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Best Budget HD LED Monitors Under $200 2014

Updated on February 21, 2014

Best 22 - 24 Inch Monitors Under $200 for 2014

LED monitors offer significant improvements vs. the previously used CCFL LCD monitors including thinner displays, energy savings, and additional contrast. In addition, LED monitors do not contain mercury which is potentially harmful to the environment. When LED monitors first hit the market in 2009 the price vs. energy savings didn't really make sense for most people to purchase an LED monitor; however, today most LED LCD monitors are just as inexpensive as the standard CCFL LCD monitors. Below, I'll list a few of my favorite LED monitors in the $200 price range.

A Large Monitor Can Improve Your Productivity

Did you know that a large monitor can help to significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for you to do ordinary computer tasks? While the improvement drops sharply after 24 inches, if you have a small monitor, then it's well worth the price of upgrading. More and more businesses today are not only switching out their small displays for larger versions, they're also upgrading their employees with dual and triple displays. This can be especially important for those who need to look at multiple spreadsheets or documents.

Choosing a Computer Monitor:

Before choosing a computer monitor here's a few terms you should know:

Resolution: This is the amount of pixels measured first horizontally and vertically. Most of today's monitors are Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels. Smaller monitors may have fewer pixels while some photo editing monitors may have significantly more.

Response Time: This is the time it takes for a pixel on your display to go from black to white and then back again. Most manufacturers use a GTG or gray to gray number to post a number which is lower. A low response time limits the amount of blurring you see while gaming or watching intense action sequences during movies.

Contrast: This is a measurement of the whitest white and darkest black. Most manufacturers use a dynamic contrast ratio in order to post higher numbers.

Glossy vs. Matte Screens: Glossy screens tend to have glare unless an anti-glare coating is placed on the monitors. While they tend to be more attractive looking than matte screens, matte screens do not have issues with glare.

ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-Inch LED-Lit LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p, 2ms, 50M:1 DCR, Game Mode, HDMI/DVI/VGA, VESA
ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-Inch LED-Lit LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p, 2ms, 50M:1 DCR, Game Mode, HDMI/DVI/VGA, VESA

Best Budget 24 Inch LED Monitor for 2014

Viewsonic VX2450WM LED Computer Monitor

While a good LED computer monitor may have felt out of reach a few years ago, today they are many options in this price range. This is because budget-friendly companies like Viewsonic continue to reduce prices while raising quality standards. Probably the bestselling 24 inch LED monitor for 2013 was the ViewSonic VX2452MH.

The ViewSonic VX2452MH is a great choice for both businesses and home offices because of it's sleek thin look, and high level of functionality. With a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio the picture is clear for both documents and movies. Also, with the 24 inch size it's easy to put documents side by side. Another great thing which I really like is that it comes with integrated speakers. This is great for clearing desktop space and clutter.

Overall this is a great buy for an LED monitor at under $200. Also, with nearly 300 five star reviews you know that you're receiving a highly tested and rated product.

ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-Inch LED-Lit LCD Monitor

Best Asus 22 Inch LED Monitor
Best Asus 22 Inch LED Monitor

Best Budget 22 Inch LED Monitors Under or Around $150 2014

If you're willing to have a slightly smaller monitor, then you'll be able to get a great monitor for under $150 in the 22 inch category. The ASUS VS228H-P, released in late 2011, has been one of the most popular and well-rated monitors in this price range. It has a new more slim and modern design and has better image quality and contrast than earlier models.

Technical Details:

Don't let the environmentally friendly status of this monitor scare you off, it's one of the best looking and performing monitors available for under $150. With full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a 5ms response time it's ideal for the office as well as watching movies and playing games. Additional details include; 16.7 million collors, 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angles, tilt adjustable, VESA mountable, and it includes a 3 year parts and labor warranty.

ASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Full-HD 5ms LED-Lit LCD Monitor

New 22 Inch LED Computer Monitors Under $150 - 2014 - In Order of Popularity and Customer Rating

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