If you’re looking for an affordable monitor, we’ve rounded up the best monitors under $100 currently available. These seven cheap 1080P monitors are perfect options for budget gaming and home use.
With everyone scrambling to get their hands on the latest ultra high definition monitor, standard 1080P monitors keep getting more affordable. Just a handful of years ago you would have been hard-pressed to find a 1080P monitor for under $100. Now, there are a ton of cheap 1080P monitors available.
No, these aren’t high-end gaming monitors we’re talking about. They don’t have high refresh rates or come with G-Sync (although, one of the options below is Freesync-ready). They’re just solid affordable 1080P monitors that will work fine for the majority of users. So, if you’re looking to choose a monitor and you don’t want to spend a ton of money, the options below should work for you.
We’ve broken down the best monitors under $100 into four categories: the best overall monitor under $100, the best option for gaming, our pick for the best 24″ monitor under $100, and our pick for an ultra budget-friendly monitor.
*To learn more about each of the monitors above, click “Read Review »” to jump to our full overview on that specific monitor. You can also keep scrolling further down to find our Honorable Mention picks, too.
Can You Make Do With A Cheap 1080P Monitor?
In a lot of ways, a cheap 1080P monitor doesn’t offer that much of a worse experience than a higher-end monitor—especially for casual users. While there are 1080P gaming monitors out there that come with 144Hz refresh rates and high-end IPS panels, those monitors also require superior hardware in order to utilize correctly. And, the same is even more true for higher resolution monitors.
Likely, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly monitor under $100, you probably also have a budget-friendly PC and won’t be able to utilize those higher-end monitors anyways (at least, until you’re able to upgrade to a higher-end gaming computer). And, in that case, an affordable 1080P monitor will be the perfect option to pair with your system to hold you over for the time being. Regardless, any of the monitors listed above will work fine for casual use and for gaming, too.