Buying a monitor to use as a second screen can help organize tasks on your computer. In addition, it can be interesting for those who want to improve productivity or even watch two different content at the same time. Companies like Samsung, LG, Philips and Dell offer models starting at R$849, such as the LG 24MK430H, which has Full HD resolution and a 75Hz refresh rate.
Another highlight is the Samsung LC27F390FHLMZD, which has a 27-inch curved display and can be found for around R$1100. The Dell P2722H, on the other hand, comes equipped with height adjustment and is available from R$1,954. Here are five monitors you can use as a second screen.
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The LG 24MK430H is a choice for those looking to buy a second monitor under R$900. According to the manufacturer, this model comes with a 24-inch wide screen, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. Another feature is that this device has Dynamic Action Sync technology, which enables faster response times in games. It is sold for about R$ 849.
Like the previous one, this one allows connection via D-Sub or HDMI cable and also has no height adjustment. The monitor is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, and customers point out that the model is ideal for both work and gaming.
- Advantages: an option for those who want to work or play
- Against: the height is fixed and does not allow adjustment
The LG 24MK430H has a 24-inch widescreen — Photo: Disclosure / LG
The Samsung T350 can be an interesting alternative for gamers. According to the specifications, this 24-inch model has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. The main feature of this monitor is that it comes with gaming-oriented technologies such as Game Mode and FreeSync feature, which aims to help display 3D images. The model is sold at prices of R$ 999.
The monitor can be connected via a D-Sub or HDMI cable. The brand informs that the device is 42.5 cm high and 23.2 cm wide. The product is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon and customers rate it as good value for money.
- Advantages: The monitor has several technologies aimed at improving the gaming experience
- Against: no height adjustment
The Samsung T350 has technologies that help with games — Photo: Disclosure / Samsung
The Samsung LC27F390FHLMZD is a model that differs from the others on this list in that it has a 27-inch curved screen, which aims to reduce light leakage at the edges. According to the manufacturer, the device comes with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The product can be seen for around 1100 R$.
The monitor also has an adjustable tilt and allows connection via VGA or HDMI cable. In the configuration section, the device has a contrast ratio of 3000:1, which aims to offer stronger dark colors and brighter whites. The item is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon, with customers praising the design and craftsmanship. However, many complain that the resolution quality leaves something to be desired.
- Advantages: 27 inch curved screen
- Against: Lower refresh rate than other models on this list
Samsung LC27F390FHLMZD has a 27-inch curved screen — Photo: Disclosure / Samsung
The Philips 221V8LW is another option for those looking for a second screen. According to the manufacturer’s specifications, this model has a 21-inch screen, Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. The device is different from the others on this list because it comes in white. The model is sold for values starting from R$ 1387.
Unlike the previous items, this one has tilt adjustment. The device is 29.5 cm high, 49.2 cm wide and can be connected via VGA or HDMI cable. The product is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and customers praise the beauty of the monitor and the sharpness of the image. However, some report that they received the device in a different color than advertised.
- Advantages: the device has tilt adjustment
- Against: 21 inch size, the smallest on this list
The Philips 221V8LW stands out because it comes in white — Photo: Disclosure / Philips
The Dell P2722H is the most expensive option on this list and stands out by having height and tilt adjustments, allowing you to place it at different angles. According to the manufacturer, this item comes with a 27-inch screen and, like the previous one, has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Other specifications show that the monitor can be connected via a VGA or HDMI cable, as well as having four USB 3.2 ports. The product is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and customers say the device offers vivid colors and is a decent size. However, some report incompatibility issues with Mac computers.
- Advantages: Allows height and tilt adjustment
- Against: some customers point out incompatibility with Mac computers
The Dell P2722H can be connected via a VGA or HDMI cable — Photo: Handout/Dell
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