Sometimes you simply don’t have the room for both a monitor and a TV. Samsung’s T24B750 handles both functions in a single futuristic-looking device with its off-centre stand holding the 24inch TN-based panel aloft like a flag. Screen quality isn’t as good as an IPS display, but this is much more than a standard monitor with a Freeview Tuner slapped on the back, the 24in T24B750 supports Samsung’s Web-connected app-driven Smart TV functions, a built-in wireless access point and wireless Full HD video from your laptop using WiDi. You can also watch video from your android phone with an MHL connection.
Reg Rating 80%
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ViewSonic’s VX2370Smh-LED is a striking 23in IPS monitor. Its frameless design lends it a distinctive minimalist appearance where the monitor itself seems to all but vanish, leaving the picture hovering as if somehow suspended in mid-air. It has an unexpected and very profound effect on concentrating the mind on the picture and is also great for multi-monitor setups. The display produced impressively accurate colour right out of the box, although a little backlight bleed was present in the lower left corner which was only really visible in a darkened room. It’s built in stereo speakers and multiple inputs make it a great all-round display at an excellent price. ®
Reg Rating 85%
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Ten affordable mid-sized Full HD monitors
Stop promoting this junk!
1080p is just junk, the whole pc monitor industry has been sucked into TV manufactures wet dreams for cheap panels.
We had affordable high resolution CRT's a decade ago and now years on unless you take out a bank loan were stuck with this low resolution crap. Whats even worse is that 4K is here apparently but only in 55" screens or above, unless of course you take out the afformentioned bank loan.
If tech sites like the Reg and many other really really wanted to address their audiences views and requirements they should mark down any 1080p panel with a vocal explanation in each review. My ipad now has a higher resolution that the monitor I use for content creation which is rediculous.
1920x1080 is so 2010...
Enough of this widescreen POS we want lots of pixels in every direction 4:3 rules ok.
I use two Dell 24in 1920x1200 screens for my main dev work. slightly different model numbers, Totally different colour profiles. WTF! Thankfully I have a Spider and can calibrate them but the earlier post about colour profiles is very true. The makers all seem to think that the only thing we are going to show in these screens is the latest hollywood crap sequel/prequel.
Pah. Nuke them all I say!
So five monitors share equal first place at 85%.
Five more monitors share equal sixth place at 80%.
Is the competition really that close?
I'm no closer to being able to chose my new monitor now than I was 20 minutes ago.
I'm sorry El Reg, I'm not a habitual flamer; but please give me more specs and numbers. Tell me how many dvi/rgb/dp connectors the screen has, also please give me a review score that doesn't end in a zero or a five.
Finally, the BenQ XL2420T gets 85% at £290 - also the AOC i2353Fh gets 85% at £130. Is the BenQ really more than twice as good in order to justify the price? Is it really so impossible to pick between these two that on a scale of one to 100, they both get exactly the same marks?
Re: Asus PA248Q
Yeah, really disappointed with this article - I'd love to replace my aging monitor (used mainly for gaming, so the Asus is out) with a modern equivalent, but there's no way I'm giving up my 1920x1200 resolution - and none of these panels seem to offer it.
It'd be nice if the inputs each supported were listed to save checking each individually...