Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Gaming monitors require perhaps a few specifications that a normal monitor used for browsing need not have. This is largely because today's video games typically flow with high speed action scenes and sequences with a whole lot of picture detail and HD res; something a traditional browsing monitor might not be able to keep pace with.

For you to be able to beat your opponent, your 24-inch monitor must be able to display crisp, sharp and vibrant images, so you know exactly where your running or firing. This means good contrasts and here is where a 24-inch LED monitor might be much more effective than its LCD counterpart. LED displays have always been known for their better picture clarity through better colour dynamics and higher contrast ratios.

Your 24 incher needs the best response time to zoom in and out of places. The most frustrating thing while deeply immersed in your game is a screen lag or blur every time there's a a fast moving scene. This is bound to happen if the response time of your monitor is above 4 - 6 milliseconds. The best 24-inch gaming monitors have a response time of not more than 2ms if it has a TN panel, and not more than 6ms with an IPS panel; and consequently deliver excellent clarity even during action packed scenes.

Next, you have a choice between TN panels and IPS panels. While TN panels are cheaper and boast better response time than IPS panels, they have pretty inferior contrasts, colour accuracy and viewing angles. IPS panels have wide viewing angles, and excellent picture quality, but response time of around 6ms at best (as opposed to a TN panel's sweeping 2ms). Nevertheless, gamers often value response time over picture quality or viewing angles, so A TN panel on your 24-inch monitor might deliver much more satisfaction than the IPS one.

Additionally, although most monitors these days have HD displays it is always better to make certain it has 1080p and not just a 720p. Given below is our list of the top rated 24 inch gaming monitors all of which have a response time of 6ms or lower.


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Asus VG248QE
Hannspree HE247DPB
ViewSonic VG2437MC
BenQ VW2430H
ViewSonic VA2406M
Asus Vg248qe 3d Monitor
Hannspree HE247DPB LCD Monitor
ViewSonic VG2437mc-LED-Lit Monitor
BenQ VW2430H Monitor
ViewSonic VA2406M-LED Monitor
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2012
Response Time
1.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
4.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
24.0 inch
24.0 inch
24.0 inch
24.0 inch
24.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
Brightness
350.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
270.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
80000000:1
40000000:1
1000:1
5000:1
1000:1
Dot Pitch
0.276 mm
0.2715 mm
0.276 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
Monitor Type
LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
LCD Monitor
TFT Active Matrix LED
Flat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
LED Monitor
Viewable Picture Size
24.0 in.
23.6 in.
23.6 in.
23.75 in.
23.6 in.
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.1 stars

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