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The best monitors under $100 are available from leading brands like Samsung, Asus and ViewSonic and have LED backlit displays supporting Full HD resolution.

Scroll down to find some great options with fairly large screens of 16" or higher, reviews and price options for every model.

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ViewSonic VA1938wa-LED

ViewSonic VA1938wa-LED LCD Monitor


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ViewSonic VA1938wa
AOC E1649FWU
ASUS VS197D-P
ASUS VS198D
ViewSonic VA1938wa-LED LCD Monitor
AOC E1649FWU Monitor
ASUS VS197D-P Monitor
ASUS VS198D Monitor
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Release Date
Sep 2011
Sep 2011
Aug 2011
Jul 2011
Aspect Ratio
Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:10
Brightness
250.0 cd/m^2
200.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
500:1
50000000:1
50000000:1
Dot Pitch
0.3 mm
0.252 mm
0.3 mm
0.2835 mm
Max. Resolution
1366x768
1366 x768
1366x768
1440x900
Response Time
5.0 ms
16.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
19.0 inch
15.6 inch
18.5 inch
19.0 inch
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16 Million
16.7M
16.7M
Monitor Type
Widescreen LCD
LED
Wide Screen
Wide Screen
Viewable Picture Size
18.5 in.
15.6 in.

  • The AOC e1649Fwu is a reasonably priced portable 15.6-inch monitor that gets its signal and power from your laptop's USB port. It offers good color quality and sharp text reproduction, but its glossy screen is a fingerprint magnet and is very reflective.

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    Despite the weaknesses, its nice to have a second display connected on the road. At only $150 you can't expect too much. I really like the added screen space, so I willingly compromised on the display quality issues and the awkward USB connector. It's good enough to keep your Twitter client and a chat client live as you work. You can watch a video podcast or keep your music player open and viewable. The wide-screen format makes it great for keeping a couple small windows open. I put my Bible software on it as I write my sermons.

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    The AOC e1649Fwu portable monitor is good-sized, reasonably priced and incredibly energy efficient. I can always tell if a product is a winner if I get the urge to buy it, and I'm seriously considering picking up one of these as a second monitor for my iMac and MacBook Air. It would be perfect for consultants who need to occasionally plug a monitor into a headless server and even makes a great primary screen for an 11" MacBook Air with its cover closed (think about using a Twelve South BookArc and external keyboard...).


Top 5 monitor under $100:

  1. ViewSonic VA1938wa-LED LCD Monitor
  2. AOC E1649FWU Monitor
  3. ASUS VS197D-P Monitor
  4. ASUS VS198D Monitor