Best Gaming Monitors Under 500 – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors under $500 currently available. They’re adapted to be valid for most people. 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 our reviews of monitors under $500. 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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- 1800R curvature of the screen provides a truly immersive viewing experience
- A stylish design featuring a Black body metallic finish and sleek curves
The Samsung C24F396 is an affordable curved monitor which thanks to its high contrast ratio provides an immersive viewing experience. However, when it comes to performance, there are better alternatives out there.
If you have an AMD FreeSync-compatible graphics card, you will be able to use FreeSync, which synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU’s frame rate. As a result, screen tearing and stuttering is completely gone.
However, the FreeSync range within which this variable refresh rate operates is only 48-72Hz/FPS (Frames Per Second) on the Samsung C24F396 display, which is a shame considering there are similarly priced gaming monitors with wider VRR ranges (48-75Hz, 40-75Hz, etc.).back to menu ↑
2.29″ Curved 100Hz LED
- 1200R Curvature: It is more consistent with the curvature of the eyes, making viewing more comprehensive and comfortable.
- Gameplus Mode: It will give you an edge when you’re playing first-person shooting games
29″ curved panel monitor with Full HD UltraWide resolution delivers the incredible.Through AMD Radeon technology, the games frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor, giving you a serious competitive edge. Crisp, true-to-life colors come alive with the amazing 2560 x 1080 resolution, allowing you to enjoy High-Definition entertainment in the comfort of your home.
The wide view angle technology lets you share what’s on your screen with friends and family as colors stay true no matter what angle you’re viewing from. Incredible 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and rapid response time ensure your games, work and movies are smooth and look as epic as possible.back to menu ↑
3.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
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.back to menu ↑
4.HP VH240a 23.8-Inch
- RESOLUTION & PANEL — 23.8-inch Full HD monitor (1920 x 1080p at 60 Hz) with 16:9 aspect ratio and an anti-glare matte IPS LED-backlit panel (2 million pixels, 16.7 million colors)
- RESPONSE TIME — 5ms with overdrive for a smooth picture that looks crisp and fluid without motion blur
The HP VH240a has a few strengths that set it apart from most budget monitors: notably, an unusually high contrast ratio for an IPS panel, and excellent sRGB color coverage. Its flexible stand gives you ergonomics that are unparalleled in this price range, and it has a pair of built-in 2-watt speakers.
The panel it most closely resembles is the Editors’ Choice-award-winning HP 24mh, a newer monitor that shares most of the VH240a’s features while adding a DisplayPort connector. It’s a fine alternative to that winner, though, if you don’t need that input.back to menu ↑
5.ASUS 24″ 1080P
- 24 inch Full HD (1920x1080) display with an overclockable 165Hz (supports 144Hz) rapid refresh rate and 0.5ms (GTG) response time
- NVIDIA G-SYNC technology removes stutter and screen tearing for the smoothest gaming experience
When it comes to the all important specs the max screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, the refresh rate is 165 Hz, and the response time is 0.5 ms. This is a 1080p Asus monitor and can run at 165 Hz.
This gaming monitor weighs 11.5 lbs – important to know if you’re taking it to live events or college. The color of this monitor is Black.
PCGameBenchmark ratings are built up from the scores of the Amazon community, to show the most important aspects of a PC gaming monitor. We merge those scores to create a percentage rating. On for gaming this monitor scored a 4.5/5, brightness 4.4/5, picture quality 4.3/5 and on value for money 4.1/5. That makes an aggregate score of 86%.back to menu ↑
Best Gaming Monitors Under 500 – The ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV is the best monitor under $500 we’ve tested for office work. When it comes to office monitors, this is one of the best we’ve tested, with a ton of extra features to help maximize productivity and versatility that makes it suitable not only for work but also multimedia, content creation, and casual gaming. At a price that won’t break the bank, this is a monitor that most people should be happy with.