Monitor arms are great space savers for your desk. The best part is that these mounts also add a range of motions to the connected monitors. However, not every monitor is equipped with a VESA mount support, especially in the budget segment. We have compiled a list of affordable monitors with VESA mount support.
Most of these monitors have quick-release switches at the back to remove the monitor stand. Once done, you can attach the VESA plates as per the directions, and that's about it.
So, if you are looking for budget monitors with VESA mount supports, here are our recommendations. But first,
If you are looking for a dual combination of a budget gaming monitor and VESA mount support, the AOC C24G1 makes for a good pick. This one checks many boxes. For one, it's a 144Hz monitor and supports AMD FreeSync. Secondly, the curved screen has a 1500R curvature. So if you have a compatible graphics card, you are likely to get a smooth and tear-free gaming experience.
It's quite popular on Amazon and several users have backed the gaming prowess of this monitor.
At the same time, it delivers an impressive picture quality for the price and is accompanied by a pleasing contrast ratio. Moreover, the AOC C24G1 looks pretty sharp. The curved screen has dark red accent lines along the edges and the rear.
For the price, the number of input ports can be considered decent. Apart from the VGA port, you also get your hands on HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. And yes, it comes with 100x100mm VESA holes at the back.
The highlight of the Samsung CF390 is that it can effectively double up as a work monitor and a gaming monitor. This one has a 75Hz refresh rate, and the feature that helps it stand apart from the rest is its impressive picture quality. The combination of FHD resolution and the high contrast ratio translates into a rich and vivid display. Plus, the VA panel offers a better black color uniformity.
The Samsung CF390 also packs in an attractive design. The 'almost' frameless design means you can place two monitors side by side for a dual monitor setup. At the same time, the 1800R curvature offers an immersive viewing experience.
As noted earlier, this Samsung monitor is great for casual gaming as well. It offers FreeSync support, provided your computer packs an AMD GPU. If it does, you are in for a smooth and hiccup-free gaming experience.
However, the display inputs are pretty limited. There's only a single HDMI input. The best part is that even if it's a curved monitor, it packs the 100x100mm VESA mounts at the back.
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3. Samsung C27F398 Curved Monitor
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (VA)|Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Ports: 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x 3.5mm audio
We have another affordable Samsung monitor on the list. This Samsung monitor goes a step ahead of the one above and introduces a DisplayPort connector to the mix. This comes to the picture of you have a new computer that doesn't support legacy ports. And this feature makes it future proof to some extent. That aside, the C27F398 is an elegant monitor with slim bezels and a sharp curvature of 1800R.
The Samsung C27F398 is a good pick if you are looking for a display for regular office work. There are no distortions at the edges. And like the one above, it has an impressive contrast ratio. The images appear lush and vivid, which is a great thing to have for watching movies and videos.
Lastly, it doesn't have fancy frills like G-Sync support or a higher refresh rate. However, it does manage to pull off casual gaming with ease.
4. Dell UltraSharp U2415
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (IPS)|Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Ports: 2 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 1 x DisplayPort (out) 1 x USB Type-B, 4 x USB Type-A, 1 x 3.5mm audio
If you are looking for a small and compact business monitor to mount to a monitor arm, the Dell UltraSharp U2415 is worth a peek. This display measures 24-inches and is apt for tight spaces or small desks. This Dell monitor displays accurate images and covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut. The highlight of this display is its unique 16:10 aspect ratio which gives you ample vertical space, especially if you work on documents and spreadsheets.
The tall aspect will give you ample space for vertical scrolling. While you can easily mount it on a monitor arm, the built-in stand also offers a range of motions. Apart from the usual swivel and tilt, you can use tilt it in portrait mode.
The Dell UltraSharp U2415 also packs a slew of input ports. From DisplayPort inputs to the ubiquitous HDMI ports, it allows you to pick between several options. Interestingly, the DisplayPort Out connector lets you daisy chain it to another display. Naturally, this removes the hassle of connecting the monitor to the CPU via a dedicated display connector, thereby reducing cable clutter.
Lastly, the VESA mount is simple to fix. You simply need to slide the mount off the monitor.
5. BenQ EL2870U 4K Monitor
Resolution: 3840x2160(TN) | Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x 3.5mm audio
The BenQ EL2870U brings the best of two worlds. First, this one is an affordable monitor. Secondly, for less than $300, you get a 4K panel which makes way for more detailed and sharp images. At the same time, the 28-inch screen real estate means you have ample space to open two windows parallelly, thereby boosting your productivity levels.
The BenQ EL2870U is a versatile monitor and brings several exciting gaming features to the table. It has a fast response time, and the FreeSync support means a stutter-free gaming experience. Moreover, the colors are accurate out of the box, and all these features combine to make it a great business monitor for everyday usage.
The low pricing means that the panel has some shortcomings. While you can watch movies or TV shows, the low brightness ceiling limits the HDR experience. This means the screen can't get overtly bright when displaying HDR content. Plus, the 60Hz refresh rate limits its usage for competitive gaming.
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6. AOC CQ32G1 Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor
Resolution: 2560x1440(VA) |Refresh Rate: 144Hz
Ports: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x 3.5mm audio
The AOC CQ32G1 is the one for you to look for an affordable gaming monitor with VESA mount support. The highlight of this display is its 144Hz refresh rate and support for both FreeSync and G-Sync. This gives you the flexibility of upgrading your GPU without any limitations in the future. More importantly, the VA panel renders sharp and vivid images. And the wide viewing angle is the cherry on top.
Like its counterpart above, the AOC CQ32G1 is a versatile monitor and can also effectively function as an office monitor. The display is wide enough to let you multitask with ease. Moreover, you can use it for basic photo editing jobs as well. It displays 125% of the sRGB color space.
Though the AOC CQ32G1 is a gaming monitor at its heart, it has few limitations. The response time is slow, and despite of the high refresh rate, you might see motion blur in fast-paced games.
You can press the quick release button to remove the stand and hook the monitor to a mount.
7. LG 32UL500-W UHD VA Display
Resolution: 3840x2160(VA) |Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x 3.5mm audio
If you'd want to spend your money wisely on a good 4K monitor, the LG 32UL500 is worth a shot. It's a versatile monitor and can be used for regular office work, casual gaming as well as watching content. And it's in the former that this LG monitor truly shines. The 32-inch screen is wide enough, and built-in features like the Screen Split mode help you in your multitasking journey.
Though it has entry-level HDR, you can watch your share of movies or TV shows during your break. Of course, you won't get premium 4K HDR output, but (again) for the price.
While the 60Hz refresh rate doesn't make it a serious gaming monitor, it's both G-Sync and FreeSync compatible.
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Mount Them All
Now that you have a VESA mount compatible monitor, it's time you invested in a quality monitor arm and reclaim all the space on your desk. And while you are at it, don't forget to add a couple of zip ties to your shopping bag. After all, you wouldn't want your desk to be littered with cables, right?
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