The 10 Best 27 Inch Monitors

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Generations removed from the massive and heavy CRT technology of antiquity, 27-inch LCD monitors are now among the most sought after on the market. From ultra-high-refresh, 1080p screens all the way through 4K, professionally calibrated models in all their HDR glory, there's a selection in this class to suit anyone's needs, whether you're gaming, working, or just surfing the web. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Philips Brilliance P7

2. Asus Tuf VG27AQ

3. Dell S2721HS

Editor's Notes

December 22, 2020:

We like the productivity focus of the Philips Brilliance P7, which even has an Ethernet connector as part of its integrated hub. It, and the Philips 278E1A, are about as well-priced as any 4K monitors out there. Gamers should consider the Lg Ultragear GL850 or Asus Tuf VG27AQ, unless they're okay with a merely HD resolution, in which case the BenQ Mobiuz EX2710 or Asus Tuf VG279QM would work. You don't have to spend much, though, for something good, as evidenced by the Acer KB272HL and Dell S2721HS.

November 10, 2018:

It's probably now the most popular size, so there are tons and tons to choose from... pros should should look at an LG or BenQ, gamers really ought to consider an Acer or if they can afford it, an ASUS ROG display. They're killer, but cost an arm and a leg, and over the coming months of graphics card upgrades we'll see which are the most reliable. Until then, it may be wise to save a bit on a monitor and invest in one of the new Radeon GPUs or a 10-series Geforce (pro tip: most people should avoid the RTX series until the next generation of cards and AAA titles). For general use, the Dell and the HP Z27 are two of the best and most popular all-around options.

Special Honors

Asus ProArt PA27UCX If you're looking for the best reference-level monitor on the market, look no further than this premium option, which is one of the first to utilize advanced Mini-LED backlighting that translates to hundreds of local dimming zones, in addition to Dolby Vision HDR support and an ultra-wide color gamut. asus.com

4. LG Ultragear GL850

5. BenQ Mobiuz EX2710

6. Philips 278E1A

7. Viewsonic VP2785

8. Asus Tuf VG279QM

9. Asus ProArt PA278QV

10. Acer KB272HL


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on December 25, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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