Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Ever since thin liquid crystal monitors replaced heavy and bulky monitors with cathode ray tubes, it seemed that the problem of harm of monitors to vision was practically solved. Indeed, LCD monitors are significantly more gentle on the eyes. But there are still some problems, and manufacturers with varying success are trying to minimize these problems.
Experts have analyzed the modern market and prepared a rating of the most eye-safe monitors. In this context, the importance of such parameters as flicker-free backlighting, brightness and contrast, pixel pitch, frame and line refresh rates, etc., is significantly increased. All of these examples are wall-mountable, Flicker-Free (flicker-free) backlit, vertically adjustable and rotatable 90 degrees (except PHILIPS 40-inch monitor), color calibration.
- Rating of the best monitors for the eyes
- ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
- Eizo FlexScan EV2456
- PHILIPS BDM4350UC
- BenQ SW2700PT
- Samsung C27HG70QQU
- ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ
- BenQ ZOWIE XL2430
Rating of the best monitors for the eyes
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best monitors for the eyes||1||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q||RUB 55,374|
|2||Eizo FlexScan EV2456||RUB 35,000|
|3||PHILIPS BDM4350UC||RUB 38,285|
|4||BenQ SW2700PT||RUB 40,569|
|5||Samsung C27HG70QQU||RUB 40 585|
|6||ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ||RUB 29 959|
|7||BenQ ZOWIE XL2430||RUB 20 689|
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
Let's start with a very prominent and bright model from ASUS. The manufacturer positions this monitor as a gaming monitor, and this circumstance is indicated not only by decent technical characteristics, but also by the very appearance of the device.
Monitor dimensions are 620x553x238 mm, weight – 7 kg. Screen size – 27 “diagonal. Image detail – 2560×1440 pixels on the IPS-matrix with anti-glare coating. When fully loaded, consumes up to 90 watts of power. Standby consumption is almost zero – 0.5 W. Meets Energy Star. Power supply is external.
The frame rate of the image redrawing is from 30 to 165 Hz, the lower case is from 34 to 209 kHz. The pixel pitch is 0.233 mm. Brightness – 350 cd / m2. Contrast – 1000 to 1. Response speed – 4 ms. Color coverage – up to 16.7 million shades. Supports G-Sync technology.
The monitor is equipped with a good set of interfaces: at the input – DisplayPort and HDMI-connector; at the output – three USB ports, USB3.0-hub for two ports, audio output to a headset. A pair of 2W stereo speakers is integrated into the case.
- attractive appearance;
- branded switchable backlight on the stand;
- good image quality and color rendering, smooth dynamics;
- a high resolution;
- convenient installation.
- there are frequent cases of strong highlights in the corners and edges.
Eizo FlexScan EV2456
The second number in our rating of the best eye monitors is a model made by the Japanese company Eizo. For some (not all) parameters important for vision, the model is slightly inferior to the previous one, but it wins significantly in terms of cost. In addition, there are some useful options here that the above solution from ASUS does not have.
Monitor dimensions – 531x351x190 mm, weight – 5.70 kg. Screen size – 24.1 “with 1920×1200 detail on IPS-matrix. Power consumption – 11 W in operation and 0.50 W in stand-by. The power supply is located inside the case. The monitor meets key environmental and energy standards (MPR-II, VESA DPM, TCO 7.0 , Energy Star, etc.).
The frame rate of the picture refresh is from 55 to 76 Hz, the lower case is from 15 to 81 kHz. The pixel pitch is 0.27 mm. Brightness – 350 candelas per sq. meter. Contrast – 1000 to 1. Response speed – 5 ms. Color gamut – up to 16.7 million shades. Built-in function to reduce harmful blue color. The brightness can be adjusted automatically thanks to the built-in light sensor.
The following interfaces are used to connect external devices: at the input – standard audio, VGA, DVI-D (HDCP), DisplayPort and HDMI video inputs; at the output – a headphone jack, several USB connectors, a USB3.0 hub for two ports. Built-in pair of stereo speakers with 2 W of power.
- economical and environmentally friendly;
- there is a suppression of blue;
- light sensor.
- no pronounced disadvantages were found.
In third place in the ranking of the best monitors for eye protection, a special model that stands out sharply against the background of neighboring models with its size. This is ideal if you need to work with the monitor at the maximum distance, thereby reducing eye strain to the minimum possible.
With an impressive diagonal of 42.51 “, the dimensions of the device are 968x630x259 mm, weight – 9.72 kg. Consumption from the built-in power supply unit – 63 W in operation and 0.5 W in stand-by mode. Complies with Energy Star 6.0 standards.
IPS-matrix resolution is as much as 3840×2160, and this is the only 4K monitor in our review. The frame refresh rate is from 23 to 80 Hz, the horizontal one is from 30 to 160 kHz. The pixel pitch is 0.2451 mm. The response speed is 5 ms. Brightness – 300 candelas per sq. meter. Contrast – 1200 to 1, dynamic – 50 million to 1. Color gamut – more than a billion colors. The screen is equipped with an anti-reflective coating and means to eliminate the disadvantages of backlight uniformity.
In terms of interaction with peripherals, this model has the following capabilities: at the input – two HDMI 2.0 video inputs, one VGA (D-Sub) and DisplayPort, standard stereo audio input, MHL support; at the output – a standard headset jack, four USB Type A, one USB Type B, USB3.0 hub for four ports. Built-in two sufficiently powerful stereo speakers of 7 W each.
- huge screen;
- more than 1 billion shades;
- exceptionally high quality picture;
- 4K resolution;
- anti-burn-in 'pixel rotation' function.
- height and portrait position are not adjustable.
Continuing the rating, we present you a monitor manufactured by the Taiwanese company BenQ. This model is noteworthy due to a very good combination of important characteristics and cost.
Monitor dimensions are equal to 653x445x323 mm, weight – 8.30 kg. Optimal diagonal dimension for desktop use combined with eye safety – 27 “. Power consumption from the built-in power supply is 37 W during operation and less than 0.5 in sleep mode. Energy Star 6.0 compliant.
The screen is equipped with a high-quality matrix AHVA (joint development of BenQ and ASUS), which is in fact an analogue of IPS with some improvements. Detailing – 2560×1440. The pixel pitch is 0.2331 mm. Brightness – 350 candelas per sq. meter. Contrast – 1000 to 1, dynamic – 20 million to 1. Response speed – 5 ms. The color gamut is over a billion shades.
Peripheral capabilities of the monitor are as follows: input – HDMI 1.4, DVI-D (HDCP) and DisplayPort; at the output – a standard headset jack, two USB Type A and one Type B ports, a USB 3.0 hub for two ports, a card reader.
In the description of this model, the manufacturer emphasizes the monitor's ability to reliably reproduce color temperatures of 6.5 thousand K, 5 thousand K and 9.3 thousand K.
- more than 1 billion shades;
- high-quality matrix;
- the optimal combination of price, quality and capabilities;
- attractive hi-tech design.
- there are instances with uneven illumination.
Next in the ranking of the best monitors for the eyes is the model made by the South Korean giant Samsung. This model has a whole set of remarkable characteristics that distinguish it favorably against the background of neighboring solutions.
The diagonal screen size of this model is similar to the previous one – 27 inches. The dimensions of the monitor are 625x557x391 mm, and the weight is 6.30 kg. Power consumption from the outdoor power supply unit in operating mode is 62 W (at maximum load – up to 100 W), in sleep and standby modes – 0.5 W.
The detail of the VA matrix of the monitor is 2560×1440. The frame refresh rate is one of the highest – 144 Hz. Brightness – 350 candelas per sq. meter. The contrast is exceptionally high – 3000 to 1. The response speed is also outstanding – only 1 ms. Color gamut – over a billion colors with 100% sRGB coverage. HDR technology and blue color suppression are supported.
Unlike almost all monitors in the review, in this model the set of interfaces for peripherals is extremely ascetic – two incoming HDMI ports and one DisplayPort.
A striking feature of this model is the curved screen. It is positioned by the manufacturer as a gaming monitor, and looking back at the technical characteristics, it should be admitted that for a comfortable game with the most 'voracious' settings, it really suits the best way.
- high refresh rate of the screen;
- record contrast ratio;
- HDR support;
- the widest color gamut;
- curved screen.
- lack of interfaces.
ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ
Another gaming monitor with eye protection from ASUS. In many important parameters, the device repeats almost exactly the previous model, and with minor flaws it has some advantages.
The size of the monitor screen is 27 inches, dimensions – 620x424x269 mm, weight – 6.90 kg. In operating mode, the device consumes 50 W, in standby and hibernation – no more than 0.5 W.
The matrix in this model is similar to the previous one – VA, but the detail is lower – 1920×1080. The frame rate of the image refresh is exactly the same – from 48 to 144 Hz, the lower case – from 55 to 162 kHz. The pixel pitch is 0.311 mm. Brightness 300 cd / sq. meter, contrast – 3 thousand to 1, dynamic contrast exceptional – 100 million to 1. Response speed – 4 ms. In terms of color gamut, this model is noticeably weaker than the previous one – up to 16.7 million shades. The screen is curved and anti-reflective. There is a blue suppression function.
The set of interfaces is the same limited as in the previous example – only one input port – DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and DVI-D (HDCP). The output is only a headphone jack.
- curved screen;
- blue filter;
- excellent color rendering;
- the highest contrast;
- spectacular appearance.
- lack of interfaces.
BenQ ZOWIE XL2430
And at the end of the rating of the best monitors for the eyes from, let's consider another model from the Taiwanese manufacturer BenQ. Our experts have included this monitor in the review specifically for those who want to get a device that is safe enough for eyesight at the lowest price. This model is the most affordable, despite the gaming 'status'.
The screen measures 24 “diagonally and measures 568x520x199 mm. The monitor weighs 7 kg. Equipped with a built-in power supply. Power consumption is exactly the same as the previous model – 50 W in operation and 0.5 W in sleep and standby modes. Complies with Energy Star 6.0.
The detailing of an inexpensive but high-quality TN matrix is 1920×1080. Frame refresh rate – up to 144 Hz. The pixel pitch is 0.276 mm. Brightness – 350 candelas per sq. meter. Contrast – 1000 to 1, dynamic – 12 million to 1. Response speed – 1 ms. The review is inevitably worse than any of the previous matrices – 170×160 degrees. Color gamut – 16.7 million shades. There is a blue suppression function.
The set of interfaces for interacting with external devices is much richer than the two previous examples: two HDMI inputs, one VGA (D-Sub) and one DVI-D (HDCP), an audio output to a headset, three USB Type A ports, one Type B, hub for three USB 3.0 ports.
- high frame rate;
- sufficient brightness;
- the most affordable price.
- TN-matrix with typical disadvantages;
- Incorrect factory calibration.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.