5 Computer Monitors & Screens (Under $250) To Enhance Your Work-From-Home Experience

Computer Monitors & Screens (Under $250)

For many people who work from home or from the office, there is one thing that they continuously stare at throughout the day. And that is the computer screen. It is also the one source that causes eye strains, headaches, and more severe problems. 

Therefore, it makes sense to have your screen letters and images bigger, sharper, and easier on your eyes. For this reason, those using laptops may prefer to connect to a monitor while working from home. Larger monitors certainly make for easier multitasking, as will having multiple screens. 

Full HD (FHD), or 1920 x 1080 (1080p) is a popular choice as many online videos are already created for this resolution. A higher refresh rate – the number of times in one second your display can draw a new image – yields smoother visuals. 

There is also the panel type — TN vs IPS vs VA. TN has poor image quality when viewed from side angles. A VA panel usually has a high contrast ratio and narrow viewing angles, and an IPS panel has low contrast and wide viewing angles.

Some characteristics of the monitor matter a lot only when you are using it for gaming or creative design work. In this article, we will look at five no-frills models that are not only easier on the eyes, but are also easier on the budget as well.


Price: $249

Size: 20.56″ x 15.91″ 

Resolution: 1920×1080

Port connectivity: HDMI 1.4 and VGA

Tilt: -5° to 21°

Source: Courts

Four words describe the Dell S2319HS: Sleek and elegant, modern and chic. Its glossy back cover, its generous 23″ screen and its ultra-thin bezels eliminate distractions so you can focus on work.

As for the display’s sound and visuals, they are built to dazzle. Dual 3W built-in speakers give you robust audio, even without headphones. Colour depth (the maximum number of displayable colours) is 16.7 million colours.

#2 Prism+W240 24″ Monitor

Price: $249

Size: 21.3″ x 17.3″

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Port connectivity: HDMI and VGA

Prism+ W240 24" Monitor
Source: PRISM+

The Prism+ W240’s response time (time taken to change from one colour to the next) is 5ms. Its IPS panel technology, together with its 100% sRGB colour gamut, ensures consistent, accurate colours. Apart from normal office use, this monitor also works well for videographers and graphic designers.

The design focus of the Prism+ W240 really is the screen. Besides the extravagant image presentation mentioned above, the monitor’s Ultra Slim bezels provide end-to-end visual immersion and maximum screen estate. All its other design choices are minimalist.

#3 Samsung LS24R350FHEXXS 24″ FHD Monitor 

Price: $228

Size: 21.2″ x 16.7″ 

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Port connectivity: HDMI and D-sub

Tilt: -2° to 22°

Samsung LS24R350FHEXXS 24" FHD Monitor
Source: Samsung

The Samsung LS24R350FHEXXS’s Eye Saver Mode reduces blue light emissions so you can put in the work without fatiguing your eyes. The design, too, is easy on the eye — its curved, 10mm panel is as slender as a ballpoint pen, and as powerful as it is elegant.

The Y-shaped stand and bezel-less screen reveal a thoughtfully minimalistic design. Put two of these monitors side-by-side, and you have yourself a near-gapless view.


Price: $209.00

Size: 21.3″ x 16.3″

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Port connectivity: VGA (Analogue), HDMI (digital, HDCP), DisplayPort 1.2

Tilt: -5° to 20°


With the Philips 243V7QJAB/69 24, set-up is easy. From the time you take it out of the box, you can have this monitor ready for use in minutes.

The monitor offers rich internal settings. You can calibrate and define the monitor colours to your liking, which is especially useful for photo and video editors. The average response time to shift from one colour to the nextis 5ms. Smart contrast technology and the satisfactory brightness level of 250 cd/m² translate to viewing ease, even through those long presentations at virtual meetings.

#5 LG 24MK430H Monitor

Price: $169.00

Size: 21.9″ x 16.6″

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Port connectivity: HDMI and D-Sub

Tilt: -5° to 20°

LG 24MK430H Monitor.jpg
Source: LG

For its price range, the LG 24MK430H’s colour palette shines in its vividness. Colour adjustment, together withextra wide viewing angles of 178/178°, provide flexibility for any work setup. 178/178° means that you can view the display from virtually any angle.

This same display virtually eliminates stuttering and screen-tearing (thanks to a 75Hz refresh rate) for high-performance, high-res virtual conferences and meetings.

With its VESA support, your display can be wall-mounted. The backs of VESA-compliant monitors have four-hole wall-attachment interfaces, with standardised placement of holes and dimensions.

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