Best monitors in $100-200 USD price range: IPS vs TN, 60Hz vs 144Hz

Hi there,

I am trying to pick a new monitor and stay below $200 USD (I could go up to $250 if it was absolutely necessary to get results). I have read many people say about both IPS and 144Hz that once you try them you won't want to go back. I can't find anything with both within my budget, nor can I find anything 1440p, so it seems I am going with a 1080p, either 144Hz TN or 60Hz IPS.

I realize this choice tends to be subjective and hotly debated, so what I am after are suggestions of specific monitors of each type that would be the best option within this budget. I've heard that a higher quality TN could beat an IPS in image quality if it's a lower quality model. So, at this price point is there an IPS that is worth it? Or is there a TN that could deliver a similar or better image coupled with those higher framerates?

Also, I run an i5-4590 and an msi GTX 970, and use my computer for a mix of everything (browsing, gaming, videos) but nothing professionally.
5 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about monitors 100 200 usd price range ips 60hz 144hz
  1. In that price range, you WILL NOT find anything other than 24" 1080p 60Hz monitors. You can find a few 23" IPS ones (LG, Asus, Samsung), but you either need to double your price or stick to <=24" 1080p IPS/TN
  2. IPS 60htz. 144htz not worth it unless you go 1440p which you can't for your budget. In addition, not worth it if you gpu can only push out 60fps -144 would be wasted.
  3. This is $250. 144Hz TN for Nvidia cards.
  4. Best answer
  5. Acer GN246HL TN panel with 144hz refresh rate $200 on amazon. But since your not doing anything professionally I recommend you check out Atron Vision AVF240 also $200 under or the LG UM57 (25-Inches!!) under $200. All on amazon
Ask a new question

Read More

Go Monitors