With populations growing and more of us living in small flats, or rooms where space is precious, devices for fun or to help our daily lives are often becoming more compact. Display monitors for gaming, work or music are increasingly being designed to fit in said rooms. ’10 Best Small Display Screens for Small Rooms’ explores the latest monitors to help you choose a monitor for your small room.
Technology in recent years has a way of overlapping and grouping unlike things, together. Donâ€™t get me wrong, sometimes it worksâ€”most all of us now have phones with GPS, apps to listen to music, our emails linked and our calendars set with pinging alerts to make sure we donâ€™t miss important dates.
With all that accessible in one convenient device, we no longer necessarily need a separate GPS if weâ€™ve got the data plan; we donâ€™t need a CD Player, a Walkman or a regular iPod when our phone has music; we donâ€™t need to go home or to our office our pull out our laptop to check our email; and we donâ€™t need, well, calendars (unless we just love them).
All that being said, technology sometimes groups things that shouldnâ€™t necessarily be grouped together. Because, to be honest, sometimes itâ€™s good to keep things separated. One example, televisions vs. computer monitors.
They arenâ€™t always the same, they donâ€™t offer the same functionality, and they represent often two very different thingsâ€”work, and leisure. Televisions are often focused on distant viewing, from the couch, cinematic views; while a monitor, on the other hand, is designed for up close, at the desk, eye-protective for long periods of time, viewing.
Now, again donâ€™t get me wrong, a monitor can represent leisure as wellâ€”a gamer, for instance, needs the remarkable refresh rate of a good monitor for their set-up. But that isnâ€™t always the case. Not all of us are gamers, but in this strange time, all of us could benefit from tools that perform a singular purpose.
When you work from home, and lately many of us are, separating office time from leisure time can be difficult. Thereâ€™s not always a clear division from where you work, and where you liveâ€”but there can be. For example, if you hook up your TV at home to your work computerâ€”you might be swayed to flip the channel.
To watch Netflix, to turn on a gameâ€”to ignore your ability to manage your time effectively. By overlapping the two constructs, we sort of teeter on the line of which is which. My solution to this problem has been making the divide in my home clear. My office space, is for work.
My home, is for leisure. However, defining my office space turned out to be difficult until I found the right cost-effective monitor. When Iâ€™m in front of it, for my workday, I bring myself into the mindset that itâ€™s time to workâ€”until, itâ€™s time to relax.
With that, here are the 10 Best Small Display Screens for Small Rooms…
1. Asus VZ249HE 23.8″ Full HD 1080P IPS (Eye Care Monitor)
The first monitor on the list is also one of the most cost-effective. Designed by Asus, this 24â€ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS monitor comes with a high viewing angle of 178Â°. It has the ability to connect simply to HDMI and VGA ports but also enables accessibility for a panoramic view for anybody that has a multi-display set-up. In short if you want to set it up in a bigger room with two others side by side you have a very wide panoramic display.
This monitor is perfect for an office and is designed for a long work day with its amazing Asus Eye Care technology that creates a flicker-free backlight and also comes direct from the manufacturer with a blue-light filter to minimize fatigue from a longer work day.
As far as a cost-effective, bare bones everything you might need for a home office, this is a great pick.
2. Acer KG251Q 24.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN 144Hz (Video Games)
This computer monitor is a great smaller screen for gaming. Designed by Acer with a fantastic refresh rate to ensure 1 ms response time means it runs perfectly for any online video game shooter where time is of the essence.
It comes readily equipped with two built-in speakers and the Full HD (1920×1080) widescreen display comes with FreeSync AMD Radeon technology which means the gameâ€™s framerate is determined by your computerâ€™s graphics card, rather than a fixed refresh rate on the monitor to offer a competitive edge.
Beyond that, the monitor also comes with Acer Eye Care to shield your eyes from blue light and flicker over a longer gaming session.Â Overall, itâ€™s an amazing value.
3. LG 24MP88HV-S 24â€ Full HD IPS Monitor (Gamer Choice)
LG always brings with it a sense of quality and this monitor that comes fully equipped with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology means that the dynamics of your liquid crystal display are fully realized, and its response time shortened. And thatâ€™s what really stands out on this monitor: the colors. With a vibrant, Infinity Display (2.5 millimeter bezel), this monitor can offer some amazing color depth with 16.7 million variations available to differentiate.
In addition to the colors, itâ€™s perfect for work and reading. With Screen Split 2.0 and an amazing reader mode that changes the angle it faces you directlyâ€”it makes longer work hours much easier. Not to mention the blue-light limiter and black stabilizer to keep visibility even in darker scenes of a film or video game. All in all, this monitor comes with a fantastic balance of work and leisure.
4. ViewSonic VP2458 Professional 24 inch 1080p Monitor
A lesser-known brand, this ViewSonic computer monitor is a great value for the size and display capabilities. With a Full HD display at 60 Hz refresh rate and IPSâ€”the colors on the screen are lifelike and perfect for gaming or graphic designers.
Nearly frameless, the monitor is designed to show off the most of your creations, and less of the technology that displays it. Not to mention the advanced ergonomics of the design allow a tilt and flicker-free screen with included blue-light filter to boost productivity by offering all-day comfort.
For the price, and the flexibility to combine with nearly any computer interface, itâ€™s definitely worth the investment in a lesser-known brand.
5. AOC C24G1A 24″ Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor, FHD 1920×1080
The first of our curved monitors on the list, this one designed by AOC is designed with gaming in mind. At 24â€ and curved, the shape of the monitor contorts for a very personal viewing experience. Additionally, the immersive capabilities are enhanced by an amazing 165Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync premium to make sure you are getting the best frame rate for your graphics card.
And last but not least, this monitor also comes with the amazing RE-SPAWNED replacement policy. A 3-year zero-bright-dot, advanced replacement and 1-year on accidental damages to make sure your investment is well protected.
6. Acer Predator Gaming X34 Curved 34″ Ultra-Wide QHD MonitorÂ – 10 Best Small Computer Monitors for Small Rooms
Another curved monitor on the list and another Acer, this Predator Gaming Edition is a little larger than the others but worth the investment. With a QHD (one quarter of a Full HD (1080p) frame, in a 16:9 aspect ratio – read more here) (3440×1440) display and IPS technology, you are getting some of the best visuals of any on the market as the refresh rate capping at 120Hz from the NVIDIA G SYNC offers remarkably smooth, tear-free gameplay.
And, to further the point of a curved screen, itâ€™s hard to get immersion like this from a conventional monitorâ€”especially when this one minimizes the frame to make sure, day or night, itâ€™s all the display you see and not the rest.
7. Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB 27″ Computer Monitor, 4K UHD IPS
This monitor by Phillips, who specialize in various forms of technological equipment, offers an amazing 4k display perfect for designers or artists. At 27â€ itâ€™s the perfect size and the smarter-go-base allows height, swivel, tilt and rotation adjustments to encourage maximum comfort.
The Phillips brand-name means that the inputs and outputs make this monitor really Renaissanceâ€”allowing for hook-ups to multiple forms of USB, HDMI and even direct LAN support for internet.
Overall, this monitor is an amazing investment for a home office offering all the visual clarity of a gaming monitor and the accessibility of a full-fledged tower or multi-display set-up. And, with a four-year replacement period itâ€™s a worthy investment for any starter home office.
8. Dell S2721QS 27 Inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Ultra-Thin Bezel Monitor
Another stunning 4k monitor, this design by Dell caters the aesthetic buyer with a modern, elegant design perfect for any living space. In addition, the HDR playback means that everything from videos to gaming to your blue-light protected work screen will look spectacular.
With a lot of customization for in-stand setting, AMD FreeSync, and a wide variety of color settings, this is a fantastic all-in-one monitor choice. It offers comfort for gaming, and work, without sacrificing anything for either.
9. SAMSUNG 27-inch Odyssey G7 – QHD 1000R Curved Gaming Monitor – 10 Best Small Computer Monitors for Small Rooms
It had to happen eventually, at number nine on our list, this Samsung 27â€ curved monitor is the most expensive on our listâ€”but also, well worth the investment.
With cutting edge 4k OLED (OLED works with backlight tecnology – you can read more here) resolution, 1000R curved screen for intense immersion, an amazing rapid 240Hz refresh rate, and lightning fast 1ms response timesâ€”this monitor has everything a hardcore gamer might need to give them the edge and the immersion to their games of choice. Read my review on its bigger brother here.
Although pricey, this monitor more than makes up for its cost with the amazing features and implementation of the next generation of tech on the market. It really is an amazing investment for any gamer.
10. HP EliteDisplay S14 14-inch Portable Display
The last monitor on our list by HP is also the most portable of the bunch. Though itâ€™s not often a desire for a monitor to move around this house, this one is perfect if you come from somewhere that needs an adaptable workspaceâ€”maybe a home with kids or multiple at-home workers. With an extra-small 14â€ display, this monitor can slip away after use and be brought out as needed for various projects.
Functioning similar to a tablet, this monitor has multiple hook-ups, an HD display, and can easily be transported anywhere in the house. If maneuverability is important in your home office, then this might be the perfect choice for you.
It isnâ€™t an easy decision to invest in new technologies around the houseâ€”but when they fundamentally help your productivity and health, by relieving the dangers of blue-lightâ€”itâ€™s a worthy investment. Not only that a display that does not clutter your valuable space is important for us all.
As more of us are working from home, itâ€™s important to make sure our work-space, or even our gaming space, is as prepared for our comfort, ease of accessâ€”and designed for the longevity of its use as any other room in our home. I hope you found 10 Best Small Display Screens for Small Rooms, valuable and you’ll go on to make the best choice with the best nuances for your needs or tatstes.