While the best monitors won’t increase your computer’s actual performance, it will make everything you see look a lot better. You don’t even need to worry about breaking open your piggy bank, either – many of the best monitors available today are affordable enough for anyone to get in on the action. They can also feature higher resolutions and refresh rates than you may be accustomed to – a win for everyone.
And, now that 2018 has rolled around and manufacturers are showing off their new screens, it might be the best time to pick up one of the best monitors. So, whether you’re looking for gaming monitor to keep up with your gaming PC or the best USB-C monitor for your MacBook or Dell laptop, TechRadar has you covered. We’ve created a list of the best monitors you can buy in 2018 – each tested and reviewed personally by us. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.
Now that computers are equipped with the encoding technologies that can natively display at the intended resolution, 4K monitors are in increasingly high demand. That explains why BenQ has added the PD3200U, a massive 32-inch Ultra HD display, to its Designer Monitor range. Intended for worker bees, the company has, seemingly by mistake, crafted a screen that gamers can enjoy wholeheartedly as well, so long as they can fit it on their desks. Then again, given the comparatively sluggish 4ms response time, the PD3200U is best suited for creators. 3D designers, for instance, will be grateful for the inclusion of a CAD/CAM mode, while everyone else will revel in the factory-calibrated color accuracy and Rec. 709 adherence.