In this guide, we’ve taken a look at some of the best options for thin bezel monitors currently available. We’ve rated and reviewed seven different borderless monitors to help you find the right option for your needs.
If you’re a big fan of utilizing multiple monitors on your computer, then you know that one aspect of choosing the right monitor is how large a monitor’s bezel is. The smaller a monitor’s frame/bezel is, the better suited it is for a multi-monitor setup because there will be less of a gap between each monitor.
So, in this post, we’ve compiled a list of the seven best borderless monitors currently available. Some of the thin bezel options are perfect for gamers, graphics designers, video editors, or casual users who either want the benefits that come with using multiple monitors, or who just prefer the design that frameless monitors offer.
A Quick Look at the Best Frameless Computer Monitors
For a quick look at some of our favorite frameless and thin bezel monitor options, check out the table below. We’ve made our choices for the best thin bezel gaming monitor, the best borderless monitor for professionals, the best value option, and the best budget-friendly frameless monitor.
*If you want to read the full review of each of the monitors listed above, just click on the “Read Review »” button to jump to our rundown of that monitor. You can also keep scrolling down to see our Honorable Mentions.
Frameless Monitor for Gaming:
Dell S2417DG 24″
For gamers who are looking to put together a killer multi-monitor setup—whether for ultra wide gaming or to use the extra screen space for utility purposes—then you might want to consider our favorite thin bezel gaming monitor: the Dell S2417DG.
The Dell S2417DG is an amazing all-around monitor as-is, but with the thin bezel design, it makes it an even better option for gamers who use multi-monitor configurations. It combines a 2560 x 1440 resolution with an ultra-fast 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.
The S2417DG is also G-Sync ready, so it will pair perfectly with your NVIDIA graphics card.
The Acer Predator monitor listed below is also a solid option. The Predator monitor is bigger than the S2417DG (27″ vs 24″), but it does cost over $200 more and it has a slightly lower refresh rate (144Hz).
And, considering that since you’re likely looking for a thin bezel design because you want multiple monitors, the total price difference between multiple S2417DGs and Acer Predator’s is even more significant.
Ultimately, the S2417DG has all of the features that a hardcore gamer could want out of a monitor and the near-borderless design helps make it our choice for the best thin bezel gaming monitor.
For Office/Work Use:
ASUS Designo MX27UC 27″
While multiple monitor setups are great to have for gaming, they are even more necessary for professionals who do a lot of multi-tasking (designers, editors, marketers, content creators, analysts, etc.)
Our pick for professional use is the ASUS Designo MX27UC monitor. It boasts a 27″ 4K resolution display, that comes with an IPS panel that features adaptive sync technology.
And, for those of you who are looking for as thin of a bezel as possible, the MX27UC comes with an award-winning frameless design.
The monitor is a bit pricey and for about ~$130 less and the LG 27UD68-P listed below might be a better value. Still, with additions like a USB type-C port, ASUS Eye Care technology, flicker-free backlighting, and built-in speakers, the Designo MX27UC has enough additional features to make up for the difference in price.
Overall, there are many solid borderless monitors on the market, but for professional use, the ASUS Designo MX27UC is one of the better options currently available.
Best Value Pick for Gamers:
AOC G2590FX 25″
Another borderless monitor option for gamers that comes in at an excellent value is the AOC G2590FX. While it does only sport a 1080P resolution display, it does have an insanely fast 144Hz refresh rate and it is one of the more affordable frameless monitors on this list.
It also comes with a 1ms response time and if you have an AMD GPU, you can utilize the G2590FX’s Freesync technology. And, of course, as is a requirement for making this list, the G2590FX has a very thin bezel, too.
Overall, while the G2590FX doesn’t come with as many bells and whistles as some of the other monitor options listed above, it does come in at well under $250, making it an excellent value when you consider the features that you do get.
So, if you’re a serious gamer who is looking for a frameless monitor that will give you a competitive advantage (with the 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time), but you don’t want to spend a ton of money in order to do so, then the G2590FX is probably your best bet.
Cheap Thin Bezel Monitor:
ViewSonic VX2276-SMHD 22″
Putting together a multi-monitor setup is expensive. Depending on how many monitors you want to use, that will increase the amount you need to spend significantly. So, going with a ~$400+ monitor isn’t always an option.
However, there are budget-friendly borderless monitors out there. For instance, the ViewSonic VX2276-SMHD sports a fairly small border and comes in at well under $150. It is a smaller monitor (22″ screen) and it doesn’t come packed with a ton of features, but as a budget 1080P monitor it should work well.
The bottom line is that multi-monitor configurations are going to be fairly expensive and tough to do on the cheap. However, if you don’t need anything too fancy and just need the utility of having multiple screens, an inexpensive option like the ViewSonic VX2276-SMHD should get the job done for you.
Honorable Mention #1:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27″
While we did choose the Dell S2417DG 24″ as our best borderless gaming monitor, the reality is that, in terms of sheer performance and feature set, the Acer Predator XB271HU is probably the more complete option.
It’s a 27″ 1440P 144Hz gaming monitor that comes with an IPS panel and is G-Sync ready. The main downside of the XB271HU, though, is its price. It comes in at just under $600. And, so, even though it does come with a frameless design, the reality is that if you want to use it in a multi-monitor configuration, you’re going to set yourself back quite a bit paying for more than one of these.
Of course, you could always pair it with cheaper monitors, but in my six years of using multi-monitor setups, I’ve come to believe that it’s always better when you can use the same monitor so that there are no distracting variations between the screens.
If you do have the money to run multiple Acer XB271HU’s, though, then more power to you.
Overall, the Acer XB271HU is one of the best gaming monitors currently available when price is taken out of the consideration. And, if you have the budget to get it, you likely won’t be disappointed.
Honorable Mention #2:
LG 27UD68-P 27″
We discussed the LG 27UD68-P a bit above as being a nice and cheaper alternative for professionals to the ASUS Designo MX27UC. Like the MX27UC, the LG 27UD68-P is a 27″ 4K monitor with an IPS panel and a thin bezel design.
The LG 27UD68-P costs considerably less than the MX27UC, though, coming in at just over $400 while the latter comes in at well over $500. And, that lower cost will likely make it a better option for professionals who don’t want to drop over $1,000 (or more) setting up a multiple monitor configuration.
Ultimately, the LG 27UD68-P is a solid 4K monitor that will work perfectly for professionals who need a thin bezel monitor.
Honorable Mention #3:
ASUS MX279H 27″
Another option for professionals that isn’t quite as expensive as the ASUS MX27UC and LG 27UD68-P is the ASUS MX279H. It’s a 27″ 1080P monitor that has an IPS panel display and a thin bezel design.
The main selling point of the MX279H in comparison to the MX27UC and LG 27UD68-P is the fact that it comes in at just under $200. This makes it a much more feasible option to set up a dual or triple monitor configuration with.
Obviously, it doesn’t have the 4K resolution that the MX27UC and LG 27UD68-P have, but if you’re just looking for a budget-friendly borderless 1080P monitor, then the MX279H is a great alternative.
Is A Thin Bezel Monitor Right for You?
We’ve discussed a lot about how thin bezel monitors are commonly used for multi-monitor setups throughout this post. However, the reality is that borderless monitors are completely fine to use in single monitor setups as well. And, fortunately, there really isn’t a premium placed on monitors that have a frameless design.
Ultimately, we’ve provided you with seven of the best monitors with thin bezels currently available. So, if you’re in the market for a monitor with a borderless design, then one of the options listed below should work well for you.