Did you know that a larger monitor (up to 24 inches) increases productivity? This is because a 24 inch monitor is the perfect size to allow you to multitask, use multiple windows, and simply see more of your screen. For this reason we decided to put together a list of the best rated 24 inch LED backlit LCD and standard LCD Computer monitors available for 2011.
*Picks are taken from the 2011 bestsellers and top rated category lists for 23, 24, and 25 inch computer monitors.
Best 24 Inch LED/LCD Monitors
1. Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24″ LED Computer Monitor
When LED monitors were first released the price differential between them and standard fluorescent lit LCD monitors was significant enough that LCD monitors remained dominant in the market price for several years. This year we’ve seen a sharp shift towards LED monitors as prices get closer to LCD monitors for similar specifications. Viewsonic brings together fantastic specifications and brilliant images for a reasonable price. Their slogan “GO LED and GO Green” is based on the 50% energy savings you can get by using an LED monitor. LED monitors also don’t use mercury as they use LED lights in order to light the LCD (liquid crystal display).
Overall: Overall we like the VX2450WM-LED, it’s the bestselling 24 inch monitor of 2011 thus far. For around $180 you get a full high definition 1920×1080 screen with a 20,000,000:1 MEGA Contrast Ratio and quick 5 ms response time. This monitor also comes with Viewsonic’s “Pixel Performance Guarantee” 3 year warranty which is one of the best in the business for monitor replacement should a pixel or something else go wrong.
Additional Specifications: Integrated speakers, VESA mount compliant 100mm x 100mm, tilt stand adjustment, D-Sub and DVI connectors, and 300 cd/m2 brightness.
2. Samsung PX2370 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with LED Backlight
Samsung is known for its overall reliability, high-end specifications and design. Samsung’s ultra-slim (16.5mm) PX2370 23 inch LED monitor is a favorite among performance gamers, designers, and office users alike. The mega contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 along with the 2ms response time makes this monitor perfect for gaming, entertainment use, and detailed image reproduction. Samsung also uses 100% SRGB for color reproduction allowing it to match the original color from the original source. Samsung’s new technology, Magiclux, also adjust brightness automatically based on the lighting around it.
Additional Specifications include Full HD 1920x1080p resolution, DVI, HDMI connectors, tilt adjustment, and a 3 year parts and labor warranty from Samsung.
Overall: The Samsung PX2370 is a superior monitor in its size class and right now it’s on sale. If you’re willing to pay a slight premium for it over brands like Viewsonic, it will give you a slightly better picture and much better design.
3. Viewsonic VA2431WM 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor with Speakers
This inexpensive 24 inch widescreen monitor from Viewsonic gives you full high definition 1920×1080 resolution, DVI and VGA inputs, and although it’s an LCD monitor is energy 5.0 star certified with an eco mode for up to 30% energy savings.
Additional Specifications include 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and a 300cd/m² brightness rating for near accurate color reproduction and smooth video playback. Also includes a 3 year parts and labor warranty.
Overall: Overall this isn’t the best monitor in the world you can buy online, but for around $169 you pay a cheap price for the quality you get for this large of a screen.
4. ASUS ML248H 24-Inch 1920×1080 LED Monitor
If you’re looking for a top gaming monitor at this size, then you should have a serious look at the Asus ML248H 24 Inch LED Monitor. It has a quick response time of 2ms for fast action movies and gaming as well as a swivel ring for full adjustment. It’s inexpensive for an LED monitor, around $200, and has LED touch sensor buttons. Another nice feature for the ML248H is that it comes with an HDMI connector as well as DVI-D and D-Sub connectors for easy connectivity. The slim 16.5mm profile is similar to the size of the Samsung PX2370 above and it has an attractive black glossy bezel. An Asus Smart Contrast Ratio of 10,000,000:1 allows for quality black (and other color) reproduction and vivid images during dark scenes. A 3 year parts and labor warranty with the Asus rapid replacement program gives you peace of mind for several years.
Overall: We like how easy it is to adjust the ML248H, a feature often overlooked by the specification hungry consumer. When coupled with the great specifications you get with the Asus ML248H we fully recommend this monitor for entertainment or gaming use.
5. HP 2511x 25-Inch LED Monitor – Black
The ultra slim diagonal HP2511x 25 inch monitor uses power efficient LED backlighting and has a 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio as well as full high definition 1920x1080p resolution for a brilliant picture and color reproduction. A key feature for this monitor is that it can tilt it -5 to +25 degrees. If you like to have your monitor up high or need to have good tilt adjustment, then this monitor will tilt as far as you need it to go.
Additional specifications include 2 ms response time, a brightness rating of 250 cd/m2, D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI connectors, and a 1 year parts and labor warranty.
Overall: This is a fantastic looking screen and it’s a big step up when comparing the overall screen dimensions of a 25 inch monitor with those of a 23 inch monitor. We do love how this monitor looks and feels, but wish that HP had a manufacturer’s warranty that was as long as many of its competitors.
6. Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED 24-Inch Ultra-thin LED Monitor
We wanted to include another Viewsonic 24 Inch monitor in the mix of our top ten list because for the price, they are hard to beat. If you’re willing to spend a little bit more than the VX2450-WM-LED, then take a look at the VX2453MH-LED from Viewsonic for more entertainment and gaming-like specifications. This is a full high definition screen , 1920 x 1080 resolution, that comes with a D-Sub and 2 HDMI connectors. A super fast response time of 2ms and a 30,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio help to keep videos blur free and accurate while gaming or watching movies. A 3 year parts and labor warranty is included.
Here’s what one customer had to say about the VX2453MH-LED :
(I) ordered this Viewsonic 24 inch LED Widescreen Monitor from Amazon on a Friday and received the next day (Saturday) in good condition using Prime one day delivery. Hooked it to my new computer (also ordered from Amazon) using the HDMI cable. (It) worked the first time and I saw no problems with display. I just turned the brightness down and adjusted the contrast a little with the menu in the monitor…. The HD images I have look amazing.
Other 24 Inch monitors to Consider
7. ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
8. HP ZR24w 24-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor
9. Samsung B2430H 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
10. Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen LCD High Performance Monitor
Summary: Did you find what you were looking for? If not, then please take a look at our categories section and take a look at our top rated gaming computer monitors, or our overall list of the best LED monitors. You can also check out this article that breaks down LED monitors by size using a bestseller’s list for 2013: Best LED Monitors – 22, 24, 27 Inch. It contains some good information that might help you to find the monitor you are looking for.