Best Monitors Under 300

Best Monitors Under 300 – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best gaming monitors under $300 currently available. They are 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 of our monitor reviews, sorted by price from low to high. 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.Sceptre IPS 27-Inch

Pros & Cons

Sceptre has a reputation as being a bit of an also-ran, bargain product. But if you’re looking for a larger monitor for playing games or surfing the web, I’d recommend their 27-inch monitor with absolutely no reservations. My problem is that I expect a bit more from my displays, such as color accuracy and the means to adjust it. That’s not to say that there’s anything desperately wrong with the monitor, it just feels like it could be better.

The on screen controls are as you would expect, and easy to navigate, however I would have liked to see better control over the color. There are several pre-set color choices, labeled “Movie”, “Gaming”, and “Text”, but all they really do is change the color temperature

2.HP VH240a 23.8-Inch

Pros & Cons

The VH240a employs a 23.8-inch (measured diagonally) in-plane switching (IPS) screen, with full HD/1080p resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels) and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The panel has a respectable pixel density of 92 pixels per inch (ppi), which is more than enough for typical home or office use, though photo or video enthusiasts will likely want a screen with a higher pixel density.

As is typical of IPS displays, the VH240a has very wide viewing angles, rated at 178 degrees for both vertical and horizontal. I saw a minimum of color distortion or posterization, even when I viewed the screen from the most extreme off-center angles.

3.ASUS VP249QGR 23.8”

Pros & Cons

The ASUS VP249QGR is an affordable 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor. It provides excellent image quality, smooth performance and many useful features for the price. There are better (though slightly more expensive) alternatives, but if you have a limited budget you won’t be disappointed by the VP249QGR.

Based on a 23.8″ IPS panel by PANDA, the ASUS VP249QGR monitor offers wide 178° viewing angles, a peak brightness of 250-nits, dithered 8-bit color depth support and a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1.

4.ASUS 24″ 1080P

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 165 Hz, and the response time is 0.5 ms. This is a 1080p Asus monitor and can run at 165 Hz.

5.Acer 23.8″ Nitro XF243Y

Pros & Cons

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is an excellent gaming monitor. It has a fast response time, low input lag, and a 165Hz refresh rate, resulting in smooth and responsive gameplay. It supports FreeSync and is compatible with G-SYNC to reduce screen tearing.

The 24 inch screen isn’t the most immersive, but it does make it easier to see your game’s entire interface. Sadly, it isn’t well-suited for gaming in the dark due to its low contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity.


Best Monitors Under 300 – There are great options available if you want to get the best gaming monitor for under $300. There are some very good picks available on a budget, great for dorms or casual gamers. Cheaper monitors are typically less versatile, with smaller screens and slower response times, but you can still expect a decent gaming experience on most of them. However, companies are starting to produce higher-resolution monitors for about $300, so the market for budget monitors is expanding.