24-inch monitors aren’t large by today’s standards, but they still offer plenty of screen real estate at a discounted price. And, in this guide, we’ve rated & reviewed seven of the best 24-inch monitors across a range of categories.
When you are looking for a new monitor, whether as an upgrade or to replace an old one, there are so many details to consider. Pixel resolution, refresh rates, glare, availability of ports, weight, adjustability, and cost are all details you should compare when shopping.
First, think about what you need that monitor for. Are you looking for a gaming monitor? Or, a monitor geared towards graphcis design and video editing? Or, just an all-around monitor for work, play, and use for the whole family?
Secondly, where does this monitor need to go? On a large gaming desk or a height adjustable desk? Some monitors offer more adjustments or placement options than others and some can be wall mounted. One of these current best seven monitors might just suit your needs, no matter what they are.
A Quick-Look at the Best 24-Inch Monitors
The quick-look table below showcases our picks for the best 24-inch monitors across a handful of categories, including the the best 24-inch gaming monitor, the best 24-inch 4K display, the best 24-inch monitor w/FreeSync, and the best budget 24-inch monitor.
*To read more about the 24-inch monitors listed in the table below, click on “Read Review »” to jump down to the overview we’ve written on that specific display. You can also keep scrolling to see our Honorable Mention selections.
Best 24-Inch Gaming Monitor:
The ACER XFA240 monitor has a 1920×1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1ms response rate. The refresh rate is a very high 144Hz using the DisplayPort, or 75 Hz using the HDMI port. Two stereo speakers and a headphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack) come built in. HDMI port, DisplayPort, and DVI ports allow for options in connection.
Blue Light Filter, Acer EyeProtect technology, and a flicker-free screen keep long work or gaming sessions comfortable as does the matte, non-glare screen. This monitor is also FreeSync and G-Sync compatible, so it can be used with many NVIDIA and AMD video cards.
The monitor is very adjustable and ergonomic, featuring a -5 to 35 degree tilt and a -60 to 60 swivel. It can also rotate 90 degrees for a portrait style view. The height is adjustable up to 150mms, and the monitor is also VESA compatible. A Display port cable is included in the box.
Top 24-Inch 4K Monitor:
The LG 24UD58-B LED Monitor is a 4k monitor (3840 x 2160) with a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 5 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 5ms response rate. Two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort are built in, as is a headphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack). A DisplayPort cable is included in the box.
This monitor is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync Technology via DisplayPort and features three Game Modes – two FPS modes and one RTS mode. Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync ensures clarity in fast paced gaming situations. IPS panel displays offer a wide viewing range no matter where you sit on either side of the monitor.
LG Screen Split allows picture in picture, for up to four windows at once. The monitor has a tilt range of -2 to 20 degrees but is otherwise not adjustable for height or VESA compatible.
24-Inch Monitor w/FreeSync:
The ASUS VG245H monitor features 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 75Hz refresh rate via HDMI, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has a matte anti-glare screen and two Stereo RMS speakers attached.
Additionally, this monitor has dual HDMI ports, a headphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack), and an audio port (3.5mm mini-jack). With a tilt range of +33 to -5 degrees, and both a swivel and pivot range of -90 to 90 degrees, this is a very adjustable, ergonomic monitor. The height of the base is also adjustable from 0 to 130 mm and it can rotate 90 degrees for a portrait orientation. It is also VESA compatible and an HDMI cable is included in the box.
This monitor is made for gaming, with a 1ms response time and ASUS GameFast technology. Its FreeSync/Adaptive Sync technology is made specifically to work with AMD Radeon video cards. It is also flicker-free and features blue light filtering, to help prevent eye strain, no matter what you are watching or playing at the computer.
Budget 24-Inch Monitor:
The Phillips 246E9QDSB Monitor has 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 75Hz refresh rate (when connected via HDMI), a 5ms response rate, and a very high 20 million:1 dynamic contrast rate. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The monitor features HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA ports, as well as an HDMI audio port (3.5mm mini-jack). AMD FreeSync Technology and a Phillips Ultra Wide-Color enhanced spectrum help smooth and enhance graphics. An HDMI cable is included in the box.
IPS technology assures a wide, 178 degree viewing of the monitor from either side. The monitor has -5 to 20 degree tilt capabilities, but doesn’t swivel and is not height adjustable. Phillips Flicker-Free Technology assures comfortable viewing as does the matte, anti-glare screen.
A Low Blue Light mode assists in preventing eye strain over long computer sessions. Additionally, an ultra-narrow border maximizes view space and minimizes distractions. This monitor is also VESA compatible for wall mounting and is very light at just over 5 pounds.
Honorable Mention #1:
The Ben Q Zowie RL2455 is made specifically for gamers, and more specifically, for esports. This is the only monitor on this list officially licensed for the PS4. It features 1920 x 1080 resolution and can hit a 75Hz refresh rate via HDMI. It also has an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a 1ms response time.
A dynamic contrast ratio of 12 million:1 is the second highest ratio of these seven monitors. This monitor includes dual HDMI ports, VGA (D-sub), and DVI ports, an earphone jack (3.5mm mini-jack) and an audio port (3.5mm mini-jack). It also has two stereo speakers built in. An HDMI cable is included in the box.
To make gaming set up easier, this monitor has presets for gaming modes – FPS, RTS, and Fighting modes — and allows for custom screen sizes. Blue light filter assures greater eye comfort and visibility during fast paced gaming session, while the Black Equalizer helps increase your visibility in dark and fast-paced gaming situations.
The RL2455 has a tilt range of -5 to 15 degrees and is not height adjustable. It is VESA compatible for wall mounting. It has a matte, anti-glare, flicker-free screen Additionally, the frame of the screen itself is designed both narrow and matte the eliminate any glare.
Honorable Mention #2:
The Dell SE21417HG has a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate, a 2ms response time, and an 8 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, putting this monitor above some of the other budget monitors on this list in sharpness and clarity.
The SE21417HG has dual HDMI ports, a VGA port, and an audio port (3.5mm mini-jack) to connect your speakers. A VGA cable is included in the box.
The -5 to +21 degree tilt, makes this about comparable to the HP 24UH, and it is also not height adjustable. It is also not VESA compatible and is somewhat heavier than the other monitors at 13 pounds. Whether this is a negative will depend on your desk set up and the needs of the people who will be using this monitor.
Another difference is the backlit LED glossy screen. While this can be a matter of preference, glossy screens work best in indoor lighting, not sunlight, despite the anti-glare coating. They also show more vibrant colors than matte screens.
Honorable Mention #3:
The HP 24UH has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 ratio, and comes with the gamut of input ports: VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI. It does not have speakers or headphone and audio ports. It has some tilt capability: -4 to 22 degrees, but no other adjustment capabilities for height or orientation, making it more suitable for a stationary desk and one user. A VGA cable is included in the box.
With a response time of 5ms and refresh rate of 60Hz, this may not be the most gamer-friendly option on this list. However, the screen is sharp and crisp with a 10 million: 1 dynamic contrast ratio, and its anti-glare and backlit LED screen meets the needs of most everyday computer users.
This monitor is VESA compatible to be wall mounted, which might be the best option, as the height is otherwise not adjustable. Its matte non-glare screen works in rooms where sunlight might otherwise cause glare.
Is A 24-Inch Monitor the Perfect Size for You?
There are many styles and brands of monitors, which can satisfy whatever need you have in a monitor, if you do your research. The seven monitors work for a variety of monitor needs and budgets, from hardcore FPS gaming and esports, to everyday work needs, to family use.