For this test we invited all monitor manufacturers that are active in the Benelux and most of them supplied one or more models for this test. The only instruction was that the models were not allowed to be more expensive than 261 dollars and had to have a diagonal between 23 and 25 inch.
Acer is represented by the K242HQLC and the RT240Y, AOC by the i2475PXQU and the i2481FXH. Asus sent us the BE249QLB and the MX239H; we received the BL2405HT and the GW2470H from Benq. Iiyama sent us the G-Master GE2488HS-B2 and the ProLite XB2483HSU-B2DP. LG sent us a total of four models, more than we asked for, but for this time we tested all four of them especially because three are positioned slightly above each other: as a reader you can find out what the extra money spent gets you in return. We tested the 24MP48HQ-P, the 24MP58VQ-P, the 24MP68VQ and the 24MP88HM-S. The latter was at the time of testing slightly cheaper than 261 dollars, but at the time of writing slightly more expensive. Because it is a special monitor, we decided to review it regardless. We also review the Philips 246E7QDSW, as well as three Samsung monitors: the C24F390FHU, S24D330H and the S24F350FH. One too many as well, but the former has a curved panel which was unthinkable in this price range up until recently. Reason enough to add it as well.
To keep this review as clear as possible we do not cover every monitor individually. Instead, we have defined several categories that we will use to discuss applicable models.