Although larger monitors have become more popular in recent years, there is still a lot of demand for smaller, 24-25" monitors. Whether you just want a monitor for a small desk or are looking to make a multi-monitor setup, there is a lot of choice in these sizes. From basic office monitors to the best gaming monitors, there is something for everyone.
We've reviewed 13 monitors that are available in these sizes, and below are our recommendations for the best 24-25 inch monitors to purchase in 2019. Check our recommendations for the best 27 inch monitors and the best 28-32 inch monitors.
The Dell U2518D is the best 25 inch monitor that we have reviewed so far. It is a good 1440p monitor with wide viewing angles and a great, easy to adjust stand. It delivers good overall picture quality, and it has an excellent response time, so fast moving objects look good, with very little blur trail behind them.
The Dell U2518D has excellent accuracy out of the box, great for work that relies on accurate images, as you don't have to worry about having it calibrated. It also supports HDR, which is great, but unfortunately, it can't get very bright in HDR and doesn't have a wide color gamut, so you won't be able to see the full benefits of HDR.
Unfortunately, the U2518D has disappointing black uniformity and a mediocre contrast ratio, so it doesn't look as good in a dark room. Overall, it is a versatile monitor that should please most people.
If you like the Dell U2518D but want something more budget-friendly, check out the Dell P2417H, it is one of the best 24 inch monitors in this price range. This IPS monitor has a very similar design to the U2518D, including a nearly identical stand. To save on costs, it doesn't support HDR and is limited to a 1080p resolution. The P2417H has a slower response time but makes up for it with much lower input lag.
If you're looking for a gaming monitor, check out the Dell S2417DG, it is the best 24 inch monitor for gaming that we have reviewed so far. It has some excellent gaming features, including a fast 144 Hz refresh rate, an incredibly fast response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.
Like most Dell monitors, it has a good design with excellent ergonomics. The stand can be easily adjusted to the ideal viewing position. It lacks the flare that is common on many high-end gaming PCs, instead opting for a clean, professional look that fits in anywhere.
Unfortunately, it uses a TN panel, which isn't great for a dark room, as it has a poor contrast ratio and bad black uniformity. Unlike the IPS panels more commonly found on gaming monitors, TN panels don't have good viewing angles, and even when viewing from directly in front, the edges of the S2417DG might appear non-uniform.
If you have an Xbox One or PC with an AMD Graphics card, the BenQ Zowie XL2540 is the best FreeSync alternative that we've tested so far. It is an excellent gaming monitor, thanks to the incredibly fast 240 Hz refresh rate and outstanding pixel response time. It also supports FreeSync over DisplayPort and HDMI, and has an incredibly wide VRR range, ensuring you always get a smooth, tear-free gaming experience, and it has outstanding low input lag, great for even the most advanced gamers.
Overall, the XL2540 is a decent monitor with excellent gaming features, but it isn't without its flaws. The 1080p resolution might disappoint some gamers, and it isn't ideal for multitasking. It also doesn't look as good in a dark room, and the image degrades when viewed at an angle.
If the Dell S2417DG is too expensive for you, the ViewSonic XG2402 is a cheaper gaming alternative. It has an excellent 144 Hz response time and FreeSync support, great for Xbox One S/X gamers. Motion looks crystal clear on the XG2402 thanks to the incredibly fast response time that produces very little motion blur. It is also free of PWM-flicker. Unfortunately, like the Zowie XL2540, the XG2402 has a TN panel that doesn't look as good in a dark room and has narrow viewing angles.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 24 inch and 25 inch monitors currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.
If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.