A monitor may not seem like a necessity now that laptops are often preferred. But with almost everyone working from home these days, an additional monitor would do no harm. It would provide you with a more screen space than a laptop display, and would amp up your productivity. At tRUSTED REVIEWs, we love to take you on a technical ride with our take on some of the best and most advances computer monitors in India. However, if you are on a tight budget, we still have our eyes open to help you pick the budget monitor to suit your requirements.
While getting a monitor, no matter what your budget may be,there are many aspects that need to be considered, such as screen resolution, colour quality, brightness, screen size, refresh rates and so on. These days a lot of monitors are being sold at aggressive rates, just for the brand value, without a reasonable technical offering to justify the price. So when you are on the lookout for budget monitors under 8000 rupees, you need to be sure that you would be getting the most value for the money spent on buying the monitor. One downside that comes with the gamut of budget monitors is that some brands would make cut-offs in some area to compensate for the other. This may be in terms of hardware, performance, colour quality etc. But this shouldn’t matter much with budget offerings, unless you are a hardcore gamer or a creative professional.
We have rounded up a list of budget monitors under INR 8,000 [eight thousand rupees/8k], some of these have been tested by our team, while some others have undergone thorough research. Either way, you don’t need to look further, because we have sorted this out for you.
This budget monitor features a frameless monitor with super sleek bezels and remarkable cable management system. In order to provide extensive viewing comfort, the monitor comes equipped with the Flicker-Free performance as well as Eye-Care Technology with Low Blue Light Technology, both of which are exclusive to BenQ desktop monitors. It also features the Brightness Intelligence Technology, an industry-leading addition that helps in automatically detecting dark visuals and ambient external lighting, and adjusting the brightness of the display to prevent eye fatigue and to also deliver an exquisite viewing experience. Coupled with the budget monitor’s dream combination of IPS Panel Display and LED, the GW2283 delivers sharper details, deeper blacks, higher contrast and authentic colours, which is totally worth the money.
This budget-friendly monitor boasts of sophistication and style in terms of design, which also enhances the overall productivity exhibited by the device. The GW2283 is scratch-resistant and has clean edges, with a functional appeal. Besides these features, the ultra-slim bezels of this monitor add to the style quotient of your workspace. A nearly invisible cable management system in place ensures that all those cables remain neatly hidden inside the display’s stand.
This desktop monitor, though priced under 8000 rupees, ensures an accurate color and image reproduction from any angle, thanks to the IPS (In-Plane Switching) Technology. An expansive 178° viewing angle is ideal for on-screen reviews as well as work with multiple people in the room. The monitor renders 16.7 million colours at the same time, making the picture viewing experience a realistic one with smooth transitions.
BenQ has always prioritized end-user experience when it comes to their products. In the case of the GW2283, the display comes with eye-care technologies, aimed at reducing eye fatigue for enhanced productivity, user comfort and workplace safety in instances of prolonged use; which is exclusive to BenQ display devices. BenQ’s Low Blue Light Technology filters out hazardous blue light, reducing eye fatigue and irritation. The exclusive BenQ Flicker-Free Technology eliminates the harmful flicker of traditional LCDs to prevent fatigue and vision damage. Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I.Tech.) uses adaptive brightness sensors to optimize display performance for work and play, protecting your vision with superb image quality. These sensors detect content intensity and ambient lighting to avoid overexposure of bright scenes while enhancing dark areas to maintain a clear visibility.
Certified by the global leader of technical and safety certification, TÜV Rheinland, the Flicker-Free, Low Blue Light, and Brightness Intelligence performance offered by BenQ’s eye-care monitors are truly benefitting human vision. BenQ, being the world’s first brand of Eye-Care monitors, abides by its commitment to safeguard eye health at the forefront of viewing comfort and enjoyment with this monitor product.
Users can enjoy multimedia fun by easily swapping between two media sources, as the device comes embedded with 2 HDMI ports.
In order to facilitate environment-friendly purchasing decisions for businesses, institutions, and government, BenQ’s GW2283 is certified TCO 7.0, Energy Star 7.0, and EPEAT silver.
2. Dell E2016HV
Another popular monitor in the economic segment, the Dell E2016HV flaunts an attractive and sleek black body with slimmer bezels.
Powered by a TN panel with an impressive 1600x900p resolution and a bright display, this budget monitor features over a million plus natural colours.
The response & frequency rate for this monitor is found to be 5ms and 60Hz respectively which is decent at this price range.
However, the model doesn’t feature an HDMI port.
The Dell E2016HV is one of the most economical monitors under Rs 8,000, available in India, be it office use, movies or gaming purposes. It is well adapted for office related-use, including MS-Office and CCTV monitoring. However, if you exclusively need it for graphics-heavy applications, it would be best to look for other alternatives.
3. Acer ET221Q
Being the computer-centric brand that it is, Acer is known for bringing its high-quality products at reasonable rates from time to time.
The ET221Q is one such offering from Acer at a very good value. The unique selling point of this model is, without doubt, its zero-frame design, which is a very good offering for a monitor under 8000 rupees.
At this price, the specifications highlighted for this product can even outrank other display devices products placed higher on this list, which is a remarkable feat for Acer. Here is a list of some important features that every potential customer needs to know before making a purchase.
The ET221Q comes with a 21.5-inch display which is comparatively smaller than the other monitors listed here. Acer may have decided to trade-off for the display size and compensate for that loss in terms of better performance. So that way, a couple of inches lesser than the expected screen size would be a matter to worry about.
This model comes as Full-HD which means it has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is the standard offering of 16:9. Because of the high resolution and screen size, the monitor has a very good pixel density of 102 pixels per inch, while the pixel size is roughly around 0.248mm. The native contrast of the display is 1000:1 which is quite a common feature at this price range. The maximum brightness of the screen is the standard 250 candelas. However, while most monitors in this price range support VA panels, the Acer ET221Q comes equipped with the IPS panel. The response time of 4ms is one of the best in class.
The ET221Q, despite falling under the "monitors under Rs 8000" category, comes along with certain special features such as Blue Light Filter and Flicker-Free display to prevent eye fatigue and headaches from prolonged viewing.
The monitor supports HDMI and D-Sub ports, and it features two speakers with an output power of 2W each. The monitor is compatible for VESA mount.
4. Dell E2218HN
Now with the Dell E2218HN, you can view your everyday office essentials such as spreadsheets, application and more n 21.5 inches of 1920x1080 Full HD clarity screen, with 16.7 million colors, a color gamut of 85 percent, 160°/170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle.
The E2218HN comes equipped with convenient control buttons for power, brightness, contrast and customizable preset modes on the monitor's front panel, to make your viewing experience, a very simple thing.
For a monitor priced under Rs 8000, Dell has ensured that this budget friendly monitor doesn't compromise on the comfort of the viewer. The E2218HN has been optimized to provide eye comfort and reduce harmful blue light emissions with ComfortView and a flicker free screen.
This budget monitor makes it easier to just "plug and view", as it comes with VGA and HDMI connectivity options, thereby making the E2218HN compatible with both legacy and non-legacy PCs.
Dell has designed this monitor with the VESA mounting option, in order to keep your desk clutter-free. You can mount this monitor on the wall or by using the Dell Single Monitor Arm. The monitor also has a tilt angle of 5° forward or 21° backward, to ensure comfortable working experience.
This Dell 22 Monitor features PowerNap technology that reduces screen brightness or puts the monitor in sleep mode when it's not in use. The monitor also meets the latest regulatory and environmental standards such as Energy Star (Qualified), EPEAT (Gold-Rated), CECP Certified and TCO Certified Displays. Moreover, this Dell monitor is made with arsenic-free glass and a mercury-free LED panel. Its circuit boards are made from brominated flame retardant (BFR)- and PVC-free laminates, and has more than 25% post-consumer recycled plastics in its chassis; thereby making this product an environment-friendly and recyclable one.
5. HP 3WL45AA
HP has always been one step ahead in terms of innovating designs and raising the bar for other competitor brands. With an advanced IPS technology, the HP 3WL45AA provides up to 178 degree ultra-wide panoramic viewing angles with consistent detail, while the 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio brings your dream design come to life with the rich and clear color palette. This sleek monitor model with ultra-slim bezels and nearly borderless design, comes with a Full HD experience with an exceptional resolution of 1920 x 1080 px with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, at a comfortable expense. The ultra-slim screen also gives you the option of a clutter-free workspace.
This innovative monitor also features a 'Low Blue Light' mode, so that you can soften the blue hues of the screen and shift to a warmer spectrum, thereby reducing chances of eye fatigue and associated issues such as headaches, due to prolonged viewing. The screen also comes with an 'Anti Glare Screen Coating' to avoid those unnecessary reflections from being a distraction.
In addition to this, this budget friendly monitor gives you both HDMI and VGA connection ports for you to connect with all portable drives in a flick of time.
Well, that’s a wrap for now. While each monitor in this list is unique and best suited for a specific use, one must remember that while going for budget monitors, manufacturers are often going to have to trade off a certain feature of the monitor, be it hardware or software related cuts, and in order to compensate for the loss, they amp up some other feature of the monitor. So figure out your needs first, and drive from there. And if you still have doubts, just drop in a comment below and we'll get back to you ASAP!
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