Top 11: Best Gaming Monitors Under $200

If you’re a hardcore gamer like me then you’ll want to build a computer with all the best parts that you can find. From graphics cards to processors, the price of these parts can get pretty expensive.

So chances are, after you have everything you need, you are likely a tad strapped for cash. Problem is, you still have yet to buy your gaming monitor.

If this is the case, then this list may be for you. In this post, we will be looking at 11 of the best 2019 gaming monitors available, and all for under $200 dollars! 

So if you need some ideas of what kind of good, and cheap, gaming monitors there are, then please read on as we bring you the top eleven gaming monitors for under $200 dollars.

If these monitors seem expensive to you, then I recommend you check out my post on the best gaming monitors under $100.

11. Acer Gaming Monitor 24.5″ KG251Q

Best Value Gaming Monitor Under $200

Calling all budget gamers who are looking for the best value monitor under $200!

I know that’s a lot of you guys so I’m putting the Acer KG251Q right at the top of the list. This monitor is INSANE for the price!  Check out the full review below!

(This Monitor Also Comes In A 27-Inch Version That’s Also A Great Deal For $150)

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Asus VS248H-P Gaming Monitor
  • 24.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen TN Display with AMD FREESYNC Technology
  • Response time: 1ms
PROS
Really Good Price
Beautiful Design
Screen Can Be Amazing
1 MS Response Time (Amazing For Competitive Gaming)
All Major Ports
CONS
You need to calibrate the monitor (which is easy, but still annoying)
Has Built-In Speakers, But They Suck

10. ASUS VS248H-P 24 inch Monitor

On A Very Tight Budget? Check This Out!

Although the Asus V248H-P isn’t the flashiest monitor, it’s very affordable and a pretty amazing buy for gamers considering it’s specs. If you could care less about looks and just want something that’s just value, this is it.

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Asus VS248H-P Gaming Monitor
  • Slim design 24" Display with 1920x1080 resolution and quick response time of 2ms (GTG)...
  • Smart view technology can adjust color parameters to deliver the same image quality and colors...
PROS
2ms Response Time
1080p HD Monitor
Asus’s Auto Adjust Technology
Very Affordable
All Major Ports
CONS
Stand Could Be Better

9. Samsung SE330 Series 27-Inch FHD Monitor

For the price, the Samsung SE330 is easily one of the best 1080p gaming monitors you can get under $150(at the time of this writing ). Considering that it’s such a steal I’d have to recommend to people who’re just looking for the best bang for their buck. This is truly a great monitor.

Samsung SE330
  • 1ms response time delivers crisp images during fast motion scenes
  • Game mode delivers dark blacks and optimizes screen colors and contrast for gaming
PROS
1ms Response Time
Full 1080p Gaming
27 Inches Around $200
Very Slick Design
Eye Saver Mode
CONS
No DVI Port

8. BenQ ZOWIE RL2455 24-Inch Gaming Monitor

For those who want a gaming monitor that has all the bells and whistles, BenQ’s ZOWIE gaming monitor is a great choice. It’s specifically made for gamers and has just about everything a gamer could want, but at a steep price.

BenQ ZOWIE RL2455
  • 24" 1920 x 1080 (1080p) Full HD Display supporting up to 75 Hz (configure through GPU...
  • 1ms Response Time (GTG) to eliminate ghosting and lag, providing you the optimal console gaming...
PROS
1ms Response Time
Built-In Speaker
Auto-Adjusting
All Major Ports
Great For Console Monitor
1080p Full HD Gaming
Low Blue Light

CONS
A bit pricey for a lower end gaming monitor
60hz Refresh Rate (Not The Best For Shooting Games)

7. ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD 1080p Monitor

IPS monitors are arguably the best monitor that offers superior display quality and viewing angles. The VX2776-SMHD from ViewSonic provides you just that.

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ViewSonic VX2776 Gaming Monitor
  • Form & Function: with ultra-slim frameless design, Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, and premium...
  • Amazing at any angle: A super clear IPS panel ensures stunning views no matter your vantage...
PROS
Superior 1080p Monitor
IPS Panel (Looks so much more clear)
Consumes minimal energy (saves you money)
Really Affordable for an IPS Monitor
27-Inch Monitor (Pretty Big!)
CONS
No HDMI Port
60hz Refresh Rate (Not ideal for anyone doing any competitive gaming)

6. Acer R271 27 inch Gaming Monitor

If you wanted to get a cheap monitor but with good quality the Acer R271 bidx is a monitor to consider. A very close second to our best 27 inch monitor under 200.

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Acer R271 27 inch Gaming Monitor
  • 27" Full HD IPS Widescreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Response Time: 4ms
PROS
Modern Aesthetics
Clean Design
Extra Wide
A Very Stunning IPS Monitor
27-Inch Monitor (Pretty Big!)
CONS
No HDMI Port
60hz Refresh Rate (Not ideal for anyone doing any competitive gaming)
4 MS Response Time

5. ASUS VG245H 24 inch Gaming Monitor

Best FreeSync Monitor For Radeon GPU’s

If you are looking for a monitor with Freesync technology for your Radeon GPU; the ASUS VG245H is for you.

Asus VG245H Gaming Monitor
  • 1ms response time featuring ASUS Game Fast Input Technology and dual HDMI ports for a...
  • ASUS Eye Care technology with flicker free and blue light filter to minimize eye...
PROS
Designed Specifically For Freesync
1 MS Response Time
Really Adjustable Stand
Super Cool Looking Monitor
CONS
Only 75hz refresh rate at a steep price
A Bit Pricey

4. ASUS VE278H 27-Inch Gaming Monitor

Best 27 inch monitor under 200

Another entry in our quest to find the best gaming monitor under $200, and again it comes from Asus! Now, with this monitor you can go and stop looking for a monitor that fits your gaming need.

If you’re all about size and aren’t doing any competitive gaming then this is the most stunning 27-inch monitor under $200

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ASUS VE278H Gaming Monitor
  • Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:9, Resolution : 1920x1080
  • Signal Input: HDMI x 2, D-Sub, HDMI-to-DVI cable, Stereo Speakers: 3W x 2 Stereo RMS
PROS
1ms Response Time
Asus Smart Contrast
Good Built-In Speakers
Full 6HD Presets
All Major Ports
CONS
The Height Can’t Be Adjusted
Thick Bezel

3. LG Electronics 25UM58 25-Inch Monitor

Best IPS monitor under 200

LG Electronics makes some of the best gaming monitors out there, and the UM57 is easily one of the best monitors under $200. If you’re looking for an ultrawide monitor and don’t mind the missing DVI port, this is a great option.

If you’re looking strictly for a great IPS monitor for an affordable price, this is the best IPS monitor under 200.

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LG Electronics 25UM58 25-Inch Monitor
  • 21:9 UltraWide IPS Display
  • sRGB over 99 percent
PROS
sRBG Color
Ultrawide (2560 x 1080)
Great For An Immersive Gaming Experience
IPS Technology (Colors Pop!)
CONS
No DVI Port
Not A Competitive Gaming Monitor (4MS, 75hz)

2. AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming Monitor

If you’re looking for something that has everything a gamer could want, low 1ms response, 144hz refresh rate, a very stylish design, and so much more. The AOC G2460PF Gaming Monitor is very close to the best gaming monitor under 200 dollars.

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AOC G2460PF Gaming Monitor
  • 24" Class LED Monitor (24" Viewable) Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144hz Response Rate
  • AMD FreeSync technology provides the smoothest gaming experience. Height adjust amount- 5.1...
PROS
Freesync Tech
1ms Response Time
All Major Ports
144hz Refresh Rate
Awesome Design
CONS
Expensive
Have To Mess With The Monitor Settings To Get It Perfect!

1. Acer XFA240 24-Inch Gaming Monitor

Best Gaming Monitor Under $200 of 2019

If you’re a really competitive gamer who needs the best gaming monitor on a budget, then the Acer XFA240 is hard to beat. This to me is the best 144hz gaming monitor under $200

Acer XFA240 Gaming Monitor
  • 24 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen TN G SYNC compatible display
  • 144Hz refresh rate using Display port | response time: 1ms. Input Voltage: 120 V AC, 230 V AC
PROS
1ms Response Time
144hz Refresh Rate!
Comes With Displayport Cable
Fully Adjustable Stand
Awesome Design
CONS
Expensive
Colors not as good as some IPS Monitors( TN Panel, what can you expect)
 

Conclusion…

All these monitors, while great choices, are barely even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the staggering amount of gaming monitors that are available. Thankfully, with this list and some research, finding the right monitor should be easier and you will have the monitor that’s right for you in no time.

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7 thoughts on “Top 11: Best Gaming Monitors Under $200”

      1. I saw reviews on the Acer GN246HL and reports of ghosting with high movement, will that be a problem or is that people just finding stuff to complain about?

        1. Hi Matt, I’ve seen that before as well – I used to have that monitor and I never had those issues, but to each their own. I’ve changed the recommendation to the newer XFA240 which I see they’ve increased the price recently. I guess Black friday is over and now it’s time to price gauge at christmas time. Same as the AOC, that’s been under $2oo for a long time.

  1. hi
    i think BenQ zowie is the best as it is also used by esports gaming.
    good article though and keep it up
    thank you

    1. Thanks Parth,

      I’m also a major fan of the BenQ Zowie motherboard as it’s designed directly for gamers and it provides just about anything a gamer could want out of a monitor.

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