The Best Cheap Computer Monitors
Computer monitors are becoming less expensive all the time. Improvements in technology and in manufacturing are constantly making it easier to produce monitors, and this results in benefits when you are looking to buy one. Many users are now looking to purchase cheap computer monitors under $200.
You can buy a lot of monitor for that price. Sure, the display won’t be the most brilliant you’ve ever seen, but it will be perfectly fine for office work and checking emails, and you’ll be able to purchase a monitor of up to 23 inches in size. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 cheap computer monitors currently available for less than $200. These monitors are great values and they are perfect for both office and home users.
ASUS VW193TR Black 19″
If you are looking for a basic, small wide-screen monitor, the ASUS VW193TR should be among your first choices. This 19 inch widescreen model features a resolution of 1440×900 and a contrast ratio of 50000:1. The response time is 5ms, and you’ll find VGA and DVI connections available for connection to your computer. The monitor stand features tilt adjustments and this cheap computer monitor also comes with two speakers capable of producing basic sound. Businesses and public organizations will also appreciate the Kensington Lock support. This ASUS also has image quality adjustment features such as skin tone adjustment and a calibration program called ASUS Splendid.
The ASUS VW193TR can usually be found for $120 at most retailers. At that price you can’t go wrong. This is a very basic monitor, with few connections and only average image quality, but it does its job and does it reliably, making this a good work-horse monitor.
Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20″
Another basic work-horse monitor, the Hanns-G HZ201HPB is a 20" widescreen display which will serve most office and home users very well. Because it is a 20" display the Hanns-G HZ201HPB is able to provide a fairly high resolution of 1600×900, which is unusual for a monitor of this size. The contrast ratio is a respectable 15000:1. On the back you’ll find numerous connections including VGA, DVI and HDMI, making this a very easy monitor to use with modern computers. The monitor stand has tilt adjustments and there are two small 1.5 watt speakers in the bezel. Kensington Lock support is provided.
Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22″
A large, robust monitor, the Hanns-G Hi-221DB is a 22" widescreen monitor with a resolution of 1650×1050, which is fairly standard for a monitor of this size. At 22 inches the Hanns-G Hi-221DPB is not a small monitor, and it is about as large as most offices can comfortably make use of. Home users will certainly enjoy watching movies on this large screen. The contrast ratio of this cheap flat panel computer monitor is just 1000:1 and only VGA and DVI inputs are supported. The monitor stand has tilt adjustments and two small 1 watt speakers are included in the monitor’s bezel.
ASUS VH222H Black 21.5″
This widescreen ASUS monitor is only 21.5" in size but it features an incredibly high display resolution of 1920×1080, which is an extremely high resolution for a monitor of this size. As a result of the high resolution this display provides a large amount of usable space for users, making it a very good choice for people who like to multi-task. The high resolution is also great for viewing high-resolution movies. The contrast ratio of this monitor is 1000:1 and the monitor includes two built-in speakers. Video input can be provided by VGA, DVI or HDMI. Tilt adjustments are available.
Acer P235Hbmid Black 23″
This very large 23" Acer monitor provides an a resolution of 1920×1080, which is fairly standard for a monitor of this size but still impressive for a monitor in this price range. Because of the high resolution is there is a lot of space on the desktop for displaying applications. The contrast ratio of this monitor is a stunning 50000:1. On the back you will find that there are connections for VGA, DVI and HDMI and that the stand provides tilt adjustments. Built-in speakers are also provided.