Best Budget Monitors for Video Editing

Best Budget Monitors for Video Editing – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for graphic design, photo editing, and media creation currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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1.BenQ 32 inch

Pros & Cons

The 32-inch BenQ EW3280U is a larger, higher-resolution counterpart to the Editors’ Choice BenQ EX2780Q. They have their differences—for one, the EW3280U lacks the smaller display’s blistering pixel refresh rate that puts it in better stead for competitive gaming—but the EW3280U brings the same constellation of audio, video, and control features that makes the EX2780Q so special as an entertainment monitor.

These include a surprisingly good speaker system, thanks to a subwoofer that provides crisp bass, a remote control (an all-too-rare accessory for monitors), and proficiency in handling HDR content, including with BenQ’s HDR-enhancing technology, which it calls HDRi (the i stands for “intelligence”).

2.MSI Non-Glare

Pros & Cons

The display size, also known as viewable image size (VIS) is the physical size of the area where videos are displayed – not the monitor case itself. The size of a screen is the length of its diagonal, which is the distance between opposite corners, usually in inches. Check our compare monitors page to see other monitors this size at a larger range of prices.

When it comes to the all important specs the max screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, the refresh rate is 240 Hz, and the response time is 1 ms. This is a 1080p MSI monitor and can run at 240 Hz.

3.Acer Predator XB271HK

Pros & Cons

The Acer Predator XB271HK is an excellent 4K gaming monitor, and it should be on the shortlist of anyone with a powerful Nvidia graphics card who fancies a bit of stutter-free 4K gaming. Those into twitchy shooters may find the 60Hz refresh rate isn’t enough, however, so should consider the 144Hz XB270HU instead.

There was one significant problem, and that was visible backlight bleed at the bottom-left of the screen. This was confirmed by our colour calibrator: in the middle of the screen it recorded a black level of 0.272cd/m2, but at the bottom-left this rose to 0.555cd/m2, which in turn reduced the contrast ratio to 401:1. It’s a shame, but I doubt it will have much impact on the user.

4.Samsung Business UH850

Pros & Cons

Samsung’s latest 4K screen is being billed as being for both gamers and business users alike. As well as having key gaming features, such as AMD FreeSync and darkness-enhancing game modes, its attractive chassis houses an LCD panel that targets quality over the ultimate in fast response times.

In other words, this is potentially the perfect upgrade for those who want a premium monitor, but without stretching to the  plus Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q and Samsung UD970 for example.

5.Sceptre 35 Inch

Pros & Cons

This is where Sceptre has taken advantage of the latest tech. Apart from the 1500R curve, it features similar specs to the standard gaming monitors, ( including VA panel, 4 ms G2G response time, and adaptive sync), but it also bumps up that panel refresh rate all the way to 100Hz, making it somewhat of an industry first in providing a frame rate that’s higher than we’ve previously seen in its 27-inch predecessor, and smoothing out your gaming and everyday activities.

On looks, the Sceptre C355W has a cool aesthetic, which is expected for a gaming monitor. While designed for gamers, it lacks the bold and aggressive, angular stylings seen on competitors like the LG 34GL750-B. Instead, the monitor’s chassis is made of a dark-gray plastic supported by a V-shaped base.


Best Budget Monitors for Video Editing – If you are engaged in filmmaking, you need a powerful computer and the best monitor for video editing that is professionally calibrated. In case you can’t decide what monitor is better, I’ve made a list of 15 best monitors for video editing that will suit all budgets.