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IPS Monitor List: AHVA, PLS and IPS LCD Panels

Last updated: 8/29/16

IPS Logo Found On In-Plane Switching LCD TechnologyI'm often asked for a recommendation on what type or brand of LCD monitor offers the best picture quality, to which I usually suggest a display model that's manufactured using In-Plane Switching panel technology. IPS monitors are known for providing superior color accuracy, better image consistency, and wider viewing angles than the more commonly found TN (Twisted Nematic) panels. This list goes a bit further and compiles most, if not all, of the S-IPS, AH-IPS, e-IPS and other panel variations that use In-Plane Switching that are currently being used for LCD monitors and available on the retail market, including proprietary "IPS-like" panels from AUO (AHVA) and Samsung (PLS).

This list is sortable; it can be arranged (in ascending or descending order) by Size, Resolution, Model, or Price. The default sorting is alphabetical by manufacturer. Updates will be made when newer models are introduced or older models are discontinued, replaced by newer models, or no longer available from retail outlets. Models that have been recently added to the list are marked with a NEW tag. Once a display has been discontinued by the manufacturer and production has ceased it will be removed from the list. For more information about In-Plane Switching read LCD Panel Technology Explained, which covers the main LCD panel types and advantages provided by LCDs that make use of this technology. Check back frequently for updates so you can find the best IPS monitor that meets your requirements.

IPS Recommendations for All Budgets

Small Budget
Acer R240HY
Acer R240HY: Cheap IPS Monitor

23.8" IPS Under $130
Medium Budget
Asus PB278Q
PB278Q: 27-Inch WQHD Monitor with PLS Panel

27" WQHD PLS Panel
Large Budget
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
Best IPS based gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate (can be overclocked to 165Hz), no lag, ULMB and G-sync support

165Hz AHVA with G-sync & ULMB
Display Model Size Resolution Price Notes
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Acer B276HK 27" 3840 x 2160 $550 21:9 aspect ratio
Acer B276HUL 27" 2560 x 1400 $480 AHVA panel, no PWM (flicker-free)
Acer B326HK 32" 3840 x 2160 $1,000 Anti-glare screen coating
Acer G246HYL 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $190 MHL support, LED backlit
Acer G257HL 25" 1920 x 1080 $190
Acer G257HU 25" 2560 x 1440 $280 8-bit IPS panel with 4ms g2g response time
Acer H226HQL bid 22" 1920 x 1080 $120 Cheap e-IPS monitor with glossy screen coating and PWM not used for backlight dimming (using PWM can cause screen flicker).
Acer H236HL bid 23" 1920 x 1080 $180 Very thin bezel, 6-bit and glossy
Acer H276HL 27" 1920 x 1080 $250 Glossy screen surface
Acer KN242HYL NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $130 60Hz, 4ms response time
Acer K272HUL 27" 2560 x 1440 $400 AHVA panel with semi-glossy AG coating and flicker-free (no PWM).
Acer Predator XB271HK 27" 3840 x 2160 $850 AU Optronics AHVA panel, G-sync support, 10-bit color depth, low lag/fast response times optimized for high resolution gaming
Acer Predator X34 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,400 AH-IPS, 60Hz refresh rate (can be overclocked up to 100Hz in UI), G-Sync, flicker-free
Acer T272HUL 27" 2560 x 1440 $900 1.07 billion color support, IPS touch screen display
Acer XB270HU 27" 2560 x 1440 $800 144 Hz refresh rate, ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) mode, G-Sync support, fast 4ms response time, light matte AG coating, virtually no input lag and zero PWM. First IPS-type (AHVA) monitor with a blur reduction system (strobing backlight) designed to compete with the quickest TN displays for fast paced gaming.
Acer XB321HK NEW 32" 3840 x 2160 $1,200 4K IPS type gaming display, G-Sync support, 4ms response time, flicker-free
Acer XR341CK 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,100 Curved AH-IPS, FreeSync support (23-80 Hz), 21:9 aspect ratio
AOC i2267fw 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $120 AH-IPS Panel, LED backlight
AOC i2367Fh 23" 1920 x 1080 $150 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching LCD panel
AOC I2481FXH 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $250 AH-IPS, 6-bit + FRC
AOC Q2770PQU 27" 2560 x 1440 $800 S-PLS display with light matte AG coating (semi-glossy) and true 8-bit color support (no dithering).
AOC Q2963PM 29" 2560 x 1080 $500 29" panoramic AH-IPS monitor, true 8-bit panel and 21:9 aspect ratio.
AOC U3477PQU 34" 3440 x 1440 $700 AH-IPS, 8-bit + FRC dithering
Apple Thunderbolt 27" 2560 x 1440 $1,000 27" IPS with LED backlighting with 8-bit panel.
Asus MG279Q 27" 2560 x 1440 $600 Flicker-free gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support.
Asus MX239H 23" 1920 x 1080 $250 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (6-bit + A-FRC).
Asus MX279H 27" 1920 x 1080 $315 LG AH-IPS (LM270WF5-SLB1), 6-bit + A-FRC.
ASUS MX27AQ 27" 2560 x 1440 $500 AH-IPS
ASUS MX299Q 29" 2560 x 1080 $470 Ultra Wide AH-IPS display, no PWM for backlight dimming (flicker-free).
Asus PA248Q 24" 1920 x 1200 $300 LG e-IPS (LM240WU8-SLA2), 6-bit + A-FRC.
Asus PB238Q 23" 1920 x 1080 $220 Connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, D-sub, and four USB ports.
ASUS PB258Q 25" 2560 x 1440 $390 AH-IPS panel, flicker-free
Asus PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440 $620 WQHD Super PLS panel, true 8-bit and light matte coating.
ASUS PG27AQ 27" 3840 x 2160 $800 AHVA panel (AU Optronics M270QAN01)
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560 x 1440 $800 AHVA LCD targeted to fast-paced gaming with 144Hz native refresh rate (factory overclockable to 165Hz), G-sync/ULMB support and practically no input lag.
Asus VN248H-P NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $150
Asus VS229H-P 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $140 LED backlit e-IPS monitor for the budget crowd.
Asus VS239H-P 23" 1920 x 1080 $170
Asus VS24AH-P 24" 1920 x 1200 $230 The Asus VS24AH-P is a cheap 24-inch IPS monitor for the low budget crowd.
BenQ BL2711U 27" 3840 x 2160 $700 4k AHVA panel, 10-bit color (8-bit + FRC), flicker-free (no PWM), semi-glossy screen coating
BenQ BL3201PH 32" 3840 x 2160 $1,000 4k AHVA panel, 8-bit + 2–bit FRC, very light matte AG coating (semi-glossy), flicker-free
BenQ GW2765HT 27" 2560 x 1440 $450 flicker-free, low blue light mode, targeted to gamers with 4ms response time (GTG)
BenQ PG2401PT 24" 1920 x 1200 $1,000 Graphic printing-certified monitor with 10-bit AH-IPS (8-bit panel with FRC), light matte anti-glare coating and detachable hood shade.
Crossover 2795QHD 27" 2560 x 1440 $350 AH-IPS, 8-bit, 100Hz possible through overclocking (though not guranteed)
Dell E2715H 27" 1920 x 1080 $240 PLS panel type
Dell P2017H NEW 19.5" 1600 x 900 $140
Dell P2214H 22" 1920 x 1080 $210 Updated "Performance" line from Dell that now includes a AH-IPS panel from LG and W-LED backlight
Dell P2217H NEW 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $160
Dell P2314H 23" 1920 x 1080 $210 AH-IPS panel, W-LED backlight
Dell P2317H NEW 23" 1920 x 1080 $180
Dell P2414H 24" 1920 x 1080 $260 AH-IPS panel, W-LED backlight
Dell P2415Q 23.8" 3840 x 2160 $600 AH-IPS panel, W-LED backlight
Dell P2416D 23.8" 2560 x 1440 $400
Dell P2417H NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $200
Dell P2714H 27" 1920 x 1080 $370 AH-IPS panel, W-LED backlight
Dell P2717H NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $280
Dell P2715Q 27" 3840 x 2160 $700 Supports 4K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate, 99% sRGB with W-LED backlight.
Dell P4317Q NEW 42.5" 3840 x 2160 $1,200 Uses PWM at backlight levels under 100, may exhibit flicker.
Dell SE2416HX 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $130 60Hz refresh rate, matte AG coating
Dell S2216M 22" 1920 x 1080 $190 AH-IPS, glossy
Dell S2316M 23" 1920 x 1080 $210 AH-IPS, glossy
Dell S2240M 22" 1920 x 1080 $140 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching
Dell S2340L 23" 1920 x 1080 $220 glossy, AH-IPS.
Dell S2340M 23" 1920 x 1080 $180 82% color gamut, 7ms response time.
Dell S2415H 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $180 glossy screen coating, AH-IPS with W-LED backlight
Dell S2715H 27" 1920 x 1080 $270 Glossy screen coating, AH-IPS panel
Dell SE2717H NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $200 FreeSync support with variable refresh rates of 48–75Hz, flicker-free backlight.
Dell U2412M 24" 1920 x 1200 $300 e-IPS (LM240WU8-SLA2)
Dell U2413 24" 1920 x 1200 $500 AH-IPS (LM240WU9-SLA1), Light matte AG, 10-bit color depth and GB-LED backlight.
Dell U2414H 24" 1920 x 1080 $300 AH-IPS monitor with 16.7m color depth (6-bit panel with FRC), light anti-glare coating and W-LED backlight. Great option for even fast paced gaming with low input lag (4-5ms).
Dell U2415 24" 1920 x 1200 $340 16:10 aspect ratio, AH-IPS, uses DC backlight dimming (no PWM) to eliminate flicker
Dell U2417H NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $260 PLS panel type (LTM238HL04), a Dell model U2417HA also exist (same monitor with mounting arm instead of a stand).
Dell U2417HJ NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $300 LTM238HL01 PLS panel, stand has a built in wireless charger for Qi/PMA devices.
Dell U2417HWi 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $470 Supports wireless connectivity (Miracast and Bluetooth), Zero bright pixel/Premium Panel Guarantee
Dell U2515H 25" 2560 x 1440 $400 8-bit AH-IPS panel, light AG coating, PWM free
Dell U2711 27" 2560 x 1440 $700 High resolution 27" H-IPS (LM270WQ2) monitor, Wide gamut.
Dell U2713HM 27" 2560 x 1440 $650 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching, W-LED, 8ms response time. No PWM used for backlight dimming (monitors with PWM can possibly produce flicker).
Dell U2715H 27" 2560 x 1440 $600 AH-IPS panel, light anti-glare coating, 99% sRGB
Dell U2717D NEW 27" 2560 x 1440 $450 Samsung PLS panel, light matte AG coating, no PWM (flicker-free) as backlight dimming is controlled by DC.
Dell U2913WM 29" 2560 x 1080 $600 29" panoramic monitor with 8-bit Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching panel, 21:9 aspect ratio.
Dell U3014 30" 2560 x 1600 $1,300 10-bit, wide-gamut 30-inch AH-IPS display with 14-bit LUT.
Dell U3415W 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,200 Curved display with semi-glossy AH-IPS panel, ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio
Dell U3417W NEW 34" 3440 1440 $1,200 Cureved, Ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio)
Dell UP2414Q 23.8" 3840 x 2160 $1,100 4K display with 8-bit IPS panel, 10-bit support through dithering (AFRC), 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB coverage.
Dell UP2516D 25" 2560 x 1440 $650 AH-IPS, matte
Dell UP2715K 27" 5120 x 2880 $2,000 5K IPS, user-accessible 12-bit 3D LUT
Dell UP2716D 27" 2560 x 1440 $900 AH-IPS, matte
Dell UP3017 NEW 30" 2560 x 1600 $1,150 16:10 aspect ratio, matte (anti-galre), GB-LED backlight, factory calibrated.
Dell UP3214Q 31.5" 3840 x 2160 $3,200 4K monitor, panel type somewhat unknown. Dell specifications list it as a IGZO panel with In-Plane Switching and it performs similar to IPS.
Dell UP3216Q 31.5" 3840 x 2160 $1,400 1.07 billion color support (10-bit), 99.5% Adobe RGB coverage and 100% sRGB coverage, user accessible LUT
Dell UZ2215H 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $270 UZ models feature a 2.0 mega-pixel full HD webcam, omni-directional microphone and integrated speakers.
Dell UZ2315H 23" 1920 x 1080 $260
DoubleSight DS-309W 30" 2560 x 1600 $1,200 1.07 billion color depth, S-IPS display, CCFL backlight.
Eizo CG2420 NEW 24.1" 1920 x 1200 $1,500 16:10 aspect ratio, 10-bit panel with 16-bit LUT, built-in sensor for calibration, 1500:1 contrast ratio
Eizo EV2736W 27" 2560 x 1440 $1,000 Samsung PLS, semi-glossy anti-glare coating, flicker free (no PWM) at brightness settings above 20%.
HP 27vx NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $200
HP DreamColor LP2480zx 24" 1920 x 1200 $2,000 30-bit H-IPS (LM240WU5-SLA1) panel with A-TW polarizer to reduce IPS glow.
HP Envy 27 27" 1920 x 1080 $450 Built-in Beats Audio speaker system.
HP Pavilion 20xi 20" 1600 x 900 $100 One of the cheapest AH-IPS displays on the market.
HP Pavilion 22xi 22" 1920 x 1080 $150
HP Pavilion 22xw NEW 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $100 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 23xi 23" 1920 x 1080 $190 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching
HP Pavilion 23xw NEW 23" 1920 x 1080 $120 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 25xw NEW 25" 1920 x 1080 $150 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 27xi 27" 1920 x 1080 $290 Glossy finish, Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching.
HP Pavilion 27xw NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $200
HP Z24i 24" 1920 x 1200 $340 IPS Gen 2 panel, light matte AG coating.
HP Z30i 30" 2560 x 1600 $1,300 Built with HP IPS Gen 2 panel, 100% coverage of sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces.
Iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1 NEW 34" 3440 x 1440 - AH-IPS with 21:9 aspect ratio
LG 24MC57HQ-P NEW 23.8" 1920 x 1080 $130
LG 24MP48HQ-P NEW 24" 1920 x 1080 $150
LG 24EC53V-P 24" 1920 x 1080 $240 Very basic (and cheap), no frills 24" display.
LG 25UM64 25" 2560 x 1080 $270 21:9 aspect ratio, sRGB 99%
LG 25UM65 25" 2560 x 1080 $370 21:9 aspect ratio, flicker-free.
LG 27MP33HQ 27" 1920 x 1080 $190 Matte AG coating
LG 27MP35HQ 27" 1920 x 1080 $230
LG 27MP65HQ-P NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $180 AH-IPS panel, 72% sRGB coverage
LG 27MP67HQ 27" 1920 x 1080 $300 72% sRGB, 60Hz refresh rate
LG 27UD68 NEW 27" 3840 x 2160 $500 4K AH-IPS with FreeSync support over Display Port.
LG 29UM65 29" 2560 x 1080 $400 21:9 aspect ratio, 8-bit AH-IPS panel, light matte, sRGB 100%
LG 29UM67 29" 2560 x 1080 $400 AH-IPS, FreeSync support, flicker-free, true 8-bit.
LG 29UM68-P 29" 2560 x 1080 $350 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 6-bit panel + FRC
LG 31MU97C-B 31" 4096 x 2160 $900 17:9 aspect ratio, 10-bit color depth
LG 34UC87M-B 34" 3440 x 1440 $750 Curved IPS display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 10-bit color depth.
LG 34UC88-B 23.8" 3440 x 1440 $870 Curved display with 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync, 10-bit color depth
LG 34UC97-S 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,200 Curved AH-IPS display, 8-bit color, 5ms response time, 21:9 aspect ratio, AG coating
LG 34UC98 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,200 Curved AH-IPS panel, FreeSync support
LG 34UM64-P NEW 34" 2560 x 1080 $400 21:9 aspect ratio (UltraWide).
LG 34UM65 34" 2560 x 1080 $900 AH-IPS panel, flicker-free, transparent base.
LG 34UM67 34" 2560 x 1080 $580 AH-IPS, FreeSync support, flicker-free, true 8-bit.
LG 34UM68-P 34" 2560 x 1080 $550 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 8-bit
LG 34UM88C-P 34" 3440 x 1440 $800 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC)
LG 34UM88-P 34" 3440 x 1440 $1,000 AH-IPS, 8-bit + FRC
LG 34UM94-P NEW 34" 3440 x 1440 $700 21:9 aspect ratio, 8-bit + FRC
LG 34UM95C 34" 3440 x 1440 $700 21:9 aspect ratio
Monoprice 27" ZERO-G 27" 2560 x 1440 $400 True 8-bit H-IPS panel, glossy finish and 1.07 billion color depth with FRC.
Monoprice IPS CCFL 30" 2560 x 1600 $600 CCFL backlight
Monoprice IPS LED 30" 2560 x 1600 $730 LED backlight
NEC EA244UHD 24" 3840 x 2160 $1,400 4K AH-IPS with 14-bit gamma processing.
NEC EA274WMi 27" 2560 x 1440 $800 W-LED backlit AH-IPS display.
NEC PA322UHD 32" 3840 x 2160 $3,000 14-bit 3D LUT, 10-bit IGZO panel by Sharp
NEC PA322UHD-2 NEW 31.5" 3840 x 2160 $3,000 4K monitor with programmable 14-bit 3D LUT, targeted to professionals in the graphics design and video production industries
Nixeus Vue 30" 30" 2560 x 1600 $680 WQXGA IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 1.07b colors.
Philips 19DP6QJNS 19" x2 1280 x 1024 $450 Two-in-one monitor (2 19" displays) with AH-IPS panels
Philips 272P4APJKEB 27" 2560 x 1440 $900 AHVA panel (model M270DAN02.1), semi-glossy, 10-bit (8-bit + FRC), flicker-free RG-LED backlight
Philips 276E6ADSS NEW 27" 1920 x 1080 $300 IPS-ADS panel with Quantum Dot technology, makes use of PWM for brightness settings below 100%
Philips 298X4QJAB 29" 2560 x 1080 $670 Similar to the 298P4QJEB with a different stand.
Philips BDM4350UC NEW 42.5" 3840 x 2160 $1,100 TP Vision model TPT430U3 EQYSHM panel (In-Plane Switching technology), 10-bit color support (8-bit panel + FRC dithering), glossy with very light anti-glare treatment to reduce glare with minimal impact on image clarity.
QNIX QHD2730R NEW 27" 2560 x 1440 $300 Overclockable PLS monitor
Samsung S24E390HL 23.6" 1920 x 1080 $200 AD-PLS, flicker-free WLED backlight, matte AG coating, 6-bit + FRC.
Samsung S27D390H 27" 1920 x 1080 $300 PLS panel, light matte anti-glare coating.
Samsung S27D850T 27" 2560 x 1440 $840 PLS panel technology.
Samsung S27E390H 27" 1920 x 1080 $320 AD-PLS, flicker-free WLED backlight, matte AG coating, 6-bit + FRC.
Samsung U24E590D 23.6" 3840 X 2160 $400 4K PLS panel, FreeSync support, flicker-free
Samsung U24E850R 24" 3840 x 2160 $500 PLS panel, 60Hz with Adaptive Sync
Samsung U32E850R 32" 3840 x 2160 $1,200 PLS panel, 8-bit + FRC (10-bit), 60Hz with Adaptive Sync
ViewSonic VP2468 NEW 24" 1920 x 1080 $250 Designed for professionals, comes precalibrated with report. 99% sRGB, Delta E <2 color accuracy
ViewSonic VP2770-LED 27" 2560 x 1440 $740 Uses a PLS panel, Samsung's counter to LG IPS panels.
ViewSonic VP2772 27" 2560 x 1440 $950 10-bit SuperClear IPS, 14-bit LUT, pre-calibrated to average Delta E=3
ViewSonic VP2780-4K 27" 3840 x 2160 $1,000 10-bit IPS display with 4K resolution
ViewSonic VX2263SMHL-W 21.5" 1920 x 1080 $130 AH-IPS with MHL connectivity, 2 HDMI inputs, flicker-free
ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED 22" 1920 x 1080 $150 This line of ViewSonic monitors include mercury free LED backlighting.
ViewSonic VX2370SMH-LED 23" 1920 x 1080 $160 Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching
ViewSonic VX2475SMHL-4K 24" 3840 x 2160 $460 Samsung AD-PLS panel, light matte anti-glare coating, flicker-free backlight, 4ms response time.
ViewSonic VX2770SMH-LED 27" 1920 x 1080 $280 AH-IPS (LM270WF6-SAP1)

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Note For Professionals

A calibration tool should be utilized to receive the full benefits of a IPS monitor. I recommend the Spyder4Elite. Also, e-IPS and similar panels with only 6-bit support should be avoided if you do any photo editing or use software that requires accurate color representation. e-IPS (and some AH-IPS) panels have better viewing angles than TN technology, but many of them are 6-bit displays that only support 8-bit color depth through a method of dithering (FRC), unlike other high-end IPS variations which make use of true 8-bit (or higher) LCD panels that can support a much larger gamut of colors.

Rundown of In-Plane Switching Variations Used Today

In today's LCD market there are many versions and diversity found among IPS technologies, unlike when S-IPS first started to become popular among PC enthusiasts many years ago. Some of these panel types appear to be merely marketing gimmicks (p-IPS), while others actually do offer improvements or physical changes (H-IPS). The following reviews the main variations of In-Plane Switching tech most commonly utilized in modern LCDs:

  • S-IPS - Super In-Plane Switching was a big improvement that helped popularize the technology among average consumers. They offered improved performance and better response times than the first generation of standard IPS panels. You will find there are few manufacturers who still list their monitors as being S-IPS in the specifications; they have been mostly replaced by newer variations such as AH-IPS.
  • H-IPS - Horizontal In-Plane Switching introduced a physical change to the pixel structure of In-Plane Switching technology. Before this change, IPS pixels resembled the shape of an arrow. H-IPS pixels, upon closer inspection, look like straight lines arranged vertically. These panels have very similar characteristics to S-IPS, but one noticeable difference is what is now known as "IPS glow". S-IPS panels have a purple tint when viewing dark images from wide angles, whereas H-IPS is more of a white tint, hence the coining of the term.
  • e-IPS - The life of this panel type has been very vague. It has been referred to as both E-IPS (Enhanced In-Plane Switching) and e-IPS (Economic In-Plane Switching). The e-IPS version is a simplified version of H-IPS that doesn't require a strong backlight due to greater transparency, thus pricing for these panels is generally cheaper than other similar monitors. E-IPS is an "enhanced" version of S-IPS which featured higher contrast ratios and faster pixel response times.
  • p-IPS - Performance In-Plane Switching is simply a marketing term NEC has applied to their 10-bit line of H-IPS displays to separate them from lower end models.
  • AH-IPS - LG made even greater performance gains and more accurate color representation with Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching, as well as reduced power consumption.
  • Super PLS - Super Plane-to-Line Switching was developed in 2010 by Samsung as a wide viewing angle panel to counter LG's In-Plane Switching technology. Super PLS is very similar in design and construction to IPS, though Samsung claims their PLS technology is less expensive to manufacture and achieves higher brightness levels.
  • AHVA - Despite having VA in the acronym, Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle panel technology from AUO is simply another proprietary panel type (similar to Samsung PLS) with an IPS foundation to achieve wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. AHVA panels are not actually using vertical alignment, so they do not exhibit color or gamma shifts commonly found from that panel type.
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