The best monitors for programming

Best monitors for programming - BenQ/LG/ViewSonic
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What exactly makes one of the best monitors for programming? You might think that any display would do for this, and theoretically you'd be right. After all, you don't need any special features when you're looking at syntax, variables, and data structures all day. But there really is more to it than that.

Just as an ergonomic keyboard can make a huge difference in your typing experience, having one of the best monitors for coding can improve your workflow. The right programming monitor can present a lot of data in a crisp, attractive way. Programmers also like multiple monitors, so that's been factored in too. In all entries below, we’ve applied our expertise and gathered the most ideal displays we've used ourselves, tested, and fully reviewed, keeping in mind different needs and budgets.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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