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 gaming monitor from ASUS ROG is in first place, but the other two don’t have to hide behind their expensive colleagues. In the overall picture, however, the XG279Q performs best, even in normal office use. Close behind is the ProArt PA278QV from ASUS, which is a bit cheaper, especially in price, but is still a high-quality monitor. The all-rounder S2721QS from Dell also made it into the selection, as it is also an outstanding all-rounder in 4K.
Best Allround Monitor: ASUS XG279Q
- Response Time: 1ms
- max Refresh Rate: 170Hz
- Color Space: sRGB and DCI-P3
- Lighting effect: Aura Sync
- Micro HDMI-Port
The ROG Strix XG279Q is also in our list of the best gaming monitors, but the ASUS wonder can also score in other categories. Especially due to its positive characteristics in the areas of blink angle stability, contrast value, energy efficiency, illumination, color purity, as well as video playback, the screen cuts a good figure on almost every desk. For gamers, the WQHD resolution is of course a good argument, as well as a maximum refresh rate of 170Hz, G-Sync compatible Adaptive Sync and a response time of 1ms. The IPS panel comes into its own very well increative activities, as these panels are very true to color. Furthermore, the monitor can be perfectly aligned to the user and USB 3.0 ports do not have to be waived. This makes working for hours in the home office almost child’s play.
Also excellent for the creative field: ASUS ProArt PA278QV
- OLED display
- Dolby Vision
- Connection options
- Calman verified calibration
- Low contrast ratio
Actually, the ProArt Display from ASUS was developed for the creative field, but it is also suitable for other activities on the PC. Besides many features that are mainly used in image and video editing, the PA278QV also has some interesting features for everyday use, no matter if it’s normal web surfing, office work or even occasional gaming. Above all, the size of the monitor (up to 34″) and the clarity of the image make it a good monitor to spend a good many hours in front of. The input lag is also very low and thanks to its 75Hz, scrolling through documents and texts is a lot smoother. This is also noticeable when gaming, which looks very good thanks to VRR and FreeSync. Also, the screen gets bright enough so that it can be used well in a very bright environment. In addition, the PA278QV can be aligned very well with the user, so working in front of this screen is even easier.
The designer piece: Dell S2721QS
- Image Enhance for automatic image optimization
- Ultra-wide viewing angle
- Narrow screen bezel
- Mediocre contrast ratio
The S2721QS from Dell cuts the best figure in permanent use as an office screen, but the designer piece of the S-series is also quite impressive in other areas. With its 4K resolution, you can see even the smallest details, which also has its advantages in the creative field or when gaming. Furthermore, thanks to the IPS panel and the 99% sRGB color coverage, the monitor offers an excellent picture and brilliant colors even at wide viewing angles.
In addition, working on this monitor becomes even easier on the eyes thanks to ComfortView, as it does not flicker and comes with a blue light filter. The AMD FreeSync technology even makes this monitor a good choice for recreational gaming, but unsuitable for pro gaming. The S2721QS can additionally be aligned workplace-friendly, as it can be swiveled, rotated, tilted and adjusted in height. Furthermore, integrated speakers are available, which saves the purchase of additional speakers.
Allround monitors compared
Best Allround Monitor
ASUS ProArt PA278QV
|Size||27 Inch||27 Inch||27 Inch|
|Resolution||QHD (2560 x 1440px)||QHD (2560 x 1440px)||UHD (3840 x 2160px)|
|Refresh rate||144 Hz||75Hz||60Hz|
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