11 Cheap Monitors (Under $200) Ranked from Best to Worst
Even if you own a laptop with a gorgeous display that you love working on, you can be more productive by connecting to another monitor (or preferably two or three). Whether it's for the home, office or mancave, you'll need at least one good monitor (maybe even a gaming monitor). Fortunately, you can get a good monitor for under $200, with some decent models costing less than $100. At those prices, you can even buy multiple displays without breaking the bank, or resorting to using an older laptop as a wireless display.
We've tested 11 different affordable screens – measuring everything from brightness to color quality and response time – and ranked them from best to worst, and there's sure to be one that's right for you.
What to expect for less than $200
In this price range, expect screens that are between 21 and 24 inches and have 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, but not higher. Some of the monitors we looked at use IPS display technology for improved color and wider viewing angles, but the majority use the older TN technology, which is serviceable but has its limitations. You’ll also give up niceties like built-in USB connections, faster refresh rates and height-adjustable stands.
|Product Name||Screen Size||Panel||Gamut||Brightnesss||Response Time|
|Acer R240HY bidx||24 inches||IPS||103%||194 nits||4ms|
|Acer G226HQL||22 inches||TN||107%||199 nits||2ms|
|Asus VS228H-P||22 inches||TN||110%||184 nits||5ms|
|Asus VS248H||24 inches||TN||108%||241 nits||2ms|
|BenQ GL2760H||27 inches||TN||113%||288 nits||2ms|
|Dell SE2416HX||24 inches||IPS||108%||179 nits||6ms|
|HP Pavilion 22cwa||22 inches||IPS||97%||171 nits||7ms|
|LG 24MP58HQ-P||24 inches||IPS||108%||208 nits||5ms|
|24 inches||TN||114%||242 nits||5ms|
|Sceptre E248W||24 inches||TN||103%||273 nits||5ms|
|Viewsonic VA2446M||24 inches||TN||119%||226 nits||5ms|