It wasn’t too long ago that 24-inch displays were the standard among desktop monitors. These days, most of us have moved on to larger monitors. However, the smaller monitors still have a special place in our hearts because they fit just about anywhere. Don’t have a lot of room and are looking for a smaller option? Here are our picks for the best 24-inch monitors you can buy right now.
We’ve done our best to cover all the most popular monitor options, but we will add new options as they launch. Are you ready to upgrade your home office? Let’s get to it.
What to look for in a 24-inch monitor
Making your next monitor purchase isn’t as easy as simply adding an option to your cart and waiting for it to arrive. There are a few things to consider before you hit the checkout button. Think about a few of these crucial points while you shop:
- Inputs – You’ll probably add a few peripherals to your monitor, so find one with HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort inputs. These are all digital and should keep you up to date for years to come.
- Display types – In-plane switching (IPS) offers better color reproduction, though non-IPS LED and LCD options usually are cheaper. Gamers may want to look for twisted nematic (TN) displays for their slower response times.
- Resolution – You’re probably not going to consider a 24-inch monitor with less than a 1080p resolution. There aren’t many on the market, and 4K displays are becoming the standard. You might not need the extra quality, but it’s always an option.
The best 24-inch monitors:
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best 24-inch monitors as new monitors launch
Our first 24-inch monitor from AOC features a Full HD resolution. It’s VESA-ready so that you can mount it in minutes. You’ll barely notice the ultra-slim bezels on three sides, which should help you stay locked into AOC’s IPS panel. Unfortunately, this AOC monitor isn’t packed with ports, just one HDMI option and a VGA port.
The monitor does offer a speedy 8ms response time and the backlit display packs Philips flicker-free technology. You can even activate a low blue mode to make things easier on your eyes.
LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B
LG’s 24-inch UltraGear monitor has a slightly thicker bezel than the AOC option, but it comes gaming-ready. You’re looking at a speedy 144Hz twisted nematic panel complete with AMD’s Radeon FreeSync technology. LG even added aggressive red details and a rear-mounted red ring. Inside that ring, you’ll find a pair of HDMI inputs and a DisplayPort option for your peripheral needs.
Gamers will appreciate a few of the UltraGear’s finer details, including the 1ms response time, a customized game mode, and LG’s black stabilizer. The stabilizer identifies the darkest places in your favorite games and brightens them to give you the upper hand.
HP 24mh FHD 24-inch Monitor
HP’s 24-inch 24mh monitor is a business-ready option, complete with slim three-sided bezels. It comes ready for a VESA mount right out of the box and comes packed with an HDMI cable. HP chose an IPS panel with a quick 75Hz refresh rate and a Full HD resolution for best results. You can also tap into a pair of 2W speakers if you don’t have external speakers.
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HP’s Low Blue mode is an essential feature with so many people working from home these days. It cuts down on harmful blue light so your eyes can stay glued to the screen longer.
You may not be as familiar with Sceptre as a brand, but this is another great monitor to consider. For starters, it’s one of the most affordable 24-inch monitors on our list, though it doesn’t skimp on the specs. You’ll get a Full HD resolution and a 75Hz refresh rate, as well as four nearly identical thin bezels.
Sceptre’s monitor has rear-firing built-in speakers that work well for both conference calls and rocking out to your favorite songs. You can also give Adaptive Sync a try, which aims to match your graphics card perfectly with the monitor.
BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor
This 24-inch monitor from BenQ is one of the smartest on our list, thanks to its clever brightness sensor. It monitors your ambient light and automatically adjusts for a comfortable viewing experience. Pair that with the low blue light mode and a flicker-free panel, and you’re looking at a monitor that’s easy on the eyes.
The 24-inch panel comes with a 1080p resolution and IPS technology to boot. You’ll also find a clever cable management system on the back and a built-in speaker for gaming and binge sessions alike.
Asus offers many excellent gaming peripherals, and this monitor stands among them. Asus latest monitor packs in FreeSync technology and a smooth 75Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. You can also adjust it vertically to fit your setup.
As far as ports are concerned, you’re looking at a pair of HDMI options and a VGA input. These will allow you to connect both consoles and PCs to take advantage of Asus’ GameFast Input technology and flicker-free display.
Lenovo’s 24-inch monitor is one of the most stylish options on this list, and it all comes down to the base. The single angular arm is easy to adjust and the cable management clip is an excellent touch on a messy desk. This Lenovo monitor is also jam-packed with ports to the tune of an HDMI, DisplayPort, two USB-A options, and a USB-C port.
It also leaps past the other 1080p monitors on the list, thanks to a crisp QHD resolution. It’s the sharpest you’ll find on this list, and Lenovo added FreeSync for good measure even though it’s not a dedicated gaming display.
Samsung T350 Series
The last 24-inch monitor on the menu for today comes from Samsung. Samsung brings great displays to its phones and TVs, so why should a monitor be any different? This Full HD panel is nearly bezel-less on three sides and offers FreeSync technology and a 75Hz refresh rate for good measure.
You can pop Samsung’s T350 onto a VESA mount or keep it on the minimalist Y-shaped mount. It also includes a gaming mode, which improves contrast to give you the upper hand in the heart of the action.