What are the best monitors under 500 dollars?

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    #1Asus MG248Q

    Asus MG248Q

    Asus MG248Q is a 24-inch 144Hz Full HD free sync gaming monitor with 1080p, 1ms rapid response time, HDMI, DVI-D, display port, flicker-free display with pivot, tilt, and swivel. It is compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit to open up a world of 3D gaming. 

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    Eugene Freeman
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "It used to be you had to spend over $500 to get a monitor with such a fast response time and built-in 3D. No more! The MG248Q has greatly increased my frag count, and for only $278, with free prime shipping to boot. The only downside is the lack of VESA mounts."
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    #2BenQ Zowie XL2540

    BenQ Zowie XL2540

    BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 is a 24.5 inch 240Hz eSports gaming monitor which ensures a flawless view of fast-motion consistently at all time. It also has an adjustable angle and removable design to allow Shield to adopt various environments according to preference. 

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    Surabhi Chavan
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "If you're into gaming and have $500 to spend on a monitor, this is likely going to satisfy. It's got all the gizmos and specs you'd want to pretend to understand. And it looks cool. Let's face it, that's what's important."
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    #3Acer S277HK

    Acer S277HK

    Acer S277HK is the world’s first to display 4K2K Ultra HD visuals on a frameless screen featuring super-fast HDMI 2.0 connection options, IPS1 screen technology, and DTS sound enhancement – for powerful audio-visuals.

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    Dylan Foster
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I needed a new monitor since my old one was having issues. I wanted one that didn't break the bank and that was under $500. I found the Acer S277HK monitor. This is a great monitor that is 4K2K Ultra HD. It's frameless, which is great, too. I hate thick bezels on monitors. It has all the connections I need and the picture is beautiful. Definitely check it out."
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    #4LG 32MP58HQ-P

    LG 32MP58HQ-P

    LG 32MP58HQ-P is a full HD IPS display monitor with a screen split feature. It's 32 inches with additional features, including on-screen control, black stabilizer and reader mode.

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    Denise McCoy
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "full hp ips display monitorwith a screen split feature. It's 32 inches with additional features, including on-screen control, black stabilizer and reader mode."
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    #5Samsung LC27H711QENXZA C27H711

    Samsung LC27H711QENXZA C27H711

    Samsung LC27H711QENXZA C27H711 is a 27-inch QLED curved monitor with a clean back design. Its Quantum Dot display gives richer and more vivid colors and a truly immersive viewing experience. 

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    Wayne Richards
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Great monitor. 27 inches provides more than adequate space for any apps or games, you can even multitask if you want. The colors look very good and the 2K resolution looks sharp."
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    #6ViewSonic VX2452MH

    ViewSonic VX2452MH

    ViewSonic VX2452MH is a PC monitor with a 24-inch full HD display. It has ClearMotiv II for fast response and a 50M:1 MEGA dynamic contrast ratio. It also has D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI connectivity and ready for wall mounting.

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    Diane Carpenter
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Great choice I did. Exactly what I needed. The size, the image brightness, the resolutions, it's great. Also, the buttons are not touch. I hate touch screen buttons. It has VGA, DVI and HDMI ports. It comes with VGA and DVI cables."
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    #7Asus VE248H

    Asus VE248H

    ASUS VE248H is a 24-inch full HD 1920x1080 back-lit LED monitor with 2ms GTG response time and HDMI DVI-D and VGA connectivity. It has a VESA Mount which is compatible with wall mounts or monitors arms. 

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    #8HP Compaq LE2002x Monitor

    HP Compaq LE2002x Monitor

    HP Compaq LE2002x is a light emitting diode (LED) monitor ideal for computers or television with its thin film transistor (TFT) features, as well as stand DVI VGA LL763A Grade B.

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    #9Philips 227E4LSB

    Philips 227E4LSB

    Philips 227E4LSB is a 22-inch screen LED monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio to give a full HD viewing angle experience. It can easily be connected to a desktop computer or laptop through its VGA, DVI-D connectivity. 

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    Juan Snyder
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This monitor is outstanding for the price! It had crisp clear display capable to handle any of your media needs and for less than $500! I love its adaptability and excellent HD view."
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    #10101AV Security Monitor 21.5"

    101AV Security Monitor 21.5"

    101AV Security Monitor has a 21.5-inch monitor with full HD 1080P 3D filter and 1920 x 1080 widescreen resolution. It also has an HDMI, VGA and looping BNC input connectivity. 

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    Christopher Jimenez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I used these monitors for about 6 months before they stopped working all together. While they worked, the colors and picture were crisp and set up was easy. Don't plan on intense use of this monitor, though."
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    #11BenQ GW2470H 23.8"

    BenQ GW2470H 23.8"

    BenQ GW2470H is a 23.8-inch LED-lit monitor with VA Panel and full HD resolution wherein viewers can enjoy their experience wit its BenQ's exclusive eye-caring technology.

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    Gregory Chapman
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is a well reviewed monitor significantly below $500. IT may not be the overall best monitor for this range, but the amount below the maximum is appealing to many people."
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    #12Lenovo L27q 27"

    Lenovo L27q 27"

    Lenovo L27q is a 27-inch screen LED monitor with QHD 2560 x 1440 image resolution, 99% RGB color gamut and 1.07 billion colors. It features a near-edgeless infinity screen and is recommended to be used for gaming with its 4ms response time. 

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    Anthony Meyer
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a great monitor. High definition, crystal clear. And I love how slim the bezel is - it really makes it look very new and hi-tech. I am a big gamer and the response time for this monitor is excellent for my needs."
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    #13Lenovo T24I-10

    Lenovo T24I-10

    Lenovo T24I-10 is a 23.8-inch LED-lit desktop monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. It also has an internal format factor. 

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    Pamela Reyes
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a pretty good monitor for the price. It is kind of heavy to move from place to place, but at least it doesn't tip over easily if/when I bump it."
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    #14Compaq LA2405x Monitor

    Compaq LA2405x Monitor

    Compaq Business LA2405x Monitor is a 24-inch, LED and LCD monitor with adjustable display angle. Resolution is up to 1920 x 1200 with 250 Nit for brightness, 1,000:1, and WUXGA.

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    Marilyn Hunter
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I have this monitor for about two weeks. Overall I am pretty pleased with it. The setup was easy and quick and the picture is great. The monitor seems pretty durable. I am sure there are better monitors out there but they are in a whole different price range. If you are looking to spend less than $500, then this monitor is great."
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    #15Dell UltraSharp U2414H

    Dell UltraSharp U2414H

    Dell UltraSharp U2414H is a 23.8-inch LED monitor which has a full HD display to give flawless images. It also has an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle to deliver a clear and easy sharing of your screen with multiple onlookers. 

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    Donald Lawrence
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Great monitor for the value. Many gamers that i know love this, but my primary use is work related. Graphics are clear and it is compatible with just about any computer. Would highly recommend to anyone needs an upgrade on their monitor."
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    #16Philips 257E7QDSB 25"

    Philips 257E7QDSB 25"

    Philips 257E7QDSB is a 25-inch IPS LED-lit LCD monitor with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It also has a VGA, DVI-D, HDMI-MHL, Audio In/Out connectivity. 

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    Mark Butler
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Far better options for the $200 price range than this monitor. It's not bad, just an average monitor. Does have decent amount of different connections which is nice, but honestly, do your research there are far better options. "
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    #17Lenovo Y27f 65BFGCC1US (27")

    Lenovo Y27f 65BFGCC1US (27")

    Lenovo Y27f 65BFGCC1US is a 27-inch curved widescreen gaming monitor with FreeSync technology with full HD 1920 x 1080 image resolution. It also has a built-in headphone hook, audio jack, LTS stand and VESA mount ready. 

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    Beverly Carpenter
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Lenovo Y27f 65BFGCC1US is my first curved monitor and I love it! The viewing angle really makes me feel like I'm in the game itself. Colors are bright, crisp, and graphics display without static or lag--just beautiful! Appreciate the extra hardware features too--being able to plug in a audio source directly is super convenient."
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    #18HP Compaq LA2006x Monitor

    HP Compaq LA2006x Monitor

    HP Compaq LA2006x Monitor is a 20-inch LED and LCD monitor with slider stand adjustable up to 130 mm height. Contrast ratio is 1000:1 (typical); 1,000,000:1 (dynamic). The response rate is 5ms.

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    Brandon West
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Was looking for a good monitor under $500 so I decided to go with HP Compaq LA2006x 20-inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor (XN374A8) just for the simple reason it had a backlit lcd monitor. I always wanted a backlit lcd monitor and at this price I took it."
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    #19Asus VE278Q

    Asus VE278Q

    This Asus VE278Q is a monitor with a 27-inch full HD display. It has a 2ms response time.It has a DisplayPort, and ports for HDMI, DVI, and VGA. It has built-in speakers and a 10M:1 contrast ratio. It has PIP function for versatility.

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    Patricia Murray
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Asus VE278Q would be an excellent choice for someone looking for a monitor for less than $500. In fact, it is a little more than a quarter of that amount, coming in at less than $173. It has a full 27 inch HD display, built in speakers, and even ports for HDMI and DVI. It has an excellent rating of 4.5 stars!"
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    #20BenQ PD2500Q 25"

    BenQ PD2500Q 25"

    BenQ PD2500Q is a 25-inch IPS designer monitor with 2K QHD (2560x1440) high resolution and 100% color accuracy. This monitor supports universal HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen1 connectivity. 

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    Timothy Oliver
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Monitors are very nice and it would be good and super"
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    #21Acer H277H

    Acer H277H

    Acer H277H is a 27-inch IPS full HD widescreen display with 1920 x 1080 resolution which will deliver details clearly and vivid colors. This monitor has a VGA, DVI & HDMI connectivity to easily connect it to mobile devices. 

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    Larry Mendez
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "There are a lot of monitor manufactures out there, many of them are terrible, some of them are the best of the best (I'm looking at you Samsung), but then there are the monitors that are not the best, but almost. Acer falls into this category, it's not the best of the best, but for the price you pay it's worth the slight ding in quality."
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    #22NEC EA224WMi

    NEC EA224WMi

    This 22” MultiSync EA224WMi from NEC uses premium-grade IPS panel that provides wide viewing angles, color consistency, and accurate image. Also with touch-sensitive controls enable simple display adjustments through the EA224WMi’s On Screen Display.

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    Brian Wong
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "NEC MultiSync EA224WMi is a decent 22 inches widescreen monitor but if you have a $500 budget you should check other well known, monitor experts brand like Samsung or Dell. NEC monitors always had their durability problems which may cause you problems after using it for some years."
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    #23Compaq LE2002x Monitor

    Compaq LE2002x Monitor

    HP Compaq LE2002x Monitor is a light emitting diode (LED), 20-inch monitor ideal for computers or television with its thin film transistor (TFT) features, as well as stand DVI VGA LL763A Grade B.

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    Alejandro Bonilla
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I can do much better than this. Large bezel makes it unattractive and the monitor itself is small. There are so many great options for monitors out there; this one just doesn't cut the mustard. I can and will find much better for the price point. "
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    #24ASUS VG248QE

    ASUS VG248QE

    The Asus VG248QE is a 24-inch full HD gaming monitor with 1920x1080 resolution, 144Hz rapid refresh rate and 1ms GTG response time. It's equipped with a DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D connectivity, and it also has built-in 2W stereo speakers.

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    Guillermina Montoya
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This is a really nice monitor. It has all you need for gaming. I would buy another one."
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    #25Compaq LA1951g Monitor

    Compaq LA1951g Monitor

    Compaq LA1951g Monitor is an LCD monitor for computers. Its diagonal size is 19 inches, with native resolution 1280 x 1024, with an interface of DVI VGA (HD - 15) and image aspect ratio 5:4.

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    Rachel Zhang
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "It's an obscure, old square monitor. It's very outdated for today's use. Even at a cheap price it's not worth it except perhaps for rarity value."
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    #26Samsung S27E390H

    Samsung S27E390H

    Samsung S27E390H is a 23.6-inch screen LED-lit monitor with Light Blue ToC. Its brilliant image quality with wide viewing angles will enhance your gaming experience with its Game Mode option. 

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    Jessica Jiang
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This is one of the best monitors you can buy for the price. It has a slim, sleek design that will look good in any room. But more importantly, are the functions it provides. It has 178 degrees of wide angle viewing horizontally and vertically, so you are able to view the entire screen, no matter your angle or position. It also has eye saver mode, which reduces blue light emissions, so you are able to use it for longer periods of time without eye strain or fatigue."
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    #27Acer G257HU

    Acer G257HU

    Acer G257HU is a 25-inch widescreen monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution and DVI & HDMI inputs to connect it to your smartphone or tablet on Full HD display. This monitor also has a mercury-free white LED backlighting.

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    Jean Reid
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This monitor fulfills exactly what I am looking for in terms of size and price. I really like this solution and think that it fits what I want. Really really good stuff here."
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    #28VIOTEK NB32C

    VIOTEK NB32C

    VIOTEK NB32C is a 32-inch full HD widescreen curved monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution which includes a Samsung panel with HDMI DVI, and VGA connectivity for desktop PC computer. 

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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Not only does this monitor have an excellent price tag, but the colors on it really pop. It's my favorite screen to play games on! "
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    #29Lenovo 60E9MAR1US T2364t

    Lenovo 60E9MAR1US T2364t

    Lenovo 60E9MAR1US T2364t is a 23-inch LCD touchscreen monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has an HDMI, USB, VGA and DisplayPort connectivity.  

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    Jesse Gonzales
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This monitor is 23 inches which is quite large for a monitor and it is under 500 dollars so it does fit the criteria. It has 5 stars however there's only 8 reviews so we're not sure if those reviews are real or just made up by the manufacturer to get more sales. There's no new option to buy and only offers used."
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    #30Dell UltraSharp U301130"

    Dell UltraSharp U301130"

    Dell UltraSharp U3011 is a 30-inch monitor with IPS technology, 2560 x 1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. It also includes an HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, USB port connectivity and a 7-in-1 media card reader.

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    Anna Howell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I am extremely satisfied with this monitor. It's great quality."
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    #31Samsung S22E310H

    Samsung S22E310H

    Samsung S22E310H is a 23.6-inch screen LED-lit monitor with 178 degrees wide viewing angle to give an optimal screen from any position. It has a breakthrough image quality with the Magic Upscale Technology. 

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    Richard Fox
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Little pricey for the size you get but it is a samsung. The name alone should explain everything."

Summary

Best What are the best monitors under 500 dollars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Asus MG248QElectronics 9 Paid
2BenQ Zowie XL2540Electronics 7 Paid
3Acer S277HKElectronics 4 Paid
4LG 32MP58HQ-PElectronics 2 Paid
5Samsung LC27H711QENXZA C27H711Electronics 1 Paid
6ViewSonic VX2452MHElectronics 0 Paid
7Asus VE248H Electronics 0 Paid
8HP Compaq LE2002x MonitorElectronics 0 Paid
9Philips 227E4LSBElectronics 0 Paid
10101AV Security Monitor 21.5"Electronics 0 Paid
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