HWM+HardwareZone.com Editor's Choice Tech Awards - Part 1

Best 24-inch LCD Monitor

Best 24-inch LCD Monitor

While the 22-inch LCD displays usually take the limelight away from the bigger 24-inch variants, we felt that the trend is moving towards the larger displays that can do full-HD, 1920 x 1080 resolutions, which is why in our monitor category, we have picked the 24-inch version as the battleground for the following four monitors.


  • BenQ V2400 Eco
  • Philips 240B1CB
  • Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS
  • ViewSonic 2433wm

And the Winner is

The best 24-inch LCD monitor goes to the Philips 240B1CB.

With its plain looks and unassuming specs, like a native 1000:1 contrast ratio and typical 5ms response time, we have to admit that Philips' 240B1CB hardly seems like show stealer material. But after experiencing its dexterous joints and steadfast performance on DisplayMate and its execution of HD movies, there was little doubt that this 16:10 panel was able to rise above the competition for our Best LCD monitor accolade.

Scoring Breakdown
Criteria/Model Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS ViewSonic 2433wm BenQ V2400 Eco Philips 240B1CB
Physique 8.0 8.0 8.0 9.0
Features 8.5 8.0 8.0 8.5
Performance 8.0 8.0 8.0 9.0
User-friendliness 8.5 7.5 8.5 9.0
Value 8.5 9.0 7.5 8.5
Overall 8.5 8.0 8.0 9.0
Price S$378 S$359 S$599 S$429

For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed at the References section at the end.

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