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
- FreeSync Premium Pro
- 1000R camber radius
- Game Mode
- no HDMI 2.1 port
The Samsung Odyssey G7 is the best monitor in this category because the overall package is excellent in all areas. The built-in VA panel can display deep blacks, which is why it performs well in dark rooms. The curvature also creates an immersive experience, which plays into the hands of gamers in particular. They will also be happy about 240 Hz, a response time of 1 ms and support for VRR, FreeSync and G-Sync. If a screen curvature rather speaks against the use in the creative field, the excellently covered Adobe RGB color space can still speak for it.
Unfortunately, as with most VA panel monitors, viewing angles are mediocre, making the G7 not the best option for playing co-op games or sharing content. The monitor has a USB hub with two USB 3.0 ports and RGB bias lighting on the back of the monitor. It also has a Picture-in-Picture mode that allows two input signals to be displayed at the same time – ideal for watching a movie or series while gaming.
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
The LG 27GN880 is a top monitor when it comes to ergonomics. The screen comes with an extra Ergo stand that can be screwed to the desk and can thus be rotated, tilted and adjusted in height in any direction. It even supports retracting and extending the monitor.
Thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, exceptional response times and low input lag, the LG also offers impressive gaming performance. The high resolution of 2560×1440 makes it very suitable for office applications and other media. For graphic designers, it has a great HDR color space with exceptional DCI-P3 coverage, but it doesn’t get bright enough to bring out highlights. Furthermore, the contrast ratio is quite low and it lacks local dimming, which can improve black levels.
Allround monitors in comparison
Best Allround Monitor
Samsung Odyssey G7
Acer Predator XB253QGP
LG 27GN880 27GN880
|Size||32 Inch||24,5 Inch||27 Inch|
|Resolution||WQHD (2560 x 1440px)||HD (1920x1080px)||WQHD (2560 x 1440px)|
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