Best overall

ViewSonic VX2457-MHD

It's a solid monitor that packs a punch in the budget segment.

The VX2457-MHD ($139) targets gamers but everyone should give it a look. It's a 24-inch 1080p panel with a two millisecond response time, 75Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync. If your PC runs an AMD graphics card, that means super smooth tear-free gaming.

$139 from Amazon

Why the VX2457-MHD is the best budget monitor you can buy

The VX2457-MHD is a gaming monitor, as seen by the specifications and marketing, but everyone will be able to take full advantage of the available features. This screen in particular sports a high refresh rate, Full HD resolution, super-low response time, and it can hook up with a PC and other devices via HDMI and DisplayPort.

It's also a 24-inch panel, making it the sweet spot for 1080p. Here are some highlights:

  • 1080p resolution.
  • 75Hz refresh rate.
  • Two millisecond response time.
  • AMD FreeSync.
  • DisplayPort and HDMI.

And when it's time to play some PC games, it's possible to select from pre-calibrated FPS 1, FPS 2, RTS, and MOBA settings that alter the combination of color and technologies for specific gaming scenarios.

Considering the price, this is some exceptional value, especially if you happen to be rocking an AMD GPU. Whether you play PC games or not, for $139.99, this is a great 1080p monitor.

Best budget

AOC I2267FW

If you only have $100 for a new monitor, you can't go wrong with this panel.

The AOC I2267FW offers a five millisecond response time, 1080p resolution, and IPS display technology. Throw in a bezel of just 2 mm, VGA and DVI ports and a solid price, and you have quite the PC monitor.

$110 from Amazon

Best gaming

BenQ ZOWIE (RL2455)

It's a great option for console and PC gamers.

The ZOWIE (RL2455) by BenQ is exceptionally good for its price. It contains a 24-inch 1080p display panel with a 60Hz refresh rate and a one millisecond response time.

$170 from Amazon

Best ultrawide

LG UM58

There is a lot of screen for work and play, joined by a solid price and display technologies.

This UM58 by LG is a 25-inch ultrawide IPS display with a massive resolution of 2560 x 1080. This isn't huge when compared to 4K and above, but for this particular budget segment, it's an impressive amount of space to work with.

$156 from Amazon

Best overall

ViewSonic VX2457-MHD

It's a solid monitor that packs a punch in the budget segment.

The VX2457-MHD ($139) targets gamers but everyone should give it a look. It's a 24-inch 1080p panel with a two millisecond response time, 75Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync. If your PC runs an AMD graphics card, that means super smooth tear-free gaming.

$139 from Amazon

More great monitors

Don't see exactly what you're looking for on this list? Check out our other roundups of the best monitors available.

Updated August 8, 2018: The LG UM58 joins as our top pick for an ultrawide monitor under $200.