Published On: Sat, Apr 20th, 2019

Budget Gaming Monitors Review: 6 Best Cheap Gaming Monitors of 2019

Depending on your needs, you can always find the right product on KickoffTech’s expert reviews and guides. We independently test hundreds of products but only recommend the best.

Today, we will focus on 2019’s top gaming monitors you can own without breaking the bank. Whether you need a gaming monitor under 200 or slightly higher than that, read on to discover your options.

Our Review Process

As is the case with all KickoffTech’s gaming monitor reviews, we rated these products based on performance capabilities, design, resolution, refresh rate, response time, gaming convenience, and value for your money.

  1. Asus VG279Q

Despite its budget price, the 27” Asus VG279Q delivers an impeccable gaming performance with a fast (144Hz) refresh rate, a low input lag, and an excellent response time.

This monitor comes with great features for gaming among them FreeSync support that also functions well with NVIDIA 10 and 20 series graphics cards. Asus VG279Q has an outstanding flicker-free backlight and gives you an optional feature for inserting a black frame to improve it’s already superb motion handling.

On the downside, the monitor’s 1080P may disappoint some gamers and like many IPS monitors, Asus VG279Q does not work well in dark rooms.

  1. ACER XF251Q

A bit more costly than many budget monitors, the ACER XF251Q will work for you if you are on the look for a 25” monitor with a descent refresh rate (75Hz) and an impeccable low input lag for casual gaming. This monitor supports FreeSync but does not work with the new Adaptive sync drivers of NVIDIA since it does not have a DisplayPort connection.

As good as it is though, the ACER XF251Q shows degraded images when viewed at an angle and it is out of the box accuracy is poor.

  1. ViewSonic XG2402

If you’re a serious gamer in need of a relatively cheap 24” gaming monitor with decent picture quality, the ViewSonic XG2402 might suit you. It comes with an outstanding 144H refresh rate and you’ll love gaming with it due to its incredibly low input lag.

This monitor is among the most responsive and its moving content looks crisp, while its gameplay is smooth. XG2402 supports FreeSync VRR and hence gives you gaming that’s tear-free. The machine also works well with the new FreeSync NVIDIA’s drivers and has an integrated USB hub that is very handy if your PC lacks enough ports.

On the other hand, XG2402 does not have a great darkroom performance, and its images lose accuracy if you view them from the side.

  1. DELL S2417DG

If you already have an NVIDIA graphics card, DELL S2417DG will save your money and let you enjoy the convenience of G-SYNC features. Even though it costs more than a number of budget gaming monitors, DELL S2417DG will give you afulfilling gaming performance.

It has an outstanding response time togrant you a very low input lag, crystal clear motion, and 144Hz refresh rate. Its 1440 P native resolution gives a detailed gaming experience and works great for people with Xbox One S/X

On the other hand, DELL S2417DG does not feel good in a dark room, and you’ll see degraded images upon viewing from the sides.

  1. DELL S2719DGF

If a big screen makes your gaming more fulfilling, you should then get the 27” DELL S2719DGF. On top of its large size, this screen comes with a 1440P resolution to fully immerse you into the game.

Its response time is fast and blur trail behind fast-moving objects are barely unnoticeable. The monitor will respond to your actions immediately owing to its lows input lag as well as the FreeSync technology that gives tear-free gaming. DELL S2719DGFalso has an array of connections to help you attach your peripheral.


Even though it costs more than $400, this 27” monitor is undeniably worth its price. It has NVIDIA’s G-sync technology to give you varying refresh rate. If you’re an AMD user though, you might not benefit as you’ll need to get a FreeSync monitor.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q gives you a 1440 resolution for high-end gaming and the IPS panel has a high 144Hz refresh rate which can be boosted up to 165Hz. However, it’s worth noting that the difference between these two refresh rates is negligible.

Author: Prakash Sharma

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