If you want to get your game on without going broke, there are plenty of options, especially for monitors. While you may have to give up the extra-large 4K monitors of your dreams, you can still get a very capable gaming display for under $150 to play hot games such as Fallout 76 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. And at these prices, you can even splurge and set up that multimonitor battlestation you’ve been dreaming about.
What to expect for less than $150In this price range, we found several monitors between 22 and 25 inches with full-HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Most of these monitors offer quick response times, 60-Hz refresh rates, HDMI connectivity and good brightness.
What you won’t get is size. The largest sub-$150 monitor we could find that offers gaming-class response times had a 25-inch wide screen. Nor will you get some of the fancier features, like curved screens or Nvidia’s G-Sync adaptive sync technology, but you will find a few monitors under $150 that offer AMD FreeSync as well as in-plane switching (IPS) panels for better viewing angles and richer colors.