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The 4 Best 27-Inch Monitors - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best 27 Inch Monitors

While bigger monitors are becoming popular, one of the most common sizes is still 27 inches. With a bunch of models available at various price points, you can even get them with different resolutions, from 1080p to 4k. One advantage of getting a 27-inch monitor is that it doesn't take up a lot of space on your desk and still offers enough screen real estate to place two windows side-by-side.

Most 27-inch monitors are good enough for most people, and many even include gaming features like high refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. That said, if you don't need gaming features and prefer a 27-inch display for everyday use, many include extra features like USB hubs and ergonomic stands. Although there's no perfect solution for everyone, you should consider what type of monitor you need for your use. It's also important to consider your budget, as the highest-end monitors tend to have the most features, but even budget monitors are good enough for everyday use.

We've bought and tested over 300 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors you can buy with 27-inch screen sizes. Also, check out our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best 27-inch gaming monitors, and the best work monitors.

  1. Best 27-Inch Monitor

    The best 27-inch monitor we've tested for all-around use is the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx. This monitor is a great option because it's versatile for different uses, as it has features for both gaming and productivity. Its high 4k resolution also produces high pixel density, so you get crisp and detailed images no matter what you use the monitor for. It has excellent peak brightness and good reflection handling, so it's a great choice if you want to use it in a well-lit room, and its wide viewing angles are beneficial if you also need to share the screen with someone sitting next to you. Unlike many 27-inch monitors, it also has great HDR performance, making it an excellent choice for watching the latest movies or TV shows.

    You can use the same keyboard and mouse connected to the monitor with two different computers, but you need to change a few settings whenever you switch inputs. It also has a USB-C port that makes it easy to connect a laptop, and its 90W of power delivery ensures that most laptops charge while connected to the monitor. In terms of gaming features, it has full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth so that you can take advantage of gaming consoles and modern graphics cards, and it has a very fast response time that makes motion look crisp.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range 27-Inch Monitor

    If you don't need something versatile for gaming but still want premium features, check out the Dell U2723QE. The Dell has fewer gaming features than the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, like the lack of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and variable refresh rate (VRR) support. That said, if you aren't a gamer, this doesn't make much of a difference, and it has the same high resolution as the Acer for sharp text clarity.

    The main advantage of getting the Dell over the Acer is that it's packed with extra work features. It has a massive USB hub with five USB-A ports and three USB-C ports, meaning it's very easy to connect multiple devices. Each USB-C port serves different purposes, with one supporting DisplayPort Alt Mode and 90W of power delivery. You can even connect power-hungry laptops and charge them while you're working. Besides the USB ports, it even has a dedicated sRGB mode that results in excellent accuracy before calibration, which is ideal if you're a photo editor who needs accurate colors.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 27-Inch Monitor

    If you find the Dell U2723QE too expensive and prefer something cheaper, check out the Dell S2722QC. It's a step-down monitor from the U2723QE, which is why it costs less, and you can often find it on sale as well. It has fewer features as it has a smaller USB hub with only two USB-A ports and one USB-C port, so you can't connect as many devices as on the U2723QE. It still supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, but with 65W of power delivery, it isn't enough to charge power-hungry laptops, so you may need to connect an external power source to charge the laptop while you're using it. If you don't need USB ports, check out the cheaper Dell S2721QS, which performs similarly.

    The S2722QC performs well in bright rooms because it easily gets bright enough to fight glare, and its reflection handling is very good, even better than the U2723QE. It also has wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides, which is great for sharing your screen with others next to you. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a dedicated sRGB mode like the U2723QE, but the color accuracy is still decent.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget 27-Inch Monitor

    If you're looking for the best 27-inch monitor on a tight budget, check out the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. While you can often find the Dell S2722QC on sale for a low cost, the ASUS is consistently cheaper and is a good monitor, especially for office work. It doesn't have a high 4k resolution like Dell, meaning text isn't as sharp, but with a 1440p resolution, it's still decent. It delivers good picture quality with high peak brightness and decent reflection handling, so you won't have too many issues using it in a bright room. It also has a very accurate sRGB mode, ideal for content creation, as images look life-like without calibration. Finally, its wide viewing angles and outstanding ergonomics make it easy to share your screen with someone else.

    It has a USB hub like the Dell but has four USB-A ports, so you can connect more devices directly to the monitor. It also has a USB-C port with 65W of power delivery. If you don't need USB ports on a monitor, an excellent alternative is the Dell G2724D. It performs better and is an excellent choice for computers have their own USB ports.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte M27U: The Gigabyte M27U is a less expensive alternative to the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx and has excellent gaming performance. However, it has worse performance for all uses other than gaming and is substantially worse at displaying HDR content. See our review
  • ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV: The ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV is an alternative to the Dell U2723QE if you're a content creator; it tends to cost less. However, it has fewer features, like a smaller USB hub, so the Dell is still the better option for most people. See our review
  • AOC Q27G3XMN: The AOC Q27G3XMN is an excellent budget monitor with better picture quality than the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV thanks to its higher contrast and Mini LED backlighting. That said, this monitor is focused on gaming, so only get it if you want the improved picture quality and gaming performance. See our review
  • Gigabyte M27Q P: The Gigabyte M27Q P is a budget-friendly 1440p monitor with more gaming features than the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. It's more versatile but harder to find. See our review
  • Gigabyte GS27QC: The Gigabyte GS27QC is a gaming-focused alternative to the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. You can often find it for slightly less than the ASUS. While the Gigabyte has better contrast and a higher refresh rate, it has lower brightness, worse viewing angles, and generally worse performance for most uses other than gaming and media consumption. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 28, 2024: Replaced the Gigabyte M27U with the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx as the 'Best 27-Inch Monitor,' as it has better performance. Removed the 'Best Cheap' monitor category, as it was very close in price to 'Best Budget.' Removed the INNOCN 27M2V and added the Gigabyte M27U and Gigabyte GS27QC to Notable Mentions.

  2. Jan 10, 2024: Removed the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM as the 'Best Gaming' monitor because it doesn't fit into the scope of the article; replaced the Gigabyte M27Q P with the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV because it's easier to find; added the Gigabyte GS27QC as the 'Best Cheap'; added the INNOCN 27M2V, ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV, AOC Q27G3XMN, and the M27Q P to Notable Mentions.

  3. Oct 31, 2023: Replaced the Gigabyte M27Q (rev. 1.0) for the Gigabyte M27Q P because it has better text clarity; removed the Gigabyte G27Q as 'Best Cheap Monitor' because its price went up; added the Dell G2724D to Notable Mentions.

  4. Sep 06, 2023: Added the Dell U2723QE as the 'Best Mid-Range Monitor' to give another option and for consistency with other articles; added the Corsair XENEON 27QHD240 to Notable Mentions.

  5. Jul 14, 2023: Removed the INNOCN 27M2V because it's hard to find, and renamed the Gigabyte M27U as the 'Best 27-Inch Monitor'; added the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM as the 'Best 27-Inch Gaming Monitor'; added the Sony INZONE M9 to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 27-inch displays currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the metrics that fare worse are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.