The best for all circumstances
Often you want to use the PC for several activities and while you are doing office work during the day, you want to play one of the latest games in the evening to relax. Then also the last vacation photos should be professionally edited? All this does not necessarily require several different workstations, because there are enough monitors that cover more than one area very well. These so-called all-round monitors do not specialize in one work area, but can shine in many areas and are perfect for everyday use. The possibility to adjust the screen ergonomically and the general image quality are especially important here. We have picked out three all-rounders and show you here why these monitors are real all-rounders.
A good monitor should be a good basis in all situations, after all, you sit in front of the screen for hours. Whether it’s for work or as a hobby, it doesn’t really matter. Therefore, the selection of the all-round monitors also depends on essential things that make the long time in front of the screen more pleasant. The Samsung Odyssey G7 is in first place. In the overall picture, this gaming monitor performs best, even in normal office use. Close behind is the Acer Predator XB253QGP, which is a lot cheaper, especially in price, but is still a high-quality monitor. The all-rounder LG 27GN880-B has also made it into the selection. The monitor particularly convinces with its strong ergonomics in everyday use.
Best Allround Monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7
Our best all-round monitor is the Samsung Odyssey G7, because it is simply suitable for many areas. Both in the office and on the home gaming desk, the monitor cuts a fine figure and delivers fantastic performance on top of that. The VA panel produces a deep black and high contrast, which is especially good in a dark environment. As a curved monitor, it also delivers an immersive gaming experience that flat monitors cannot compete with. Gamers can also enjoy 240Hz, a response time of 1ms, and VRR support via FreeSync and G-Sync.
However, the screen is also suitable for other areas. Even if the curvature speaks against a use in the creative field, the covered Adobe RGB color space is excellently suited for creative work. In addition, there are various connectivity options that make life in the office easier: a USB hub, as well as two USB 3.0 ports.
Affordable all-rounder: Acer Predator XB253QGP
- 144 Hz
- High contrast
- Good viewing angle
- Low price
- No HDMI 2.1
The Acer Predator XB253QGP also falls into the gaming monitor category, but it shines just as well in all other areas – and at a great price! The simple design does without spectacular lighting or the like. Ergonomically, however, the Acer has everything you need for everyday office use. You can also turn it by 90 degrees or change the tilt.
The IPS panel allows for a high viewing angle and the wide color space should also be ideal for graphic designers. Those who want to watch movies on the monitor will be pleased with the high contrast ratio. Unfortunately, the Acer only has 24 inches, which means the real feeling is lost with most blockbusters or even games.
With 144 Hz and a low input lag, especially responsive games like shooters can be played very well on the Acer. It also has four USB 3.0 ports and has a DisplayPort. Unfortunately, the monitor lacks HDMI 2.1, which would allow the latest consoles to be fully utilized. However, that is acceptable for this price.
Pure ergonomics: LG 27GN880 27GN880
- 144 Hz
- Ergo stand
- High resolution
- Wide viewing angle
- No HDMI 2.1
- No local dimming
Another alternative that is very versatile especially in terms of ergonomics is the LG 27GN880. It comes with a special stand and can thus be individually adjusted to each user. Therefore, it is also a good choice for the office or the desk at home.
Values like 144Hz, a low response time and low input lag also make it attractive for all gamers. Additional features like VRR support via FreeSync and G-Sync make the gaming fun complete. But the screen can also score in the graphic and creative field, since it can display a large HDR color space and additionally cover the complete DCI-P3 space.
Allround monitors in comparison
Best Allround Monitor
Samsung Odyssey G7
Acer Predator XB253QGP
LG 27GN880 27GN880
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