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IPS Monitors: List of the Best LCD Panels

IPS Monitor ListI'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 IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel technology. IPS monitors are known for providing superior color accuracy, better image consistency and wider viewing angles than more commonly found TN (Twisted Nematic) panels. This regulary updated list compiles 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. This also includes 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 or Model Name. 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. 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.

Quick IPS Monitor Recommendations

Small Budget
Acer R240HY
Acer R240HY: Cheap IPS Monitor

Cheap 23.8" IPS Monitor
Medium Budget
LG 27GL83A-B
LG 27GL83A-B: Best Value Gaming Monitor

Best Value IPS for Gaming
Large Budget
Acer Predator XB273K
Acer Predator XB273K: 144Hz 4K Monitor with Quantum Dot

144Hz 4K IPS with Quantum Dot
Display Model Size Resolution Notes
Last updated: June 10, 2021
Acer B276HK
Acer B276HK: IPS Review List
27" 3840 x 2160 4K IPS monitor with matte AG coating, 1.07 billion color support, 100% sRGB color space, and 5-port USB 3.0 hub.
Acer B276HUL
Acer B276HU: IPS Review List
27" 2560 x 1440 AHVA panel, no PWM (flicker-free)
Acer B326HK
Acer B326HK: IPS Review List
32" 3840 x 2160 Anti-glare screen coating
Acer EB321HQ Awi
Acer EB321HQ Awi
32" 1920 x 1080 4ms response time, matte AG coating
Acer HA220Q bi
Acer HA220Q bi
21.5" 1920 x 1080 4ms response time, 72% sRGB coverage
Acer KN242HYL
Acer KN242HYL: IPS Review List
23.8" 1920 x 1080 60Hz, 4ms response time
Acer Nitro VG220Q NEW
Acer Nitro VG220Q
21.5" 1920 x 1080 Cheap IPS gaming monitor with 75Hz refresh rate.
Acer Nitro VG240Y NEW
Acer Nitro VG240Y
23.8" 1920 x 1080 75Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support
Acer Nitro VG270 NEW
Acer Nitro VG270
27" 1920 x 1080 75Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support
Acer Nitro VG271U NEW
Acer Nitro VG271U
27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, HDR400, 1ms VRB response time
Acer Nitro XV272U NEW
Acer Nitro XV272U
27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms VRB, FreeSync support and HDR400
Acer Nitro XV273K NEW
Acer Nitro XV273K - 4K 144Hz AHVA Monitor
27" 3840 x 2160 4K gaming display with AU Optronics AHVA panel, 120Hz native refresh rate (overclocks to 144Hz), HDR400, Quantum dot technology, motion blur reduction mode (strobing backlight), FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility
Acer Nitro XV282K KV NEW
Acer Nitro XV282K KV
28" 3840 X 2160 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with Agile-Splendor IPS panel.
Acer Nitro XV340CK NEW
Acer Nitro XV340CK
34" 3440 x 1440 Large UltraWide IPS gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (VRB), HDR10 and FreeSync/G-SYNC support.
Acer Predator X27 NEW
Acer Predator X27
27" 3840 x 2160 4k 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 10-bit panel, FALD backlight, G-SYNC, HDR and Quantum Dot technology.
Acer Predator XB271HK
Acer XB271HK: IPS Review List
27" 3840 x 2160 AU Optronics AHVA panel, G-sync support, 10-bit color depth, low lag/fast response times optimized for high resolution gaming
Acer Predator X34
Acer Predator X34: IPS Review List
34" 3440 x 1440 AH-IPS, 60Hz refresh rate (can be overclocked up to 100Hz in UI), G-Sync, flicker-free
Acer R240HY bidx
Acer R240HY bidx: IPS Review List
23.8" 1920 x 1080 Matte anti-glare coating, 4ms response time
Acer T272HUL
Acer T272HUL: IPS Review List
27" 2560 x 1440 1.07 billion color support, IPS touch screen display
Acer VG240Y Pbiip NEW
Acer VG240Y Pbiip
24.8" 1920 x 1080 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync and 1ms VRB response time
Acer XB270HU
Acer XB270HU: IPS Review List
27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz IPS monitor, 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. Replaced by XB271HU bmiprz.
Acer XB271HU
Acer XB271HU: IPS Review List
27" 2560 x 1440 AHVA technology with 165Hz refresh rate, flicker-free LED backlight, true 8-bit color (no dithering), supports G-SYNC and ULMB when used with a compatible Nvidia GPU.
Acer XB321HK
Acer XB321HK: IPS Review List
32" 3840 x 2160 4K IPS type gaming display, G-Sync support, 4ms response time, flicker-free
Acer XV272U Xbmiipruzx NEW
Acer XV272U Xbmiipruzx
27" 2560 x 1440 270Hz (overclocked) WQHD IPS panel with 1ms response time, FreeSync Premium and USB Type-C support. Also note there's a older version with similar model number (XV272U Pbmiiprzx) that's only 144Hz.
Alienware AW2521HF NEW
Alienware 25 AW2521HF
24.5" 1920 x 1080 240Hz AHVA monitor designed for esports with true 1ms response time, FreeSync Premium/G-SYNC compatibility and full 8-bit color support (no dithering).
Alienware AW2720HF NEW
Dell Alienware AW2720HF
27" 1920 x 1080 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms response time
Alienware AW2721D NEW
Alienware AW2721D
27" 2560 x 1440 240Hz gaming monitor with Nano IPS panel, 1ms response time and G-SYNC Ultimate certification.
Alienware AW3418DW NEW
Dell Alienware AW3418DW
34" 3440 x 1440 120Hz overclocked refresh rate (100Hz native), NVIDIA G-SYNC, 4ms response time, curved ultrawide display.
Alienware AW3420DW NEW
Alienware AW3420DW
34" 3440 x 1440 Curved (1900R) WQHD display with 120Hz refresh rate, true 2ms gray-to-gray response time, IPS Nano technology, 98% DCI-P3 color coverage and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.
AOC 24G2
23.8" 1920 x 1080 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response (MPRT) with FreeSync support. 6-bit IPS panel with 8-bit color support through dithering.
AOC 27G2
27" 1920 x 1080 Same specs as model 24G2 in a larger screen size.
AOC Agon AG271QG
AOC Agon AG271QG
27" 2560 x 1440 True 8-bit AHVA panel with 165Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC support.
24" 1920 x 1080 AH-IPS monitor, flicker-free, Studio F. A. Porsche design
31.5" 2560 x 1440 31.5" QHD IPS monitor with 75Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, 10-bit panel and FreeSync support.
27" 3840 x 2160 4K IPS monitor with 5ms response times, 1.07 billion color support and 60Hz refresh rate.
ASUS MG24UQ Review
24" 3840 x 2160 Adaptive-Sync technology, blue light filter, TUV certified Flicker free
Asus MX279H AH-IPS Panel
27" 1920 x 1080 LG AH-IPS (LM270WF5-SLB1), 6-bit + A-FRC.
Asus MX27AQ
27" 2560 x 1440 AH-IPS
Asus MX299Q
29" 2560 x 1080 Ultra Wide AH-IPS display, no PWM for backlight dimming (flicker-free).
Asus PA248Q
24" 1920 x 1200 LG e-IPS (LM240WU8-SLA2), 6-bit + A-FRC.
Asus PB238Q
23" 1920 x 1080 Connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, D-sub, and four USB ports.
Asus PB258Q
25" 2560 x 1440 AH-IPS panel, flicker-free
Asus PB278Q
27" 2560 x 1440 WQHD Super PLS panel, true 8-bit and light matte coating.
Asus PG27AQ Review
27" 3840 x 2160 AHVA panel (AU Optronics M270QAN01)
27" 2560 x 1440 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.
24.1" 1920 x 1200 Color accurate monitor targeted to professional users. 16:10 aspect ratio and Calman Verified with factory calibration.
27" 2560 x 1440 Calman Verified with factory calibration, 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 wide color gamut.
27" 3840 x 2160 Mini LED backlighting with 576 local dimming zones, Quantum-dot technology and hardware cailibration.
ASUS PG259QN Review: 360Hz IPS Monitor
24.5" 1920 X 1080 As of release the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN with 360Hz refresh rate is the fastest IPS-type monitor on the market. It uses a AUO AHVA panel with 10-bit color support (8-bit panel + FRC).
27" 3840 x 2160 144Hz 4K AHVA gaming monitor with 384-zone FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) backlight, NVIDIA G-SYNC support, light AG coating, 8-bit+FRC and Quantum Dot technology.
Asus VG259Q
24.5" 1920 x 1080 AHVA panel, 144Hz refresh rate, ELMB tech (low motion blur), FreeSync, 8-bit support (6-bit + FRC) and 1ms response time
27" 1920 x 1080 Low budget 144Hz IPS option with AMD FreeSync support.
27" 1920 x 1080 Fast AHVA panel (native 240Hz refresh rate, overclocks to 280HZ) with G-SYNC compatibility and ELMB SYNC (strobing backlight). True 8-bit color support.
27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 165Hz), 99% sRGB
Asus VG27AQL1A
27" 2560 x 1440 170Hz overclocked refresh rate (144Hz native), Extreme Low Motion Blur mode, 1ms (MPRT), HDR400 certification and Adaptive-Sync supported with both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.
Asus VN248H-P
23.8" 1920 x 1080
Asus VS229H-P e-IPS
21.5" 1920 x 1080 LED backlit e-IPS monitor for the budget crowd.
Asus VS239H-P
23" 1920 x 1080
Asus VS24AH-P
24" 1920 x 1200 The Asus VS24AH-P is a cheap 24-inch IPS monitor for the low budget crowd.
21.5" 1920 x 1080 5ms response time, slim design, built-in speakers
BenQ EW2780Q NEW
BenQ EW2780Q
27" 2560 x 1440 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
BenQ GW2480 NEW
BenQ GW2480
24" 1920 x 1080 Eye care focused IPS monitor (low blue light and flicker-free).
BenQ GW2780 NEW
BenQ GW2780
27" 1920 x 1080 27-inch full HD IPS display with eye care technologies (TUV Rheinland certified)
24.5" 1920 x 1080 Cheap 144Hz IPS gaming monitor.
BenQ PD2700Q
BenQ PD2700Q Review
27" 2560 x 1440 100% sRGB color space
BenQ SW2700PT
BenQ SW2700PT
27" 2560 x 1440 10-bit AHVA panel, AdobeRGB 99%, 14-bit 3D LUT, detachable shading hood
Dell P2017H
Dell P2017H
19.5" 1600 x 900
Dell P2214H
Dell P2214H
22" 1920 x 1080 Updated "Performance" line from Dell that now includes a AH-IPS panel from LG and W-LED backlight
Dell P2217H
Dell P2217H
21.5" 1920 x 1080
Dell P2317H
Dell P2317H
23" 1920 x 1080
Dell P2415Q
Dell P2415Q
23.8" 3840 x 2160 AH-IPS panel, W-LED backlight
Dell P2416D
Dell P2416D
23.8" 2560 x 1440
Dell P2717H
Dell P2717H
27" 1920 x 1080
Dell P4317Q
Dell P4317Q
42.5" 3840 x 2160 Uses PWM at backlight levels under 100, may exhibit flicker.
Dell S Series NEW
Dell S Series
1920 x 1080 Line of basic FHD IPS monitors with 60Hz refresh rate available in three screen sizes (23", 24" or 27").
Dell S2522HG NEW
Dell S2522HG
24.5" 1920 X 1080 240Hz Full HD IPS gaming monitor with flicker-free WLED backlight. Supports Adaptive-Sync with AMD FreeSync Premium and G-SYNC Compatible Mode.
Dell S2721DGF NEW
Dell S2721DGF
27" 2560 x 1440 Gaming monitor with Nano-IPS panel running at 144Hz native refresh rate through HDMI (165Hz over Display Port).
Dell S2721QS NEW
Dell S2721QS
27" 3840 x 2160 4K AH-IPS monitor with 10-bit color (8-bit + FRC) and 1300:1 static contrast ratio. There are two versions: S2721QS and S2721Q. The stand is the only difference with the QS version being more adjustable.
Dell SE2416HX
Dell SE2416HX
23.8" 1920 x 1080 60Hz refresh rate, matte AG coating
Dell SE2717H
Dell SE2717H
27" 1920 x 1080 FreeSync support with variable refresh rates of 48-75Hz, flicker-free backlight.
Dell U2414H
Dell U2414H
24" 1920 x 1080 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
Dell U2415 AH-IPS Monitor
24" 1920 x 1200 16:10 aspect ratio, AH-IPS, uses DC backlight dimming (no PWM) to eliminate flicker
Dell U2417H
Dell U2417H PLS Panel
23.8" 1920 x 1080 PLS panel type (LTM238HL04), a Dell model U2417HA also exist (same monitor with mounting arm instead of a stand).
Dell U2715H
Dell U2715H AH-IPS
27" 2560 x 1440 AH-IPS panel, light anti-glare coating, 99% sRGB
Dell U2720Q NEW
Dell U2720Q
27" 3840 x 2160 60Hz refresh rate, USB-C input
Dell U2913WM
Dell U2913WM
29" 2560 x 1080 29" panoramic monitor with 8-bit Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching panel, 21:9 aspect ratio.
Dell U3014
Dell U3014 10-bit AH-IPS Monitor
30" 2560 x 1600 10-bit, wide-gamut 30-inch AH-IPS display with 14-bit LUT.
Dell U3415W
Dell U3415W: Curved UltraWide IPS Monitor
34" 3440 x 1440 Curved display with semi-glossy AH-IPS panel, ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio
Dell U3417W
Dell U3417W
34" 3440 1440 Cureved, Ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio)
Dell U3818DW
Dell U3818DW Review
37.5" 3840 x 1600 Curved AH-IPS monitor, 24:10 aspect ratio, 8-bit + FRC
Dell UP2516D
Dell UP2516D
25" 2560 x 1440 AH-IPS, matte
Dell UP2715K
Dell UP2715K: IPS Display
27" 5120 x 2880 5K IPS, user-accessible 12-bit 3D LUT
Dell UP2718Q
Dell UP2718Q
27" 3840 x 2160 4K IPS display with HDR 10 support, 384 local dimming zones, 10-bit color
Dell UP3017
Dell UP3017
30" 2560 x 1600 16:10 aspect ratio, matte (anti-galre), GB-LED backlight, factory calibrated.
Dell UP3216Q
Dell UP3216Q
31.5" 3840 x 2160 4K monitor with 1.07 billion color support (10-bit), 99.5% Adobe RGB coverage and 100% sRGB coverage, user accessible LUT
DoubleSight DS-309W
DoubleSight DS-309W
30" 2560 x 1600 1.07 billion color depth, S-IPS display, CCFL backlight.
Eizo CG2420
Eizo CG2420
24.1" 1920 x 1200 16:10 aspect ratio, 10-bit panel with 16-bit LUT, built-in sensor for calibration, 1500:1 contrast ratio
Eizo EV2736W
Eizo EV2736W
27" 2560 x 1440 Samsung PLS, semi-glossy anti-glare coating, flicker free (no PWM) at brightness settings above 20%.
Eizo Foris FS2735
Eizo Foris FS2735 Review
27" 2560 x 1440 AU Optronics AHVA panel, 144Hz native refresh rate, AMD FreeSync, blur reduction mode, built-in bluetooth and smartphone app.
EQD Auria Clarity EQ278C
EQD Auria Clarity EQ278C
27" 2560 x 1440 6.5 ms response time, resolution can be increased to 2880 x 1620 over DVI.
Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD NEW
Aorus AD27QD
27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz 10-Bit IPS gaming monitor with active noise cancelling, HDR, RGB backlighting and FreeSync.
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P NEW
Gigabyte FI27Q-P
27" 2560 x 1440 165Hz refresh rate, Innolux IPS panel (M270KCJ-K7B), 10-bit color support (8-bit panel with dithering) and 95% of DCI-P3.
Gigabyte M27Q NEW
Gigabyte M27Q with KVM Switch
27" 2560 x 1440 SS IPS panel with 170Hz Refresh Rate, 0.5ms (MPRT) sesponse time, FreeSync Premium and ability to control multiple devices with onboard KVM switch. WARNING: Early adopters are reporting the M27Q uses a BGR subpixel layout that has a negative impact on text clarity.
HP 22cwa
HP 22cwa
21.5" 1920 x 1080 72% color gamut, 6-bit + FRC
HP 22er
HP 22er
21.5" 1920 x 1080 14ms response time (7ms with overdrive)
HP 23er
HP 23er
23" 1920 x 1080 250 nit brightness, 14ms response time
HP 25er
HP 25er
25" 1920 x 1080
HP 27er
HP 27er
27" 1920 x 1080
HP Pavilion 22xw
HP Pavilion 22xw
21.5" 1920 x 1080 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 23xw
HP Pavilion 23xw
23" 1920 x 1080 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 25xw
HP Pavilion 25xw
25" 1920 x 1080 6-bit + FRC
HP Pavilion 27xw
HP Pavilion 27xw
27" 1920 x 1080
HP VH240a
HP VH240a
23.8" 1920 x 1080 5ms response time, 72% sRGB coverage
HP Z30i
HP Z30i
30" 2560 x 1600 Built with HP IPS Gen 2 panel, 100% coverage of sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces.
Iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1
Iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1
34" 3440 x 1440 AH-IPS with 21:9 aspect ratio
Lenovo Q24h-10 NEW
Lenovo Q24h-10
23.8" 2560 x 1440 75Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time and AMD FreeSync support.
23.8" 1920 x 1080
24" 1920 x 1080 99% sRGB coverage
LG 25UM57
LG 25UM57
25" 2560 x 1080 21:9 aspect ratio, 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum
LG 25UM58-P
25" 2560 x 1080 21:8 Ultrawide IPS display with Picture-in-picture screen split mode and 5ms response time.
LG 27GL650F-B
27" 1920 x 1080 144Hz 27-inch IPS monitor with HDR10, Adaptive-Sync and G-SYNC compatible
LG 27GL850 NEW
LG 27GL850
27" 2560 x 1440 Nano IPS monitor with 144Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC compatibility. 10-bit color support (8-bit panel with dithering).
LG 27GN950-B NEW
LG 27GN950-B
27" 3840 x 2160 144Hz 4K gaming monitor with Nano IPS panel, G-SYNC/AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatibility and 1ms response time.
27" 1920 x 1080 Reader mode that reduces blue light, black stabilizer.
27" 1920 x 1080 72% sRGB, 60Hz refresh rate
LG 27UD58
LG 27UD58 Review
27" 3840 x 2160 4K IPS monitor with FreeSync support.
LG 27UD68
LG 27UD68
27" 3840 x 2160 4K AH-IPS with FreeSync support over Display Port.
LG 29UM67
LG 29UM67
29" 2560 x 1080 AH-IPS, FreeSync support, flicker-free, true 8-bit.
LG 29UM68-P
LG 29UM68-P
29" 2560 x 1080 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 6-bit panel + FRC
LG 31MU97C-B
LG 31MU97C-B
31" 4096 x 2160 SST (Single Stream Transport) support, 10-bit color depth
LG 32MA68HY-P Review
31.5" 1920 x 1080 Screen Split 2.0, 60Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time
32" 1920 x 1080 72% color gamut, reader mode, black stabilizer
LG 32UD89-W
LG 32UD89-W
31.5" 3840 x 2160 AH-IPS, USB Type-C, FreeSync support, flicker-free
LG 32UD99-W
LG 32UD99-W Review
32" 3840 x 2160 Similar specs to the LG 32UD89-W model, but with added support for HDR 10
LG 34GK950G
34" 3440 x 1440 120Hz overclocked refresh rate (100Hz native), NVIDIA G-SYNC, 5ms response time, curved ultrawide Nano IPS display, circular LED backlight system.
LG 34UC79G
LG 34UC79G
34" 2560 x 1080 144Hz AH-IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync support and strobe backlight mode to reduce motion blur, flicker-free (no PWM)
LG 34UC87M-B
LG 34UC87M-B
34" 3440 x 1440 Curved IPS display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 10-bit color depth.
LG 34UC88-B
LG 34UC88-B
23.8" 3440 x 1440 Curved display with 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync, 10-bit color depth
LG 34UC97-S
LG 34UC97-S
34" 3440 x 1440 Curved AH-IPS display, 8-bit color, 5ms response time, 21:9 aspect ratio, AG coating
LG 34UC98-W
LG 34UC98
34" 3440 x 1440 Curved AH-IPS panel, FreeSync support
LG 34UM64-P
LG 34UM64-P
34" 2560 x 1080 21:9 aspect ratio (UltraWide).
LG 34UM65
LG 34UM65
34" 2560 x 1080 AH-IPS panel, flicker-free, transparent base.
LG 34UM67
LG 34UM67
34" 2560 x 1080 AH-IPS, FreeSync support, flicker-free, true 8-bit.
LG 34UM68-P
LG 34UM68-P
34" 2560 x 1080 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 8-bit
LG 34UM88C-P
LG 34UM88C-P
34" 3440 x 1440 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync with variable refresh support of 48-75Hz, 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC)
LG 34UM88-P
LG 34UM88-P
34" 3440 x 1440 AH-IPS, 8-bit + FRC
LG 34WK650-W NEW
LG 34WK650-W
24" 2560 x 1080 21:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync support, HDR10 compatible and sRGB 99% color gamut
LG 38GL950G
37.5" 3840 X 1600 21:9 Curved WQHD+ Nano IPS monitor with 175Hz overclocked refresh rate (144Hz native).
LG 38UC99
LG 38UC99
37.5" 3840 x 1600 AH-IPS (8-bit panel + FRC), FreeSync support and 75Hz refresh rate
LG 43UN700-B NEW
LG 43UN700-B
42.5" 3840 X 2160 Large 4k IPS monitor with HDR10, 4 HDMI inputs and USB Type-C. WARNING: The LG 43UN700-B has a BGR subpixel layout which can result in blurry text.
Monoprice 27" CrystalPro NEW
Monoprice CrystalPro
27" 2560 x 1440 INNOLUX M270KCJ-P02 IPS panel, 60Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time (with overdrive enabled).
Monoprice 27" Select Series
Monoprice 27-Inch IPS
27" 2560 x 1440
Monoprice 30" IPS
Monoprice 30-Inch IPS
30" 2560 x 1600 Matte AG coating
24.5" 1920 x 1080 Pro gamer targeted monitor with IPS tech at 240Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC compatibility and 1ms response time.
24" 3840 x 2160 4K AH-IPS with 14-bit gamma processing.
NEC EA274WMi Review
27" 2560 x 1440 W-LED backlit AH-IPS display.
31.5" 3840 x 2160 4K monitor with programmable 14-bit 3D LUT, targeted to professionals in the graphics design and video production industries
Nixeus EDG 27 v2 NEW
Nixeus EDG 27 v2
27" 2560 x 1440 Update to the original model that features slimmer bezels, still uses a 144Hz AHVA panel.
Nixeus NX-EDG274K NEW
Nixeus NX-EDG274K
27" 3840 x 2160 144Hz 4k AHVA monitor with FreeSync Premium Certification.
Philips 19DP6QJNS
Philips 19DP6QJNS
19" x2 1280 x 1024 Two-in-one monitor (2 19" displays) with AH-IPS panels
Philips 272P4APJKEB
Philips 272P4APJKEB AHVA Monitor
27" 2560 x 1440 AHVA panel (model M270DAN02.1), semi-glossy, 10-bit (8-bit + FRC), flicker-free RG-LED backlight
Philips 276E6ADSS
Philips 276E6ADSS IPS-ADS
27" 1920 x 1080 IPS-ADS panel with Quantum Dot technology, makes use of PWM for brightness settings below 100%
Philips 326M6FJSB NEW
Philips 326M6FJSB
31.5" 2560 x 1440 8-Bit + FRC
Philips BDM4350UC
Philips BDM4350UC
42.5" 3840 x 2160 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.
Pixio PX277 NEW
Pixio PX277
27" 2560 x 1440 AHVA panel with 165Hz refresh rate over Display Port (144Hz HDMI) and FreeSync support.
Pixio PX279 NEW
Pixio PX279
27" 1920 x 1080 1080p, 240Hz refresh rate
Pixio PX7 Prime 27 NEW
Pixio PX7 Prime 27
27" 2560 x 1440 165Hz refresh rate over DisplayPort (144hz for HDMI), 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit color depth, FreeSync Certified, flicker-free
QX VIEW QHD2730R Review
27" 2560 x 1440 PLS panel by Samsung
Samsung S24E390HL
Samsung S24E390HL
23.6" 1920 x 1080 AD-PLS, flicker-free WLED backlight, matte AG coating, 6-bit + FRC.
Samsung S27D390H
Samsung S27D390H
27" 1920 x 1080 PLS panel, light matte anti-glare coating.
Samsung S27D850T
Samsung S27D850T
27" 2560 x 1440 PLS panel technology.
Samsung S27E390H
Samsung S27E390H
27" 1920 x 1080 AD-PLS, flicker-free WLED backlight, matte AG coating, 6-bit + FRC.
Samsung U24E590D
Samsung U24E590D: 4k PLS Monitor
23.6" 3840 X 2160 4K PLS panel, FreeSync support, flicker-free
Sceptre E248B-FPT168 NEW
Sceptre E248B-FPT168
23.8" 1920 x 1080 Low budget 165Hz with In-Plane Switching based panel
Sceptre U278W-4000R
Sceptre U278W-4000R
27" 3840 x 2160 Cheap 4K IPS-type monitor
ViewSonic Elite XG270Q NEW
ViewSonic Elite XG270Q
27" 2560 x 1440 Similar to model XG270QG but without the hardware G-SYNC module and lower color support.
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG NEW
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
27" 2560 x 1440 Premium gaming monitor with LG Nano IPS panel at 144Hz native refresh rate (165Hz overclocked), 10-bit color depth, built-in mouse bungee, ambient RGB lighting and full hardware G-Sync support providing variable overdrive and ultra-low motion blur.
ViewSonic VA2259-SMH
ViewSonic VA2259-SMH Review
22" 1920 x 1080 Low budget IPS monitor
ViewSonic VP2468
ViewSonic VP2468
24" 1920 x 1080 Designed for professionals, comes precalibrated with report, 99% sRGB
ViewSonic VP2768 PRO NEW
ViewSonic VP2768 PRO
27" 2560 x 1440 Color accurate IPS monitor for professionals in graphics design and photo/video editing. Hardware calibration with 14-bit 3D LUT. Also available in 24" 1080p and 32" 4K models.
ViewSonic VP2772
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27" 2560 x 1440 10-bit SuperClear IPS, 14-bit LUT, pre-calibrated to average Delta E=3
ViewSonic VP2780-4K
ViewSonic VP2780-4K
27" 3840 x 2160 10-bit IPS display with 4K resolution
ViewSonic VP3268-4K PRO NEW
ViewSonic VP3268-4K PRO
32" 3840 x 2160 Similar professional monitor as the VP2768 PRO but in a larger size and 4K resolution.
ViewSonic VX Series NEW
ViewSonic VX Series
22"-32" 1920 x 1080 Line of ViewSonic 1080p IPS monitors available in multiple sizes: 22", 23", 24", 27" and 32".
ViewSonic VX2475SMHL-4K
ViewSonic VX2475SMHL-4K
24" 3840 x 2160 Samsung AD-PLS panel, light matte anti-glare coating, flicker-free backlight, 4ms response time.
ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD NEW
ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
27" 2560 x 1440 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (MPRT), flicker-free and FreeSync support
ViewSonic VX3211-2K-MHD NEW
ViewSonic VX3211-2K-MHD
32" 2560 x 1440 1200:1 static contrast ratio, 10-bit color support, 3ms response time with overdrive enabled
ViewSonic VX4380-4K NEW
ViewSonic VX4380-4K
42.5" 3840 x 2160 Large TV sized 4k IPS monitor with true 10-bit panel.
ViewSonic XG2700-4K
ViewSonic XG2700-4K
27" 3840 x 2160 IPS monitor optimized for gaming, FreeSync support
ViewSonic XG2703-GS
ViewSonic XG2703-GS
27" 2560 x 1440 The XG2703-GS is a AHVA gaming monitor with 165Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, true 8-bit panel (no dithering), flicker-free (no PWM), strobe backlight to reduce motion blur (ULMB), and G-SYNC support.

Note For Professionals

A calibration tool should be utilized to receive the full benefits of a IPS monitor. I recommend the SpyderX Pro. 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 Panel Types Used in Modern IPS Monitors

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 IPS monitors:

  • S-IPS - Super In-Plane Switching was a big improvement that helped popularize the technology among PC enthusiasts and professionals in the early days of LCD monitors. S-IPS monitors offered improved performance and better response times than the first generation of standard IPS panels. You will find 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 and Nano 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 (chevron). H-IPS pixels, upon closer inspection, resemble straight, vertical lines arranged side-by-side. These panels have very similar characteristics to S-IPS, but one noteworthy difference is what we now know as "IPS glow". S-IPS panels have a purplish tint when viewing dark images from off-center angles, whereas H-IPS (and most newer IPS technologies) exhibit a brighter and more noticeable yellow/white tint, hence the coining of the term. IPS glow is a unfortunate side effect of the advancements that have led to cheaper, faster and more responsive (higher refresh rates) IPS panels.
  • 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 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 don't actually use vertical alignment, so color or gamma shifts commonly found with VA panels isn't an issue. However, being a modern IPS design they often suffer from IPS glow.
  • Nano/Rapid IPS - IPS panels with a layer of nanoparticles applied to the W-LED backlight that expands the color gamut (135% sRGB). Nano IPS monitors have faster response times and higher refresh rates that provide superior gaming performance compared to previous In-Plane Switching technology. Nano IPS was the first of this type (released by LG) and Rapid IPS was later developed by AOU. These new, quicker IPS panels are usually marketed with a 1ms response time, though in practice that level of speed is only acheived with extreme overdrive settings that cause overshoot and inverse ghosting. Average response times of Nano/Rapid IPS should realistically fall in the 3ms to 4ms range with optimal overdrive settings.
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