What are the best budget monitors for video editing?

What are the best budget monitors for video editing?

When it comes to choosing a computer monitor for video editing you will find an endless amount of choices. If you are buying a computer monitor for video work it is important that it has good colour accuracy and wide viewing angles. In the past it was difficult to find a colour accurate monitor for under a $1000, but in the last few years there are now plenty of low budget colour accurate monitors available. Here are a few low cost choices you can consider.

BenQ PD2700Q

The BenQ PD2700Q is a great low cost 27inch 4K – 1440p monitor. It supports 10-bit colour depth for 1.07 billion colours via dithering and covers 100% of the sRGB and Rec.709 colour spaces. So it will be just fine for video editing. This monitor is also factory-calibrated at Delta E ≤ 3. Other nice features are DualView, which allows you to split the screen in two and have different colour formats for each part.

Alongside that there are dedicated picture presets for the CAD/CAM and animation applications. The BenQ PD2700Q has a fully ergonomic design with up to 130mm height adjustment, 90° pivot, +/- 45° swivel, -5°/20° tilt, and 100x 100mm VESA mount pattern. There are also plenty of connection choices that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

Price: $299.00 £220.00 €248.00


If you are looking for a slightly smaller screen monitor you should consider the 24inch ASUS PA248QV. This IPS monitor is great for video editing, PhotoShop and other entry-level colour critical tasks. The ASUS ProArt PA248QV features the 1920×1200 resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This gives you extra vertical screen space, as the screen is taller than a regular 24inch 16:9 monitor, while the pixel density is the same.

This monitor covers the full sRGB color space and thanks to its IPS panel, the colours will remain accurate and consistent regardless of the angle you’re looking at the screen. It is also factory-calibrated at Delta E < 2, so it’s ready for work as soon as you set it up. This monitor offers advanced 6-axis colour adjustments, as well as five gamma presets ranging from gamma 1.8 to gamma 2.6. It also has plenty of connection ports including HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, VGA, a headphones jack, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub.

Price: $193.00 £141.00 €1600.00

Dell UltraSharp U2419

The Dell UltraSharp U2419 is another quality 24inch monitor with full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It has a screen ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has 99% of sRGB coverage and accurate colours, resulting in an average dE of below 2.0. So it will do just fine for colour critical work. This monitor comes with a very comfortable stand, which enables you to set it up just as you want it.

There is also the 90-degree pivot rotation, enabling you to use it in vertical mode. It offers swivel, tilt and pivot movement, as well as height adjustment. If you don’t need a stand, but want to mount it to a VESA adaptor, you can do so, easily from the same mounting spot as the regular stand. It also has lots of great connection options including two DisplayPort connectors, as well as a 3.5mm audio output, a USB Type-B upstream port and four USB Type-A 3.0 downstream ports.

Price: $239.00 £174.00 €198.00

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