Best Gaming Monitors Under 150

Best Gaming Monitors Under 150 – With prices dropping year on year, it is becoming much easier to find the best gaming monitors for under $150, with 144Hz options now starting to appear. You no longer have to compromise too much with refresh rates, giving those on tighter budgets more options than ever before.

The LG UltraGear gaming monitor stood head and shoulders above the rest in our round-up, with a low 1ms response time, fast 144Hz refresh rate, and high build quality that you would expect from LG.

The runner up best gaming monitor for under $150 is no slouch. The AOC C24G1 has a wonderful curved panel and some of the best aesthetics on this list. Looks aside, this monitor comes with a rapid 144HZ refresh rate and 1ms response time for superb gaming performance.

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1.AOC C24G1A 24″

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While the AOC C24G1A is faster than the C24G1 in terms that it has a higher 165Hz refresh rate, its pixel response time speed remains pretty much the same.

There are four response time overdrive modes: Off, Weak, Medium, and Strong.

At 165Hz, we recommend using the ‘Strong’ mode as it eliminates most of visible trailing behind fast-moving objects.

Alas, some black smearing will be noticeable in darker scenes of fast-paced games due to the slower dark to bright pixel transitions, which is the case with all VA monitors at this price range, and even much higher.

If you’re using the monitor at a lower refresh rate or with FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible, the Medium mode will work better as ‘Strong’ can introduce pixel overshoot (inverse ghosting) at lower refresh rates.

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2.SAMSUNG LC24F396FHNXZA

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Samsung backs the CF396 with a mere one-year warranty, which is common for budget monitors and other low-priced products. But we wish it were longer, given the typical retention period for a monitor. In the lower left corner of the back (the lower right corner, if you’re seated in front of the display) is a mini joystick controller, a welcome addition that’s uncommon on a monitor of its price.

You use it to control the monitor’s onscreen display (OSD) menu system, and it is much more pleasant to manipulate than the row of tiny navigation buttons found on the bottom of many monitors, particularly low-priced ones.

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3.MSI

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With multicolored RGB strip lights pulsing along the bottom bezel and in back, a wide tripod base, and a wickedly curved screen, the MSI Optix MPG27CQ flies its flag high and proud: This is a serious gaming monitor. To that end, it supports AMD’s FreeSync adaptive-sync technology, has a 1ms pixel-response time, and features a maximum 144Hz refresh rate over either its DisplayPort or HDMI interface.

Its video-playback performance may be merely so-so, and it lacks HDR capability, but MSI did a decent job here with one of its early entries into the gaming-monitor market. The Optix does well as a pure-play pick for PC gaming.

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4.Acer R240HY bidx

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Along the bottom edge of the panel is a strip of glossy-black trim that holds five function buttons and a Power switch, and around back are an HDMI port, a DVI port, and a VGA port, as well as a headphone jack. As with many midrange monitors, the R240HY lacks USB ports and speakers.

It’s also missing a DisplayPort input. Picture settings are basic and include Brightness, Contrast, and Blue Light adjustments, along with the usual analog (Position, Focus, and Clock) settings. You won’t find any advanced settings, such as the 6-Axis-Color and Gamma settings that you get with the Acer H257HU. Picture presets include User, ECO, Standard, Graphics, and Movie modes.

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5.Sceptre 20″ 1600×900

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While the cheap price of the Sceptre E205W-1600 TN monitor may sound tempting, we highly suggest that you invest at least a little bit more for a modern 22″ 1080p monitor. The Sceptre E Series E205W-1600 monitor offers a stylish design with somewhat thin bezels at the top and at the sides. You can also detach the tilt-only stand of the monitor and mount the screen using 100 x 100mm VESA holes.

The On-Screen Display provides you with all the standard adjustments such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, input source selection, and volume settings.

You can also scale the picture to 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. Other than that, there are no extra features available such as gamma presets or advanced color adjustments.

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Best Gaming Monitors Under 150 – Finding a great gaming monitor on a budget can often be a tricky task but in any case, a good monitor is crucial to enjoying your games. The best gaming monitors provide you with immersion for your single-player games but can also boost responsiveness and give you that extra edge over your rivals in the competitive sphere. When it comes to finding the best gaming monitor for under $150 it is still no walk in the park but there are more and more options becoming available.

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