The best
Monitors under 200 Dollars
compared

For the small budget

Finding a cheap monitor that also delivers good performance is not always easy. It is easier to choose a cheap monitor for the office than to find something suitable for gaming, for example. However, there are monitors under the magic limit of $200, which we have compiled here and which deliver a solid performance in various areas.

Our test winner is the 27f from HP, which can convince especially with its slim design as well as its picture quality. It is especially suitable for everyday office work, but also for occasional gaming. Our first alternative is the Samsung C27F396FHU, which impresses mainly with its incredibly high contrast, which is why it is especially suitable for multimedia content. The GL2780 from BenQ is mainly aimed at gamers who want a good gaming experience, despite a small budget. Because this monitor can convince with 75Hz, a response time of 1ms and a fast TN panel.

Best Monitor under 200 Dollar: HP 27F

  • AMD-FreeSync
  • ultra-thin micro-edge display
  • ultra-wide viewing angle
  • no VESA mount
  • dark rooms
Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
Response time
5ms

The 27f monitor from HP’s f-series is a solid monitor for under $200, both for general office work, but also for occasional gaming. The ultra thin design makes it a great fit for any workspace, and the micro-edge display makes the screen’s edge almost invisible. The IPS panel and the ultra-wide viewing angle make the image look razor-sharp and FreeSync additionally helps that the image synchronization between graphics card and monitor works smoothly. The refresh rate of 60Hz and a response time of 5ms are also quite suitable for gaming, but pro gamers should use a different monitor.

Multimedia-Allrounder: Samsung C27F396FHU

  • High contrast
  • Energy efficiency
  • Connectivity

The Samsung C27F396FHU also provides a good overall picture among the curved screens, which is especially beneficial for gaming. The high-contrast VA panel is most impressive, even though the monitor lacks a bit of brightness with only 250 cd/m². However, this is quite sufficient for a normal environment, which is why the monitor is especially suitable for multimedia content. For gaming, the monitor has a response time of 4ms and Adaptive Sync at 60 Hz, which will satisfy the casual gamer. Unfortunately, you have to make concessions in terms of ergonomics and connectivity, which could have been a bit more diverse.

solid gaming for little money: BenQ GL2780

  • internal speakers
  • Eye-care technology
  • Ergonomics

Another great monitor that falls below the $200 mark is the GL2780 from BenQ, which is especially impressive for its gaming features. With a response time of 1ms, a refresh rate of 75Hz and a fast TN panel, you’re perfectly equipped for gaming when the budget doesn’t allow for more. However, the monitor is also a good choice for everyday use because the manufacturer ensures that the eyes are not strained too much, especially with the Eye Care Technology.

Monitors under 200 Dollars compared

Best Monitor under 200 Dollar
HP 27F
HP 27F
Samsung C27F396FHU
Samsung C27F396FHU
BenQ GL2780
BenQ GL2780
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 27 Inch
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160px) FHD (1920 x 1080px) FHD (1920 x 1080px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS VA TN
Refresh rate 60Hz 60Hz 75Hz
Response time 5ms 4ms 1ms
Display type Flat Curved Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1000:1 3000:1 1000:1
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