Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

    By 9 October 2013

    Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist. Enter the AKG K812....

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    ViewSonic VSD220 Android monitor review

    By 27 November 2012

    The VSD220 two things. First, it's a monitor - which is obvious, you can tell that just by looking at it. Second, it's an Android-powered all-in-one computer - which isn't obvious, and would be hard to tell by looking at it. Costing about £330, for a...

  • Online

    LG EA93 21:9 widescreen monitor pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    LG's been launching lots of products on a grand scale at this year's IFA trade show. But here's one that's a little more unusual than the likes of the 84-inch 4K telly. It's a 29-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio widescreen monitor.  The LG EA93 caters for the...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Acer HN274H 3D monitor review

    By 21 December 2011

    Can't decide whether to invest in a 3DTV? Acer's HN274H, a 27-inch PC monitor that uses an active shutter 3D system might be the perfect stop gap. Although hardly a good-looking design, with a gloss black chassis that's a tad grating, this 1920x1080 pixel...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Apple Thunderbolt Display review

    By 1 November 2011

    Thunderbolt and lightening is supposed to be very very frightening, but can it also be the be-all and end-all to your desktop needs? We’ve been living with the Apple Thunderbolt Display, a monitor that lets you turn your MacBook Pro or Air into an iMac,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Samsung BX2350 review

    By 10 November 2010

    There’s no shortage of choice in the LCD panel market at the moment, and while many manufacturers are now orienting themselves towards the LED-backlighting market few have done it in such a stylish way as Samsung. While a rather subjective claim, its...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Samsung SyncMaster LD220HD review

    By 16 July 2010

    The SyncMaster LD220HD, like the LG W2230s, is sold as an accompaniment to your laptop, rather than as a desktop monitor, although in truth it could easily be both. Measuring 22 inches across the diagonal, the LD220 doesn’t have a conventional stand,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Benq V2410T monitor review

    By 6 July 2010

    If you're looking for something a little more "flexible" than your average LCD screen, you'll find a fairly limited selection of displays that offer height, tilt and swivel adjustment that are complemented by decent performance and a reasonable price....

  • Online 4 out of 5

    HannsG HL231 monitor review

    By 29 June 2010

    HannsG has been setting its stall out in the LCD display market in recent times, and has recently made the transition to LED-based displays with the slimline HL231. Impressively slight at around 18mm thick, this is a 23-inch model at 16:9 aspect and a...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Viewsonic VX2739wm monitor review

    By 15 June 2010

    Developments in modern displays and associated devices have made it increasingly feasible to watch video and television on "computer" monitors, with the only real drawback being their relatively small size. Viewsonic addresses this particular issue with...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LG W2230S monitor review

    By 27 October 2009

    Monitors are pretty boring things, but that can't be said about the W2230S from LG. Looking to appeal to those who don't want something that looks like a piece of office furniture. The W30 monitor comes in two sizes, 19- and 22-inches, and five different...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    LG W2353 monitor review

    By 23 July 2009

    Monitor manufacturers have cottoned on to the fact that home users are spending just as much time watching video and playing games as typing documents and browsing the web. For this reason, most now incorporate various optimisation features designed to...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Philips 220X1SW Brilliance LCD monitor with Lightframe review

    By 17 July 2009

    Separating Philips from the light fantastic seems to be a challenge these days, with their Ambilight and Aurea models bringing a little variety to your average black bezeled TV. The Philips Brilliance LCD with Lightframe brings a little of this joy to...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Viewsonic VX2260wm monitor review

    By 22 December 2008

    If you’re after a new display that can handle high-definition video and widescreen gaming through your ridiculously highly-specced computer you’ll be looking for two things - a low response time and high resolution. The Viewsonic VX2260 offers both...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    NEC 24WMGX3 monitor review

    By 27 November 2008

    Large monitors are definitely the best way to get the most out of your PC, be it a desktop or docked notebook. With prices on LCD panels falling all the time, the NEC 24WMG3 does look a touch on the pricey side. Can it substantiate the high price? Glancing...