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There are 10 monitors here, covering various sizes, price points and specifications, which will make remote work more efficient and more ergonomic.



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Many business users use laptops as their main work tool, and millions of people now regularly work from home, so the demand for external displays continues to grow. Analysts said, for example, in the third quarter of 2020, global display shipments increased by 15.9% compared to the same period in 2019 

, And consumer demand has driven most of the rise.  

IDC Research Manager Jay Chou said: "Whether it is studying, working or playing games, due to the persistent uncertainty of office and school attendance, many consumers have new considerations for their long-neglected monitors." Chou added Said: "As inventory is still at a healthy level, and to induce sales of games and larger monitors, IDC believes that the strong momentum should continue into the first half of 2021." 

When you stare at the screen all day, having a larger display is obviously easier to keep your eyes open, and it can also help reduce neck and back problems because you don’t have to bend over your laptop all the time while working. 

There are other key factors, the most obvious of which is size. If you are just running Microsoft Office and sending emails to colleagues, a low-cost 21-inch or 24-inch monitor may be sufficient (especially if it is dangling on your kitchen table). However, 27-inch displays are becoming more and more popular-and the prices are getting cheaper. Larger screens are obviously suitable for graphic work or presentations, but digital computing software (such as Excel) can also benefit from as much screen space as possible. 

Cheap monitors are often limited to FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), which is acceptable for web browsing or simple word processing and spreadsheet work. However, higher resolutions (such as QHD (2560 x 1440)) provide more space for viewing documents and displaying multiple documents or windows on the screen at the same time. At the same time, 4K or UHD displays (3840 x 2160) are extremely tempting, almost indispensable for graphics and video software, but still a luxury for regular office work. 

Connectivity is also important, especially for owners of older "legacy" devices, so you need to make sure you can actually connect the new monitor to the laptop. Many laptops and PCs use HDMI or DisplayPort to connect to external displays, although there may still be some old PCs around that still use ancient VGA or DVI interfaces. And, of course, many new laptops (PCs and Macs) include USB-C, which is ideal for monitors used at home, because a USB-C cable can provide video and data connections, and can even charge laptops.

  27 inches| 

2560 x 1440 (108.8ppi)| 

 144 Hz| 

 16: 9 | 

  1000:1 | 

 1ms | 

1.07 billion|

  99% Adobe RGB | 

 HDR 600 | 

600 cd /m²| 


 178 degrees / 178 degrees| 

IPS | 

 Tilt (-5 degrees ~ 35 degrees), rotation (360 degrees), height (7.09 inches)| 

 2 HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C | 

  4 USB 3.0, 3.5 mm headphone jacks| 

2 times 4 watts| 

62.9 x 44.1-54.1 x 30.2 cm| 

6.63 kg| 


Acer's ConceptD monitors are very expensive and are mainly designed for professional graphics, design and video work. This 

 It is Acer's mid-range 27-inch model, priced at $749.99. 

Its 2560 x 1440 resolution (108.8ppi) is relatively moderate, but CP5 supports 99% 

 Color standards, and 

. There are three video input options-HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C-to provide compatibility with multiple devices, and the USB-C port can charge the laptop at the same time.  

The 144Hz refresh rate will brighten your eyes, and the display also includes a light sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness level as the ambient light changes throughout the day. The CP5 includes a hood to help block external light sources and glare during work. Video editors who need 4K resolution can choose top products 

, The price is about 2200 US dollars-although the price is still much cheaper than Apple's 

 15.6 inches| 

1920 x 1080 (141.2ppi)| 

 60Hz | 

 16: 9 | 

 700:1 | 

 4ms | 

262,000 | 

 n / s | 

 n / s | 

250 cd /m²| 

 WLED | 

IPS, 10-point capacitive touch screen| 

 Tilt and Pivot| 

 Micro HDMI, 2 USB-C | 

 2 USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jacks| 

2x 1W | 

44.5 x 30 x 8.5 cm| 

 1 kilograms 


The large screen is great for graphics processing or studying large spreadsheets, but sometimes a smaller portable display may come in handy-especially when you are working at home quickly trying to trigger a few emails on your smartphone or tablet. 

AOC produces many portable displays, all of which have a 15.6-inch screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution (141.2ppi). This 

 It is a top product, the price is $319.99, but the package contains many useful features. The screen size is only 8.5 mm thick and weighs 1 kg, so it is easy to carry or carry it in a bag on the go. It includes two USB-C ports and micro-HDMI to provide compatibility with various devices, and has its own built-in battery, so it will not drain the laptop battery. A small set of stereo speakers are built-in, and the display also has a touch-sensitive function (when connected via USB-C), allowing you to quickly jot down notes and notes while working. 

 27 inches| 

 1920 x 1080 (81.6ppi)| 

 75Hz | 

 16: 9 |

  1000:1 | 

8 ms| 

16.7 million| 

74% Adobe RGB, 101% sRGB | 

n / s | 


IPS | 

 Tilt -5 degrees/21.5 degrees| 

  HDMI 1.4, VGA | 

  3.5mm headphone jack| 


42 x 54 x 18.7 cm (including base)| 

3.6 kg 

 $ 199 

AOC's "Basic" series focuses on providing large-screen displays at competitive prices. This 

 It is the successor to last year's 27B1H, and managed to provide a higher price/performance ratio. A 27-inch monitor is priced at only US$199.  

The specification is also very basic, only 1920 x 1080 resolution (81.6ppi), although it is still sufficient for mainstream office software such as Word and Excel and Zoom calls for home office. 27B2H also provides a 75Hz refresh rate, as well as flicker-free and "low blue light" mode, which helps reduce eye fatigue during work. There is no USB-C or DisplayPort interface, so it is not the best choice for newer laptops and PCs, but HDMI and VGA ports will provide convenience for people who are still using older devices. The low price means there are no built-in speakers, but there is a 3.5 mm audio jack for external speakers or headphones. 

 23.8 inches| 

1920 x 1080 (92.6dpi)| 

 60Hz |

 1000:1 | 

  5ms | 

  72% NTSC | 

 250 cd /m²| 


 Tilt -5˚/-20˚| 

 HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA | 

 3.5mm headphone/input jack| 

42 x 54 x 17.5 cm (with stand)| 

3.84kg (with bracket)| 


If you are going to burn the midnight oil of working from home, then you might like BenQ's 

. In addition to the blue light and flicker-free filters that many displays now offer, the GW2480 also has many "brightness intelligence" features designed to enhance visibility and reduce eye strain. 

The built-in sensor can monitor the ambient light level in the room and adjust the screen brightness to achieve a comfortable viewing effect. It can also analyze the image displayed on the screen itself and enhance darker areas or lighten rough, bright parts of the image. And, for people with color vision problems, there are filters that allow you to adjust the level of red and green displayed on the screen. 

The 24-inch model shown here starts at $119.99 and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (92.6dpi). 27 inch model 

, The price is $179.99. 

  23.8 inches| 

1000:1 | 

 6ms | 

 83% (CIE 1976), 72% (CIE 1931)| 

250 cd /m²| 

178 degrees / 178 degrees | Panel IPS | 

  Tilt (-5 degrees / 21 degrees), rotation (-90 degrees), pivot (90 degrees), height (4.9 inches)| 

  HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA | 

  USB 3.0 hub (1 upstream, 4 downstream), 3.5 mm headphone jack| 

2 x 5.0 Watt| 

 54.9 x 37.6 x 18cm (+bracket), 54.9 x 36.1 x 5.1cm (-bracket)| 

5.6 kg (+ seat), 3.6 kg (- seat)| 

$ 288 

During the pandemic, video conferencing has always been a key application for remote workers, and Dell’s 

 Prepared for this purpose.  

The 23.8-inch display is quite traditional, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (92.6dpi). The price of the P2418HZ is $287.99, which is expensive for a medium-sized display. However, it has many functions and can be easily used for video conferencing and general office use. 

The video aspect of the matter is handled by an integrated 2MP webcam, which is certified for use with Windows Hello and Skype for Business. Built-in stereo speakers (2 x 5W), and 3.5 mm combo audio jack for headphones or microphone. The display can be turned to an upright (portrait) position for video conversations with audio conversations, and it also has an integrated USB hub with four USB 3.0 ports that can be used for all office peripherals. P2418HZ includes VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort for video connection, but no USB-C. 

256 x 1440 (108.8ppi)| 

 4-8ms | 

 99% sRGB | 

350 cd /m²| 

178 degrees / 178 degrees| 

Tilt -5 degrees / 21 degrees, rotation (-30 degrees / 30 degrees), pivot (-90 degrees / 90 degrees)| 

 2 HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 |

 3.5mm headphone jack| 

 2x 3W | 

61.2 x 51 x 17.3cm (+bracket), 61.2 x 36.6 x 5.59cm (-bracket)| 

 4.4kg (standing position)| 

$ 260


 We covered 

 If you want a low-cost ($174.99) 27-inch 1920 x 1080 (81.6ppi) monitor for use at home, you can still buy it from Dell. Newer

Slightly more expensive, the price is 259.99 US dollars, but it improves the more useful 2560 x 1440 resolution (108.8ppi), very suitable for running Microsoft Office and other productivity software. The stand allows you to adjust the height, tilt, and even rotate the screen to an upright (portrait) position as needed, and it also has a set of built-in stereo speakers. 

The display provides three input options for connecting multiple devices-two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort-S2721DS supports a 75Hz refresh rate to reduce eye fatigue, and has a ComfortView mode to reduce blue light emission. There is also an attractive 4K (3840 x 2160, 163.2ppi) model, 

, The price is 374.99 US dollars. 

2560 x 1440 (108.8ppi)| 

 5ms | 

n / s | 

 300 cd /m²| 

Tilt (-5 / + 20 degrees), rotation (30 degrees), pivot (90 degrees), height (15cm)| 

  USB-C, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 | 

  RJ-45 Ethernet, USB-C, 4 USB 3.0, 3.5 mm headphone jacks| 


61.4 x 36.6 x 4.85cm | 

 8.2 kg| 


HP has adopted USB-C for its new "Advanced Docking Station" monitor series. Admittedly, 

 For a 2560 x 1440 resolution (108.8dpi) monitor, the price is quite expensive, at $499, but its impressive connectivity will ensure it maintains its performance-especially when you work at home with a laptop . 

There are HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C connectors for video input, as well as a built-in KVM switch (keyboard/video/mouse) that allows you to connect two computers to the monitor and share the same keyboard and mouse. Using the USB-C input, you can charge your laptop through the monitor, and you can also access the monitor’s integrated USB hub, which provides four USB 3.0 ports for connecting office accessories, plus one USB- for devices The C port, such as a hard drive, may need to be powered by USB-C. There is even a built-in 1080p IR camera with a privacy slider, which you can use for video calls, or you can log in to your PC using only Windows Hello. 

 3840 x 2160 (163.2dpi)| 

 178 degrees / 178 degrees| 

Tilt (–5 / + 16 degrees), height (10cm)| 

 HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, Wi-Fi Direct | 

  Upstream USB-A, downstream 3 USB 3.2, 3.5mm headphone jack| 


50.1 x 61.3 x 19.3 cm| 



Any 4K monitor that costs less than £500 is good value for money, but HP’s price is $479.99 

 Try to introduce wireless connections and other useful features. The ultra-thin 27-inch monitor provides fascinating image quality with 3840 x 2160 resolution (163.2dpi) and 99% of the sRGB color standard, making it suitable for graphics and photo editing, as well as word processing and web browsing. It also includes an anti-glare coating and a "low blue" mode to reduce eye strain. 

There are HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces for wired video input, as well as a set of internal speakers and a three-port USB hub. It’s disappointing that there is no USB-C, but the key feature of the U27 is of course the wireless option. If you have a PC running Windows 10, you can simply press "Windows-Key + K" to pair with the monitor via Wi-Fi, and you can easily get a larger image quickly at home or from a laptop. Prepare a presentation quickly in the office.

 25in |

 2560 x 1440 (117.5ppi)|

 16: 9 |

 1000:1 |

 16.7 million| 

 90% NTSC, 109% sRGB |

 n / s |

350 cd /m²|


 178 degrees / 178 degrees|

  IPS |

 Tilt (-5 degrees / 20 degrees), rotation (-65 degrees / 65 degrees), pivot (90 degrees), height (13cm)|

 VGA, DVI dual link, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, USB-C |

  3 USB 3.0 |

 2 2W, 3.5mm headphone jacks|

 57.1 x 34.4 x 5.5cm |

 7 kg | Price $ 617 


 These are the first monitors that use USB-C to combine high-quality displays with impressive connectivity, and are used by office users. The impressive 32-inch display is very expensive, but Philips has more affordable models such as 

, Is an ideal choice for working from home. Admittedly, it is still a bit expensive for a 25-inch monitor, but its 2560 x 1440 resolution (117.5ppi) is easy to make people’s eyes shine, and it provides many preset display modes for office work and graphics work. And watch the video. The stand allows you to tilt, rotate and adjust the height, and you can also rotate the screen to an upright (portrait) position. 

It also has good connectivity, with HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA ports for older laptops and PCs, and USB-C for video and data connections, and it can even charge laptops via a single cable. And, like its 32-inch big brother, the 258B6QUEB includes a convenient hub that provides three USB 3.0 ports for your office peripherals, and stereo speakers with audio input and output. There is even an RJ-45 Ethernet port for connecting to a wired network. 

 27 inches |

3840 x 2160 (163.2dpi)|

1000:1 |

1.07 billion| 

 103% NTSC, 122% sRGB |

350 cd /m²|

178 degrees / 178 degrees|


 Tilt (-5 degrees / 35 degrees), rotation (-/ + 180 degrees), pivot (-/ + 90 degrees), height (15cm)|

2 HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 |

 USB-C (upstream), 4 USB 3.2 (downstream), RJ-45 Ethernet|

2x 3W |

 61.3 x 53.7 x 20.5cm |

 7.38 kg|


The price is only US$379.99, 

 Provide a 27-inch display with a full 4K resolution (3840 x 2160, 163.2dpi). It supports 122% of the sRGB color standard, making it suitable for graphics, presentation and photo editing work, as well as general office efficiency software. The stand also allows you to adjust the height, tilt and rotation, and even rotate the screen to an upright (portrait) position. 

279P1 includes two HDMI ports, DisplayPort and USB-C for video input. The USB-C port is very suitable for working with a laptop at home because it can charge the device. It also allows you to use the built-in USB hub, which includes four additional USB ports and RJ-45 Ethernet for wired network connections. 




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