Best monitors for gaming under 300

Best monitors for gaming under 300 Books written by Uri J. Nachimson

With the choice of aspect ratio, things are a little more complicated. This is where you decide what you want to get. Often watch films shot in the correct "cinema" format 2.35:1 / 2.4:1, prefer to simultaneously see windows of three or more applications on the screen, are engaged in photo processing and retouching, video editing, and in modern (this is important!) games do not refuse to expand the field of view? I
2022-05-28, by Uri J. Nachimson , Book author

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Let's touch on the topic of curved screens a little. Of course, the fashion for them continues, but the pace of production of such models has decreased, manufacturers no longer prove so zealously the need to “bend” the panels, because for large and, especially, wide matrices, this feature has become the norm, which surprises not at all like a couple of years back. Without it, the color reproduction at the edges of the screen will differ more from the central zone, will take up more workspace, and users will have to turn their heads more often.

Working on similar models in CAD programs, doing 3D modeling is not the most comfortable and pleasant pastime. Getting used to and not noticing curved lines (which should be straight) is difficult, but with a strong desire it is quite possible. If the scope of your activity does not provide for working with such software, then you should not worry again - take it and do not think. This also applies to small Curved displays. In them, the curvature of the panel is a tribute to fashion and an attempt to slightly improve the stability of the picture over the entire area of ​​u200bu200bthe matrix.

Working Resolution

Depending on the selected screen diagonal and aspect ratio, you may be left with several options for working resolution, or you may be limited to one single option.

Among gaming Full HD models there are models from 23.5 to 32 inches, UFHD (2560 × 1080 pixels) - only 34 inches, WQHD live in the segment of 23.8-31.5-inch solutions, UWQHD will conquer you with a diagonal of 34-35 inches, and high-speed 4K is now only found among 27-inch monitors.

The higher the screen resolution, the higher the pixel density (ppi) level, which directly affects the clarity of the picture. The difference is quite clearly visible when placing models with different ppi levels next to each other, it catches the eye when moving from a model with a low ppi to a solution with a high one, but quickly levels out if the distance to the screen is quite large and just over time - a habit is developed . We will not talk about the need to buy models with a high screen resolution, because many are still satisfied with large Full HD models with “fat pixels”, so this moment is very individual. However, if finances and vision allow, then it is better to give preference to models with a high pixel density.

Full HD (1920×1080)

If you want to get just a fast and as cheap monitor as possible, you should give preference to the BenQ Zowie XL2411P model. There is nothing superfluous in the monitor (even FreeSync support), but thanks to it you can decide whether you are ready for modern TN + Film displays or it is better to immediately start searching among *VA models (IPS, we recall, are not represented in this class).

Samsung C24FG73FQI is just one of these options - affordable, small and for fans of *VA technology. Considering its cost, many expectations will come true, but in terms of speed, this model will in any case be worse than the above-mentioned BenQ and all analogues on TN + Film.

The fastest, highest quality and smallest Full HD monitor for less than $400 can be called the Dell Alienware AW2518HF with FreeSync support. This is a 24.5-inch TN+Film 240Hz solution that can match the high level of its owner's game. If you are interested in similar solutions, but with G-Sync, then the choice will be between Alienware AW2518H and Asus PG258Q. The main difference, as always, is in price and design. There is no clear winner among them.

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