The 10 Best 21 Inch Monitors

Updated November 13, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

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We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether you're looking to outfit a compact, general-use PC, or add additional real estate to your existing desktop, a 21-inch monitor is a great way to do so without taking up too much room or significantly impacting your budget. We've gathered the newest, most refined, and most reliable models, as well as the highest-quality options that have been around for a few years. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best 21 inch monitor on Amazon.

10. Dell P2217H

9. AOC G2260

8. Asus VZ229H

7. ViewSonic VA2246

6. HP Pavilion

5. Planar Helium

4. Acer HA220Q

3. Acer SB220Q

2. BenQ GW2280

1. HP 22ER

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2018: As you might anticipate, there aren't a whole ton of new displays at this size. Nonetheless, there are some recent releases that fit the bill, like the Acer and Asus options. The Planar is one of just two readily available touchscreens — ViewSonic makes the other, but it's just not put together too well. Many of these, like the HPs and Acers, make excellent VESA-mounted secondary monitors. And if you're using one of these to play games, at least you'll be know you won't need a bleeding-edge, high-powered rig to run the display.


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Last updated on November 13, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

A traveling chef, musician, and student of the English language, Chris can be found promoting facts and perfect copy around the globe, from dense urban centers to remote mountaintops. In his free time he revels in dispelling pseudoscience, while at night he dreams of modern technology, world peace, and the Oxford comma.


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