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AOC I2757Fh And ViewSonic VX2770Smh: Two 27" IPS Monitors

Sharp New Screens For 2013

Most of us would be happy with either of these two displays on our desks, but the edge goes to ViewSonic for its superior contrast and black levels. With all other metrics showing the two monitors neck-and-neck, the VX2770Smh has just a little more pop thanks to its roughly 40 percent-higher contrast.

At the end of the day, though, either monitor can super-size your desktop without breaking the bank. And, priced $50 less than the ViewSonic, we'd be crazy not to recommend the solution from AOC as well. So, we're giving both the ViewSonic VX2770Smh and AOC I2757Fh our Smart Buy award.

Both companies are offering absolutely unreal bargains with these screens. The latest AH-IPS technology allows them to achieve high levels of color accuracy and superb contrast. While not ideal for high-end photo and graphics work, they are perfect for the increasing number of users employing their computers to watch TV and movie content. Sporting generous 27-inch screen sizes, HDTV-friendly 16:9 aspect ratios, and an admission price of around 300 bucks, either model lets you enjoy the big-screen experience.

While extreme hardcore gamers may want to stick with a TN-based panel for the quicker response numbers, these new budget IPS panels will do just fine for the less-demanding PC gamer. Heck, at this price point, home and office users looking for a bigger display should consider one of these AH-IPS panels along with comparably-priced TF-based LCDs for their next monitor purchase.

Christian Eberle
Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors.