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Welcome to our big 24 inch monitor test 2021. Here we present all the 24 inch monitors we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best 24 inch monitor for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a 24 inch monitor.

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Summary

  • The built-in panel is particularly important for the presentation of a 24-inch display. A distinction is made here between IPS panels, which are more suitable for image processing, and TN panels, which are more suitable for games.
  • Depending on the activity, the characteristics of a 24-inch monitor vary. For games, the display should have fast response times and high refresh rates; for image and video editing, viewing angle stability and a high colour space are advantageous.
  • The most common connection is via the HDMI cable. However, to connect monitors to each other and thus offer a larger work surface, the more up-to-date display port is a must.

24 Inch Monitor: Our Choices

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a 24 inch monitor

LED, LCD and TFT, what's the difference?

TFT refers to a specific LCD technology and means Thin Film Transistor, LCD is a generic term for liquid crystal displays and stands for Liquid Crystal Display.

Since nowadays almost all LCD monitors and LCD televisions use TFT technology, the difference does not matter when buying a monitor.

The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for backlighting in newer LCD monitors means that they are often referred to as LED monitors. (Image source: pexels.com / Josh Sorenson)

The use of LEDs saves electricity and enables thinner displays.

The terms LCD monitor and LED monitor, are likely to mean the same thing in the not too distant future, as LED technology for lighting becomes more and more prevalent.

What are the exact dimensions of a 24-inch monitor?

The term 24 inch monitor is not clearly defined.

Due to its screen diagonal of approx. 61 centimetres, you can also include, for example, 23.8 inch monitors.

Monitors with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 16:10 are common.

How mobile/ergonomic are 24-inch monitors?

Unfavourable posture can cause tension, so if you sit in front of your monitor for a long time every day, it is important to be able to adjust it optimally to your sitting position.

You should therefore keep an eye out for these terms:

Name Function
Tilt Horizontal tilt of the screen up and down
Swivel Rotation of the monitor around the vertical axis to the left and right
Pivot Rotation of the monitor around the horizontal axis from landscape to portrait format

Which graphics card do I need for my 24-inch monitor?

If you have a monitor for gaming or professional image editing, no standard graphics card will help you get the most out of your screen.

This requires state-of-the-art graphics cards. To be on the safe side, you only need to pay attention to the connections:

If you have a PC with an HDMI port, the screen also needs one; if it has a display port, this is required.

Did you know that the display port is best for a monitor?

It can handle a resolution of up to 6,000 pixels at 60 Hz. It can also stream video and allow audio and data transfers.

What connections do I need on my 24-inch monitor?

The outdated analogue VGA connection is slowly disappearing.

Modern monitors at least usually offer a digital interface (DVI - Digital Visual Interface) for connection to the graphics card.

The advantage is that the image data no longer have to be converted back into analogue format and in the monitor.

If a DVI is available, the card and monitor should be a DVI-D interface, because only it works completely digitally.

DVI-A interfaces only process analogue signals and DVI-I interfaces can process analogue signals as well as digital signals.

An additional cable is needed for sound, because DVI connectors all transmit only the image signal.

Manufacturers are increasingly equipping their monitors with an HDMI connection. These transmit digital signals and sound signals.

HDMI connectors are much smaller and the cables are also much thinner, making connecting and routing connections much more convenient.

To be able to connect the monitor via HDMI, you need a graphics card with HDMI output.

As with HDMI, video and audio signals can be transmitted via the cables of a display port, but USB signals can also be sent.

If there are USB ports (which increase flexibility) on the screen, there is no need for an additional connection between the monitor and the screen

The display port also masters the encryption procedure DPCP (Display Port Content Protection).

Since the display can be controlled more directly by the PC, less electronics need to be integrated into the screen.

You can safely ignore the outdated VGA connection, the picture quality you can achieve with it is noticeably lower.

What frame sizes are available for 24-inch monitors?

There are no completely bezel-less screens, but there are models with bezels up to 1 mm wide.

The small frame size minimises distractions from reflections in the frame.

In general, screens should have relatively thin frames, which minimises the "dead zone" of the display.

What resolutions are available for 24 inch monitors?

The most common are the following:

resolution features
Full HD 1080p, gives faster clear images without shadow effects, mid-range graphics card is sufficient
WQHD/QHD 1440p, Wide Quad High Definition, QHD or 2K widely used synonyms, brings it up to 144Hz
ULTRA HD/4K 2160p, four times as many pixels as Full HD, high-end graphics cards needed, currently only possible up to 60hz

What extras do I need on my 24 inch monitor?

That's up to your preferences. If you have less space available, a monitor with integrated speakers and webcam is worthwhile.

If you listen to music through headphones a lot or get absorbed in games, an attached mount on the monitor may be right for you.

Can 24-inch monitors be mounted on the wall?

If your desk is cramped because of the 24-inch monitor, you can also hang the monitor on the wall.

The VESA standard (Video Electronics Standards Association) regulates the hole spacing on the back of the monitor and the necessary screw size.

If possible, you should choose a mount that allows you to tilt the monitor.

Since a certain amount of space is needed for the wall mount and a clearance to the wall must be left in order to be able to tilt the screen, the distance to the screen does not automatically increase.

What colours are 24 inch monitors available in?

Standard colours of monitors are black, white and silver.

In gaming, there are combinations of black with garish red, green and blue tones.

What are TN panels and IPS panels, and what is the difference?

TN

In the Twisted Nematic Panel (TN), pixels are darkened by crystals changing from the horizontal to the vertical plane when voltage is applied.

The light is thus refracted in such a way that it is directed in the wrong polarisation direction and blocked by the second polarisation filter.

Advantages
  • Cheap
  • Responsive
  • Energy-saving
Disadvantages
  • Unstable viewing angles: sitting sideways worsens contrast and colour

IPS

With In-Plane Switching Panels (IPS), the crystals rotate 90 degrees within the horizontal image plane and remain on it.

Advantages
  • High contrast
  • Responsive
  • Very realistic colours
  • Readability from widest viewing angle (178 degrees)
Disadvantages
  • High priceHigh energy consumption

What refresh rates do 24 inch monitors have?

The standard for 24-inch monitors is 60 hertz, but in the gaming monitor sector most people tend to use 120 hertz monitors.

But there are also variants between 60 hertz and 120 hertz. 144 hertz 24-inch monitors have recently also become increasingly popular in the gaming sector.

What does a 24-inch monitor cost?

You can find 24-inch monitors for less than 100 euros.

The price range goes from the low-priced entry-level monitor for normal home and office use with the oldest technology to the high-end monitor for over 2000 euros, which has the latest technology.

Does a 24-inch monitor with a touchscreen make sense for me?

It is hard to imagine our everyday life without touchscreens, whether smartphone or tablet, you will find them everywhere.

Touch displays offer us intuitive operability with their simple handling.

For private users, however, they are rather uninteresting due to the price difference to conventional PC monitors.

At present, however, touch displays are a useful extra, especially for designers, architects, medical professionals or graphic artists.

What is a curved monitor?

A display that is slightly rounded is a modern curved monitor. The curvature means that more of your field of vision is filled by the content of the monitor. Curved monitors with otherwise identical specifications are much more expensive to manufacture than a normal monitor.

Decision: What types of 24 inch monitors are there and which one is right for you?

Basically, you can distinguish between three types of 24-inch monitors:

  • 24 inch monitor for office/multimedia
  • 24 inch monitor for video and image editing
  • 24 inch monitor for gaming

Based on the different areas of application and your own preference, a certain 24 inch monitor is best suited for you and your computer or console.

This, and the fact that not every type of monitor is the same, results in different advantages and disadvantages in use.

We would therefore like to introduce you to the different types in the following section and help you find out which 24 inch monitor is the right one for you.

For this purpose, we will present the above-mentioned types in more detail and clearly illustrate exactly what their advantages and disadvantages are.

What distinguishes a 24-inch monitor for office/multimedia and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The first type of monitor we have highlighted for you in our comparison is the multimedia 24-inch monitor, which can meet practically all needs and is thus an all-rounder.

A multimedia 24 inch monitor is usually good for working, i.e. it can be easily connected to the computer and has all the functions that you will need when working.

It is therefore the right choice for you if you are looking for a monitor for your office.

It's also good for relaxing when you just want to watch something on your screen from close or far away, such as YouTube videos or live streams on Twitch.

It scores above all with a very convincing price-performance ratio combined with a high-quality picture refresh for games and films.

The high ergonomics will also convince you of this monitor type.

Advantages
  • Ideal in the price-performance range
  • Picture repetition has a high value for games and movies
  • High ergonomics
Disadvantages
  • The price decides how good the resolution really is
  • Picture repetition only high quality for games and movies
  • Response time too low for many games

On the other hand, your budget determines how good the resolution really is, but that is generally known for quality. If you pay more, you can often expect more.

Also, the refresh rate is high, but only for games and movies and not for much else.

In addition, the response time of such a monitor is often not fast enough for playing games.

So if you're looking for a monitor for gaming, you'd better take a closer look at gaming monitor types.

What distinguishes a 24-inch monitor for video and image editing and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The second monitor type in our comparison is the image and video editing type, which you will especially enjoy if you are a graphic artist or designer, as it has been tailored by the developers to the workers in this industry.

An image and video editing 24 inch monitor is, as the name suggests, especially suitable for people who work in the graphic marketing sector and have a lot to do with Photoshop or Illustrator.

It offers you the necessary technology to work well on graphic content or editing films and videos.

It convinces you with a very high level of comfort and thus the ideal prerequisites for working on very detailed work and is therefore a true technical support for you.

You should pay particular attention to the panel technology, because IPS or AH-IPS ensure optimal colour spaces.

Ergonomics are just as important for you, because comfort should support concentration during detailed work.

Advantages
  • Clean and true colour display
  • Usually contain calibration software
  • Optimally suited for image editing
Disadvantages
  • Often no speakers
  • Low response time
  • Low refresh time

A 24-inch monitor for image and video editing will convince you above all with its clean and true-colour displays, which will be essential for you as a graphic designer.

In addition, this type of monitor will impress you with its calibration software, which allows you to adapt the display even more to your wishes.

Because of these factors, such a monitor is perfect for you if you enjoy or work with image editing.

The problem with such a 24 inch monitor is that it often does not have speakers, which causes problems for video editing, even if you can of course connect speakers.

In addition, the response time of such a monitor is too slow.

So if you also want to gamble on this 24 inch monitor, this will be rather difficult and you would probably need a gaming 24 inch monitor.

Finally, the refresh rate is too low to watch movies on such a monitor.

In this case, a multimedia 24 inch monitor is more suitable than a picture and video editing 24 inch monitor.

What distinguishes a 24-inch monitor for gaming and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The last 24 inch monitor type we want to present to you in this comparison is the gaming 24 inch monitor.

This is particularly suitable for you if you want to connect your game console to the monitor or if you want to play games with high demands on the computer.

The Gaming 24 inch monitor type is the best solution for you to play computer games, whether console or PC.

Especially if you are a console gamer, such a monitor type is recommended because such a monitor has a much better response time than a conventional TV, which can lead to advantages in games like Call of Duty or Overwatch.

You should make sure that you choose Full HD rather than Ultra HD for such a monitor, as fewer pixels load faster, which will help you when gaming.

Since you have to sit very close to such a monitor so that you don't miss anything while playing, the monitor should usually not be larger than 27 inches.

Therefore, the 24 inch monitors that we present in this monitor comparison are the best solution for this gaming need.

Advantages
  • Good brightness
  • Clear menus
  • Optimal for gaming due to high speed
Disadvantages
  • Often no sound / external speakers or headphones necessary
  • Number of HDMI inputs usually relatively low

Such a monitor usually scores with a very good brightness, which helps you not to miss anything.

It also has a very clear menu and is therefore very user-friendly if you have no experience with gaming monitors.

Finally, the monitor is ideal for you if, as the name suggests, you are interested in gaming.

Because of the very high response time or reaction speed, such a gaming 24 inch monitor is ideal for playing games.

The problem with this type of monitor, however, is that it often does not have speakers, which are very useful for games such as Call of Duty or Overwatch.

Because you should definitely pay attention to the sound when playing games of this type.

Also, the number of HDMI inputs is usually very low, which means that you always have to reconnect the different devices that you might want to connect to the monitor.

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate 24-inch monitors

To make it easier for you to decide whether a certain device is suitable for you or not, we have described the most important factors of 24-inch monitors in the following section.

In summary, these are:

  • Image display
  • Ergonomics
  • Power consumption
  • Interfaces
  • Optional equipment
  • Design

In the following paragraphs you can read about the individual purchase criteria and how you can classify them.

Image representation

The image display is the most important criterion in your choice of a 24-inch monitor. Therefore, you must be really clear about what you want your monitor to display before you buy it.

For 24-inch monitors that you use for several hours a day, brightness and contrast are important. Good brightness and contrast values are good for your eyes.

Did you know that monitors also know the ambient light and can adapt to it?

They automatically adjust the ideal contrast to provide the best gaming experience. Plus, it's easy on your eyes!

A TN panel, low response times and high refresh rates should be your priority if you want to use the 24 inch monitor for many fast modern games.

Especially in the shooter section, these values ensure an improved game display.

If you use the display for precise image editing, the coverage of the sRGB and AdobeRGB colour spaces and the displayable colours are important.

This will improve your ability to work with designs that are not intended for the web.

The display depends most on the intended use, whether you use the screen more for gaming or for work, the technical characteristics differ greatly here.

To be able to display more surface area on the 24 inch monitor and thus have more space available for toolbars of Photoshop and other programmes, you should prefer the WQHD resolution.

Viewing angle stability is provided by an IPS panel.

You should pay close attention to what you want to use the 24-inch monitor for and consider the following criteria when buying it

Ergonomics

The ergonomics of the 24 inch monitor is an important criterion when buying a monitor.

It ensures that you maintain a healthy posture when working or playing. Especially in an office environment, ergonomics should not be underestimated.

The minimum requirement for a 24-inch monitor should be the tilt function of the display.

This avoids annoying reflections on reflective displays, unless an anti-reflective display is available, and facilitates a comfortable position.

Adjustability to different body heights, especially if you do not use the screen alone, is also desirable.

Therefore, make sure that the height adjustability is available.

Ergonomic adjustment options are especially good for your health if you use the screen frequently for several hours.

The swivel function of a 24 inch monitor is advantageous, especially if you often take part in meetings or work in larger offices.

The monitor's swivel function makes it easier to show the contents of the screen to other people.

If you do a lot of text-heavy work or you design posters, the pivot/portrait function should convince you to buy it.

The ability to rotate the screen by 90° allows you to view a full-size A4 page, or even a full-size A3 page at higher resolutions.

If adjustability is not possible at your workplace, you should make sure that the screen can use a VESA wall mount and can therefore be wall-mounted.

Power consumption

24-inch monitors are usually the computer accessory with the highest power consumption.

If you choose a particularly inefficient unit, you will pay much more for electricity than if you choose an energy-efficient monitor.

When buying a 24-inch monitor, it is advisable to look for a good energy efficiency class, which will save you a shock on your next electricity bill. It should be at least class C.

The presence of environmental seals such as Energy Star or Blue Angel should also be taken into account, as they distinguish economical and environmentally friendly monitors.

Since large monitors tend to consume a lot of electricity, when buying one should also pay attention to the energy consumption label on the packaging of the device, which indicates the energy efficiency. (Picture source: pixabay.com / StartupStockPhotos)

Interfaces

In general, the type of connection depends on the age of the devices you want to connect to the monitor. However, it is also important to make sure which interfaces your graphics card has.

For example, analogue inputs are only needed in the rarest of cases, such as with older notebooks. Therefore, connections for digital signal transmission should be your focus when buying a monitor.

Unlike analogue technology, the digital signal does not have to be converted to analogue first, which reduces quality losses. You also need to pay attention to the refresh rates, especially for gaming monitors.

If you use a 120 Hz monitor but your connection is only sufficient for 60 Hz, potential is wasted. If you use many USB devices, you should also pay attention to the presence of USB hubs when buying.

They increase the number of available USB ports in the overall system and are often much easier to reach on the monitor than on the PC case.

Special equipment

Manufacturers of 24-inch monitors offer many different additional features that are primarily intended to make your user experience easier. Gaming monitors in particular can benefit from such additional features, as they improve the overall gaming experience.

If you are short on desk space or in the office, integrated speakers, webcams and microphones are suitable for you, but these usually come at a premium in price.

If you're looking for a pure gaming monitor, features like AMD Freesync/NVIDIA G-Sync and Motion Blur Reduction, which correct image errors that occur, are good for you.

Special features are in most cases the deciding factor when buying a 24 inch monitor that makes you buy or not buy a model. Features such as Flickerfree and Low Blue Light technologies prevent eye fatigue and headaches.

These technologies are well suited for long and daily use of the 24 inch monitor. If you are still undecided about your purchase, the presence of some of these optional features can help you make your choice.

The larger the screen, the more space for applications. If you often switch between different windows, a second monitor can increase the efficiency of your work. (Picture source: 123rf.com / 31051618)

Design

Since monitors stand openly in the office or in the home, the design should be appealing to you and not just look like a rectangular box. With many design monitors, however, the ergonomics come up short.

The most important criteria that determine the design of the 24-inch screen are colour and frame. The question of design is entirely up to you. In the gaming sector, you will find combinations of red, green and blue. Otherwise, the colour selection is relatively small; plain black, silver and white tones are standard colours.

Frame sizes of 0.1 centimetres are possible. These almost frameless versions offer you the advantage of low reflection and look very stylish.

Facts worth knowing about 24-inch monitors

Can I connect a games console to a 24-inch monitor?

If the monitor has an HDMI input, you will have no problems with current game consoles. PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch all have an HDMI interface. With older consoles, however, you would have to look for adapters.

What is the correct sitting position in front of a 24 inch screen?

When sitting, keep your feet hip-width apart on the floor and tilt your pelvis slightly forward to protect your back. With beanbags or good office chairs, you automatically assume this position.

In addition, you should look slightly downwards into the monitor and the screen should not be closer than 30 cm in front of your face, this avoids neck pain and damage to the eyes.

Can I connect a laptop to a 24 inch monitor?

Yes you can. The only thing you need to consider is the connection to which you can connect the laptop. For example, if it only has a VGA port, you have to use this or use an adapter.

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