So that office work almost takes care of itself
Good office equipment is a must, especially if you spend up to 8 hours a day at your desk. Now that the home office is becoming more and more important, it makes sense to have decent equipment there as well, and not just to save your eyes. But what does a good monitor have to be able to do to be suitable for office work? An office monitor doesn’t have to have many values that are important for video games, for example, but above all a clear picture in an appropriate resolution makes quite a difference. We have picked out three monitors that provide a clear view in everyday office use.
Our winner in this category is the S2721QS from Dell, which offers plenty of room for various office activities thanks to its clear picture and 4K resolution. Thanks to its ComfortView, the monitor is easy on the eyes and its ergonomic features additionally allow it to be individually adjusted to the user. Second place goes to the ProArt PA278QV from ASUS, which is also very suitable for creative professions. Its size alone of up to 34″ gives you enough surface area to work on multiple things, and its 75Hz makes scrolling through documents or text a lot smoother. The Philips 329P9H/00 can especially shine with its connectivity options, because the USB-C docking station makes life in the office a lot more practical and makes annoying cable clutter a thing of the past. The integrated webcam with face recognition also makes office life easier since passwords no longer have to be entered by hand.
Best office monitor: Dell S2721QS
- Image Enhance for automatic image optimization
- ultra-wide viewing angle
- narrow display frame
- mediocre contrast ratio
Our test winner is clearly the S2721QS from Dell. It offers a crystal-clear picture, which is much more pleasant than blurry fonts and menus during long periods at the PC. Even though a 4K resolution is not absolutely necessary for a monitor that is exclusively used for office work, details are still displayed wonderfully because the resolution is 4 times higher than that of a Full HD monitor. Thanks to the IPS panel and the 99% sRGB color coverage, the monitor offers an excellent image and brilliant colors even at wide viewing angles.
In addition, working on this monitor becomes even easier on the eyes thanks to ComfortView, which does not flicker and includes a blue light filter. Due to the AMD FreeSync technology, this monitor would even be a good choice for gaming in leisure time, 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.
Also excellent for the creative field: ASUS ProArt PA278QV
- OLED display
- Dolby Vision
- Connection options
- Calman verified calibration
- Low contrast ratio
The ProArt Display from ASUS was actually developed for the creative field, but it is also suitable for everyday office use. Because besides many features that are mainly used in image and video editing, the PA278QV also has some interesting features for everyday use. 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. The screen also gets bright enough so that it can be used well in a very bright environment. Just like our test winner from Dell, ASUS’ ProArt monitor also has extensive ergonomics features so that it can be individually adjusted to the user.
If it may be somewhat larger: Philips 329P9H/00
- USB-C docking station
- build in webcam
- Connection options
- no real Eco mode
The 329P9H/00 from Philips is considered an all-rounder, especially in areas of office work. Its size of 32″ offers plenty of space to work in several windows and thanks to Picture-in-Picture or Picture-by-Picture features, this is also easily possible without having to constantly navigate back and forth between the windows. With a 4K resolution and a response time of 5ms, the image is not only clear and detailed, but also responds quickly and smoothly. The integrated webcam delivers a sufficiently good quality for phone calls with its 2 megapixels, and the Windows Face Detection will soon make typing passwords a thing of the past. The various ports and especially the built-in USB-C hub not only allow connecting many different second devices quickly and safely, but also eliminate annoying cable clutter. You can also charge your laptop via the USB-C port, but also transfer data at a speed of 1.25GB/s.
Office monitors compared
Best office monitor
ASUS ProArt PA278QV
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