19 24-inch full hd monitors review: affordable view

Even with a limited budget you can purchase an excellent monitor


For gamers

In order to find the best models for games, we looked at the test results for the 20%-80%-20% grey-grey transition test. When the response time was below 16 ms for this combined test, the monitor is probably fast enough to show fast image transitions without ghosting. Eight models meet this requirement.

The fastest monitor when looking at the optimal speed with the respone time is the Benq BL2405HT that was mentioned on the previous page, but the simple on/off overdrive offers little nuance; with overdrive on we measure an overshoot of 17%, which means there is a reasonable chance for artefacts. Actually, the Benq RL2460HT is the entry-level gaming model of this brand; with maximum overdrive it has some impressive times, but in that case the overshoot is unacceptably high (104%); on the compromise setting the response time is not that great, meaning this monitor is not suited for pc gaming in our opinion. That said, the RL2460HT is a noteworthy monitor as option for console-gaming. For this it offers an hdmi-output, allowing you to connect a second monitor. If you are playing a game such as Streetfighter on console with someone else, you can both use your own monitor. This way you do not have to sit next to each other and ‘watch’ what the other person is doing. Benq states that this option does not have any form of lag, as is possible when using an hdmi-splitter. This monitor does come at a relatively high price, with an average price of over 211 dollars it is one of the more expensive models.

BenQ RL2460HT
At maximum overdrive the Benq RL2460HT has an overshoot of 104% - but does have an hdmi-output that allows two players in a console game to have their own separate monitor.

Back to the world of pc-gaming. The Iiyama G-Master GE2488HS-B2 performs better than both Benqs, with still very fast response times and an acceptable 7% overshoot in the optimal overdrive-setting. Furthermore this monitor has a solid uniformity and viewing angles, excellent contrast and very reasonable colour quality. It also offers Freesync with a range of 47-75Hz and a reasonable price: it can be purchased for less than 157 dollars.

Iiyama G-Master GE2488HS-B2
The Iiyama G-Master GE2488HS-B2 is a solid choice if you are looking for an inexpensive gaming monitor.

The Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2DP is also worth talking about, a slightly more expensive model with an ergonomic base and a maximum refresh rate of 75 instead of 60 Hz and an excellent contrast thanks to the used AMVA-panel. The overshoot is slightly high, but the monitor does have displayport and good viewing angles. The other model with Freesync, the LG 24MP68VQ, has a slightly larger range of 40 to 75Hz. However, the response times are a lot higher, as well as the overshoot. While this monitor does not perform all that bad in terms of colour quality and viewing angles, the colour temperature is rather low. Add to that the fact that LG does not even supply a digital video cable, while the price is higher than that of the Iiyama GE2488HS-B2. 

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