The 5 Best LED Monitors

By Jeffrey Pu on 4 December 2013 (Updated 9 July 2014) 0 comments

In the past, we’ve covered keyboards and mice, accessories that allow you to input and be productive on computers. This time around, we will be covering another crucial component of the basic computer system: the monitor. Instead of directly allowing us to input data into a computer, monitors give us the ability to see what we are doing and interact with the computer’s graphical user interface.

What Is an LED Monitor?

A mistake that is commonly made is to believe that LED and LCD computer monitors are made of two different types of materials. In fact, LED monitors are a specific type of LCD monitor that use light-emitting diodes to serve as the backlight to the liquid crystal display as opposed to cold cathode fluorescent tubes used by most LCD monitors. LEDs provide truer color quality, require less power and are easier on the eyes than most LCDs, making them the monitor-type of choice for most users.

The Best 5 LED Monitors

HP Envy 27

Highly recommended by Consumer Reports, the 27-inch HP Envy display is lauded for its high image quality, wide viewing angles, and 1920x1080 resolution. Built-in speakers by Beats Audio also provide quality sound for you to enjoy your entertainment. Finally, for a screen of this size, the price tag isn’t unreasonable either. Currently $384.12 on Amazon.

Samsung S23C350H

This 23-inch monitor from Samsung is well-reviewed by users who praise its color, image quality, and resolution. On top of its performance, its high Energy Star rating means that it uses less energy overall, saving you even more than its low price tag. Finally, its minimalist design and ease-of-use were also favorites among users. Currently $189.99 on Amazon.

Viewsonic VG2236WM-LED

Another recommended monitor from Consumer Reports, this 22-inch Viewsonic performs well with good picture quality and versatility. It is remarkably ergonomic, with height adjustability as well as the ability to swivel, tilt and rotate. Users agree that images are clear and crisp and that colors are vivid. Currently $479.59 on the Amazon Marketplace.

Asus PA249Q

Among one of the best monitors tested at Consumer Reports, this 24-inch Asus LED monitor is a solid performer. With extremely high color accuracy and coverage, this monitor delivers fantastic image quality as well as an exceptionally high viewing angle of 178 degrees. Additional features include 3 USB ports, as well as ruler ticks around the bezel, which makes for a nice tool for graphic artists. Currently $467.99 on Amazon.

Asus VS247H-P

Our list for best LED monitors is rounded out by this 23.6-inch Asus monitor. Users agree that this monitor performs great at an extremely reasonable price. Image quality is high and colors come out clear and vivid on this LED display. Its 2ms response time means that motion won’t be blurred when shown on the monitor and users appreciate its matte, as opposed to glossy, finish. Currently $149.99 on Amazon.

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