Top 10 Computer Monitors

Why do I need dual monitors, and what are the top 10 best monitors on the market today?

Why Do I Need a Large Monitor?Small Laptop

  • A large monitor helps reduce my strain. At the end of a long day or if I’m really tired, eye stain, squinting, or whatever you want to call it becomes a problem and it won’t get any better when you’ve been doing this year after year.
  • My productivity increases when I have a larger area to work with. I don’t have to open and close tabs, rather I can resize the windows so they are all open on one large monitor or on multiple monitors.
  • Another advantage is you can view a full page of a document rather than scrolling down to see the rest of it.
  • Oh, and the most important aspect of a large monitor is you feel like you’re almost in the game when the monitor takes up most of the viewing space in front of you. I know…..that’s important, right?

Why Do I Need Dual Monitors?

Dual monitors are more important for those of us who work on multiple software programs at the same time. You may be viewing one document, typing on another, and creating images or a video on another screen. I know personally as an engineer that I will have at least four software programs open at one time and one large screen is not as big as three large screens side by side.Dual monitors

Here are some additional reason to have dual monitors:

  • Cutting & pasting more easily
  • Video editing
  • Comparing products
  • Using more than one software at a time

Here’s an example for you. I will have my graphics and design software open on my left screen. I will have excel open on my middle screen where I am crunching some numbers or entering data. My right screen is normally reserved for viewing a PDF of older plans or as-built plans. I will then have my email open as I am constantly receiving emails. I also need my explorer window(s) open plus I need access to the internet as many of my clients and design standards are now on the internet.

It actually sounds like I need five or six screens. It really gets irritating when I am trying to work fast but I have to slow down and minimize a tab or expand a tab because I don’t have enough viewing area on my three monitors. See my home and corporate workstations below.

Home Workstation

Home Workstation

Corporate Workstation

Corporate Workstation

Now that I have shown you how important large and multiple monitors can be, it’s time to list them for you.

What are Some of  the Best Monitors for Today?

Let’s get real for a few minutes here.

I checked the reviews of 8 respected online companies for their top monitor choices and they were all over the board. Evidently, they all have things that are of different importance to them and their testing procedures are weighted differently because there were no clear leaders, or there are so many models they are testing, that a specific monitor hardly showed up on all eight of these reviews.

So, I am going to list the manufacturers that showed up the most and then list the monitor model numbers below them. We all have specific needs, so I am going to point you in the right direction, however, it will be your responsibility to find the best fit for you.

These monitors are in no particular order other than the ones that showed up in the reviews the most are listed higher in the list.

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ASUS VG248QE 24' Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor
3,348 Reviews
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor
  • Ultra smooth action with 144 Hertz rapid refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time; Display Colors 16.7M; Color Temperature Selection 4 Modes
  • Ergonomically designed stand with Tilt,Swivel,Pivot,Height adjustment plus wall mount capability for comfortable viewing position
  • A comfortable viewing experience with ergonomic tilt, swivel pivot, and height adjustment
  • Built in 2W stereo speakers for an immersive home entertainment experience; Compliance and Standards BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, C Tick, ErP, FCC, Gost R, J MOSS, PSE, RoHS, UL/cUL, VCCI, WEEE, WHQL (Windows 8, Windows 7)
  • Featuring Display Port, Dual link DVI D, and HDMI ports for multi device connections
  • Full HD 1920x1080, 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, and 350 cd/m² of brightness for like like visuals
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Dell E Series 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor (Dell E2318Hx),Black
358 Reviews
Dell E Series 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor (Dell E2318Hx),Black
  • Affordable and reliable 23” IPS monitor with wide viewing angle and essential Features that Drive productivity
  • Get consistent colors across a wide viewing angle, enabled by In-plane switching technology on a 23” full HD screen
  • Optimize eye comfort with a flicker-free screen and comfort view feature which minimizes Blue light emission
  • Compatible with most legacy and current PCs via VGA and HDMI connectivity (Ports vary depending on models). Compatibility- All Operating System
  • Flexibility to configure with Dell mounts and stands options for evolving office requirements.Refresh Rate:60 Hz
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LG 24M47VQ 24-Inch LED-lit Monitor
266 Reviews
LG 24M47VQ 24-Inch LED-lit Monitor
  • 2 ms Response Time. If using a wired connection, plug the Ethernet cable from your modem/router to the input on your chromebase
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution.OS Compatibility-Windows 8
  • HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D
  • Reader Mode. Tn panel type
  • Screen Split. Has color wizard
Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA port)
4,761 Reviews
Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA port)
  • 21. 5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • And Radeon free Sync technology. No compatibility for VESA Mount
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz - Using HDMI port
  • Zero-frame design | ultra-thin | 4ms response time | IPS panel
  • Ports: 1 x HDMI & 1 x VGA
  • Aspect ratio - 16: 9. Color Supported - 16. 7 million colors. Brightness - 250 nit
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BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor | 1080P | Proprietary Eye-Care Tech | Ultra-Slim Bezel | Adaptive Brightness for Image Quality | Speakers | GW2480
1,439 Reviews
BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor | 1080P | Proprietary Eye-Care Tech | Ultra-Slim Bezel | Adaptive Brightness for Image Quality | Speakers | GW2480
  • 24 inch Full HD 1080P IPS panel: 23. 8” Full HD IPS widescreen with 1920x1080 resolution, 250 nits of brightness, built-in speakers
  • Wide viewing angle: 178° wide viewing angle for Clarity from any viewing angle
  • Edge to edge slim bezel design: ultra-slim bezel for virtually seamless multi-panel configurations for extended view, space-saving base, elegant design for home office
  • Patented Eye-Care for extended use: Proprietary brightness Intelligence Adaptive technology adjusts brightness for comfortable viewing, low Blue light and zeroflicker technology prevent headaches and eye strain. This eye Tech delivers optimized images that are easy on your eyes.
  • Integrated cable management system: neatly hides cables inside monitor stand; VESA wall mount: 100x100 (mm)
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AOC C24G1 24' Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor, FHD 1080p, 1500R VA panel, 1ms 144Hz, FreeSync, Height adjustable, VESA, 3-Year Zero Dead Pixels
2,507 Reviews
AOC C24G1 24" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor, FHD 1080p, 1500R VA panel, 1ms 144Hz, FreeSync, Height adjustable, VESA, 3-Year Zero Dead Pixels
  • AOC Gaming 24" Class, 23. 6" Viewable AOC Gaming monitor with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • 1500R curved monitor (VA panel) wrapping around your vision for an immersive gaming experience
  • Rapid 1ms (MPRT) response and 144Hz refresh rate with AMD Free Sync for smoothest competitive game play
  • 3-Sided frameless design with ultra-narrow borders for the ultimate multi-monitor setup
  • Height adjustable stand for optimum ergonomics
  • Re-spawned: 3-year zero-bright-dot, 3-year advance replacement, 1-year (one-time) accidental damage
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Samsung LC27F398FWNXZA Samsung C27F398 27 Inch Curved LED Monitor
1,346 Reviews
Samsung LC27F398FWNXZA Samsung C27F398 27 Inch Curved LED Monitor
  • Industry leading 1800R screen curvature for immersive viewing
  • Slim design with high glossy black finish and innovative T shaped stand
  • Rapid 4ms response time for a clear picture during fast moving scenes
  • Color gamut (NTSC 1976): 72 percent, brightness minimum : 200cd/m2; Windows Compatible : Windows 10. Outputs: Audio / Headphone (3.5millimeter)
  • Product Dimensions Without Stand :24.5inch x 14.5 inch x 3.2 inch ;With Stand :24.5 inch x 18.4 inch x 9.6 inch
  • Refresh Rate is 60 Hertz
HP VH240a 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor with Built-in Speakers and VESA Mounting, Rotating Portrait & Landscape, Tilt, and HDMI & VGA Ports (1KL30AA) - Black
3,466 Reviews
HP VH240a 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor with Built-in Speakers and VESA Mounting, Rotating Portrait & Landscape, Tilt, and HDMI & VGA Ports (1KL30AA) - Black
  • RESOLUTION & PANEL — 23.8-inch Full HD monitor (1920 x 1080p @ 60 Hz) with 16:9 aspect ratio and an anti-glare matte IPS LED-backlit panel (2 million pixels, 16.7 million colors)
  • RESPONSE TIME — 5ms with overdrive for a smooth picture that looks crisp and fluid without motion blur
  • BUILT-IN SPEAKERS — Integrated audio speakers provide great sound for your content (2 watts per channel)
  • THIN BEZEL-LESS FRAME — A thin and virtually frameless ultra-widescreen monitor provides a seamless multi-monitor set-up with 3-sided narrow bezels
  • 4-WAY ERGONOMIC VIEWING — 90° rotation for horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait) viewing modes, adjustable height and tilt (-5° to 30°), and 178° positional viewing for the best quality at any angle
  • VESA MOUNTING — Mount the display on walls or brackets with a 100m VESA mounting pattern (mounting bracket not included)
ViewSonic VA2246M-LED 22 Inch Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs
775 Reviews
ViewSonic VA2246M-LED 22 Inch Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs
  • GREAT FOR HOME AND OFFICE: An ideal all-around display for desktop, or laptop
  • SEE THE DIFFERENCE: Razor-sharp clarity and detail with Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution; Static Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1
  • MAXIMIZED COLOR & CONTRAST: MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers sharp, crisp images
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VA2246M-LED supports laptops, PCs, Macs, and POS systems with DVI-D, and VGA inputs
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY: 3-year coverage with access to our US-based customer service team
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, Video Cable, and Audio Cable
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Sceptre 27' Curved 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers, Edge-Less Metal Black 2019 (C275W-1920RN)
927 Reviews
Sceptre 27" Curved 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers, Edge-Less Metal Black 2019 (C275W-1920RN)
  • 27" Curved Monitor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
  • Up to 75Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI, VGA & Headphone Ports
  • Build-in Speakers
LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor with USB Quick Charge
567 Reviews
LG 34UC80-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor with USB Quick Charge
  • 21:9 UltraWide Curved QHD IPS Monitor
  • sRGB over 99 percent/Color Calibrated
  • USB 3.0 Quick Charge
  • Height/Tilt Adjustable Stand; Screen Split 2.0 (PIP Mode)
  • HDMI 2.0. Color Depth (Number of Colors) 10bits (8bit+FRC), 1.07B; Brightness (cd/m2) 300 cd/m2
  • Mounting type: VESA Size (millimeter) 100 x 100
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Samsung 49-Inch CHG90 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor (LC49HG90DMNXZA) – Super Ultrawide Screen QLED Computer Monitor, 3840 x 1080p Resolution, 1ms Response, FreeSync 2 with HDR
553 Reviews
Samsung 49-Inch CHG90 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor (LC49HG90DMNXZA) – Super Ultrawide Screen QLED Computer Monitor, 3840 x 1080p Resolution, 1ms Response, FreeSync 2 with HDR
  • 49 INCH SUPER ULTRAWIDE 32:9 CURVED GAMING MONITOR with dual 27 inch screen side by side
  • QUANTUM DOT (QLED) TECHNOLOGY, HDR support and factory calibration provides stunningly realistic and accurate color and contrast
  • 144HZ HIGH REFRESH RATE and 1ms ultra fast response time work to eliminate motion blur, ghosting, and reduce input lag
  • ENHANCED ERGONOMICS with an adjustable stand and VESA compatibility
  • PRODUCT DIMENSIONS (with stand): 47.36 inches x 20.69 inches x 15.02 inches (WxHxD). Dimensions Without Stand-47.3 x 14.5 x 7.6 inches

Conclusion

This is a challenging topic to cover since the same monitor will have different model numbers. For example, Best Buy will have a monitor that is identical to one at Walmart but they will have slightly different model numbers, plus many times you will be comparing a new model to last years model.

On top of that confusion, everyone seems to have different monitors in their top recommendations. I wish I could tell you which monitors were the definite top 10 but I cannot honestly do that. I can tell you that I use the Dell UltraSharp U2414H monitors in three separate locations. That’s a total of six monitors. I have two at my corporate office, two at my home office, and two at a colleague’s office. I am a big fan of Dell but others would sharply disagree with me.

The bottom line is there are many great options on the market today and some of them I’m wishing I had right now. I’m particularly eyeing the 34-Inch curved monitors. This may be the latest fad that you need to sit out on or wait to make sure there is a valid reason to switch over to them.

I hope I have helped you to see all the options out there today. Now you have a little more knowledge to begin your search. Enjoy shopping.

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Bestseller No. 1
Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA port)
4,761 Reviews
Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA port)
  • 21. 5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • And Radeon free Sync technology. No compatibility for VESA Mount
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz - Using HDMI port
  • Zero-frame design | ultra-thin | 4ms response time | IPS panel
  • Ports: 1 x HDMI & 1 x VGA
  • Aspect ratio - 16: 9. Color Supported - 16. 7 million colors. Brightness - 250 nit
Bestseller No. 2
HP VH240a 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor with Built-in Speakers and VESA Mounting, Rotating Portrait & Landscape, Tilt, and HDMI & VGA Ports (1KL30AA) - Black
3,466 Reviews
HP VH240a 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor with Built-in Speakers and VESA Mounting, Rotating Portrait & Landscape, Tilt, and HDMI & VGA Ports (1KL30AA) - Black
  • RESOLUTION & PANEL — 23.8-inch Full HD monitor (1920 x 1080p @ 60 Hz) with 16:9 aspect ratio and an anti-glare matte IPS LED-backlit panel (2 million pixels, 16.7 million colors)
  • RESPONSE TIME — 5ms with overdrive for a smooth picture that looks crisp and fluid without motion blur
  • BUILT-IN SPEAKERS — Integrated audio speakers provide great sound for your content (2 watts per channel)
  • THIN BEZEL-LESS FRAME — A thin and virtually frameless ultra-widescreen monitor provides a seamless multi-monitor set-up with 3-sided narrow bezels
  • 4-WAY ERGONOMIC VIEWING — 90° rotation for horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait) viewing modes, adjustable height and tilt (-5° to 30°), and 178° positional viewing for the best quality at any angle
  • VESA MOUNTING — Mount the display on walls or brackets with a 100m VESA mounting pattern (mounting bracket not included)
SaleBestseller No. 3
Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor
3,805 Reviews
Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor
  • 23. 8" Full HD IPS widescreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Response time: 4ms, refresh rate: 60Hz, Pixel Pitch: 0. 2745mm. 178 degree wide viewing angle, display colors: 16. 7M
  • The Zero Frame design provides maximum visibility of the screen from edge to edge.
  • Signal inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI (withHDCP) & 1 x VGA. Does not support HDCP 2. 2, the version This monitor supports is HDCP 1. 4
  • No picture visible using the OSD menu, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings. Brightness is 250 nit. Operating power consumption (energy Star): 25 W
Bestseller No. 4
Sceptre E205W-16003R 20' 1600x900 up to 75Hz Ultra Thin Frameless LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Built-in Speakers, Machine Black (Wide Viewing Angle 170° (Horizontal) / 160° (Vertical) )
3,338 Reviews
Sceptre E205W-16003R 20" 1600x900 up to 75Hz Ultra Thin Frameless LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Built-in Speakers, Machine Black (Wide Viewing Angle 170° (Horizontal) / 160° (Vertical) )
  • 20" Led HD+ monitor high resolution 1600 x 900
  • 2 x HDMI Ports & 1 VGA Port
  • Fast Response Time Playing fast action games and watching action adventure movies always require fast and accurate pixel response from an LED. With quick response times, ghosting and blurring are reduced so the user can enjoy the display with clarity and precision.
  • Built-in Speakers With built-in speakers, the monitor delivers office level audio for conference calls and internet workshops. Similarly, enjoy engaging audio while listening to your favorite tunes.
  • Adaptive Sync Adaptive Sync is a technology that closes the gap between the graphics card's and the monitor's refresh rates, eliminating image tearing and stuttering in the process.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Sceptre 24' Curved LED Monitor Full HD 1080P HDMI VGA up to 75Hz Speakers, VESA Wall Mount Ready Metal Black 2019 (C248W-1920RN)
1,638 Reviews
Sceptre 24" Curved LED Monitor Full HD 1080P HDMI VGA up to 75Hz Speakers, VESA Wall Mount Ready Metal Black 2019 (C248W-1920RN)
  • 1800R curve monitor the curved display delivers a revolutionary visual experience with a leading 1800R screen curvature as the images appear to wrap around you for an in depth, immersive experience
  • Hdmi, VGA & PC audio in ports
  • High refresh rate 75Hz
  • Vesa wall mount ready; Lamp Life: 30,000+ Hours
  • Windows 10 Sceptre Monitors are fully compatible with Windows 10, the most recent operating System available on PCs.Brightness: 220 cd/M2
  • 75 hertz

18 thoughts on “Top 10 Computer Monitors”

  1. Very informative. I have to agree with you – I’ve been using Dell monitors for years. They seem to have thought of everything all the other manufacturers have omitted – mine have USB ports on the monitor itself so I don’t need to buy a hub, I can add the sound bar so I don’t need speakers on my desk, and what’s more it’s possible to pick them up very cheaply on the likes of eBay or private businesses selling off-lease office equipment. The stand is a particular favourite feature of mine – up, down or even rotated 90 degrees!

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    • I agree. I have been using Dell monitors for 8 or 10 years now and love them. I’m not against to buying other brands but these have been solid performers for me.

      What size monitors do you use now and are you thinking about increasing the monitor size in the future?

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  2. OMG! I need that set up. I have an area in my Living Room that I have designated as my work station and I am using my laptop and my iPad at the same time to do what you are doing in a lot less comfortable fashion. I have detached retinas and to have a large screen would be wonderful. This was a great article. I was wondering if you were going to tell us which set up you had and which set up you would LIKE TO HAVE. I am curious as to what it would be if you could buy what you wanted without restrictions. Loved it. Keep up the good work.

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    • What would I have without restrictions?

      I would buy a new Dell Precision laptop as mine is reaching the end of it’s life. I like the Precision because it is a better computer that can handle a heavier workload and still keeps cool, plus I love the Dell support.

      I would probably buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor S2417DG as I would like slightly larger monitors and I do enjoy a great game at times. I probably wouldn’t consider the larger monitors than the 27″ models because I have to make my mouse so sensitive already to not be moving my whole arm across the desk to get from one side of the screen to another. I like my mouse sensitivity but other people freak out when they try to move around the screen on my computer.

      I would leave everything else pretty much the same other than adding a beautiful log cabin in the mountains overlooking a valley with a crackling fire burning in the fireplace.

      Oh, and I would add a better surround sound system, but who wants that when you’re in the mountains and can hear the sounds of nature?

      What would you have in your perfect setup?

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  3. These are images of really top quality monitors, it is good to have monitors like what you are reviewing because I love quality. Something that can get the job done and stand the test of time. There are so many on the market but with the review that you have written, it will make searching that much easier.

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    • Thank you Norman. I wanted to dig deeper and make my recommendations to what I believe the top monitors for 2018 are but I honestly felt I shouldn’t because everyone has different needs and companies they like so I felt it was better to list all of these and like you said, you can refine your search from a better starting point.

      Let me know what monitor(s) you go with when you do end up buying one.

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  4. Due to extra work I need to do for my employer – I need to spend another 5 hours per week on the computers (added to the current 40!!!) Every evening I feel my eyes strained to the extent that a headache would be coming on, these suggestions are awesome but can you tell me which ones are the best value for money in terms of price? As I have a limited budget…

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