ms GTG response time to help limit any ghosting.

Specs: 21.5-inch screen size, 1920x1080 resolution, 16.7 million display colours, built-in speakers.

SRP: £89.99 excluding VAT

ACER XG270HU MONITOR WITH FREESYNC

Distributor: Exertis

AMD FreeSync technology comes embedded in Acer’s monitor as well as support for AMD’s Radeon R-Series GPU, which helps to eliminate tearing. It comes with a response time of 1ms and an edge-to-edge 27-inch display.

Specs: HDMI 2.0 port, two 2W speakers, Acer EyeProtect technology, flicker-less technology, AMD FreeSync.

SRP: £399.99

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LS22E391HS 21.5” FULL HD MONITOR

Contact: Samsung

A semi-transparent blue finish design has been incorporated into this monitor, which features a slim narrow bezel and a T-shaped stand. Samsung’s edition also delivers 178 degree views and boasts Flicker-Free technology.

Specs: Eco Saving Plus, 4ms response time, 21.5-inch display, 1920x1080 resolution, PLS panel.

SRP: £149

PHILIPS 4K ULTRA HD LCD DISPLAY

Distributors: Entatech, Midwich, Tech Data

Users can view content across this 32- inch 4K Ultra HD screen, with a resolution of 3840x2160. It features 1,074 billion colours and Flicker-Free technology, as well as a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Specs: USB 3.0 ports, 10-bit colours, SmartErgoBase, 4K UHD resolution.

SRP: £799

AOC E2460PDA 

Distributors: Tech Data, Exertis, VIP Computers

Energy-saving LED backlighting and high contrast ratios help to deliver clear images, while the height-adjustable stand tilts, swivels and pivots for additional views. It also comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Specs: Plug and Play, height adjustment, built-in speakers, LED backlighting, HDCP compatible.

SRP: £139

IIYAMA XU2590HS-B1 

Distributor: Mentor Distribution

Content is displayed across the ProLite’s 25-inch LED screen, which features IPS panel technology. It offers wide viewing angles with 178/178 degrees along with a fast response time of 5ms.

Specs: 25-inch display, 16.7 million colours, Full HD 1080p, LED backlight.

SRP: £129 excluding VAT

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AOC Q2577PWQ 

Distributors: Tech Data, Exertis, VIP Computers

This monitor from AOC features a Quad HD resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, providing users with four times the resolution of an HD display. It packs 16.7 million colours into its display and has an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Specs: Built-in 3W speakers, height adjustment, Quad HD resolution, Plug and Play.

SRP: £299

BENQ 24” GL2450HM LED MULTIMEDIA MONITOR

Distributor: VIP Computers

With a large 24-inch screen, users can watch content with LED backlighting, which helps to deliver clearer videos. In addiiton, it comes with Flicker-Free technology to eliminate flickering.

Specs: Multimedia Interface, 24-inch screen, 16:9 aspect ratio, Senseye and Flicker-Free technology.

SRP: £115.99 excluding VAT

PHILIPS 258B6QJ 

Distributors: Entatech, Midwich, Tech Data

The Philips AH-IPS LED display features 2560x1440 pixels and helps to avoid eye fatigue thanks to its Flicker-Free technology. It boasts edge-to-edge glass and a narrow boarder as well as SmartImage presets.

Specs: USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, built-in stereo speakers, DisplayPort connection, SmartEergoBase.

SRP: £329

AG NEOVO FM-27

Distributor: Mentor Distribution

This 27-inch display comes with a borderless design with a Full HD resolution. It features a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio while the dual PC and HDMI input connectors allow users to pair the monitor with other devices.

Specs: LED backlight, 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, built-in speakers.

SRP: £229 excluding VAT

HANNSG 21.5” ULTRA WIDE VIEWING MONITOR

Distributor: Entatech

HannsG’s monitor comes with a screen size of 21.5-inches that provides users with an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178/178. It boasts a 1920x1080 WUXGA resolution and plays footage in Full HD 1080p.

Specs: 1920x1080 resolution, Full HD 1080p videos, LED backlight.

SRP: £70.50 

NEC E705

Distributor: Mentor Distribution

The 70-inch LCD-panel features Full HD resolution and black levels to provide ergonomic viewing. It boasts two HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA connections, with a native resolution of 1920x1080.

Specs: Landscape orientation, LED backlight, 70-inch display, 8ms response time, 1920x1080 resolution.

SRP: £2,916 excluding VAT

27” SD590C CURVED FULL HD LED MONITOR

Distributor: Northamber

Users can watch content displayed across this monitor’s 27-ich curved screen, which features an aspect ratio of 16:9. It boasts a response time of 4ms and a resolution of 1920x1080, plus it has a gaming mode.

Specs: LED backlight, curved display, 99 per cent peak luminance ratio.

SRP: £249

HANNS G 23.6” IPS MONITOR

Distributor: Entatech

An LED backlight is included with this budget monitor, which plays video in Full HD 1080p. The 23.6-inch display comes with a response time of 5ms, which helps to provide less ghosting, as well as low power consumption.

Specs: Active contract of 50,000,000:1, 23.6-inch screen, Full HD 1080p video.

SRP: £81

CONTACT:

Entatech ......................0333 101 1000 

Exertis (Home) ............ 01279 822 822 

Exertis (IT) ....................01256 707070 

Mentor Distribution .... 01462 814000 

Midwich.......................01379 649 200 

Northamber ................ 020 8296 7066 

Samsung......................0330 726 7864 

Tech Data .................... 01256 788 000 

VIP Computers ............ 0871 622 7500

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