The Acer T272HL is a striking 27-inch touch-screen monitor offering very accurate colors and responsive 10-point touch technology. It's a generally solid performer, but it loses some color fidelity when viewed from an angle, and it has a reflective coating.
The Asus VG248QE is a 24-inch gaming monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate, a speedy pixel response, and a highly adjustable stand. It's a good performer but could use a few more gamer-centric features.
The HP Envy 27 27-inch monitor is not only aesthetically pleasing, it delivers rich colors and premium audio quality courtesy of Dr. Dre's Beats Audio technology. It's also more expensive than most 27-inch monitors.
The Dell UltraSharp U3014 is a 30-inch IPS display with LED backlighting, a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution and excellent viewing angles. The overall image quality is extremely good and USB 3.0 connectivity makes this monitor even more impressive.
LG monitors have always blended style and functionality, and the new LG 23ET83V-W is no different. This sleek 23-inch monitor sports an IPS panel and 10-point projected capacitive touch technology to deliver a colorful and responsive touch-screen experience.
The Dell UltraSharp U2913WM is an attractive 29-inch monitor with an ultra-wide screen. This panoramic display boasts a 2,560-by-1,080 resolution and a unique 21:9 aspect ratio (as opposed to the popular 16:9 aspect ratio), and it is loaded with ports. What's more, it uses IPS (In Plane Switching) technology to deliver great color and grayscale reproduction.
We got our hands on the new Acer T232HL, a 23-inch model that retails for $500. It and its larger sibling, the Acer T272HL meet the requirements to be Windows 8-certified displays, which includes support for at least five simultaneous touch points and a bezel design that does not interfere with the user's ability to interact with the interface.