The 7 Best 24-Inch LCD Monitors to Buy in 2017

Here are the best computer monitors on the market

Whether it’s adding a second screen for a laptop or a desktop, the inclusion of a 24-inch monitor can add a significant amount of value to any workstation. Viewing content on a larger screen enables allows for better multitasking, multimedia viewing, gaming, editing photos or creating the next blockbuster movie. Want some help picking one out? No problem. Here are our picks for the best 24-inch LCD monitors.

Widely regarded as the best 24-inch LCD available today, Dell’s Ultrasharp U2417HJ monitor and its wireless charging stand make for an exceptional combination. Fully adjustable for pivoting, tilting and swiveling, the Dell can be viewed at nearly any angle (178 degrees). The base of the monitor offers the opportunity for both Qi and PMA-enabled smartphones to charge to 100 percent without ever plugging the device into any cords. The Full HD 1920 x 1080 display at 60Hz means outstanding picture no matter where the monitor is placed on a desktop. The ultra-thin bezel on the left, top and right offers nearly seamless viewing on a factory calibrated monitor that’s out-of-the-box ready for use. With DP/mini-DP, DP-out, 2 HDMI (MHL), audio out and four USB 3.0 ports, Dell makes connecting all your secondary devices stress-free.

Acer’s R240HY IPS 24-inch widescreen monitor is a fantastic choice for buyers who want to see every detail and vivid color at nearly any viewing angle. The 24-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen has a nearly zero frame design while still allowing 178-degree viewing angles, so you can place it virtually anywhere. The easily adjustable stand tilts from -5 to 15 degrees for finding the ideal sightline. Acer’s flicker-less technology makes all day work that much easier and the blue light filter helps your eyes rest easy without straining throughout the day. The IPS panel adds exceptional plane-switching technology that allows maximum color performance at any of the viewing angles. Additionally, the Acer is designed to be environmentally friendly, emphasizing recyclability, waste reduction and energy efficiency.

Ideal for multimedia and photography, Viewsonic’s VX2475SMHL 24-inch 4K monitor is a terrific option for buyers wanting maximum resolution. The modern design offers a muted black finish, adjustable tilt and a specialized coating to help minimize glare. The two built-in two-watt speakers offer some semblance of sound, but whether it’s for movie editing or binging, external speakers are highly recommended. Beyond speakers and design, everything about this monitor focuses on its glorious 3840 x 2160 resolution detail with 187 pixels per inch (read: it has stunning clarity and fantastic image detail). With MHL connectivity alongside HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a, users can connect a high-definition mobile device (smartphone or tablet) directly to the monitor and display content from the device to the monitor for larger viewing. Viewsonic’s built-in ViewMode offers presets for gaming, movie, Web, text and mono for appropriating the right color temperature, contrast and brightness for an optimized experience.

Designed as a gaming monitor, the AOC AG241QX 24-inch monitor looks as good as it functions. Featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio, the 2560 x 1440 display offers Quad HD resolution that’s four times the frame rate of 720p HD. The resolution and widescreen display allow greater detail with every image, whether you're editing photos or watching movies. For gamers, the 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time lead to ultra-smooth graphics to keep their enemies at bay without missing a single scene. Ultimately, the performance of the AOC quickly rivals the competition and, for its price, it outperforms almost of all them. And its slim stand and thin base nearly disappear on a desk, so the focus will be solely on the colors and display.

Gamers everywhere will appreciate the BenQ Zowie 24-inch Full HD gaming monitor and its 1ms response time. Utilizing HDMI-output for a nearly lag-free gaming experience on simultaneous displays, the rapid response of the BenQ makes it invaluable for gamers who want near console gaming experiences. Before you even jump into gaming, however, the ergonomically friendly stand offers full height and tilt adjustments and has a frame that's specifically designed to reduce glare and reflection. VESA mount-ready, the BenQ can hang from a wall and its built-in speakers to provide a plug-and-play gaming experience. It's optimized for eye care and comfort with the included ZeroFlicker and low blue light flickering, so you won't have eye strain or fatigue. Moreover, the addition of the Black eQualizer makes the BenQ an even more exceptional value by eliminating poor visibility in dark scenes where most monitors fall short.

While curved monitors struggle to capture more market share, Samsung’s CF390 24-inch FHD monitor adds 1800R curvature for an immersive viewing experience. The overall style and design of the Samsung monitor has a glossy black body and metallic-looking silver finish. Viewing the vibrant and vivid colors of the Samsung is easily done courtesy of the 3000:1 contrast ratio, which delivers deeper blacks and whiter whites with Samsung’s Active Crystal color technology. For lengthy viewing or work sessions, Samsung adds eye-saver mode, which reduces blue light emissions and screen flickering at the touch of a button for reducing eye strain and fatigue. These features are combined with an ultra-thin design that’s less than .5 inches thick. For gamers, the inclusion of AMD’s FreeSync technology provides smoother images even during fast-moving or action scenes. Add in eco-friendly features for reducing screen brightness and reducing energy and the curved Samsung display is a must own.

The 24-inch ViewSonic ED2430 1080p monitor and its 16:9 resolution offers 10-point multitouch Full HD 1080p resolution with an ultra-wide viewing angle. The freestanding tablet design provides an adjustable stand in the rear with a muted black finish that’s complemented by a 7H resistant display surface. The 178-degree resolution is in line with competing 24-inch models, but the intention for this monitor is clearly different.

Ideal for retail and commercial environments, there’s certainly a case to be made for this monitor to work with creative types for touchscreen picture and video editing. The monitor supports Windows 7/8/10, as well as Linux 2.6.38 and later, plus Android 4.0 and above. The frameless design allows the focus to be solely on the SuperClear MVA panel that delivers beautiful colors with consistent levels of brightness. With DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connectivity onboard, there’s no shortage of things the ViewSonic can do.

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