Top 7 Budget HD Monitors Under $100 Reviewed and Compared

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Are you on a budget? Here is the list of best full HD monitors under $100 in 2015. Review and comparison. Buy now at a discount up to 40% from amazon. Viewsonic VA1938WA vs AOC E1649FWU vs AOC E2050SWD vs Asus VS207D-P vs Acer G206HQL vs Hanns.G HE195ABB vs Hannspree HE225DPB

#7 Acer G206HQL bd

Acer G206HQL has a super slim profile with X shaped stand. The 19.5 inch wide screen LCD has a HD+ resolution of 1600 x 900 which delivers excellent image details. The 16:9 aspect ratio is good for movie lovers. With a whooping 100 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 5 ms response time, the monitor is ideal for HD gaming, multimedia and productivity applications. The connections available are VGA and DVI inputs. The monitor is light weight and the fighter pilot design is really cool. The package includes all the cables like DVI for connection. The only drawback is there is no VESA mount for wall mounting.

Acer G206HQL bd
Acer G206HQL bd

#6 AOC E2050SWD

The 20 inch WLED lit TFT Active matrix LCD monitor has a resolution of 1600 x 900 at 60 Hz. The full HD resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for movie lovers. The mega dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 and 5ms response time makes the AOC E20503WD complete bang for the buck. The connections provided include VGA, DVI-D, HDCP inputs.

The monitor is Energy Star and EPEAT Silver certified which means its environmental friendly and consumes less power. The Eco mode feature has 5 presets (text, game, movie, internet, sports) which saves you the gruesome process of adjusting brightness and contrast every time. The Kensington security slot provides additional security from theft. The i-menu software lets you to access the user friendly on screen display.

AOC E2050SWD is ultra slim and lightweight. Using VESA 100mm wall mount compliant, the monitor can be wall mounted easily. The direct-insert horizontal connectors are another useful feature. All cables and connections can be connected horizontally easy and fast. You don’t need to search for the slot behind or under the monitor.

AOC e2050Swd
AOC e2050Swd
AOC E1649FWU
AOC E1649FWU

#5 AOC E1649FWU

The 16 inch USB powered monitor is known for its simplicity. The plug and play interface lets you to use the monitor on the go by connecting it to any USB port of your lap or system. This ultra thin portable display requires no external power card. The monitor is ideal for business people who are frequently travelling and have a lot of presentations to do. It is also apt for dual monitor displays. The 500:1 contrast ratio is nothing to boast of but this is made for business use. It has a response time of 16ms and 720p resolution at 60 Hz. With DisplayLink technology, you can connect multiple USB monitors simultaneously to one lap to function as a multi-monitor PC.

The design is cool with attractive piano-black flossy bezel. It also comes with a foldable flex stand which allows easy landscape and portrait viewing.

AOC E1649FWU
AOC E1649FWU

User Reviews | Detailed Specs

AOC E1649FWU 16-Inch 1366 x 768 16 ms LED LCD Monitor
AOC E1649FWU 16-Inch 1366 x 768 16 ms LED LCD Monitor

A review: "No monitor cable, or power supply, just connect via a USB port!"

 

#4 Hannspree HANNS.G HE195ABB

The 19 inch widescreen LED back-lit HD monitor has 1366 x 768 resolution and a mega active contrast ratio of 40,000,000:1. It has 16.7 m colors which brings you crisp and clear images. You can connect your PC via VGA input. Viewable area without bezel is 18.5 inch. With a standard response time of 5 ms, the monitor is good for gamers too.

Hanns.G HE195ABB can be tilted and wall mounted using VESA compliant. The glossy black bezel design is classy for the price. The monitor is best suitable for both home and office.

HANNS.G HE195ABB
HANNS.G HE195ABB

#3 ASUS VS207D-P

Asus VS207D-P is made for business people. Slim and stylish with VESA mountable, you can place it neatly on the wall. The Full HD monitor has LED-backlit panel with 80,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio) and 5ms response time for detailed imagery and smooth motion playback. The contrast ratio measures how dark a screen can get and from the above figure you can expect pretty neat black levels. It has HD+ resolution of 1600 x 900 with 16:9 aspect ratio on the 19.5 inch viewable area. You don’t need to fear electricity bills and environmental pollution with this one because it is EPEAT Gold and Energy Star certified.

Asus Splendid Video Intelligence Technology offers different presets ranging from game to scenario modes. The Smart view technology from Asus guarantees you the same colors and effects as straight view over a wide viewing angle. Another feature worth discussing is the Asus Rapid Replacement Service. Along with a 3 year warranty, you get free two way shipping and replacement for any defects.

The extra-added feature with Asus VS207D-P worth noting is the webcam and is listed in the Top 7 Full HD PC Monitors with Webcam list.

ASUS VS207D-P
ASUS VS207D-P

User Reviews | Buy Now @ $92.24

ASUS VS207D-P 19.5" HD+ 1600x900 VGA Back-lit LED Monitor
ASUS VS207D-P 19.5" HD+ 1600x900 VGA Back-lit LED Monitor

A review: "Works perfectly and the pictures are full of color and crystal clear."

 

#2 Viewsonic VA1938WA-LED

The 19 inch LED back-lit display is quiet stunning for the price. The panel is mercury free which ensures the environmental safety. The full HD 720p resolution display has a mega dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1. It has a VGA input also. The 5ms response time is quiet good for gamers on a budget. The automatic aspect ratio adjustment feature is very useful. It adjusts the picture to the center of screen no matter what the resolution is. You won’t see any stretched images anymore. The 16:9 aspect ratio provide good image reproduction. Viewsonic use the highest grade panel in this model so that you are guaranteed a damage free panel.

Speaking of the design, it has a very thin bezel with integrated speakers. The VESA mountable glossy finish design is classy which gives a premium look. Viewsonic VA1938WA is ENERGY STAR certified which ensures less power consumption. In fact the monitor saves up to 40% power over the traditional CCFL 19 inch monitor. It also has a 3 year limited warranty. The screen has anti-glare coating so that you will not see any reflection or fingerprints on the screen.

Viewsonic VA1938WA
Viewsonic VA1938WA

User Reviews | Buy Now @ $99.99 only. 41% Discount

Viewsonic VA1938WA-LED 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor
Viewsonic VA1938WA-LED 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

A review: "I've had this monitor for a year and a half now and have had no problems at all!"

 

#1 Hannspree HE HE225DPB

A nice upgrade to the above model and within the price range. The monitor is 22 inch LED back-lit widescreen with Full HD 1080p resolution. So the pictures are crisp and clear all around. The 5 ms response time and 40,000,000:1 contrast ratio makes it the tough competitor against others. It has also built-in stereo speakers, an added bonus. The connections available are VGA and DVI(HDCP) inputs. HE225DPB can be tilted and is wall mountable for your comfortable viewing position.

It is also Energy Star certified so that you won’t be bothered with electricity bills. The ultra thin design is good. The only con I can find is the speaker lacks bass. But its monitor, not just speakers.

Hannspree HE HE225DPB
Hannspree HE HE225DPB

Comparison Chart

Features
Viewsonic VA1938WA
AOC E1649FWU
AOC E20503WD
Asus VS207D-P
Acer G206HQL
Hanns.G HE195ABB
Hannspree HE225DPB
 
 
Viewable Image Size
18.5 inch
15.6 inch
19.5 inch
19.5 inch
9.5 inch
18.5 inch
21.5 inch
 
 
Aspect Ratio
16:09
16:09
16:09
16:09
16:09
16:09
16:09
 
 
Panel
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
LCD TFT Active Matrix
 
 
Contrast Ratio
10,000,000:1
500:01:00
20,000,000:1
80,000,000:1
100 million:1
40,000,000:1
40,000,000:1
 
 
Response Time
5ms
16ms
5ms
5ms
5 ms
5 ms
5 ms
 
 
Resolution
1366x768
1366 x 768
1600 x 900
1600 x 900
1600 x 900
1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
 
 
Connections
VGA
USB
D-Sub, DVI
D-Sub
VGA, DVI
D-Sub
D-Sub, DVI-D
 
 
VESA Wall Mountable
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
 

Viewsonic VA1938WA hands on

Hanns.G HE195ABB hands on

AOC E1649FWU hands on

AOC E2050SWD hands on

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