Computer Monitors

With LCD/LED monitors the screen size is measured from the inside of the beveled edge or what is commonly called the viewable area.
Sub $200 monitorsSub $300 monitorsSub $400 monitorsSub $1000 monitorsOver $1000 monitors

All models and pricing correct as at 12 July 2020. Availability of individual models may vary.

Explanation of terms used on this page:

Panel TypeTN monitors are the fastest but cheapest, due to poorer image quality when viewing from a side angle.
IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels.
VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three panel types.
ResolutionThe higher the resolution, the better the picture. A monitor’s resolution tells you how many pixels a monitor has in width x height format. 1920 x 1080 — also known as 1080p / Full HD (FHD). The higher the resolution the smaller the pixels used to form the image so the crisper the screen.
5K = 5120 x 2880. 4K = 3840 x 2160. Ultra HD (UHD) = 3840 x 2160. 2K = 2560 x 1440. Full HD (FHD) = 1920 x 1080. HD = 1280 x 720
Refresh RateBigger is better. This tells you the number of times your monitor updates with new information per second and is measured in hertz (Hz). Bigger numbers equal better, smoother and less choppy images. If you’re a gamer, refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75 Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144 Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not gaming, a 60 Hz refresh rate should do.
Response TimeShorter is better, but it’s not a big priority unless you’re gaming. Response time tells you how long a monitor takes to change individual pixels from black to white or, if its GTG response time, from one shade of gray to another. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. For gaming monitors, the highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Viewing AngleViewing angle is the angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance. The viewing angle is measured from one direction to the opposite, giving a maximum of 180° for a flat, one-sided screen. A display may exhibit different behaviour in horizontal and vertical axes. Usually the screens are designed to facilitate greater viewing angle in horizontal level.
Contrast RatioContrast ratio is the ratio between the luminance of the brightest white and the darkest black that a monitor can produce. Higher contrast ratios typically mean deeper blacks, which makes a big difference in overall picture quality. Recommended contrast ratios usually vary from 1000:1 to 3000:1
InputsConnectors on the monitor used to connect the monitor to the computer via a cable. Four types – VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port (DP)

Sub $200 Models

22" AOC VA panel LCD monitor
ModelAOC 22B2H
Size21.5 inch
Price$175
Panel TypeVA
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time6.5ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio3000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, VESA, Frameless
LG 22MN430M-B IPS monitor
ModelLG 22MN430M-B
Size21.5 inch
Price$180
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputVGA, HDMI
ExtraFlicker Free, FreeSync, VESA
AOC 24" IPS Professional Monitor
ModelAOC 24B2XH
Size23.8 inch
Price$199
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time7ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, VESA, Frameless

Sub $300 Models

AOC 24 inch VA Panel Monitor
ModelAOC E2470SWH
Size23.6 inch
Price$215
Panel TypeTN
Resolution1920 x 1080 (HD)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle170 degrees
InputsDVI, HDMI
Contrast Ratio1000:1
ExtraVESA compatible, Integrated Speakers
AOC 24inch IPS Monitor
ModelAOC 24V2Q
Size23.8 inch
Price$235
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (HD)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsHDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, FreeSync, Zero Edge
ModelAOC 27B1H
Size27 inch
Price$270
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (HD)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time7ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, Ultra Slim, Frameless
ASUS 24" 75Hz Gaming Monitor
ModelASUS VL249HE
Size23.8 inch
Price$275
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (HD)
Refresh Rate75Hz (HDMI) – 60Hz (VGA)
Response Time5ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, FreeSync, VESA, Frameless

Sub $400 Models

AOC 27 inch IPS Monitor
ModelAOC 27G2E5
Size27 inch
Price$320
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (HD)
Refresh Rate75Hz (HDMI, DP) – 60Hz (VGA)
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI, DP
ExtraFlicker Free, FreeSync, Ultra Narrow Border, HDR Mode
AOC Curved 31.5 inch Gaming Monitor
ModelAOC C32V1Q
Size31.5 inch
Price$350
Panel TypeCurved 1700R VA
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate75Hz (HDMI, DP) – 60Hz (VGA)
Response Time4ms
Viewing Angle178
Contrast Ratio3000:1
InputVGA, HDMI, DP
ExtraCurved, Low Blue, Flicker Free, VESA, Adjustable Tilt
Samsung IPS Professional Monitor
ModelSamsung R650 LS24R650FDEXXY
Size23.8 inch
Price$380
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms
Viewing Angle178
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputsVGA, HDMI, DP
ExtraFlicker Free, FreeSync, Speakers. USB Hub
AOC 24G@ IPS Gaming Monitor
ModelAOC 24G2
Size23.8
Price$390
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate144Hz (DP, HDMI) – 60Hz (VGA)
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputVGA, HDMI, DP
ExtraFreeSync, VESA, Pivot & Tilt, HDR Mode, Ultra Thin Bezel

Sub $1000

ModelAOC I2790PQU
Size27 inch
Price$420
Panel TypeIPS
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time5ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputVGA, HDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, VESA, USB, Speakers, Adjustable Height, Tilt & Swivel
ModelAOC C32G2E
Size31.5 inch
Price$525
Panel typeCurved 1500R VA
Resolution1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Refresh Rate165Hz (HDMI, DP) – 60Hz (VGA)
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio3000:1
InputVGA, 2 x HDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, FreeSync, VESA, HDR Mode
AOC CQ32G2E Curved QHD Gaming monitor 144Hz Refresh Rate
ModelAOC CQ32G2E
Size31.5 inch
Price$625
Panel TypeCurved 1500R VA
Resolution2560 x 1440 (QHD)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle178
Contrast Ratio3000:1
Input2 x HDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, Flicker Free, Flicker Free, VESA, Tilt, HDR Mode

Over $1000

AOC AG273QCG QHD TN Gaming Monitor 165Hz Refresh Rate
ModelAOC AG273QCG
Size27 inch
Price$1575
Panel TypeCurved TN
Resolution2560 x 1440 (QHD)
Refresh Rate165Hz
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle170 degrees
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputHDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, G-Sync, Flicker Free, VESA, Adjustable Height, Tilt, Swivel & Pivot, Frameless, USB x4, Speakers
Samsung 49" UltraWide Gaming screen
ModelSamsung LC49G95TSSEXXY
Size49″ UltraWide
Price$3780
Panel TypeQLED 1000R Curved VA
Resolution5120 x 1440
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Contrast Ratio2500:1
InputsHDMI, 2 x DP
ExtraVESA Adaptive-Sync, Flicker Free, USB
ASUS PG27UQ 4K Gaming Monitor 144Hz Refresh Rate
ModelASUS PG27UQ
Size27 inch
Price$4100
Panel TypeQuantum-dot IPS
Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time4ms
Viewing Angle178
Contrast Ratio1000:1
InputHDMI, DP
ExtraLow Blue, G-Sync, Flicker Free, HDR, USB, Ambient Light Sensor