Selection Criteria Computer Monitors

Methodology (Best products of Europe) presents the most sustainable computer monitors of Europe.

Technical criteria

In order to be displayed on, computer monitors must

  • Be labelled by TCO with the actual TCO Displays 7 Label.
  • Be available in at least one European country
  • Have a maximum Sleep mode power of 0.5 watt
  • Have a maximum On mode power according to the following table, measured by TCO
Diagonale (inches) Max. On mode power
15 ≤ d < 17
13 watts
17 ≤ d < 20
18 watts
20 ≤ d < 22
20 watts
d ≥ 22 inches
22 watts

Data sources

All values according measurements of TCO. The values are known but not shown online.

Order of presentation

The products are ranked according to the brand name and the size of the screen.


Brand, Model, Similar Models

The brand names and model names are on the list. Products of similar construction and identical technical values are displayed only once. Similar models’ names are listed under ‘similar models’.

Asterisk (*) and (x) are standing for all characters from A-Z and/or 0-9.

As there are a lot of different model names troughout Europe, it is not possible to list all of them.

Size (Inches)

Diagonal display size, in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm).

Resolution (Pixel)

Maximum resolution in pixel (horizontal x vertical).

Available in countries

Countries in which a product is available according to producers declarations; country codes according to ISO.
EU= available throughout the European Union
CH= Switzerland
On demand= producers could not indicate the availability and consumers have to ask on their own.


Standards and Labels



  • The european council for an energy efficient economy eceee provides a status overview on all products in the Ecodesign & Energy Labelling process
  • Coolproducts informs about the EU ecodesign process on office equipment and other products. It is a coalition of NGOs' campaign for a stronger, fast Ecodesign Directive to save the climate and money.
Producers and retailers are kindly asked to contact info[at] to inform about more products which meet the topten selection criteria

Bush, May 2018