Picking a monitor is easy. But choosing the right monitor is a different story altogether. More so, if you are planning to buy a monitor suitable for graphic design. There are lots of factors you need to take into consideration: colour accuracy, screen resolution, ergonomics and price.

Which is why we made things easier for you by listing these 8 different ranges of monitors that suit your graphic design needs.

1. Acer Predator XB271HU 27” WQHD IPS

Best monitor for graphic design and gaming
Price from RM2,599.00
Shopee Malaysia RM2,599.00

The Acer Predator XB271HU offers the best of both worlds for hardcore gamers and graphic designers. Here’s why; vivid colour accuracy from the IPS panel, a high refresh rate that can be overclocked up to 165Hz and Nvidia G-Sync for minimising screen tearing.

Not to mention, its flicker-less technology helps to reduce eye strain, which is particularly useful for those who work or play for long hours. The monitor is also adjustable where you can tilt or move them up and down.

2. Dell U2417H 23.8” IPS

Best affordable 1080p monitor for graphic design students
Price from RM968.00
Shopee Malaysia RM968.00

Sometimes you don’t have to spend a fortune on a professional 1080p monitor. Take Dell U2417H, for instance. It boasts a 99% sRGB IPS panel, which is particularly essential for accurate colour renditions. You can even adjust the monitor to get better viewing angles up to 178° regardless of vertical or horizontal position.

3. BenQ SW2700 PT 27”

Best monitor for Photoshop
Price from RM2,899.00
Shopee Malaysia RM2,899.00

A spacious 27-inch IPS LED display, a rich colour gamut of 99% Adobe RGB, a crisp 2560 x 1440 resolution, and a shade hood that helps minimise glare and reflections…what more can you ask for? If you are a graphic designer who often uses Photoshop, you might want to put this one on your checklist.

4. Dell UltraSharp UP2716D IPS 27” WQHD

Best monitor for graphic design and photography
Price from RM2,707.00
Lazada Malaysia RM2,707.00

Colour plays an important part in graphic design and photography. This is where the Dell UltraSharp UP2716D delivers. It boasts an excellent colour depth and accuracy, thanks to Dell’s PremierColour technology that provides 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB. The monitor is adjustable and also comes with plenty of extensive connectivity like USB 3.0 and HDMI port.

5. Samsung 34” Ultra WQHD Curved Monitor (CF791)

Best ultrawide curved monitor for graphic design
Price from RM3,899.00
Shopee Malaysia RM3,899.00

It’s ultrawide, alright. Here’s a whopping 34-inch monitor that gives you ample space to display more of your work like toolbars, images and text files across the screen without cramping against each other. It also features a huge 21:9 deep-curved display, making it both aesthetically stunning and even helps to reduce unwanted glare if you sit nearby a window.

Other highlights include a vivid 3440 x 1440 resolution, extensive colour support of up to 16.7 million colours and finally, a flicker-free technology to reduce potential headaches and eye fatigue caused by prolonged computer use.

6. Dell P2418HT 24” Full HD IPS

Best LCD LED monitor for graphic design
Price from RM1,255.00
Shopee Malaysia RM1,255.00

Winners of 2017 Reddot Design Award and IF Design Awards, this 24” LED-backlit LCD monitor comes with the convenience of a touchscreen display. This gives you a more intuitive experience where you can easily tap, slide and swipe files or images with your fingers. Besides, a touchscreen display can be doubled as a visual presentation.

You can also expect good colour accuracy, thanks to its high-quality IPS panel while the ultra-thin bezel allows you to see more clearly and work better without distraction.

7. Dell 27” UltraSharp WQHD U2715H

Best 1440p monitor for graphic design
Price from RM1,924.53
Lelong RM1,924.53

There are plenty of reasons that benefit you from using a 1440p monitor. For instance, if you are a graphic designer, such a monitor will make your graphic designs or images appear clearer and sharper. With Dell UltraSharp U2715H, you get the same visual clarity from its WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution.

The 27-inch display is wide enough to boost your work productivity. Spaces are least of your problems since you can seamlessly view or move multiple drafts, designs and toolbars across the screen.

8. Asus ProArt PA329Q Professional Monitor - 32” 4K UHD

Best 4K monitor for graphic design
Price from RM5,279.00
Shopee Malaysia RM5,279.00

One of the Asus ProArt PA329Q’s major selling points is the excellent colour accuracy that offers an astonishing 100% sRGB reproduction. The monitor also boasts a widescreen 32-inch display and a striking 3840 x 2160 4K resolution. External connectivity is equally seamless, thanks to various inputs such as HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 ports.

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