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10 Great monitors for general home use

BY Joshua Joda

5th Jun 2023 Technology

5 min read

10 Great monitors for general home use
Are you working from home or do you just need a new computer monitor for leisure and recreation? Whatever your need, here are a few top choices to look out for
With an increasing number of people working from home in recent years, devices like a high-quality computer monitor have become essential to get work done. There are a few things to look out for when it comes to being on the lookout for a monitor, from screen size to refresh rate and internal speakers, or the lack thereof.
If you’re in the market for a monitor, you don’t need to look further as we’ve put together a list of ten standout choices for you to consider.

Phillips 328E1CA monitor

Phillips 328E1CA
This Phillips monitor comes with 4K resolution to deliver high fidelity image and video detail, which is perfect if you’re in graphic design, video editing or simply working with a lot of data you need to see clearly.
The monitor is also curved, which is shaped to fit your peripheral vision more naturally as well as alleviate eye strain. It also features internal speakers which means you won’t have to shop around for some in addition to the monitor. It also has a display port and two HDMI 2.0 ports.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 60Hz refresh rate
 

HPM32f Ultraslim monitor

The HP M32F monitor has a noticeably slim profile, with an anti-glare feature which is helpful for daytime use and a full HD 1080 resolution for crisp and clear viewing. It’s a light and intuitive monitor that is great for the eyes, with wide viewing angles as well as high colour contrast, which is perfect for watching video.
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It also comes with three external ports and an internal cable management system for keeping your home set-up neat and orderly.
Specifications:
  • LCD screen
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 75Hz refresh rate
 

Dell Ultrasharp U2722 monitor

Dell U2722DE
You can see all of your work or video content clearly on this 27” QHD  (Quad HIgh Definition) Dell monitor, with a sleek finish and a subversive height adjustment feature. This allows you to tilt and swivel the monitor itself—for a dynamic way to use the monitor in the way that’s best for you.
Also featured is the monitor’s ultrathin and practically borderless display. It has a displayport, HDMI port and a high-speed USB-C port for connectivity, whether that’s to a laptop or PC.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 60Hz refresh rate
 

AOC U27P2 monitor

AOC U27P2
This AOC monitor comes with 4K resolution, as well as a height adjustment and swivel feature, allowing you to rotate the screen from landscape into portrait if needed. And with an edge-to-edge design with no bezels, you’ll have a wider viewing angle to make use of while you work or play.
This is complimented by a 75Hz refresh rate, which will make things like gaming or streaming videos just a breeze.
Specifications:
  • IPS screen
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • 60Hz
 

LG Ultra Gear 32GN600 monitor

LG UltraGear monitor
LG is more known in the tech industry for making TVs and TV screens, but they do also make monitors, like this 31” UltraGear monitor. Plus with QHD resolution and an impressively high refresh rate of 165Hz, this a perfect option fast0paced and high specification games. Another feature is HDR10 (high dynamic range) which helps to produce more natural image quality and more vivid colours.
UltraGear is monitor made for gaming, but with a practically borderless design and wide screen width, you can also use it for high-quality video watching.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 165Hz
 

Samsung U32R590 curved monitor

Samsung U324590 monitor
Samsung are best known for making phones and TVs, but they also make monitors and good ones to This curved, 4K monitor being no exception. The UE32R has a minimalistic design, with a sturdy metallic stand, plus a DP port and one HDMI port for connectivity.
It has vivid colour contrast as well as a picture-by-picture feature allowing you to connect two devices at once to the monitor for potential multi-tasking. The result is a more custom and bespoke viewing/work experience—you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 2160 x 1440 resolution
  • 60Hz
 

ViewSonic Elite XG270QC monitor

Viewsonic elite XG270QC
This 27” monitor comes with an adjustable stand and is also curved, to help with extending viewing by using a screen that matches your natural peripheral vision. Also featured is a low response time and 165Hz refresh rate, as well as AMD Freesync premium, to help alleviate screen tearing which can occur with fast moving images on screen.
And connectivity wise, the XG270QC supports laptops, PCs, Xbox and PlayStation with HDMI, USB and Displayport inputs.
Specifications:
  • LCD screen
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 165Hz
 

Dell S2421NX monitor

Dell S2421NX
If you’re after a sleek and stylish monitor with very thin bezels, this may be a monitor to look out for. This Dell monitor has an anti-glare screen and a blue light filter to reduce eye strain and facilitate better sleep. Plus, with a 178-degree viewing angle and a 75Hz refresh rate, you’ll have a clear and smooth display to work or play with at your convenience. 
Specifications:
  • LCD screen
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 75Hz
 

Samsung LU28R550U monitor

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This monitor is great for day-to-day work in crystal clear, high resolution. It comes in two different styles with either a flat or bezel-less design, you can choose from either a 28-inch model or curved 32-inch model—the latter of which is more suited for gaming.
The monitor has a fast response time, which is ideal for lessening lag when watching/streaming video or working with high-intensity programs. While its picture-by-picture feature allows you to use two different inputs on one screen.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • 60Hz
 

Phillips 279C9-27 monitor

Phillips 279C9
Made with features to suit how you work, including a swivel feature and height adjustment, this Phillips monitor is a great choice for regular use. You’ll also be able to see colours on the display more vividly with HDR 400 and a brightness (on the slightly higher side for monitors) of 400 nits.
Phillips’s flicker-free technology is built into the monitor, aiming to help reduce eye fatigue caused by flickering on LED screens. Also a firm base keeps the device sturdy and safe.
Specifications:
  • LED screen
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • 60Hz
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