Best Cheap Monitors – In this price range, expect screens that are less than 30 inches and have 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, but not higher. Some of the budget monitors we looked at use IPS display technology, but the majority use the older TN panels, which often suffer from narrower viewing angles and less accurate color. You’ll also give up conveniences like built-in USB connections, faster refresh rates and height-adjustable stands.
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- 24-inch WUXGA Monitor (1920x1200) at 60Hz, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
- 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, 16.78 Million Colors, 6ms Response Time. Enhanced power management with PowerNap enables the Dell Display Manager to either dim the monitor to the minimum brightness level or put it into sleep mode when it is not in use
The U2719D is similar in design to that model, the Editors’ Choice-award-winning Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (P2720DC), as well as to many other Dell business monitors from recent years. That means it is both stylish-looking and utilitarian, as well as feature-rich.
Factoring in the stand, the monitor measures 15.4 by 24.1 by 7.1 inches (HWD) and weighs 18.8 pounds. The 27-inch in-plane switching (IPS) flat panel has a native resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels, known as QHD or 1440p, at a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Its pixel density of 109 pixels per inch (ppi) is fine for general-purpose use and basic photo editing. (All else being equal, the greater the pixel density, the sharper the image should be.)back to menu ↑
2.Acer R240HY bidx
- 23.8" Full HD IPS widescreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Response time: 4ms, refresh rate: 60 hertz, pixel pitch: 0.2745 millimeter. 178 degree wide viewing angle, display colors: 16.7 million
The R240HY features what Acer calls its ‘zero-frame’ design. The terminology can be a little misleading. This does not mean that multiple panels can be arranged with ‘zero’ edge or empty space between them when placed side by side.
The ‘zero-frame’ term instead refers to a very thin bezel design paired with a floating stand design. These elements make the panel appear as if it is perched on top of its sleek ring-style stand without any significant components to take up physical and visual space.back to menu ↑
- Philips E-line 28" LCD monitor with UltraClear 4K UHD 3840x2160 resolution with 10-bit IPS panel producing 1.07 billion colors for smooth color gradations and detail
- STUNNING COLOR: Ultra Wide-Color technology displaying up to 120% sRGB and 107% NTSC color gamut coverage for life-like images and accurate color reproduction, SmartImage to optimize performance for games, and SmartContrast for richer blacks and bright whites
Those slim bezels make for a compact and contemporary display. However, the combination of an external power brick and the lack of USB-C connectivity mean that the Philips 288E2UAE and its 288E2E US cousin aren’t the best choice for clean installations with minimal cable clutter.
Speaking of connectivity, the 288E2UAE’s ports are unusual in that the sockets are mounted flat on the rear of the panel rather than somewhere along the bottom of the enclosure and pointing downwards. The upside of the 288E2UAE’s approach? It’s much easier to see the sockets and connect cables.back to menu ↑
- Designed to be the ultimate general purpose and productivity monitor, our new 27-inch crystalpro monitor hits the sweet spot for display size, resolution, brightness, and overall video performance.
- The 4K UHD (3840x2160p) resolution offers stunning detail, while IPS panel technology ensures rich, accurate color reproduction and wide viewing angles.
With that in mind, this is the new Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch Gaming Monitor with a bump from 165Hz on the existing model (which is still available) to fully 240Hz and 1ms from an IPS (or more specifically AHVA, which is panel supplier AU Optronics take on the IPS panel technology invented by LG) panel.
Yes, you can get 240Hz 1440p panels. But they’re getting on for twice the price. And you can’t get a 4K panel running this fast, period.back to menu ↑
- EXTEND, EXPAND & ENHANCE — Enjoy the heightened productivity of a portable monitor for laptop with an A-grade IPS screen and stunning full-HD resolution. Hyper-fast 10-point capacitive multitouch available on devices with USB-C DP ALT-MODE support.
- FREEDOM OF FLEXIBILITY — Connect to a wide variety of devices via USB-C. The LinQ Touch also features a mini-HDMI port for added connectivity not found on other portable monitors.
The Viotek LinQ Touch is the most affordable touchscreen portable monitor you can buy for various usage scenarios like multitasking on the go. The tablet-sized device slips right next to your laptop in its carrying case or bag, plus its very lightweight. The Viotek LinQ’s considerably lower price makes us skeptical about its performance, but let’s check out how it stacks against its premium competition.
The Viotek LinQ Touch has a sleek tablet-like chassis that comes with a protective cover that doubles as the stand. The metal body with a glossy black finish adds a premium appeal which makes the device look more expensive than it actually is in the market. The display area is bezel-free, but you will still see thin panel borders when it’s powered on.back to menu ↑
Best Cheap Monitors – There’s a wide variety of affordable monitors, and our top picks all offer at least a Full HD picture to ensure clarity for your work or games. The big perk is that most also deliver much more screen real estate than a laptop display to spread out multiple windows without shrinking text to illegible levels.