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Gaming is a much more demanding task than web browsing and therefore necessitates a higher configuration. Your 22-inch monitor needs a bunch of specifications,the most important of which are listed below.

First and foremost is your need for as low a response time as possible. Video games of today are no longer confined to slow moving scenes and most of them involve high speed action scenes, which are going to get annoyingly blurred with a high response time. Look for a monitor that has not more than 2 millisecond response time if its a TN panel and 6ms or less if it is an IPS panel.

Speaking of panels, your choice lies between IPS and TN both of which have their own advantages. IPS panels are not ideal for gamers although they have superior contrasts and wide viewing angles because video gaming hardly requires wide viewing range. IPS panels have slower response time by comparison and around 6ms is about the best you can get. TN panels, on the other hand, do not deliver a very vibrant or high contrast picture and also offer poor viewing angles. Nevertheless, this is still the panel we recommend for your 22 inch monitor. TN panels have such superbly fast response time that 2ms is quite customary.

Next, choose a 22-inch LED backlit LCD monitor if you can afford it. LED backlighting for the display can get you better picture quality than the traditional LCD monitors and also better power savings.

High Definition is another priority, but is sort of the norm now as almost all the latest monitors come with HD resolution. It is best to get a 22-inch monitor with 1080p resolution since gaming is typically HD today.

The best 22-inch gaming monitors are available from Asus and Viewsonic and are available below with specs and price options.

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Asus VG248QE

Asus Vg248qe 3d Monitor


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Asus VG248QE
Hannspree HL249DPB
ViewSonic TD2340
Acer H236HL
Hannspree HE247DPB
Asus Vg248qe 3d Monitor
Hannspree HL249DPB Monitor
ViewSonic TD2340 Monitor
Acer H236HL bid Monitor
Hannspree HE247DPB LCD Monitor
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Dec 2013
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Feb 2013
Response Time
1.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
24.0 inch
23.6 inch
23.0 inch
23.0 inch
24.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Brightness
350.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
80000000:1
1000:1, 30000000:1 (Dynamic)
20000000:1
100000000:1
40000000:1
Dot Pitch
0.276 mm
0.271 mm
0.2715 mm
Max. Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Monitor Type
LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LED
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LED
LCD Monitor
Viewable Picture Size
24.0 in.
23.6 in.

  • The Asus VG248QE is a 24-inch gaming monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate, a speedy pixel response, and a highly adjustable stand. It's a good performer but could use a few more gamer-centric features.


  • I think most of us will agree that a decent 120-144Hz screen is a rather desirable little gaming panel, minus forking out for an Nvidia 3D Vision bundle. Sure, Asus has got some impressive screen technology in its monitor range, but it needs to get a lot more competitive on the price front given the value on offer from both BenQ and Iiyama at the moment.

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    ASUS are fairly unambiguous in their marketing of the VG248QE on their website, on their printed materials and on the base of the monitor itself. This is designed to be a gaming monitor that delivers a super-responsive experience in fast paced games. With its super-low input lag, very good pixel responsiveness (with configurable overdrive) and 144Hz refresh rate the monitor does deliver a superbly smooth gaming experience.


  • It's very cheap, but this screen's poor default colour accuracy means it needs a colour calibrator to bring out its potential.


  • The Viewsonic TD2340 is an attractive touch-screen monitor featuring a gorgeous 23-inch IPS panel, 10-point touch technology, and a very flexible (albeit bulky) stand. It's more expensive than your typical 23-inch monitor though.


  • It's expensive and only has average image quality, but this versatile touchscreen has a great range of inputs and a highly flexible stand.


  • While the ViewSonic TD2340 is most definitely a niche product, the asking price is fair, and the quality of the hardware is a commendable step in the right direction.