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The Best Thin Bezel Monitors of 2017

Borderless computer monitors have always been stylish, not just trendy, but price always meant thin bezel monitors were never mainstream.

Today, though, these monitors have filled the market and you can find thin bezel PC monitors for virtually the same price as regular monitors.

Our editors on Monitorguides.com have compiled their extensive research – hundreds of hours – into this guide. From the dozens of monitors we have reviewed and researched, we have chosen the 11 top no bezel monitors and created a informative and concise review for each one. We have included a wide variety of bezeless monitors, from budget monitors at the bottom of the price scale to the premium gaming monitors. 

These monitors are not ranked in particular order, as we believe each monitor has unique features and attributes that cannot be served justice when put into a ranked list.

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Thin Bezel Monitor Reviews


ASUS MX27AQ | 27″ | 1440p 

Screen Size: 27″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 2560×1440 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: sRGB 100% Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Ports: HDMI, HML, Display Port

Pros

  • Visually amazing AH-IPS Display- sRGB 100%
  • Good built-in speakers 
  • Great aesthetics

– Cons

  • Little adjustment flexibility
  • Not the fastest screen for gamers

The ASUS MX27AQ is an incredibly visually stunning monitor, with a sleek bezeless design and a vibrant 1440p IPS display. Response time and refresh rate on this monitor aren’t anything special, at 5ms and 60Hz respectively. The image quality of the monitor is excellent, with great contrast and accuracy and little grain on neutral colors. Overall, the 178° IPS display on the MX27AQ is vibrant and accurate, being only bested by elite monitors costing hundreds more. For most graphic designers and photographers, this monitor will more than suffice.

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Physically, the ASUS MX27AQ‘s design is very pleasing, with one of the thinnest bezel we’ve seen on a beautiful brushed aluminum base. The bezel measures at less than one mm, so virtually the entire front of the monitor is the display. The stand that the monitor sits on is very stable, but that rigidity comes as a cost to the adjust ability of the monitor – it can only tilt up and down +20° to -5°. On the back of the monitor, there is are two HDMI ports , a HDMI/HML, and a Display Port, giving nearly complete comparability.

The MX27AQ is also relatively unique in including technology to lessen strain on eyes. It’s TÜV Rheinland-certified anti-flicker technology and blue light filter are advertised to soften strain and reduce on eyes after long hours of viewing.

This monitor does carry dual 25mm 3w Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers that were specially designed to fit into the thin body of the ASUS MX27AQ. These speakers will not match a pair of good dedicated computer speakers, but are far better than most other included speakers on monitors. The speakers are relatively small and not loud, but sound is clear and distortion is minimum even at full volume.

Price-wise, the MX27AQ is on the upper end of monitors – though still far less than the latest 4k 144Hz screens. Building a multi-monitor setup with this monitor is not cheap, but for users demanding a genuinely good display, the MX27AQ is probably well worth it.

Overall, the ASUS MX27AQ is a stylish thin bezel monitor monitor that offers a beautiful AH-IPS Display with great colors and good built-in speakers (a rare occurrence).

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AOC i2481FXH | 24” | 1080p

Screen Size: 24″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: 16.7 Million Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Ports: HDMI, VGA
Pros

  • Stylish, premium design 
  • Minuscule bezels
  • Good Display
  • Low price

– Cons

  • No VESA mounts
  • Slight ghosting
  • No built in speakers

The – though being a relatively budget monitor – the AOC i2481FXH has a rather unique and artistic feel to it that, mostly because of its stand. Due to its premium looking design from its thin bezel and curvy stand, the monitor looks more expensive than it actually is. The AH-IPS panel it carries preforms as expected, with few defects not seen on other similar priced IPS displays. The i2481FXH unfortunately does not have VESA mounts, which means some more advanced mutil-monitor setups are not possible. However, a standard dual or triple monitor setup will still work very well for this display. For the price, the i2481FXH performs as well, with adequate ports for most users and a good display.

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The monitor has a 1080p AH-IPS display at 60 Hz – all industry standard. Though AH-IPS is the highest quality IPS monitor type, but you won’t be getting top monitor performance on any monitors at this price-point. The monitor works well and has no major display flaws, but it does suffer from IPS glow and does have some occasional ghosting. Contrast is good, and the display is as responsive as advertised, with a response time of just under 5ms

Design wise, the AOC i2481FXH follows the latest design trend – minimalist – and it follows it well. Virtually bezeless and rocking a sleek metal stand, the monitor looks very stylish. As you can see, the AOC i2481FXH is also thinner and most other budget monitors. The monitor is also surprisingly stable, and the funky looking stand has no issues at all. Adjustability is also acceptable, and the monitor’s viewing angle can be moved up and down. The monitor has 2x HDMI ports and a VGA port, but no Display Port.

This monitor doesn’t have any built-in speakers, so you would need dedicated computer speakers to have sound.

The AOC i2481FXH costs slightly more than most budget monitors, but with that added expensive, you get a beautiful design and a quality IPS monitor. If you’re doing a simple multi-monitor setup, this monitor would work perfectly without emptying your wallet.

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Acer H257HU | 25” | 1440p

Screen Size: 25″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 2560×1440 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: sRGB 100% Brightness: 350 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 4ms Ports: HDMI, DVI, Display Port
Pros

  • Modern Design
  • Displays accurate, rich colors
  • Above-average built in speakers
  • Good gaming performance

– Cons

  • Tilt-only monitor
  • No VESA mounts

The Acer H257HU is a reliable monitor with a sharp 1440p WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition) and a thin bezel, deserving a spot on this list. With very thin bezels, its a great candidate for a multi-monitor setup – though price and the lack of VESA mounts could be limiting factors. The WQHD display is also incredibly accurate color-wise and will meet the needs of photographers and graphic designers. For gaming, the monitor also does well, with low lag, low response times, and no ghosting. The H257HU is a great all-around display, excelling in many fields.

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The 2560×1440 IPS display on this monitor delivers great performance and accurate colors with its 100% sRGB support. The monitor’s color and gray scale performance are accurate and balanced, so there are no complaints here. The H257HU is also a great candidate for gaming with a low input lag of only around 10ms and an above average gray-gray response time of 4ms. Problems that plague cheaper IPS monitors like IPS glow and ghosting do not affect the H257HU. Acer’s Flickerless technology and blue light filter also help to reduce strain on users’ eyes.

The monitor is well built, with a solid brushed aluminum stand and a smooth rear panel. Adjustability is limited, though, and the monitor can only move adjust vertically +15° to -5° – no pivots or side adjustments. The Acer H257HU supports HDMI, DVI, and Display Port, giving it a wide range of compatibility. It does not include any USB ports.

The Acer H257HU has built in two-watt speakers, which aren’t exceptionally powerful, but sound quality is greatly helped by DTS Sound enhancements and Acer TrueHarmony technology.

The Acer H257HU is not the cheapest monitor out there, but you get the entire package: a spectacular WQHD display, gaming performance, and a beautiful bezeless design.

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Samsung CF591 | 27” | 1080p

Screen Size: 27″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: sRGB 100% Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 3,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 4ms Ports: HDMI, VGA, Display Port
Pros

  • Curved Monitor
  • Superior contrast and colors
  • Powerful built-in speakers
  • AMD FreeSync

– Cons

  • Tilt-only 
  • Wobby
  • Only 1080p
  • No VESA mounts

The Samsung CF591 is a striking 27″ curved monitor with a polished, modern design and thin bezels. The 1080p a monitor of this caliber is a little disappointing, but it boasts great display quality. For a pure 1080p Full HD monitor, nothing beats this. For a curved bezeless monitor, the CF591 is very affordable.

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The Samsung CF591’s 1080p monitor is probably not the best choice for a 27″ curved display size-wise, but it is indeed a very good 1920×1080 IPS display.  Colors are punchy, contrasts are good, and there is no graininess or any light glow or bleed. The monitor also includes an Eye-saver mode which cuts on on flickering and blue lights to reduce eye fatigue. If you want good 1440p curved monitors, check out the, but they are going to cost you two to three times as much as this one.

The monitor has an attractive look, with an aluminum bottom and thin top and side bezels. Unlike earlier curved monitors, the CF591’s curve is much more noticeable. Unfortunately, this monitor also is not VESA compatible and only has up and down tilt adjustments.

The monitor is well built, with a solid brushed aluminum stand and a smooth rear panel. Adjustability is limited, though, and the monitor can only move adjust vertically +15° to -5°. The Acer H257HU supports HDMI, DVI, and Display Port, giving it a wide range of compatibility. It does not include any USB ports.

The five-watt speakers on the Samsung CF591 are one of the best built-in speakers we’ve seen on a monitor. The Acer H257HU has built in two-watt speakers, which aren’t exceptionally powerful, but sound quality is greatly helped by DTS Sound enhancements and Acer TrueHarmony technology.

If you want an affordable curved thin-bezel monitor with an impressive 1080p display and a great built-in speakers, the Samsung CF591 is a strong contender.

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AOC I2267FW | 21.5” | 1080p

Screen Size: 21.5″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: 16.7 million Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Ports: VGA, DVI
Pros

  • Most affordable on this list
  • Thinnest in-class bezels

– Cons

  • No HDMI Support 
  • Wobby
  • No VESA mounts

The AOC I2267FW is one of the cheapest monitors with a thin bezel. Though the display quality of the IPS panel is of standard quality, the I2267FW has a design that most other similar priced monitors can’t beat. For a monitor on the bottom of the price scale, the AOC I2267FW performs well and looks exceptional.

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As expected, the I2267FW’s IPS monitor is not the best one out there. The sRGB coverage is nowhere near 100% and the monitor suffers from some degree of IPS glow and graininess. Still, the monitor has no major issues and the average quality is to be expected from a budget monitor.

Unlike most other monitors at its price range with cheap looking plastic bodies and thick bezels, the AOC I2267FW sports thin bezels and brushed metal panels on the bottom bezel and and stand. The design is certainly not high end, but is far better than similar priced monitors. The monitor is also detachable from the base, but there is no VESA mount. Probably the biggest gripe we have about this monitor is it’s lack of HDMI support, which is basically universal these days. The monitor only has ports for VGA and DVI.

If you want to put together a quick and affordable mutli-display setup, the I2267FW certainly meets the task.

There are no speakers on this monitor so you will have to supply them yourself.

In the competitive market of low-priced monitors, the AOC I2267FW stands out with its borderless design modern design. 

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ASUS MX259H | 25″ | 1080p

Screen Size: 27″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 2560×1440 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 Colors: sRGB 100% Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Ports: HDMI, DVI, VGA

Pros

  • Visually amazing AH-IPS Display- sRGB 100%
  • Good built-in speakers
  • Great aesthetics

– Cons

  • Little adjustment flexibility
  • Not the fastest screen for gamers

The ASUS MX259H, a 1080p version of the ASUS MX27AQ, sports the same bezeless display and polished metal stand as its big brother. The colors on this monitor are very striking – packing a huge punch. In most respects, the MX259H  and the MX27AQ. You can refer to the earlier MX27AQ for info, since both monitors are identical except for resolution and Display Port support (Only the MX27AQ supports it). See Latest Price


HP 24ea | 24″ | 1080p 

Screen Size: 24″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 |Colors: 16.7 Million Colors Brightness: 250 nits Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 7ms Ports: HDMI, VGA

Pros

  • Modern, simplistic design
  • Built-in speakers
  • Very thin bezels and display

– Cons

  • Tilt only monitor
  • No VESA support
  • Aimed toward casual users

The HP 24ea is one of the thin bezel best monitors for casual users. While the IPS display on this monitor isn’t any special, the monitor is one of the best, the monitor’s looks amazing – the images don’t serve it justice. The monitor is just a quarter of an inch thick and the bezels are virtually invisible. If you want a budget monitor that has truly premium looks, the 24ea is a winner.

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The 1080p IPS on the 24ea looks better than any monitor four or five years ago, but today it isn’t amazing, just satisfactory. Compared to more expensive monitors, the HP 24ea’s display is just as crisp, but colors and contrast aren’t as good. The 24ea is probably also a bit too slow for serious gamers, but if you like it, still consider it. This monitor is not suitable for professional users.

Design wise, the 24ea is beautiful – very reminiscent of an iMac. It’s not captured very well in pictures, and the monitor looks much better in person. The bezels are minuscule, and the display is only 0.25 inches thick. However, being thin means that VESA mounts are no supported. The monitor has a tilt angle of  +25° to -5°, which is above average. On the back panel, there is one port for VGA and one for HDMI.

The 24ea also has included on-board speakers, which is not too common on budget monitors. We didn’t expect amazing quality from the speaker, but for non-audiophiles, it will work just fine. The built-in speakers will save most users 10-20 dollars.

Overall, the HP 24ea is a user friendly budget thin bezel monitor with the looks of a much more expensive monitor.

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HP Pavillion 22xw | 23″ | 1080p

Screen Size: 23″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 | Colors: 16.7 Million ColorsBrightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 7ms Ports: HDMI, VGA

Pros

  • Thin bezel and thin display
  • Modern design with premium feel

– Cons

  • Tilt only
  • Thin bezels, but the display is smaller
  • No VESA

As with the HP 24ea, the HP Pavillion 22xw follows a modern, simplistic design, with an ultra thin display and small bezels. The HD 1080 monitor’s colors and contrast are good out of the box, requiring little adjustment on the OSD.

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The 1080p IPS display on the 22xw is good for an budget monitor and will satisfy the majority of consumers. There’s not much more to say about it – budget 1080p IPS displays are virtually identical across the market.

Design wise, the Paviliion 22xw is also similar to the HP 24ea, with the same thin bezels and display. The bezel is thin, but the display is thicker than the 24ea. Another downside of the 22xw is that the actual display starts about half an inch from the edge of the screen, meaning that a multi-display setup with this monitor will not look and perform as well as others on this list. The monitor has an up-down tilt range of  +25° to -2° and supports HDMI and VGA.

The Pavillion 22xw does not carry on-board speakers unlike the 24ea, but you can find good computer speakers for very litle money.

The HP Pavillion 22xw is a good budget monitor with a great design, but has some issues.

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Dell Ultrasharp U2417HJ | 24″ | 1080p 

Screen Size: 24″ Panel Type: IPS Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 | Colors: 96% sRGB Brightness: 240 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 8ms Ports: HDMI, Display Port, Mini Display Port, 3x USB 3.0

Pros

  • Refreshing new take on the class Dell design
  • Very versatile display options
  • Wireless charging port
  • Portable 

– Cons

  • Slower than average response rate of 8ms

The newest monitor on the popular Dell Ultrasharp lineup, the Dell U2417HJ does not fail to impress. The U2417HJ features thin bezels around the entire monitor, not just on the top and sides. It’s also one of the most functional monitors we’ve seen on this list, with VESA mounts, pivot, tilt, height, and swivel adjustments, and even a wireless charging port on its stand.

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The 1080p IPS display on the Dell Ultrasharp U2417HJ is not its greatest strength. Contrast is excellent,colors are good (96% sRGB), and responsiveness is good, but there is some IPS glow. On the screen is an anti-glare coating that makes the monitor very pleasant to use under bright lights. This monitor is also not the top choice for gaming as the response rate is 8ms and the refresh rate is the standard 60 Hz.

The part where the U2417HJ really shines is its design. It’s extremely adaptable and has a massive range of motions, being able to tilt, pivot, swivel, and move up and down on its stand, as well as being VESA mount compatible. The stand is well made and solid dispite being plastic; the motions are very fluid and easy. The combination of thin bezels and the range of motions makes this monitor one of the best displays for a multi-monitor setup. Interestingly, the monitor includes a wireless charging pad for devices that can be charged wirelessly. Finally, the Dell U2417HJ includes a huge range of ports, including HDMI, Display Port, Mini Display Port, and three USB 3.0 ports.

The monitor does not include any speakers so you have to use your own separate computer speakers.

We really like this monitor: its one of the best for a multi-panel displays and the versatile design impresses us. If you’re looking for a exellent thin bezel mid-ranged priced monitor, the Dell Ultrasharp U2417HJ is a great candidate.

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Dell Gaming S2417DG | 24″ | 1440p 

Screen Size: 24″ Panel Type: TN Resolution: 1920×1080 Aspect Ratio: 16/9 | Colors: 98% sRGB Brightness: 240 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Ports: HDMI, Display Port, 2x USB 3.0

Pros

  • 144Hz, 1ms response time
  • 1440p on a 24″ monitor
  • Very versatile – VESA+Wide range of motions
  • Portable 
  • G-sync

– Cons

  • Looks like something from an office

The Dell Gaming S2417DG is a sharp, adaptable, and all-around amazing thin bezel gaming monitor. Though its appearance mirrors that of all the other recent Dell monitors, make no mistake: the S2417DG delivers some serious gaming performance. With an extremely dense pixel density of 123 PPI, a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response rate, and G-sync support, the S2417DG displays and plays games amazingly. The thin bezels and ability to mount, tilt, pivot, slide, and swivel also allows for wonderful multi-monitor setups.

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The S2417DG’s 1440p display on a 24″ screen is very clear and sharp out of the box, but you will need to calibrate it for the best color balance. You have nearly 2x as many pixels on a 1440p screen than a 1080p screen, so the picture on the Dell Gaming S2417DG looks incredible compared to the Dell U2417HJ, a monitor of the same size. The image quality on this monitor is good, but not the best we’ve seen – there’s certainly room for improvement here. Since this is a gaming monitor, the S2417DG has a 144Hz refresh rate, a lightning fast response rate of 1 ms, and G-sync support. The monitor is also flicker free. There is also a high-quality anti-glare coating on the monitor.

As with other Dell monitors, the design of the S2417DG is excellent. The stand is very sturdy and the monitor can tilt, pivot, swivel, and slide up and down. The monitor is also 100% VESA compatible. This plus ultra thin bezels makes for an amazing multi-screen gaming setup. On the back panel, there are HDMI, Display Port, and two USB 3.0 ports.

Unfortunately, the S2417DG has no built-in sound system. But if you’re going for a monitor of this caliber, you should have dedicated speakers anyway.

The Dell Gaming S2417DG might not look as flashy as other high end gaming monitors, being basically a standard Dell workstation monitor with gaming monitor performance, but it’s performance is amazing.

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LG 29UM68-P | 29” | 1080p

Screen Size: 24″ Panel Type: TN Resolution: 2560×1080 Aspect Ratio: 21/9 | Colors: 99+% sRGB Brightness: 240 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Ports: HDMI, DVI

Pros

  • Ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Quality Display
  • Free-sync
  • 2x 5w MAXX Audio speakers

– Cons

  • Very unassuming design
  • Bezels not super thin

The LG 29UM68-P is a great thin bezel ultrawide 1080p IPS monitor. Though its not a proper ‘gaming’ monitor, LG certainly had gaming in mind when they designed the 29UM68-P, as it has Free-sync support. The general performance of the LG 29UM68-P is very good; it has great colors and contrast and IPS glow is absent. While the design may leave much to be desired, the 29UM68-P has a great price to performance ratio and we recommend it.

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The LG 29UM68-P’s has around 25% more pixels than an standard 1080 monitor since it is an ultra-wide, though it’s resolution is still a far cry from that of a 1440p or 4k display. Colors on the monitor are crisp and generally accurate; the 29UM68-P has 99% sRGB coverage. Contrast is also excellent and standard IPS defects like light bleed are absent Free-sync allows this monitor to go up to 75Hz, which is helpful for gaming.

Looking at the general design, the LG 29UM68-P is lacking. Though the monitor is structurally sound (the heavy 21:9 display doesn’t shake too much), more or less the entire monitor is made of glossy black plastic that scratches and smears easily. The bezels are thin, but they aren’t amazing like some of the earlier monitors on this list. The stand tilt adjustments allows for +25° to -5°, or 30° of movement. On the back panel, there are ports for HDMI and DVI.

The monitor has two built in MAXX Audio speakers which are decent for built-in monitors and are decently powerful at five watts.

Though compared to standard 1080p monitors, the LG 29UM68-P looks pretty expensive, but it is a great budget ultra wide monitor that sacrifices little performance for value.

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Multi-monitor Displays

Previously, multiple monitor displays were rare because most monitors on the market had thick, ugly bezels. With slim bezel monitors in style today, multiple monitor setups are more and more common. Thin bezels allow for fluid continuity between screens.

 

Setting up a Multi-monitor display

Setting up a multi-monitor display is easier than most think, but some work is still required.

Step 1 – Planning

Make sure you have the appropriate amount of identical ports on your motherboard or graphics card to support multiple monitors.

  • For example, a two monitor setup would require two appropriate ports on your computer and one of the same on each of your monitors, let it be HDMI, DVI, Display Port, or VGA.
  • If you have a compatibility issues with your ports or cables (i.e. computer and cable have DVI but monitor has VGA), you can use a DVI to VGA adapter to hook up to your .
  • If you don’t have enough ports on your computer, you can use a splitter, but that is going to make gaming difficult.
  • Be sure you graphics card and/or CPU are able to run multiple monitors, especially if you are game or do any other type of processor intensive tasks
  • Check if you applications or games you use actually support multiple monitors

Step 2 – Building your setup

Most people building a multi-monitor setup just place several monitors next to each other on their native stands, but you can also take a high-end approach and use VESA mounts.

To install two or more monitors, simply connect both monitors to your computer’s motherboard or video card. The monitors don’t need to be the same model, brand, size, resolution, or refresh rate – they just need to be able to connect to the same computer. 

Most of the time, you computer will detect all of the monitors and everything will go smoothly from there, but sometimes you may have to do a quick manual setup.

Here are the instructions

  • Right click your screen and select ”Display Settings”
  • Click on ”Detect”
  • If the screen is grey, you may be running two high of a resolution for a monitor. Reduce your resolution settings and the black monitor(s) should light up.
  • Make sure “Extend Displays” is also selected in the “Multiple Displays” setting

To further set up the displays for gaming, you first need to make sure your AMD or Nvidia drivers are installed. Go to your AMD or Nvidia control panels and use either AMD Eyefinity or Nvidia 3D Surround to set up your multi-monitor display. You can configure a lot of settings in the AMD or Nvidia control panels like field of view, resolution, and bezel adjustments. You may need to adjust your in-game resolution to match your monitor setup (i.e. from 1920×1080 to 3840×1080)

 

The Best Thin Bezel Monitors of 2017
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  • Muhammad

    Thanks for the guide.
    Do you have any other good choices for affordable bezel less monitors?

  • Techman12

    Great useful info

  • Matthew R.

    If I want a cheaper monitor for a double monitor setup, should I get the AOC I2267FW,AOC i2481FXH, or the HP 24ea?