The best
Graphics monitors
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Only the best for creative minds

Editing photos and videos requires very special features in a monitor, as they need to be true to color and show a lot of detail. A popular opinion is therefore: the bigger and higher the resolution, the better. But people often forget that with a higher resolution, all menus and fonts also become smaller. In many cases, this can be adjusted accordingly, but at some point even this is no longer possible. A size of 27″ is still the best choice here, but it can also be a few inches larger if the desk allows it.

One of the best-known brands in this category is also in first place: Eizo. With its CG279X it offers the best features for the creative field including a high resolution, a high contrast and a good, maximum brightness. In second place, the much cheaper ASUS ProArt PA278QV offers an enormously large surface and also many useful features for creative areas. Acer’s Predator can also not only serve as a good gaming monitor, but is also perfect for working in the Adobe sRGB color space, as it reproduces it true to color. Unfortunately, it has to make some losses when editing in dark rooms.

Best Graphic monitor: Eizo CG279X

  • wide color gamut (including 99% AdobeRGB coverage)
  • Resolution up to 4K
  • Sensor for automatic self-calibration
  • True Black Display
  • price
Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
Response time
13ms

One of the best brands for the creative field is probably Eizo and the model CG279X is one of the best monitors that creative minds can put on their desk. The screen convinces with the highest resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), a very good contrast ratio of 1300:1 and a brightness of 350 cd/m2. This makes it possible to edit images with pixel accuracy and text outlines can be seen clearly. With presets for the gamma curves HLG and PQ, the monitor is particularly suitable for professional applications in video post-production and pre-press. In addition, the monitor reproduces up to 98% of the DCI-P3 standard and also supports the Rec. 2020 standard. Furthermore, the CG279X supports 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, which means that RAW formats converted to AdobeRBG are reproduced with absolute color fidelity.

Creative from ASUS: ASUS ProArt PA278QV

  • OLED display
  • Dolby Vision
  • Connection options
  • Calman verified calibration
  • Low contrast ratios

The ProArt Display PA278QV from ASUS is designed for the creative field and is rather suitable for the smaller budget. Especially the size of the monitor (up to 34″) and the clarity of the image make it a good monitor to edit photos and videos. The input lag is also very low, and thanks to its 75Hz, everything runs smoothly and quickly, which is especially positive for animated projects. The screen also gets bright enough so that it can be used well in a very bright environment.

Perfect for Adobe applications: Acer X27

  • Complete coverage of the Adobe sRGB color space
  • Integrated USB hub
  • HDR
  • working in dark rooms

The Acer Predator X27 is probably better known as a gaming monitor, but it also offers outstanding features for editing videos and photos. Thanks to the 4K resolution and the IPS panel, images are displayed crystal clear and due to the Adobe sRGB color space, especially HDR content is rendered brilliantly. The monitor also becomes bright enough to use it optimally in bright rooms. Unfortunately, it does not perform as well in dark rooms, since it has a poor black balance, as well as only a mediocre contrast ratio.

Graphics monitors compared

Best Graphic monitor
Eizo CG279X
Eizo CG279X
ASUS ProArt PA278QV
ASUS ProArt PA278QV
Acer X27
Acer X27
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 27 Inch
Resolution QHD (2560 x 1440px) QHD (2560 x 1440px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS IPS IPS
Refresh rate 60Hz 75Hz 120 Hz
Response time 13ms 5ms 4ms
Display type Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1300:1 1000:1 1000:1
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