Best IPS monitors & Reviews

Example IPS Monitor

The IPS (In-plane switching) screen technology used for LCD (liquid crystal displays), and it was originally invented by Hitachi in 1996.

This technology is designed to solve the limitations of traditional LCDs (such as TN twisted nematic field) for example strong viewing angle dependence, high response time and low-quality color reproduction.

Most people aware of what it is and how good can be an IPS display when they use Apple iPad.

In-plane switching (IPS technology) contains arranging and switching the liquid crystal molecules layer between the glass substrates, this is done in a plane parallel to these glass plates.

The hugh advantage of an IPS monitor is the wide viewing angles, that’s why colors stay true and it is not depend on what angle you view it from.   

 

LAST UPDATE: 2014. APRIL 11.

If you want to see bigger picture click on it! Dell U2713HM
Dell U2713HM
NEC MultiSync PA271W
NEC MultiSync PA271W
Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Dell UltraSharp U2412M
HP DreamColor LP2480zx
HP DreamColor LP2480zx
Asus PA248Q
Asus PA248Q
Price from $623.99 from $1611 from $285.96 from $1526.49 from $310
Editors’ rating 9.8/10 9.6/10 9.3/10 9.2/10 9/10
Average user rating - - - - -
Release date 2012.09. 2010.06. 2011.06. 2008.07 2011.02
The Bottom Line - - Best value for money! I personally recomend this monitor this is a really good one! - P-IPS panel with 98% Adobe RGB coverage and 178° wide viewing angle
Features
Panel Type IPS IPS IPS IPS P-IPS
Max resolution 2560×1440 2560×1440 1920×1200 1920×1200 1920×1200
Backlight Technology LED CCFL LED LED CCFL
Adjustable Stand, Tilt,
Swivel,
Pivot (rotation)
Stand, Tilt,
Swivel,
Pivot (rotation)
Stand, Tilt , Swivel , Pivot Stand, Tilt , Swivel , Pivot Stand, Tilt , Swivel , Pivot
Wall Mountable Yes
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 50 – 87 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 50Hz – 76Hz
Response Time 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 12 ms typical 6 ms
Interfaces
HDMI 1x - - 1x HDMI 1.3 1x HDMI 1.3
DVI 1x 2x 1x 2x 1x
Display Port 1x 1x 1x 1x Display Port 1.1 1x Display Port 1.1a
VGA 1x 1x 1x Component (YPbPr), S-Video,
Composite
1x
USB 5x USB3 2x Up 3x Down 5x USB2 4x 2 x USB 2.0 out, 1 x USB 2.0 in
Size
Viewable area
27 inch 27 inch 24 inch
60.96 cm
24 inch
60.96 cm
24.1 inch
61.13cm
Warranty 3 years 4 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
Buying choices Lowest Price: $623.99 Lowest Price: $1611 Lowest Price: $285.96 Lowest Price: $1526 Lowest Price: $310

 

Why IPS Monitors so much better than traditional LCDs?

  • Better Color Gamut – The IPS displays have so much better color gamut than TN displays. TN monitors have only 6 bits color representation while IPS display have true 8 bit. Which means in practice that TN panel limited to 65 536 colors meanwhile IPS panels 16.7 MILLION! This is also mean that IPS monitors give full color reproduction not like TN panels, which is a huge advantage and it is very important to those people whose work with images or videos, or like to game!
  • Better Color Accuracy – With an IPS panel the red color appear red, the black appear black etcetera. The better color accuracy goes hand-in-hand with better color gamut. IPS monitors are more easily calibrated and get accurate colors than TN.
  • Better Viewing Angles – This is the best feature, and also the most noticeable to an average person. IPS monitors have viewing angles up to 178-degrees wide, while TN monitors might be as maximum 15 degrees. Above this limit color shifting occurs.
  • High accuracy in color and image quality – With an IPS monitor you will experience rich color and vivid detailed images, videos and games from virtually any angle.
  • Low power-consumption, green technology – A lot of IPS Monitors awarded with ENERGY STAR label which means those monitors use at least 25% less energy in usage and in standby mode.

 

Professional IPS Panel Vs. Traditional TF Panel?

Understanding IPS Panel Types

Types of IPS panels

This a very confusing question, because IPS has very wide-range of types and panel names, but the names of the panels technically means the following:

e-IPS

This is the cheapest IPS panel, and that’s why it is very popular. e-IPS panel color gamut is not as good as H-IPS or P-IPS, but much more better than TN panels. Usually e-IPS monitors advertised like an 8 bit monitors with 16.7 million colors, but the least expensive displays have just 6 bit color palette.

H-IPS

The “h” in the name means horizontal. This is the most modern IPS panel, the pixels are in straight vertical lines with a slightly smaller electrode width. The Latest IPS monitors are manufactured in this format with horizontal IPS pixels positioned in vertical lines.

p-IPS

The “p” means professional – this type of an IPS panel has wider color gamut. A lot of manufacturer claims that this type of monitors have 10 bit color palette with 1.07 billion color, but just a very few capabable to do it truly. A lot of p-IPS has 8 bit color palette with AFRC modul which is simulate the 10 bit palette.

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