The 10 Best PC monitors

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Whether you're working, watching a film or gaming, the best monitors offer enhanced visuals and slim good looks...

1. Asus VG278HE 27in

With advanced dual-side LCD technology and 3D imaging, this should transform your visual experience of everything from games to films. Impressive built-in video-intelligence technology analyses what you're doing on screen and will automatically adjust to maximise fidelity.

£359, amazon

2. BenQ XL2420TX 24in

Co-designed with top Counter-Strike players, this monitor should immerse even casual gamers. The Black eQualizer colour engine keeps up visibility even in dark scenes and you can customise and save your personal display settings for gaming, work and entertainment.

£299, amazon

3. Dell S2740L 27in

Highly rated by reviewers such as PC Magazine, this slim, slick and downright classy-looking display features edge-to-edge glass and has a super-sharp screen. Compared with other high-spec computer equipment, it's also highly energy-efficient.

£334, dell

4. Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29in

This widescreen monitor is ideal for professionals who would usually make use of a dual-screen set-up. It has multiple ports, ranging from USB to HDMI, for extensive connectivity.

£458, dell

5. HP Pavilion 22xi 21.5in

A good-quality, affordable monitor suitable for videos, games and home computing. The display is designed to provide great views from every angle, and delivers full HD resolution and the colour-rich technology we've come to expect from tablets and smartphones.

£160, amazon

6. Philips 298P4 29in

Another highly rated monitor, this is a stylish and high-spec widescreen display. It provides plenty of space for those who like to keep all their windows open at once and the image quality is impeccable, but you might need to buy a bigger desk to go with it.

£404, amazon

7. NEC MultiSync EA244WMi 24in

Super-thin, sharp and stylish, this is a very high-quality display that gives a consistent performance across a wide range of features, including a four-port USB hub. It's a recent addition to NEC's range of business monitors and boasts excellent power-saving functions.

£283, amazon

8. Samsung S22B350H 22in

A crisp-looking monitor for home entertainment that boasts sharp, deep on-screen colours and is wide enough to satisfy a range of uses. It features Samsung's adjustable "Magic" stand and should keep up with casual multimedia use. At 22in it is an excellent value HD-ready screen.

£120, amazon

9. Samsung S27B970D 27in

If you're in the market for a top-end, professional-quality display, this impeccable monitor should tick every box. The high resolution aims to enhance the experience of those whose work involves super-fine editing and the tempered-glass screen presents images so clearly it's almost like looking through a window.

£849.99, amazon

10. ViewSonic VX2460H-LED 24in

This is a super-thin, great-looking LED display that could be sold at a much higher price. It provides image quality that could be used for home or the office and the handy double HDMI ports mean you can keep a PC and games console plugged in at the same time.

£150, amazon

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