Computer monitors have certainly come a long way in the last 5-10 years. Companies that weren't on the map back then are now in the top 5 and that's a pretty big progression. There's a lot to keep in mind when you're in the market for a new computer monitor and we've found the best 5 models that balance features and energy consumption.
• 23" LED Monitor, $339.99: Features include: Black Cabinet Color, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, LED backlit for ultra-thin profile, automatic dual-monitor management and crisp color from every angle. Samsung has really stepped its game up and we seem them pretty often in home offices.
• 22" LCD HDTV Monitor, $288.99: Another Samsung we really love because of the features for such a great price. The design is attractive and an item we certainly wouldn't mind putting on our desk — it would be a welcomed addition. Full HD Resolution and HDMI plus Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Capability to name a few features.
• LED Backlit LCD Monitor, $399.95: Based on looks alone we really love the LG monitor, but there's much more to it than that. LED backlit display, full HD 1080p, auto-bright censor and 2,000,000:1 digital fine contrast ratio are some of the most important features. Plus it only has a 28 watt power consumption.
• Diagonal Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor, $249.99: HP hasn't always been on the best lists in the past, but maybe they're making somewhat of a come back with their recent line of computer monitors. 60000:1 contrast ratio, 50 Watt power consumption and anti-glare display are the top specs.
And on the horizon? 3D computer monitors, like this one at the Samsung booth at CES promise another dimension of performance with stylish housing.
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