Selection Criteria Computer Monitors
Topten.eu (Best products of Europe) presents the most energy efficient computer monitors of Europe.
In order to be displayed on www.topten.eu, computer monitors must
On mode power values must be declared according the Energy Star Requirements for Displays V. 5.1 or 6.0
All values according to the Energy Star Program Requirements for Displays
Order of presentation
The products are ranked according to their electricity costs during 5 years, in second priority according to the brand’s names’ alphabetical order. The order of presentation can be changed by clicking on the headings of the tables.
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’.
Electricity costs (€ in 5 years)
Signal input /Connector type / Input terminals
The monitor’s different input terminals.
Diagonal display size, in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm).
Maximum resolution in pixel (horizontal x vertical).
Typical contrast ratio (200 meaning contrast of 1:200).
Image’s typical brightness (luminance), in candela per m2.
Power On (W)
Power input when in the On mode, in watts.
Power Sleep (W)
Power input when in the Sleep mode, in watts.
Power Off (W)
Power input in watts when switched off, but not disconnected. Since January 2013, the max. allowed Off mode power is 0.5W.
Available in countries
Countries in which a product is available according to producers declarations; country codes according to ISO.
Standards and Labels
Planta/Michel/Bush, August 2015