Best Budget PC Monitors Available for Best Buy Curb-Side Pickup

Benq Ew3280u
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Should you be working from home and need to get a home office setup promptly, you'll likely need a monitor or two. We've rounded up some excellent budget-friendly monitors available at Best Buy you can pick up. These are great for getting online and remaining sane while stuck at home.


BenQ RL2455TS

Great Panel

Right here, you get a 1ms response time, a fast 70Hz refresh rate, an excellent looking panel, and a fantastic price. What's not to love?



Budget Gaming

Typically, gaming monitors cost far more than your traditional standard panels since you need fast response times, high refresh rates, synchronization tech, and more. Not this ASUS monitor, though. It has it where it counts, including price.



Super Affordable

HP makes some excellent high-end monitors, but the company also came out with the 21-inch KD, a budget-friendly option that costs way less than anything else in our collection. If you need the most affordable screen for your PC, this is it.


Acer S271HL

Solid Design

This 27-inch monitor from Acer may not have the faster response time nor the highest refresh rate, but it's large, good-looking, and has a max brightness of around 300 cd/m².

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When looking at more affordable PC monitors, you won't need to worry too much about resolutions and whatnot, since the vast majority of these budget-friendly screens will be 1080p (or Full HD). 1080p is ideal for a home office, whether it's temporary or a new permanent home fixture.

All of the monitors in our collection would fit this bill, but if we were to recommend one, it would be the BenQ RL2455TS. It has a 1ms response time and 70Hz refresh rate for smoother gaming and productivity.

If you won't be working from home for very long once this virus has been dealt with, the HP 21KD may be a better option as it's more affordable and still retains some of the features that make for a good home office PC monitor. You'll still get a response time of 5ms and refresh rate of 60Hz at 1080p. Not bad for $100.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.