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The 5 Best 24-25 Inch Monitors - Spring 2019
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Best 24-25 Inch Monitors
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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 monitors under $200, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best 28-32 inch monitors.

  1. Best 24-25 Inch Monitor: Dell U2518D

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 25 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    No

    The Dell U2518D is the best 25 inch monitor that we have tested so far. This is a very good 25" monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution, which is great for multitasking or a more immersive gaming experience. It's a versatile monitor with wide viewing angles and an easy to adjust stand with great ergonomics.

    This monitor delivers good overall picture quality, with great peak brightness, wide viewing angles, and excellent out of the box color accuracy. It has decent motion handling, with a fast response time and nearly flicker-free backlight, but the lack of variable refresh rate support and limited 60Hz refresh rate may disappoint more serious gamers.

    This monitor supports HDR, but this doesn't add much, unfortunately, as it can't display a wide color gamut. Overall, though, it is a very good monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: Dell P2417H

    Size : 24 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    No

    If you like the versatility of the Dell U2518D but are looking for something a bit cheaper, check out the Dell P2417H instead. This monitor has a slightly smaller 24" 1080p screen, which is still great for most people. It has a nearly identical stand to the U2518D with excellent ergonomics, making it very easy to adjust to an ideal viewing position. This smaller model doesn't support HDR and isn't as bright.

    See our review

  3. Best 24-25 Inch Gaming Monitor: Dell S2417DG

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.5
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 24 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    G-Sync

    If you're a gamer, the Dell S2417DG is the best 24 inch monitor for gaming that we've tested so far. This is an excellent gaming monitor with an outstanding response time, flicker-free backlight, and outstanding low input lag. It has an extremely fast refresh rate and can be overclocked even higher for an extra kick. All of this results in an outstanding gaming experience, with almost no noticeable blur trail behind fast-moving objects.

    This monitor also supports G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology, which unfortunately only works with NVIDIA graphics cards. Like the majority of Dell monitors, it has outstanding ergonomics, making it a breeze to place in a perfect viewing position.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good when viewed at an angle, and blacks are gray and cloudy, especially when viewed in a dark room. Overall, though, it is a good monitor for most uses and it has excellent gaming performance that should please even the best gamers.

    See our review

  4. FreeSync Alternative: BenQ XL2540

    Size : 25 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 240 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    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 240Hz 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. It has outstanding low input lag, which is great for even the most advanced gamers.

    Overall, this 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.

    See our review

  5. Cheaper Gaming Alternative: ViewSonic XG2402

    Size : 24 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you want something a bit cheaper than the Dell S2417DG, check out the ViewSonic XG2402 instead. This monitor has a simpler 1080p resolution, so the image isn't quite as sharp as the Dell. This monitor, like the BenQ Zowie XL2540, supports FreeSync instead of G-SYNC, which is a bit more universal as it is supported by most AMD Radeon graphics cards and the Xbox One. Other than that, this is a very similar gaming monitor with an excellent response time and low input lag, and it is a great choice for most gamers.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dell U2415: Decent 24 inch, mixed-use 1080p monitor, but not very versatile. See our review
  • Dell U2515H: Decent 1440p monitor, but more expensive than the better S2417DG. See our review
  • Acer G257HU/G7 Series: Decent monitor, but doesn't excel at anything. See our review

All Reviews

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.

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