Best 24-Inch Monitors for 2020


#1 Acer XFA240

The ACER XFA240 monitor has a 1920×1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1ms response rate. The refresh rate is a very high 144Hz using the DisplayPort, or 75 Hz using the HDMI port. Two stereo speakers and a headphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack) come built in. HDMI port, DisplayPort, and DVI ports allow for options in connection.

Blue Light Filter, Acer EyeProtect technology, and a flicker-free screen keep long work or gaming sessions comfortable as does the matte, non-glare screen. This monitor is also FreeSync and G-Sync compatible, so it can be used with many NVIDIA and AMD video cards.

The monitor is very adjustable and ergonomic, featuring a -5 to 35 degree tilt and a -60 to 60 swivel. It can also rotate 90 degrees for a portrait style view. The height is adjustable up to 150mms, and the monitor is also VESA compatible. A Display port cable is included in the box.

#2 Philips 246E9QDSB

The monitor is based on an IPS panel which means that you get wide 178° viewing angles, consistent and accurate colors, and a quick pixel response time speed.

Out of the other panel technologies which include VA and TN, IPS offers the widest viewing angles and the best color quality.

Their contrast ratio, however, is not as high as that of VA panels, but VA monitors have other issues such as slow pixel response time; we’ll get into them a bit later on.

Further, while the response time of IPS monitors is not as fast as that of TN monitors, it’s still quick enough for fast-paced gaming.

It supports wide color gamut which extends its colors beyond the standard sRGB color space to 129% sRGB. As a result, you get more saturated and true-to-life colors.

If you’d rather have more accurate color reproduction, you can just toggle the provided sRGB mode which will restrict the color reproduction to ~100% sRGB.

Other panel-related specifications are the same as on other equally priced IPS panels and include a 250-nit peak brightness, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, and 8-bit color depth support for 16.7 million colors.

#3 ASUS VG245H

The ASUS VG245H monitor features 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 75Hz refresh rate via HDMI, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has a matte anti-glare screen and two Stereo RMS speakers attached.

Additionally, this monitor has dual HDMI ports, a headphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack), and an audio port (3.5mm mini-jack). With a tilt range of +33 to -5 degrees, and both a swivel and pivot range of -90 to 90 degrees, this is a very adjustable, ergonomic monitor. The height of the base is also adjustable from 0 to 130 mm and it can rotate 90 degrees for a portrait orientation. It is also VESA compatible and an HDMI cable is included in the box.

This monitor is made for gaming, with a 1ms response time and ASUS GameFast technology. Its FreeSync/Adaptive Sync technology is made specifically to work with AMD Radeon video cards. It is also flicker-free and features blue light filtering, to help prevent eye strain, no matter what you are watching or playing at the computer.

#4 ViewSonic VX2457-MHD

This 24-inch gaming monitor promotes a 1080p Free Sync feature with flicker-free technology and a blue light filter for lasting comfort. This AMD Free Sync technology prevents image tearing by offering a smooth frame. This full HD (1920x1080p) resolution monitor includes a TN panel and modern, durable design to appear as sharp as it performs. With flexible connectivity, the monitor supports laptops, PCs, and Macs with HDMI, display port, and VGA inputs. With a quick response time of 2ms, the monitor dodges ghosting and blurring. It additionally features a Game Mode hotkey that maximizes gaming for FPS, RTS, and MOBA.

Customers raved over this monitor’s gaming and entertainment functions. Many were overly satisfied and impressed by the high quality benefits.

#5 Dell S2417DG

One of The best 24 inch gaming monitor that we’ve tested so far is the Dell S2417DG. It has a 144Hz refresh rate that can go up to 165Hz with the factory overclock setting, and it uses G-SYNC VRR technology to reduce tearing in games. The input lag is exceptionally low in native resolution, but it does increase a bit with VRR enabled. The response time on the TN panel is fantastic, so there’s minimal motion blur, and it includes a black frame insertion feature to help reduce motion blur.

Overall, it performs well for gaming, making it the best 24 inch gaming monitor we’ve tested so far

#6 BenQ ZOWIE XL2540

If you have a PC with an AMD graphics card or an Xbox One, the BenQ Zowie XL2540 is a better choice than the Dell S2417DG due to the native FreeSync support. NVIDIA’s G-SYNC is also compatible with a driver update, should you choose to change the graphics card in the future. This is a great TN monitor with extremely fast response time and low input lag. Although the native resolution is a bit lower at 1080p, this monitor has a blazingly fast 240Hz refresh rate.

#7 AOC C24G1

This display uses a VA panel which offers a superior contrast ratio of 3,000:1!

As a result, you get considerably deeper blacks and more vivid details in shadows of the picture which is particularly noticeable when watching movies or playing games in a dark room.

The colors aren’t quite as consistent as they are on IPS panels, but they are very good nonetheless.

The AOC C24G1 supports AMD FreeSync with a 48-144Hz VRR range and it works well with compatible NVIDIA cards. You also get the MBR technology with manually adjustable frequency.

This feature can greatly help eliminate smearing in fast-paced video games. Naturally, you can’t use it at the same time as FreeSync.

You can elevate the screen up to 130mm, swivel it by +/- 35°, tilt by -5°/20° or VESA mount it.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 1.4 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA, and a headphones jack. Both HDMI and DP support FreeSync and 144Hz at 1920×1080.

The screen has a 1500R curvature which isn’t very noticeable considering it’s a 24-inch monitor, but it adds a bit of extra depth to the picture.