The design of the monitor might be the biggest aspect in your consideration. That said, we do not find a lot of designs that stand out, but five models do distinguish themselves enough in terms of design to cover them separately.
The AOC i2481FXH has a good looking, thin and asymmetrical base on which the panel is nevertheless stable. The good contrast and low minimum brightness of white stand out, as well as the solid black value. The uniformity of black is not that great though; the colour fidelity could be better as well.
The Asus MX239H has been available for quite a while now. Nevertheless the elegant design on the open, round base seems quite timeless. In terms of contrast it is very close to the i2481FXH, but the uniformity is clearly better. The sRGB coverage is slightly less and once again we do not like the colour deviation: it is simply too big in our opinion.
The Acer RT240Y also looks great, with a minimalistic base that slightly represents the Samsung design of a few years ago. In the test results it does not really stand out in any way. Despite its relatively high price, Acer does not supply a digital video cable with the monitor.
The most expensive model in this test and in this selection of design models is the LG 24MP88HM-S, a remarkable monitor because of its minimalistic bezels. Having a very thin lower bezel is new and possible thanks to a new panel. This has, as we already said, excellent viewing angles and uniformity. The colour deviation is below the critical line of 3, but not by a lot. The contrast is slightly less, but still acceptable. It is by far the most economic design model when it comes to the power consumption.
Last but not least, the Philips 246E7QDSW is the cheapest one of these models, but does not look all that bad. If we compare the ‘design models’ with each other, the test results of this Philips stand out in a positive way in terms of colour fidelity, as well as the 98% sRGB coverage by the used pls-panel. We already mentioned this before: this model is part of the Philips Ultra Wide Color series and uses filters for the backlight in order to cover a wider colour space than what would normally be possible. Unfortunately there are too many caveats for it to be recommended for image editors, but if you are looking for a good looking monitor with good colours you can definitely find worse monitors than this model.