Readers of the Tweakers Best Buy Guide (BBG) have something new to look forward to: monitors. From now on, whether you are looking for an extremely fast game screen or a super sharp 4K panel, the Tweakers editors select the best products every two months.
The monitors in the BBG are obviously not chosen randomly. A lot of work had to be done to choose the right products for this first edition. The test results of more than 150 Hardware Info monitors were studied, editors delved even deeper into the matter and a test process was set up. Dozens of monitors have now been tested according to this extensive method.
Monitors are extensively tested in our test lab. Different tools are used to measure brightness, contrast and color rendering, response times and input stroke. HDR, sRGB or Adobi RGB modes are assessed separately. Other subjects include viewing angles, uniformity, and relative color differences along the edges, compared to center of the screen. Finally, the editor measures the energy use of the monitor. Click here [link naar bbg] for more information about the test method.
But which one should you ultimately buy as a consumer? Based on test results and the price-performance ratio, the editors choose a number of recommendations within different categories. For example, the best 4K monitor or the best game monitor for under 500 euros. As an effect, the “Best Buys” are products that will be relevant to a large proportion of readers. This also means that niche products will feature less often, although they are discussed in separate reviews. What remains is solid, technically based advice that even demanding tweakers can rely on with confidence.