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This relatively liberal budget of around $300 can afford you some of the best monitors, with large screen displays of say, 23" or even larger to give you the best experience out of your Full HD resolution.

Monitors under the $300 bracket typically offer pretty quick response time of 5 ms or less, great contrast ratios; and since they're LED backlit panels, they also have a wide viewing angle. Our list of the best monitors under $300 is a selection of the top rated monitors as claimed by expert reviewers around the web.

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi

NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor


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NEC MultiSync EA294WMi
Hewlett Packard 27xi
Lenovo LI2721s Wide
BenQ V2420H
ASUS VG23AH
NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
Hewlett Packard 27xi Monitor
Lenovo LI2721s Wide LED-Lit Monitor
BenQ V2420H Monitor
ASUS VG23AH 3D Monitor
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Release Date
Jul 2013
Feb 2013
Sep 2012
Jun 2012
May 2012
Aspect Ratio
21:9
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Brightness
300.0 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
1000:1
1000:1
1000:1 / 10000000:1 (dynamic)
1000:1
1000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
6.0 ms
7.0 ms
14.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
29.0 inch
27.0 inch
27.0 inch
24.0 inch
23.0 inch
Monitor Type
IPS TFT with W-LED backlight
LED Monitor
LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
TFT active matrix
Viewable Picture Size
29.0 in.
27.0 in.
27.0 in.
24.0 in.
23.0 in.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.0 stars
 3.5 stars

Top 5 monitor under $300:

  1. NEC MultiSync EA294WMi IPS LED Monitor
  2. Hewlett Packard 27xi Monitor
  3. Lenovo LI2721s Wide LED-Lit Monitor
  4. BenQ V2420H Monitor
  5. ASUS VG23AH 3D Monitor