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How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the monitors on this list based on actual customer reviews on Amazon. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

More detail on methodology below.

Best budget monitor: BenQ GW2280 LED Monitor

BenQ GW2280 LED Monitor
Why we chose it

With a 4.5 star rating from 3,780 Amazon reviews, the BenQ GW2280 is our pick as the best budget monitor. Available for less than $180 in 21.5-inch form, it also comes in 23.8, 27 and 28-inch models.

Featuring a Full HD display and wide viewing angles, the GW2280 automatically adjusts brightness levels based on what’s on the screen and the ambient light conditions. Two HDMI ports are included for connectivity, and the slim bezels are designed to allow for the easy creation of multi-panel displays.

Best high-end monitor: BenQ PD2700U 27-inch UHD Monitor

BenQ PD2700U 27-inch

Why we chose it

With a score of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 250 Amazon ratings, the BenQ PD2700U takes the top prize in the high-end category. This 27-inch 4K monitor offers 178/178 wide-angle viewing and is marketed at professional designers.

The PD2700U features access to more than one billion colours, specialist modes such as Darkroom and CAD, and a Dual View feature so you can work in separate modes at the same time.

With prices typically starting at $800 and up, it’s well worth a look if you’re searching for a high-end monitor.

Best for gaming: Dell S2719DGF Gaming Monitor

Dell S2719DGF

Why we chose it

Boasting an average Amazon rating of 4.6 from more than 750 reviews, the Dell S2719DGF is our pick for the best gaming monitor.

With a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, this 27-inch display offers QHD content and tear-free graphics. Features include a refresh rate of up to 155Hz, 1ms response time, and thin bezels for ease of use in multi-monitor displays. Its recon blue metallic finishing is also designed to complement the look of Dell gaming PCs.

While prices vary between retailers, you can typically expect to pay somewhere between $650 and $750 for the Dell S2719DGF.

Best small monitor: Lepow 15.6-inch Portable Monitor

Lepow 15.6-inch Portable Monitor

Why we chose it

If you’re looking for a small, portable monitor, this 15.6-inch model from Lepow is our top pick. With an average Amazon rating of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 2,300 customer reviews, it’s impressed a large number of buyers.

An IPS screen with Full HD resolution, this monitor can be connected to your PC, laptop, smartphone or gaming console. Featuring a slim profile and light weight for ease of transport, it connects to your devices via mini HDMI and USB.

However, it’s not available from a wide range of sellers in Australia.

Best ultra-wide monitor: Samsung 49-inch Ultra Wide Business Monitor

Samsung 49-inch Ultra Wide Business Monitor

Why we chose it

The Samsung CJ89 Ultra Wide Business Monitor is our top pick if you’re looking for a widescreen monitor. With a score of 4.4 out of 5 from 27 Amazon ratings, it’s worth considering if you’ve got enough desk space to fit it in.

With an aspect ratio of 32:9, the monitor features a curved display, built-in KVM switch and multiple display modes. Connectivity options include HDMI, DisplayPort and multiple USB ports, while wall mounts are also available.

Prices vary between retailers, but you can generally expect to pay $1,300 and up.

Best curved monitor: ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD Curved Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD Curved Gaming Monitor

Why we chose it

With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 from more than 300 Amazon customer reviews, the ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD is a popular choice if you’re in the market for a curved monitor.

Available in 24 and 32-inch models, it features a 165Hz refresh rate and a concave screen for a more immersive viewing experience. The ViewSonic boasts a 1ms response time for gamers, plus AMD FreeSync technology. Connectivity options include dual HDMI ports and DisplayPort inputs.


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  • We compared hundreds of monitors from more than 10 manufacturers.
  • We based our findings on real customer reviews on Amazon.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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