Choosing a good monitor for a PC can become complicated. There is an excellent variety of them, many are old monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, and it is difficult to know what to look for to choose the monitor that will best adapt, especially given each user.
Several problems can be raised in the choice of a monitor, but this is something I will detail after the list of the best monitors. The models included in this article have a good value for money; there are also cheap ones-not everyone can spend 200 euros on a monitor —or especially suitable for specific uses even if they may be more expensive for design or gaming.
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You are warned that spending less than 100 euros will lead you to have normal monitors, decent quality, below 22 inches, with no great boasts of connectivity, and possibly little angle of vision if you opt for a TN panel. They can be used as a second monitor or, more commonly, for office work in companies, although every month that passes prices fall and the technologies of these monitors improve and interesting models of IPS type can be found.
- Acer V206HQLAb
- AOC E2270SWHN
- Dell SE2216H
- BenQ GW2270H
- HP 22w
- AOC G2260VWQ6
These models are already much better and you can find good models, although they usually have limited connectivity. It is a range in which 1080p with VGA or DVI connection abound, and some other HDMI as we invest more in the monitor. Personally I prefer Dell or LG monitors in this range —and almost in any price range— although the work of BenQ or HP should not be underestimated, as in the end, all companies use the same IPS, TN or VA panels of the same manufacturers.
The VC239HE ASUS is monitor IPS 23 inches to 24 inches cheaper (€125 in apr. 2019), although it dispenses with loudspeakers and resorts like others to the connectivity of only one HDMI and one VGA. Good quality color, fabrication and foot, although it is a monitor that the cheaper it is, the better it suits you to what it offers.
- Asus VC239HE
- Dell SE2419H
- HP 24w
- BenQ GW2470HL
- BenQ GW2470H
- Samsung S24D330H
- BenQ GL2460
- AOC I2281FWH
- Dell SE2416H
- Samsung C24F390FHU
- BenQ GL2580H
The following monitors are excellent choices for those who use the equipment to work, play, and design, although due to the predominant panel type (IPS), they usually have refreshment times higher than the TN, traditionally compensated by other techniques. So, unless you have a bionic eye, you should not notice anything wrong about it. Otherwise, you should look for TN panels to have low refresh Times (1 ms GaG).
- Dell S2419H
- BenQ GW2480
- Dell Ultrathin S2419HM
- Asus VG245H
- Philips 252B9
The monitors in this article use panels with TFT/LCD technology (both terms refer to the same) above a backlight provided by ledes. Although some years ago, it was common to see the use of LEDs of different colors to white, with the advancement of technology, has managed to reduce the cost of slides white (W-LED) used in a general way in the TFTs more recent. This type of led allows you to get colors on the most reliable TFT panel.
The TFT —Thin-film Transistor, or fine-film transistor panels, are composed of a generally Crystal substrate, the transistor layer created by deposition, and other polarisation and RGB color layers that create different dispositions of the sub-pixels of a panel. This arrangement affects, for example, color quality, angles of vision, and sharpness.
To take into account
The main thing to keep in mind when buying a monitor is that you do so, thinking that you have a week to test it and return it as prescribed by law. Being something you’re going to have to look at every day during the monitor’s lifespan, my advice is to try it out and, if it doesn’t convince you, return it without any significant problems.
The quality of the image depends equally on the quality of the product but also on the subjective way of seeing each other’s things, which is not the same in two different people. Some users will like a panel with some light leaks because they don’t notice them, and others will find them annoying as they are more sybarite in the image aspect. It’s like the theme of sound: some don’t have enough auditory acuity and others who detect as little noise as possible in the background.
Don’t expect much from the speakers embedded in the monitors. They will usually fulfill their function of listening to themselves in stereo. Still, the power on the smaller monitors is often 1 or 2 W, and on the more inch monitors, they reach 7 W. The more the monitor costs, the better sound it will have. Although it is another aspect, you will have to test after purchasing because the quality of the music also has a particular component of subjectivity. As a special note, Dell sells soundbars for its monitors —such as Dell AC511. They are hooked on the bottom of many of them if it does not already include speakers.