The monitor is the main peripheral device for displaying visual information. Among all the components, it stands out in that it is bought not for 2-3 years, but for 5 or more years. In this regard, it would be extremely disappointing to make a mistake with the purchase, so we chose the middle segment for the mass buyer.
The main competition is now revolving around two types of matrices: VA and IPS. The second has more saturated colors and produces a beautiful picturesque picture. The first in this regard is more modest, but it is she who reproduces a more realistic color scheme and affects the eyes less. What to choose is up to you.
Rating of the best monitors with a diagonal of 24 inches
ASUS’ VA249NA is one of the best budget gaming monitors available today, and its main selling point is price. There are very few trails and flashes, there are no complaints about the assembly and the quality of the matrix, while the TFT * VA format with a screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 is used. The response time is fast enough for shooters and Dota 2. The refresh rate is slightly higher than usual for our top and is 76 Hz.
Judging by the reviews, there are no obvious shortcomings. Out of the box, you will have to adjust the monitor yourself. It is not recommended to set the brightness above 25%, as the light begins to blind.
HP VH240a 23.8″
HP VH240a 23.8
HP’s ideal office monitor. It is equipped with a well-calibrated IPS panel with a maximum brightness of 250 cd per m2. Of the interfaces, only HDMI and VGA are provided here, which is quite normal for its segment. The VH240a monitor’s ultra-thin display bezel provides a stylish look. And in general, the design of the device turned out to be good. And there are also a pair of speakers with a total power of 4 W, which is enough for office tasks.
Another attempt by Samsung to stand out from the competition seems to be successful. Digital HDMI connectivity with a fast gaming matrix is just perfect for gaming monitor use. There is also a weight mount, which allows you to buy a table stand and adjust the screen height without constraining yourself with frames from the factory.
The resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is standard. The curved surface gives a feeling of spaciousness, and flexible color settings allow you to calibrate the monitor for yourself. Energy saving and a bunch of all sorts of technical innovations are implemented at the level of the monitor subsystem, that is, software is not attached to it, and it is not needed. Well, in the end, the price: for almost 10,000 rubles, a high-quality monitor from a famous brand has become a rarity, but this model, in terms of the combination of characteristics and price, can be safely called a budget one.
Not a budget, but a great 24″ display for CAD developers, which offers a special display mode with improved fine detail and fine line detail. In addition, this also includes support for the “picture in picture” function with the ability to independently determine the size of windows. The matrix here is an improved IPS with a resolution of the QHD format and a pixel size of 206 microns. The screen delivers 100% sRGB coverage, has 8-bit color depth, and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 20M:1.
The reviews separately praise the model for having a USB hub and a wide selection of video ports, because there was even a place for the outdated VGA. Also in the pros is the image quality and a decent supply of backlight brightness. But among the shortcomings, mediocre acoustics with 2 W speakers, the lack of frameless design and support for HDR mode are often mentioned.
AOC AGON AG241QX
AOC AGON AG241QX
This monitor received support for FreeSync technology, which will definitely please owners of good video cards. As for power consumption, it is approximately 37 watts. By the way, the power supply is built into the monitor. This means that under the table there will be a regular wire, at the end of which there is a traditional plug.
The device weighs only 5.53 kg, it is unlikely that you will experience any problems when it is located on the built-in stand. It, by the way, allows you to adjust the height of the monitor, as well as rotate it to portrait mode. The product also supports 100×100 mm wall mounting.
The IPS-matrix 24MK430H allows the buyer to get more saturated and poisonous colors, and this can be considered both a plus and a minus. On the one hand, you get a detailed image that can be enjoyed with wide viewing angles, on the other hand, not everyone likes too saturated colors, and many buyers prefer natural tones. Black Stabilizer brings clarity to games that have a lot of dark areas, which will have a positive effect on game genres such as action or survival.
The menu is controlled by a joystick, there are no built-in speakers. The stand is sturdy, which makes the monitor stand confidently on the table. The display bezel wobbles a little when you press it with your finger. There is no flicker, in rare cases there are small lights. There is no 90-degree turn on the leg, and sadly, the eyes get tired quickly. From the factory, the brightness is set to 100% by default.
Iiyama G-Master GB2560HSU-1
Iiyama G-Master GB2560HSU-1
Semi-professional gaming monitor with a diagonal slightly larger than the standard 24 inches. The model is not the most budgetary, but it fully justifies its cost. Here is a truly gaming TN + film matrix with FullHD resolution and the best response of 1 ms. But that’s not all – the screen refresh rate is 144 Hz, i.e. even in the most dynamic shooters, the picture will remain smooth. Adds the display quality of AMD FreeSync, while the 3-sided bezel-less design allows for multi-monitor configurations.
Reviews for this monitor are mostly positive, gamers note the high image quality, its smoothness and clarity, plus they say that the eyes practically do not get tired even after many hours of online shootings. As for the fly in the ointment, some inconvenience can be caused by the poor design of the setup menu, plus many note the boring and rustic design.
The display used here was created using PLS technology. This allows us to hope for maximum viewing angles and high contrast. However, such an LCD panel has several disadvantages. Firstly, it has a response time of 5 ms, which may not suit fans of online shooters and other similar games. Secondly, such a screen costs money, so the monitor itself turned out to be expensive. However, the price tag ceases to scare after you find out that the display built into here has a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. It also boasts a 75Hz refresh rate! Not forgotten, of course, and the backlight without flicker.
On the rear panel of the device there is a very decent number of connectors. Basically, the owner of the monitor will use HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces. It also supports image reception via a USB port. Like the models discussed above, Samsung S24H850QFI can be used to connect other devices to your computer. To do this, there is a trinity of USB 3.0 connectors. In this case, the monitor itself must be connected to the computer using the USB Type-C socket. Not forgotten here is the headphone jack. The device, if anything, does not have built-in speakers. Now many expensive monitors are able to rotate 90 degrees, as well as adjustable in height above the table surface. Samsung S24H850QFI is no exception.
Also on the back of this model are holes for wall mounting – you will need an accessory standard 100 × 100 mm. The weight of the monitor is 6.4 kg. This indicates that the power supply is inside it, and not outside. Most often, it will consume 38 watts. Only in some modes of operation, power consumption begins to reach 100 watts.
Budget monitor, well adapted for any task: from watching movies to gaming and office work. The diagonal here is 24 inches, the matrix is TN +, the resolution is classic, FullHD. The refresh rate is typically office – 60 or 75 Hz, but for non-dynamic games (for example, strategies) it will do just fine. There is support for Acer eColor technology, which adjusts the matrix depending on the type of content displayed and the brightness of the light in the room. But what is definitely missing is more modern graphics connectors – only VGA and DVI are on the rear panel.
According to reviews, the monitor works out its price completely, but it doesn’t offer too much either. Buyers have no particular quibbles about the quality of the picture, although some believe that the capabilities of the matrix are not fully disclosed. The main complaint is a terrible factory setting that can provoke eye fatigue. But all this is eliminated in a couple of minutes of self-adjustment of the parameters.
A very high-quality monitor from a well-known American brand, and at a very budget price. The key advantage is an improved IPS matrix with a whole bunch of eye protection features, including Flicker-free and Blue Light. Otherwise, the classics of the genre are FullHD resolution, 5ms response time and 60/75Hz refresh rate. You won’t particularly play dynamic shooters, but if your favorite genre is strategy, then this model is quite gaming for you, fortunately, the protection options allow you to immerse yourself in the game for many hours without fear for your eyesight.
In their reviews, customers often praise the DELL P2419H for a comfortable stand with good height and tilt adjustment ranges. The presence of a portrait mode, as well as the quality of a frameless design, are also noted. Another important parameter that receives a positive response is low power consumption, no more than 16 watts. In negative reviews, most often there is dissatisfaction with the basic factory settings and periodic complaints about dead pixels.