Updated on 2 August 2013 by

This selection of the best budget friendly monitors is limited to the top rated monitors which are available between $150 and $250. HP, Dell and Viewsonic are typically behind some of the best sub $250 Monitors, with some of them being LED models with 1080p HD resolution.


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ViewSonic VX2370Smh
ViewSonic VA2406M
Dell S2440L
Samsung S20B350H
ASUS VG23AH
ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED Monitor
ViewSonic VA2406M-LED Monitor
Dell S2440L 24 inch LCD Monitor
Samsung S20B350H
ASUS VG23AH 3D Monitor
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Sep 2012
Sep 2012
Oct 2012
May 2012
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen - 16:9
16:9
16:9
Brightness
250.0 cd/m^2
270.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
5000:1
1000:1
1000:1
Max. Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1600 x 900
1920 x 1080
Response Time
7.0 ms
5.0 ms
6.0 ms
2.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
23.0 inch
24.0 inch
24.0 inch
20.0 inch
23.0 inch
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Monitor Type
LED Monitor
LED Monitor
LED Monitor
LED Backlight LCD Monitor
TFT active matrix
Viewable Picture Size
23.0 in.
23.6 in.
24.0 in.
23.0 in.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.5 stars