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PCR's guide to monitors

A look at the latest monitors on the market
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Out of their entire PC setup, users spend most of the time focusing on their display, which makes a high-quality monitor essential. Greg Lockley looks at some of the options available.

MAG 21.5-INCH LED BACKLIT LCD MONITOR - £119.99
Distributor: Entatech
A flexible monitor solution that is suitable for everyday use. 5ms response time, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 50000:1 contrast ratio, 16:9 ratio, 21.5-inch.

NEC EA273WM 27-INCH MONITOR - £315
Distributor: Ingram Micro, Mentor, Micro-P, Midwich, Osmosis
The 27-inch NEC MultiSync EA273WM is a widescreen model for high-performance enterprise users that require advanced technologies and full feature sets. It includes touch- sensitive On Screen Display controls, streamlined cable management and ControlSync technology, which allows users to control up to six units in a multi-monitor configuration.

BENQ EW2430 24-INCH LCD WIDESCREEN MONITOR - £169.99
Distributor: Micro-P
BenQ EW2430 delivers functionality and beauty in perfect harmony. Ultra high native contrast ratio for enhancing details and colour contrast, producing the most exquisite and true-to-life pictures.

LG E2211PU - £145
Distributor: Midwich
Efficiency and the cost are essential factors for selecting a business monitor. The LG E11 Series uses LED backlight which provides clear picture quality, as well as convenient ergonomic design increasing business efficiency. Furthermore LG’s unique SUPER Energy Saving function reduces power consumption by up to 55per cent. The E11 is a monitor that maximises its value with minimum expense.

ASUS VE276N 27-INCH WIDESCREEN LED MONITOR - £218
Distributor: VIP Computers
The big 27-inch 16:9 widescreen with Full HD quality (resolution: 1920x1080) delivers the best details of the high definition content to bring more pleasure while playing games or watching movies.

ASUS PA248Q 24.1-INCH WIDESCREEN IPS MONITOR - £372
Distributor: VIP Computers
Experience professional-grade colour fidelity and reproduction with the ASUS PA248Q ProArt series LCD display. The PA248Q delivers 100 per cent sRGB colour reproduction on its 16:10, 1920 x 1200 optimal HD A+ IPS panel with 178 degree ultra- wide viewing angle.

AOC 12353FH 23-INCH WIDESCREEN IPS LED MONITOR - £151.19
Distributor: VIP Computers
he i2353Fh impresses with an ultra slim profile of just 9.6 mm and an especially elegant design. With a high dynamic as well as static contrast ratio (50,000,000:1 and 1,000:1) and a fast response time of five milliseconds the monitor is perfectly equipped for fast-paced games and movies.

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BENQ G950A 18.5-INCH WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR - £62.99
Distributor: VIP Computers
Enjoy a full picture with perfect image quality with the G950A. Built to deliver all content with a 16:9 widescreen panel, this monitor is free of black bars or image distortions that usually come with a 16:10 LCD monitor.

NEC EA224WMI 22-INCH WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR - £185
Distributor: MIcro-P
The new 22-inch LED- Backlit eco-friendly design provides wide viewing angles that can swivel to landscape or portrait views depending on the users needs. Providing outstanding colour consistency and image accuracy, its LED backlighting technology allows a thinner, lighter and sleeker design.

NEC MULTISYNC E201W 20-INCH MONITOR - £125
Distributor: Ingram Micro, Mentor, Micro-P, Midwich, Osmosis
The NEC MultiSync E201W is an energy-saving 20-inch 16:9 format monitor, offering LED backlight, DisplayPort connectivity and full adjustability. Low power consumption and low operating costs make the display perfect for use in the professional office environment where the environment is a key concern.

IIYAMA 27-INCH PROLITE G2773H5 MONITOR - £283
Distributor: Entatech
The 27-inch ProLite G2773HS is a real game changer. The use of a high quality 120Hz panel with a blistering 1ms response time offers you an amazing gaming experience. The screen offers crystal clear, smooth and judder free graphics during fast paced games and beautiful quality HD video.

SAMSUNG LS22A200BST/EN - £146
Distributor: Midwich
The Samsung LED Business monitor SA200 features the Magic Angle Vertical to deliver a picture-perfect screen even when not viewed from directly in front. This means that you can watch your monitor sitting down, standing up or lying on the couch and still enjoy a great view. And with 20 different angle steps (ten up and ten down) you will always have a choice to match your position.

PHILIPS BLADE 23-INCH IPS MONITOR - £131
Distributor: Midwich
With an ultra-slim design and technology that delivers sharp vivid colours, the Philips blade display is a new level of cool sophistication.

PHILIPS MODA 24-INCH MONITOR - £146
Distributor: Midwich, Westcoast, Computer 2000
With an elegant slim body and a stylish aluminium base, the new Moda is a work of art.

SAMSUNG LS198150NS - £94.85
Distributor: Midwich
Experience amazing new levels of colour, brilliance and picture quality through the very latest in Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Samsung SA300 monitors deliver images so real-to-life that it will transform the whole viewing experience.

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BENQ GW2250HM 21.5-INCH WIDESCREEN LED MONITOR - £119.99
Distributor: Micro-P
Built with the dream combination of LED with VA panel, the GW2250HM is bound to bring a whole new visual experience and enjoyment to you with truly authentic colours, deeper blacks, higher contrast and sharper details.

AOC E2250SWDNK 21.5-INCH WIDESCREEN LED MONITOR - £90
Distributor: VIP Computers
This model is characterised by the latest display technology with LED backlights, a top performance and a timelessly classic, black design. Due to high contrast and brightness values as well as a quick response time, the monitor renders even the fastest movie sequences fluently and razor-sharp.

PHILIPS LIGHTFRAME 2 LCD MONITOR - £175
Distributor: Midwich, Westcoast, Computer 2000
The innovative Philips LightFrame 2 display with its unique bezel emits specific wavelength cool blue light, which reduces your eye fatigue and improves concentration, giving you a greater sense of well-being.

NEC EX231WP 23-INCH MONITOR - £219
Distributor: Ingram Micro, Mentor, Micro-P, Midwich, Osmosis
With ultraslim ‘Office Cool’ design, combining MultiSync trusted performance and quality with new standards of minimalism and eco innovation, the EX231WPB is ideal for the corporate that demands style, future proof technology and excellent picture quality with wider viewing angles.

BENQ GL2750HM 27-INCH WIDESCREEN LED MONITOR - £179.99
Distributor: VIP Computers
The GL2750HM comes with an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 12M:1 to add colour depth and definition to darkened and complex motion pictures, so that everything you see, from the brightest white to the darkest black, is perfectly rendered to deliver the clearest, smoothest picture performance during movies and video games.

IIYAMA 21.5-INCH PROLITE E2278HD MONITOR - £102
Distributor: Entatech
The ProLite E2278HD features 5msec response time and a 5mil:1 advanced contrast ratio, assuring vibrant images and blur free video. Analogue VGA and digital DVI inputs ensure compatibility with the latest systems and associated graphics cards.

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