Best PC Gaming Monitors 2012 – Top 10

Looking for a good gaming monitor can be difficult. In general gamers require performance from their monitors that differs from designers, engineers, or basic office use. That’s why we decided to create an easy-to-read list of the top gaming monitors of 2011. A good gaming monitor will carry a quick response time of 3ms or less, a high refresh rate, and a lot of color and customization options ideal in a gaming setting. Most gamers also tend to want high flexibility when it comes to the tilt and swivel of their monitors. This is understandable as having the monitor in the wrong position for an extended period of time can get more than a little uncomfortable.Taking all of this in to mind we’ve created a list of our top gaming monitors for 2011:
ProductPriceResolution/ Response Time/ Contrast RatioConnectors/ OtherWarranty
Viewsonic VX2753MH-LED 27-Inch LED Monitor - Black
1920 x 1080/ DC 30,000,000:1/ 1msD-Sub, HDMI x 2/ 300 cd/m2 brightness/ 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle/ tilt adjustable, and built-in speakers.3 years Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
Samsung S27A350H 27-Inch Class LED Monitor - Black
1920 x 1080 / 2ms/ DCR 1,000,000:1D-Sub, HDMI, 16.7 Million display colors, 300 cd/m2 and brightness rating.1 year
ViewSonic VX2739WM 27-Inch 1920x1080 Full HD Monitor
1080p Full HD (16:9) / 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio/ 1ms/ HDMI, DVI, VGA, and 4 USB/ Integrated Speakers3 year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch Wide (16:9) 2ms Response Time Display Port LCD Monitor - Black
1920 x 1080/ 100,000 :1/ 2msDisplayPort, DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI/ 0.311mm pixel pitch/ 300 cd/m2 brightness/ Tilt adjustment / 2 x 3W built in speakers3 years
ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs - Black
1920 x 1080/ 3ms/ DC 60,000:1D-Sub, DVI, 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle, 300 cd/m2 brightness, Tilt adjustment3 years Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
Samsung PX2370 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED Backlight
FULL HD 1920 x 1080 / 2ms, Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1, 100 % sRGB color standard reproductionUltra-slim and chick the PX2370 represents the look and performance that every modern gamer is looking for. A mega dymanic contrast ratio of 5M:1 gives you unprecedented picture detail and a response time of 2ms with full high definition resolution gives you just the picture you are looking for. Easy-to-connect the PX2370 comes with DVI and HDMI options. Samsung's Bestselling Monitor of 2011.3 year limited parts and labor
ASUS VG236H 23-Inch 120 Hz 3D Ready Panel Monitor with nVidia 3D Vision Kit - Black
Our pick for best 3D Monitor for 2011 -1920 x 1080/ 2ms/ 100,000:1DVI-D, Component(YPbPr), HDMI/ 0.265mm pixel pitch/ 400 cd/m2 brightness/ 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle/ Height, Swivel, Tilt adjustment3 years
ASUS ML248H 24-Inch 1920x1080 LED Monitor
1920 x 1080/ 2ms/ Asus Smart Contrast Ratio 10,000,000:1D-Sub, HDMI3 years
Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED 24-Inch Ultra-thin Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
1920 x 1080/ 2ms/ DCR 30,000,000:1D-Sub, 2xHDMI, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle3 years Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
Samsung P2450H 24-Inch Widescreen Touch of Color LCD Monitor - Rose Black
1920 x 1080/ 2ms/ DCR 70000:1D-Sub, DVI, HDMI/ 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle/ 0.27675mm Pixel Pitch/ 300 cd/m2 brightness/ 1 year

Gaming Monitor Reviews 2011

#1: The ASUS ML248H 24 Inch LED Monitor – ReviewAsus has hit its stride and given gamers a great option that combines both a great price with the performance that you are looking for. For less than 210 dollars you get a good response time at 2ms and you get a great LED backlit monitor that will give you amazing color and brightness for all of your games. It also gives you diverse connectivity options including HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI-D. One of the things you are sure to like about the ML248H is the adjustable ring that allows you to tilt and swivel your monitor to just the right spot.

#2: Viewsonic VX2739WM 27 Inch Gaming Monitor -Review

Another computer monitor that you are sure to be curious about is the Viewsonic VX2739WM. It’s a 27 inch monitor from Viewsonic that includes a 1ms response time. Since it’s the first of its kind its creating more than a little stir. While you’ll love the picture and response time of the VX2739WM you’ll still want to make sure that you have enough room to fit it in your office or room. Those who have used a 22 or 24 inch monitor before may not realize how drastically different a 27 inch monitor truly is. It’s big! Other pluses to this monitor include Viewsonic’s 3 year parts and labor warranty which gives you a “pixel performance guarantee” – something that is definitely a plus for longevity. It also has 4 USB ports that allow you to easily connect all of your devices as well.

#3 Samsung PX2370 Monitor

Ultra-slim and chick the PX2370 represents the look and performance that every modern gamer is looking for.  A mega dymanic contrast ratio of 5M:1 gives you unprecedented picture detail and a response time of 2ms with full high definition resolution gives you just the picture you are looking for.  Easy-to-connect the PX2370 comes with DVI and HDMI options.

 

Samsung PX2370 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED Backlight

2ms response time, FULL HD, 1920×1080 Resolution, LED, HDMI/DVI/Analog RGB/ Digital compatible. Typical power consumption is 25 watts. Tilt adjustable. Viewing angle of 170°horizontal and 160° vertical. Includes a 3 year parts and labor manufacturer’s warranty.
Amazon Price: Too low to display (as of 06/20/2011)


#4 Viewsonic VX2453mh-LED

Staying with the theme of around $200 our next choice is the VX2453MH LED Monitor from Viewsonic.  It’s main appeal is that it has a MEGA dynamic contrast ratio of 30M to 1.  Like the PX2370 it comes with an ultra-slim and fit design.

#5 ASUS VH238H Computer Monitor

Specifications for the Asus VH238H include full 1080p high definition, 2ms response time, a 3 year warranty, LED backlight, and multiple connectivity options including HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI-D.

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Best Gaming PC Monitors, and Best LED Monitors for 2011.

Top Ten Best Rated Computer Monitors 2011 – 2012

This article gives a review and comparison of our top rated computer monitors for 2011.  At the end of this article you’ll also find a learning guide and price and specification comparison chart for our top ten picks.  Since this is a general article it will include picks from all monitor sizes and types (LED, LCD etc…). You can see our tabs for more specific monitor picks and comparisons.  If you are looking for a monitor for gaming, then check out our article on the best gaming monitors.

Top 10 Best Rated Computer Monitors 2011

Viewsonic has taken a quick lead in the monitor race this year not only because they offer a quality product, but also because they continue to provide innovation at industry low prices.  Viewsonic also offers the best pixel warranty in the business with a full 3 year warranty and its Pixel performance guarantee.

1.)  Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

The Viewsonic VX2450WM is an LED backlight monitor which means it uses an energy savings technology in order to give you a brighter picture with 50% less energy consumption.  This mercury free monitor also comes with a 5ms response time, and 20,000,000:1 MEGA contrast ratio for quality blur-free pictures for gaming and movie action sequences.   The VX2450WM also features full high definition 1920x1080p clarity as well as integrated stereo speakers.

Mount It:  You can mount the VX2450WM anywhere you’d like as it’s VESA mount compliant (100mmx100mm)

Connectors: Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DV

Warranty: 3 Years

2.)  ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Visual) Widescreen LED Monitor

The Viewsonic VX2250WM-LED is both inexpensive and environmentally friendly, this 22 inch widescreen LED monitor from Viewsonic has an incredible picture.  It includes Full HD resolution (1080p) and a Mega Contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1 for viewing colors the way they were meant to be viewed.  Like the monitor above it is easily mounted on a wall and requires 40% less energy than traditional LCD monitors.  Additional Features:  Integrated Speakers and 5ms response time.

Connectors:  Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, and DVI

Warranty: 3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee

3.)  ViewSonic’s VX2739WM 27-Inch Full HD Monitor

The perfect blend of price and performance the VX2739WM 27 inch computer monitor was designed as a budget option for performance seekers and media enthusiasts.  It has a 1ms response time (a first for 27 inch monitors) and is viewable in full high definition 1080p.  It also features 4 easy to use convenient USB ports for all of your devices.

Connectors: HDMI, DVI, VGA, and 4 USB.

Warranty: 3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee

4.)  Samsung PX2370 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED Backlight

Samsung computer monitors exude quality, durability and style.  This LED backlit monitor showcases a touch of color charcoal finish and a thin profile of 16.5mm.  Images are brilliantly displayed in full high definition and with a dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1.  The Samsung PX2370 also has a “magic eco” feature that makes it easy for you to save more energy than ever before.  Easily adjust your monitor to 50-100% brightness.

Connectors: Analog RGB, Digital, DVI, and HDMI

Warranty: 3 year limited parts and labor warranty.

5.) ViewSonic VA2431WM 24-Inch Widescreen LCD monitor with Speakers

Connectors: Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI-D

Warranty: 3 years Parts and Labor

6.)  ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED Monitor

The Asus VH238H is an inexpensive monitor that is perfect for gamers.  Its 2ms response time allows for blur-free motion and its 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast ratio provides the colors and detail that ever gamer is looking for.

Connectors: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI

Warranty: 3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.

7.)  ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

The Asus VH198T is the perfect option for your home or office.  It gives you a quick response time of 5ms and allows you to save money over time on energy (up to 40%).  It also comes with a 10,000,000:1 Contrast ratio.  Additional Details: 10,000,000:1 Contrast ratio, Splendin Video Enhancement Technology, and Mercury Free.

Connectors: Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI-D

Warranty: 3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.

8.) Acer V223WEJBD 22-Inch Wide LCD Display

If you’re looking for a great budget monitor option, then consider the Acer V223WEJBD.  At under $140 you get a fast 5 ms response time, 50:000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio and a screen that can display up to 16.7 million colors.  The brilliant screen is high definition (1680 x 1050) and is optimized by the DVI interface with HDCP support.

Connectors: Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI

Warranty: 3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.

9.) Apple LED Cinema Display 27-Inch MC007LL/A

When you go with an Apple product, you not your aren’t getting a budget or cheap product and the Apple LED Cinema Display certainly isn’t inexpensive; however, if you are a designer and need true color and a high level of resolution (2560×1440) it might just be for you, it certainly is for the people that have put it in our top ten list.

10.) HP x22LED 21.5-Inch Widescreen Full HD Monitor

This ultra-thin (1 inch) monitor from HP allows you to play games, watch videos, and still have a stylish monitor.  It includes HP’s latest diagonal WLED backlit panel monitor technology.

What’s in the box? Includes a DVI-D cable and AC Adapted with power cable.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at the top computer monitors of 2011.  Don’t forget to check out our other top ten tabs above!

Computer Monitor Learning Guide – What to look For:

Did you know?

Productivity501 states that your computer productivity increases with a large screen?  This productivity increases up to 24 inches and then begins to slide back down again.

Response Time

If you’re looking to do some gaming with your computer monitor, then look for a response time that’s under 3ms and it will help to prevent blurring and ghosting from action sequences.

Refresh Rate

The higher the refresh rate the better.  Computer monitors that have a high refresh rate can help with headaches and eye strain.

Comparison Table/Review – Top Computer Monitors 2011

Product NamePriceResolution/ ConnectorsContrast Ratio/ Response Time/ OtherWarranty
Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor1920 x 1080/ Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DV20,000,000:1 MEGA contrast ratio/ 5ms3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Visual) Widescreen LED MonitorFull HD 1080p/ Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, and DVIMega Contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1/ 5ms response time3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
ViewSonic’s VX2739WM 27-Inch Full HD Monitor1080p Full HD (16:9) / HDMI, DVI, VGA, and 4 USB.100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio/ 1ms/ Integrated Speakers3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
Samsung PX2370 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED Backlight1920 x 1080/ Analog RGB, Digital, DVI, and HDMI5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio/ 2msWarranty: 3 year limited parts and labor warranty.
ViewSonic VA2431WM 24-Inch Widescreen LCD monitor with Speakers1920 x 1080/ Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI-DDC 100,000:1 (1000:1) / 5ms3 Year Labor and Parts – Includes Pixel Performance Guarantee
ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED Monitor1920 x 1080/ D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast ratio/ 5ms 3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.
ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor1920 x 1080/ Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI-D10,000,000:1 Contrast ratio/ 2ms (GTG) 3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.
Acer V223W EJBD 22-Inch Wide LCD Display1680 x 1050/ Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI50:000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 5ms3 Year limited parts and labor warranty.
Apple LED Cinema Display 27-Inch MC007LL/A2560 by 1440/ Mini DisplayPort connector12 ms response time / Ambient light sensor/ Built-in iSight and microphone/ 49 watts of stereo sound/ Three USB 2.0/ 375 cd/m2 Brightness Full 3 Year Warranty
HP x22LED 21.5-Inch Widescreen Full HD Monitor1920 x 1080/ 1 VGA; 1 DVI-D1000:1 static contrast ratio/ 5 ms / 250 cd/m² brightness/ anti-glare monitor1 year parts and labor Warranty.