What's the best 27-inch monitor? We've got a few that we think you're gonna like!

A 27-inch monitor is just about the perfect size for having something "big" on your desk without having to sit too far away or whip your head back and forth to follow things across the screen.

If you're in the market for a new monitor, check out our top picks!

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

The Dell UltraSharp U2715H is just about the best monitor for the most people. It features an IPS (in-plane switching) panel, which means you'll have excellent viewing from side angles and fantastic color reproduction.

With a resolution of 2560x1440, you're getting better-than-HD picture quality, so you shouldn't notice any pixels, even sitting up-close. The monitor is fully adjustable, able to tilt, swivel, rotate, and adjust to whatever height is comfortable for you.

The ultra-thin bezel means more screen and less distraction so that you can stay focused on the task at hand, and its 6 millisecond (ms) response time means you'll not notice ghosting or judder – great for gaming.

Perhaps the best part is the U2715H's plethora of media connections, so you won't have to compromise on what peripherals get to stay plugged in and which ones you have to switch out all the time.

Connections:

  • 2x HDMI/MHL
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • DisplayPort out
  • Audio line out
  • 5x USB 3.0 downstream (1 for battery charging)
  • USB 3.0 upstream

See at Dell

BenQ GW2765HT

BenQ

The BenQ GW2765HT is a great middle-of-the-road option for folks who don't want to spend to much but still need a high-performance monitor. For under $330, you get a 2560x1440 resolution IPS panel with great viewing angles, two 1W speakers, modes for Zero Flicker and Low Blue Light to stave off eye fatigue, and more.

This monitor is simply designed, so if you're all for keeping up with the Joneses, it's not the most stylish, but it's practical and inexpensive.

Connections:

  • VGA
  • DVI-DL
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Audio line out
  • Audio line in

See at Amazon

Dell P2715Q

Dell P2715Q

If 4K is your bag, you can't do much better than Dell's P2715Q, which has an IPS panel, all the media connections you could want, and swivel, tilt, rotation, and height adjustments out the wazoo.

This puppy refreshes at 60Hz, which is lightning-quick for a 4K monitor, and it also means that you'll notice very little ghosting or other visual artifacts. So it's great for gaming, watching movies, or just about anything else you can throw at it.

The P2715Q also has a gray-to-gray response time of 8ms, which means a pixel will change color in 8 milliseconds flat. That's quite quick for a 4K monitor, and it helps smooth out the picture even further, so you'll notice even less lag.

Connections:

  • DisplayPort
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • DisplayPort out
  • HDMI/MHL
  • Speaker line out
  • 4x USB 3.0 downstream
  • USB 3.0 upstream

See at Dell

Acer Predator XB271HU

Acer Predator

If you're a gamer, get in here! The Acer Predator is the Cadillac of 27-inch monitors, with a 2560x1440 resolution and a refresh rate of 144Hz (overclocked at 165Hz with DisplayPort!). You'll notice very little (if any) ghosting or other visual artifacts, which makes this the perfect monitor for the serious gamer.

To even further reduce video tearing, the Predator features NVIDIA G-Sync, which will synchronize refresh rates with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU in your PC.

Aside from it producing excellent color thanks to its IPS panel, the XB271HU just plain looks cool, with its red-footed stand and super thin bezel that makes the screen seem almost infinite. You won't have any distractions while you're on the battlefield, mining for iron, or defending Azeroth.

Connections:

  • HDMI
  • USB
  • DisplayPort

See at Amazon

ASUS PB277Q

ASUS P277Q

Another great all-around pick is the ASUS PB277Q, which has a resolution of 2560x1440 and a refresh rate of 75Hz, which is faster than most standard televisions. It also has a 1ms response time which is just about as fast as it gets, so this is a great monitor for gaming or editing complex videos or animations.

With picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, you'll be more productive than you've ever been, since you can view media or work on projects from two sources at the same time - the multitasker's dream!

You can adjust this monitor to whatever orientation suits you and its Flicker Free mode and low blue light mode will help with eye fatigue, so that you can remain product all day and all night.

Connections:

  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Dual-link DVI-D
  • Audio line out

See at Amazon

What's on your desk?

Which 27-inch monitor do you use? If you think it deserves a mention, sound off in the comments below!