The Top Office Monitors of 2021

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Today we all spend such a considerable portion of every day looking at our screens, which is why choosing the right screen is essential. Luckily, you can get quite the bang for your buck these days. Plenty of current low-end panels blow high-end models from a decade ago out of the water. No matter what kind of monitor you’re looking for, there are certain factors to consider. This article will discuss some critical elements of office monitors and list some of our top picks for this year.

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Price ranges

The price of the monitor will depend on the screen size, target audience, and display features. For under $100, you can find a basic 22-inch or 23-inch model, but you probably won’t get a variety of features, such as a height-adjustable stand or a wide variety of ports. However, performance will meet most essential business and productivity needs, though there may be issues with color and grayscale accuracy for more detailed tasks.

High-end models at the other end of the spectrum are marketed for photographers and graphic design professionals. The majority of these are 27-inch to 38-inch panels and support 4K resolution (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) and can display four times the resolution of your average full HD monitor. They also offer features like a range of ports, a highly adjustable stand, and a wide range of advanced image settings.

A high-performance, fully loaded 4K or Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor will cost you $1,000 and up. Premium professional monitors can cost between $2,000 and $6,000.

Which major features should I look for in a monitor?

If you’re sharing a monitor with family members or a co-worker, a model with an ergonomic stand allows individuals to position the screen for their ideal viewing angle. A fully adjustable stand provides height, tilt, and swivel adjustments, and you can rotate the panel for portrait-mode viewing (pivot adjustment).

Look for a monitor with built-in USB ports if you often attach and detach USB devices. Ideally, at least two of these ports will be mounted on the wide of the cabinet, which makes it easy to plug thumb drives and other USB peripherals in.

Other features to look for include speaker quality and a glossy screen vs. a matte screen.

What size monitor do I need?

Having a big viewing area feels great but isn’t always practical depending on your desktop-space constraints. The bigger the screen, the higher the price.

If you want to watch movies or browse multi-page documents but have tight desk space and budget constraints, a 24-inch monitor is a solid choice. If you have room, a 27-inch or larger will deliver a big-screen experience, and if space isn’t a problem, bring a movie-theater experience to your desktop with a massive, curved-screen model.

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Best portable monitor for the money (AOC I1659FWUX)

Explore the flexibility and freedom of AOC’s myConnect USB monitors. The need for a power supply and extra media cables are eliminated by a single USB cable that connects your laptop directly to the display. The USB cable transfers data to the screen and acts as an energy-efficient power source. These monitors offer optimal portability for both work and play.

About the monitor: This portable USB 3.0 powered monitor can be connected with a single USB cable and offers smart features like an auto-pivot function and a foldable stand!

Image quality: Enjoy a full-quality Blu-ray movie, play high-resolution games, and browse your office applications in the crispest text. With a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, you can do all that and more with this monitor.

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Best budget 1080p office monitor (Acer CB242Y)

LED backlight technology is an industry leader in using less hazardous materials and minimal power consumption. 250 Nit brightness levels offer captivating visuals, and fast-moving dramatic and action sequences are rendered smoothly without any annoying smearing or ghosting.

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About the monitor: The CB2 Series ZeroFrame monitor offers an excellent visual experience, explicitly designed for prosumers.

Image quality: The 16:9 widescreen resolution is ideal for playing video games, watching movies, and doing your office work.

Best ultrawide monitor for productivity (ViewSonic VP3881)

Featuring stunning WQHD+ 3840x1600 resolution and a 2300R curved screen, the ViewSonic VP3881 offers one of the most immersive panoramic viewing experiences available. Engineered to provide stunning detail and unparalleled colour accuracy across wide viewing angles, the HDR10 content support also displays a dynamic range of rich contrast and vivid colors.

About the monitor: The sleek, modern design of the VP3881 offers futuristic USB 3.1 Type-C, DisplayPort, and HDMI ports, which all come with HDCP 2.2 content protection for secure 4K content streaming and playback. The excellent Delta E<2 value offers precise color accuracy and integrated color uniformity, along with a a14-bit 3D look-up table, generating a smooth palette of 4.39 trillion colors.

Image quality: Luminance performance on VP3881 is balanced by ViewSonic’s uniformity correction to offer calculated precision and improves delta luminance variance to lower than 5% to provide more consistent brightness across the screen eliminates fluctuation in color temperatures.

Best 4K monitor for design (BenQ PD3200U)

BenQ design monitors are specifically formulated to fit professional designers’ needs, delivering absolute precision and extremely detailed high resolution so designers can craft every step into their work and turn design visions into reality.

About the monitor: The ergonomic features let you customize each individual viewing experience with a simple twist, tilt, or turn. Rotate to portrait mode or adjust the screen height for workflow efficiency and additional comfort.

Image quality: The exclusive AQColor technology covers a broad array of color spaces like sRGB, Adobe RGB, and Rec. 709, giving you the brightest, boldest, and most accurate colors.

Best 32:9 monitor for office work (LG 34WN80C)

You can work better than ever with the LG34WN80C’s curved screen and 21:9 aspect ratio, which can display a wide array of effects and VSTs, along with concurrent monitoring of large amounts of footage for video editing. Offering 99% coverage of 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum, this monitor is an excellent choice for graphic designers, photographers, or anybody who needs extremely accurate color.

LG 34WN80C-B 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide™ WQHD IPS HDR10 USB-C 3-Side Virtually Borderless Monitor LG 34WN80C-B 34 Inch 21:9 UltraWide™ WQHD IPS HDR10 USB-C 3-Side Virtually Borderless Monitor

About the monitor: This monitor offers a sleek, elegant profile and a stunning slim Arcline stand with a virtually borderless design.

Image quality: Compared to conventional displays, the HDR-compatible monitors display blacker blacks and brighter whites. The dark and bright areas of an image are rendered in much more detail than the old standards.

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