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The Best 22 Inch Monitors for 2021

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Updated on: 19 October, 2021
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The Best 22 Inch Monitors for 2021
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A 22 inch monitor is a great size to complement a laptop or Chromebook. They are small enough to fit on most desks and are also some of the least expensive monitors. However, some may find them too small and the negligible price difference between 22 and 24 inch monitors may mean the larger size offers better value.


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The Top 5

The following are our top rated products. Please read on for a more detailed assessment of each product and our individual scoring.

Sceptre E225W-19203S

Features include 1920 x 1080 FHD Resolution , Up to 75Hz Refresh Rate, 2 x HDMI Ports , 1 x VGA Port, and Audio In Jack.

76.7%
Acer VG220Q bmiix

Features include a 21.5" display, 16:9 aspect ratio, Full HD, Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Brightness 250 Nits, and Color Black.

70.8%
ViewSonic VA2265-smh

The ViewSonic VG2239Smh is a 22 inch Full HD monitor with a well-performing VA panel. Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and 2 USB ports. It is let down by looking pretty bland with relatively large bezels.

66.1%
LG 22MN430M-B

The LG includes a 1920x1080 IPS Display, Radeon FreeSync™ Technology, OnScreen controls, and smart energy saving features. Overall a solid performer from LG.

56.6%
BenQ GW2283

A solid performing 22 inch monitor with an IPS panel, a full HD 1080p display, a fairly slim bezel design and 2 HDMI ports.

54.4%

Sceptre

Sceptre make a large number of monitors, including over 10 22 inch monitors. Many are very similar, but we found that the Sceptre E225W-19203S is the best overall. It features a high quality IPS panel, a 75 Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and a relatively bright 250 nits display.

Sceptre E225W-19203S

Sceptre E225W-19203S (Source: Sceptre)

You should also consider the Sceptre E225W-19203RS or Sceptre E225W-1920RS. Whilst they both feature a slightly lower quality VA panel display, they still offer above average display performance at a great price point.

Acer

Acer, like Sceptre make a large number of monitors, including over 10 22 inch monitors. We found the Acer VG220Q bmiix to be one of the best overall 22 inch monitors. It features a high quality IPS panel, a 75 Hz refresh rate, and a relatively bright 250 nits display. It is slightly let down by a lower 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Acer VG220Q bmiix

Acer VG220Q bmiix (Source: Acer)

Also should also consider the Acer EK220Q abi, Acer R221Q bbix or Acer QG221Q bii.

Choosing a 22 Inch Monitor

One thing you will not find with 22 inch monitors is an impressive list of features, such as high display resolutions, fast refresh rates, curved screens or HDR support. However, what you will find is that 22 inch (and also many 24 inch) monitors offer great value for money and are a low-cost option to help increase your available screen size. This is especially important when working or studying from home using smaller 13 or 14 inch laptops.

If you would like to see our complete range of rated 22 inch monitors, please check out the Monitors Guide.


Product Score Breakdown

Please find below our individual product scores and assessment.

#1 Sceptre E225W-19203S

Sceptre E225W-19203S

Features include 1920 x 1080 FHD Resolution , Up to 75Hz Refresh Rate, 2 x HDMI Ports , 1 x VGA Port, and Audio In Jack.

76.7%

Criteria

Price
80.1%
Display Specifications
23.8%
Display Performance
54.1%
Connectivity
40.0%

  • Great IPS panel.
  • Fast response time of 3.5 ms.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate.
  • 2 HDMI ports.
  • Both speakers and headphone out.
  • Expensive.
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Sceptre

#2 Acer VG220Q bmiix

Acer VG220Q bmiix

Features include a 21.5" display, 16:9 aspect ratio, Full HD, Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Brightness 250 Nits, and Color Black.

70.8%

Criteria

Price
90.2%
Display Specifications
23.8%
Display Performance
39.0%
Connectivity
40.0%

  • Clear IPS panel with a fast 1 ms response time.
  • Great value at USD 139.99.
  • 2 HDMI ports.
  • Speakers.
  • Slim bezel.
  • Only 1000:1 contrast ratio makes photos and video seem quite dull.
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#3 ViewSonic VA2265-smh

ViewSonic VA2265-smh

The ViewSonic VG2239Smh is a 22 inch Full HD monitor with a well-performing VA panel. Includes HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and 2 USB ports. It is let down by looking pretty bland with relatively large bezels.

66.1%

Criteria

Price
81.0%
Display Specifications
12.7%
Display Performance
47.2%
Connectivity
48.0%

  • VA panel performs like many IPS panels.
  • 2 USB ports are a bonus.
  • Both speakers and headphone socket.
  • Expensive.
  • Large bezels are quite ugly.
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#4 LG 22MN430M-B

LG 22MN430M-B

The LG includes a 1920x1080 IPS Display, Radeon FreeSync™ Technology, OnScreen controls, and smart energy saving features. Overall a solid performer from LG.

56.6%

Criteria

Price
86.8%
Display Specifications
23.8%
Display Performance
29.9%
Connectivity
40.0%

  • High quality IPS panel.
  • Higher than average 75 Hz refresh rate.
  • Great price.
  • 2 HDMI ports.
  • Higher than average power consumption.
  • Retail price creeping into 24-inch pricing.
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#5 BenQ GW2283

BenQ GW2283

A solid performing 22 inch monitor with an IPS panel, a full HD 1080p display, a fairly slim bezel design and 2 HDMI ports.

54.4%

Criteria

Price
88.5%
Display Specifications
23.8%
Display Performance
26.3%
Connectivity
40.0%

  • Nice IPS panel.
  • Very slim bezels.
  • 2 HDMI ports.
  • IPS panel not the best quality.
  • Only 60 Hz resfresh rate and 1000:1 contrast ratio.
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