The 5 Best-Selling Monitor Brands Of Q4 2017

Monitors To Consider

HP Inc. and Dell maintained their dominant No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively, during the final quarter of 2017 in terms of sales through the channel. That's according to The NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y. The NPD Group tracks monthly technology sales-out information from the largest IT distributors and resellers in North America, down to the item level and with overlap removed.

In the following slides, we've rounded up the five monitor brands with the highest sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, based on The NPD Group's data.

4. ViewSonic

Tied for fourth place is Brea, Calif.-based ViewSonic, which saw its share of monitor sales through the channel rise to 9.5 percent in the fourth quarter, from 9.3 percent a year earlier.

Among ViewSonic's latest monitors to hit the market are the VP3881 (pictured), a 37.5-inch curved screen display with WQHD (3,840 x 1,600) resolution and a wide 21:9 aspect ratio, and the VP2785-4K, a 27-inch monitor with UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution and connectivity options including USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort.

4. Samsung

Tied with ViewSonic in fourth place is Samsung, which declined to a market share of 9.5 percent in the fourth quarter from 12.1 percent during the same period the year before.

The biggest seller for the South Korean firm during the fourth quarter, in terms of distributor and reseller sales, was the S24E450D, a 24-inch monitor with FHD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution and connectivity including VGA, DVI and DisplayPort.

3. Acer

Taiwan-based Acer gained ground during the fourth quarter, in terms of monitor sales via the channel, with its market share climbing to 10.3 percent from 9.7 percent a year earlier.

Recent Acer monitor releases include the Predator X35, a 35-inch gaming display with an 1800R curve, 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The monitor also offers Nvidia G-SYNC technology for smooth gameplay and a rapid (200Hz) refresh rate.

2. Dell

Dell saw the largest gains in the monitors market during the fourth quarter, with its share of monitors sold through distributors and resellers reaching 17.1 percent, up from 15.9 percent year-over-year.

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell had the best-selling monitor during the quarter with the P2217H, according to The NPD Group. The 22-inch LCD monitor includes slim borders around the display and the ability to pivot, tilt and swivel the monitor. The P2217H also features 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and a range of ports -- DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A and USB-C.

1. HP

Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP Inc. maintained its position in the monitor market during the fourth quarter, with its 29.9 percent market share through the channel largely unchanged from the 29.8 percent a year earlier.

HP had four of the 10 best-selling monitors during the quarter, according to The NPD Group, led by the VH22. The 21.5-inch monitor includes resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 along with features such as 90-degree pivot rotation and glare reduction. The E222 also includes VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI-D connectivity options.