10 Best Monitor With Speakers in 2019

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A monitor with speakers is a great investment for Mac and PC owners alike, and can go a long way to enhancing your multimedia experience while keeping a minimal and attractive desk setup.

By integrating speakers right into the monitor, you can save not only space but also wires!

Monitors With Speakers Reviews

Product

Features

Price

Acer CB272 bmiprx

  • FreeSync
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • Great zero frame design

BenQ EL2870U 28 inch HDR 4K Gaming Monito

  • 4K
  • 1ms response time
  • Large, crisp image

BenQ EX3501R 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor

  • Huge, ultrawide image
  • Curved
  • 100Mhz refresh rate

Sceptre E248W-19203R 24" Ultra Thin 75Hz 1080p LED Monitor

  • Extremely thin
  • Looks amazing
  • Great price
  • Second HDMI port

Planar Helium PCT2235 Touch Screen 22" LED LCD Full HD Resolution Monitor with Helium Stand

  • Touchscreen
  • Kickstand
  • Strong basic performance

Samsung IT LC27F591FDNXZA Samsung C27F591 27-Inch Curved Monitor

  • Strong speakers
  • Amazingly immersive curved display
  • Great value
  • Excellent color reproduction

Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor

  • Huge display
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Excellent curve
  • Great speakers
  • Beautiful color reproduction

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor

  • Affordable ultra-wide
  • Excellent response time

Sceptre 27" Curved 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers

  • Affordable curved display
  • Edge-to-edge aesthetic

13.3" inch Portable Monitor 1920x1080 HD IPS Dual HDMI Display, Thinlerain

  • Very portable
  • Included stand and cover
  • Included speakers

Acer CB272 bmiprx

Acer CB272 bmiprx 27 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Zero Frame Monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology - 1ms VRB & 75Hz Refresh (Display, HDMI & VGA port)

Acer is a well-known technology OEM that produces a number of great products. That includes monitors such as this speaker-touting “Zero Frame” Monitor with Radeon FreeSync and a 75Hz refresh rate.

In plain English, that means that this is a great monitor for consuming media and for gaming, as the framerate will be locked to the refresh rate of the monitor.

Because the screen goes up to 75Hz, that also means that it will provide a particularly silky-smooth viewing experience, and absolutely no awkward or jerking movements.

The zero frame design means that this monitor also looks particularly attractive. There is a slight chin that houses the front-firing speakers, but otherwise the image appears to float in the air. Being 27”, it’s also a massive display.

Of course this is only 1080p and IPS displays aren’t the most color accurate. Still, it’s excellent value, and it certainly looks smart for the price.

This isn’t the most exciting or unique monitor, nor is it the best. It’s on this list because it’s one of the best value, offering a fantastic price-to-performance ratio.

Pros

  • FreeSync
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • Great zero frame design

Cons

  • Bit of a chin
  • Not the highest resolution

BenQ EL2870U 28 inch HDR 4K Gaming Monito

BenQ EW3270U 32 Inch 4K HDR Monitor | FreeSync | USB-C Connectivity | Integrated Speakers

This is a completely different kettle of fish: a supremely high quality monitor that offers 4K resolution, FreeSync, AND a 1ms response time.

That latter point means that there is barely any lag whatsoever between when a player presses a button, and when that action is reflected on the screen. In turn, that makes this a brilliant choice for competitive gamers.

But gamers aren’t the only ones who will enjoy this monitor. The stunning resolution means that images look photoreal, while the 28 inch size is truly immersive.

There is a lot of connectivity here with both a HDMI and DisplayPort (a shame there’s only the one), and of course you get both built-in speakers and a headphone jack.

Integrated cable management is also a nice touch for keeping things tidy. A VESA wall mount means that you can easily hang the monitor if that is your preference.

Pros

  • 4K
  • 1ms response time
  • Large, crisp image

Cons

  • Not the most attractive overall design
  • 60Hz refresh rate

BenQ EX3501R 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor

BenQ EX3501R 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor | 34 inch class (35 Inch) | HDR (3440 X 1440) | eye-care Tech | 100 Hz Refresh Rate and FreeSync for Gaming

If you liked the last BenQ option, then this one is a step up for the serious gamers and content consumers. While the manufacturer is the same, everything else has been turned up a notch.

The size is absurd thanks to the ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, and the 34” diagonal. This not only immerses you more into gameplay (and most games now support this aspect ratio) but it actually helps you to perform better by giving you a wider field of view to see enemies trying to get the drop on you.

The 100Hz refresh rate also means you should be able to react quickly when you do see them.

The curved display only takes this immersion further, helping you to take in an entire scene with the natural movement of turning your head. And this goes for all other types of media as well.

The resolution is a stunning 3,340×1,440, and the colors and images really do pop here. Eye-care technology helps to reduce strain too.

It helps that on top of all this, the design is a lot more modern and slick this time around too!

Pros

  • Huge, ultrawide image
  • Curved
  • 100Mhz refresh rate

Cons

  • Takes up a lot of space
  • Not truly 4K

Sceptre E248W-19203R 24" Ultra Thin 75Hz 1080p LED Monitor

Sceptre E248W-19203R 24" Ultra Thin 75Hz 1080p LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers, Metallic Black 2018

As mentioned, one of the main selling points of a great monitor for a lot of people, is the way that it looks on their desk and helps them to save space. With that in mind, the Sceptre E248W is a particularly great choice.

That’s because the monitor is an ultrathin monitor, that is only 24” deep. This makes for a stunning look in profile, and means that you can still fit plenty on your desk. What’s more, is that it is ideal for hanging from a wall.

Otherwise, the performance here is a little on the average side. 75Hz refresh rate is nice, but otherwise it’s your usual 1920x1080p resolution, with bells or whistles. We have to give extra points for an extra HDMI port though!

Pros

  • Extremely thin
  • Looks amazing
  • Great price
  • Second HDMI port

Cons

  • Average performance

Planar Helium PCT2235 Touch Screen 22" LED LCD Full HD Resolution Monitor with Helium Stand

Planar Helium PCT2235 Touch Screen 22" LED LCD Full HD Resolution Monitor with Helium Stand

The Planar Helium PCT2235 is a fairly basic monitor in many ways, with the 22” size, LED LCD display, and full HD resolution.

That said, there are two things that really set this one apart and earn it a place on this list. One of those things is the “Helium stand.”

This is a kind of kickstand, which not only gives you the option to use this monitor practically anywhere, but also means that you can adjust the viewing angle to suit your personal preferences. You can easily pick an angle anywhere between 15-70 degrees.

More exciting still is that this is a touchscreen monitor. That means you can enhance your experience by reaching out and touching the screen, boosting productivity, and even enjoying apps that are built specifically for touch.

Pros

  • Touchscreen
  • Kickstand
  • Strong basic performance

Cons

  • Average resolution and refresh rate

Samsung IT LC27F591FDNXZA Samsung C27F591 27-Inch Curved Monitor

Samsung IT LC27F591FDNXZA Samsung C27F591 27-Inch Curved Monitor (Built-in Speaker Included)

If you’re craving something more “high end,” then this latest monitor from Samsung should have you covered. This is a huge 27 inch curved monitor that offers FreeSync, 16.7M color support, incredibly deep blacks, and the perfect 1800R curved design.

The speakers here are actually worth mentioning here too, rather than being the perfunctory basic speakers, this monitor brings powerful 5-watt stereo speakers that sound fantastic and further immerse you in the media you’re enjoying.

The design is fantastic and everything about the model just screams premium and quality. What’s particularly impressive is that the price isn’t that absurd given everything that’s going on.

It’s just a shame that it’s only 1080p, whichcan look a little stretched at this size.

Pros

  • Strong speakers
  • Amazingly immersive curved display
  • Great value
  • Excellent color reproduction

Cons

  • Fairly average resolution and refresh rate

Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor

Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor (LC34J791WTNXZA) - 100Hz Refresh, QLED Computer Monitor, 3440 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms Response, Stereo Speakers

If you found that last option to be a strong contender unfortunately let down by an average resolution and size, then this is the monitor for you! This is another offering from Samsung which means you once again get that spectacular color reproduction.

For those not in the know, this is thanks to QLED technology, which is Samsung’s method for creating amazing displays. Did you know that Samsung makes all the AMOLED displays found on smartphones? That’s why your iPhone looks so incredible, and it’s why these monitors look so amazing too.

Not only that, but you get the same amazing speakers, a 100Hz refresh rate (this time around), a 4ms response time, and more. It also sports a Thunderbolt 3 port, which makes it future proof and incredibly versatile.

All that with a huge 34” diagonal and a 3,440×1,440p resolution to match!

Pros

  • Huge display
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Excellent curve
  • Great speakers
  • Beautiful color reproduction

Cons

  • Expensive

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with 1ms Motion Blur Reduction and FreeSync

This monitor markets itself as an affordable ultrawide option, which is a fair description. With a 34” diagonal and lower 2,560x1080p resolution as compared with the Samsung offering, this is a little less sharp.

But it’s still perfectly high-res enough to get some real work done and to make the most of all that space. Did you know that productivity can be increased as much as 40% by using an ultra wide monitor according to some studies?

But it’s not just work you’ll be doing with this screen! The monitor also has a super-low 1ms response time with Free Sync and Motion Blur Reduction that makes it prefect for gaming.

Pros

  • Affordable ultra-wide
  • Excellent response time

Cons

  • Slightly lower resolution

Sceptre 27" Curved 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers

Sceptre 27" Curved 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers, Edge-Less Metal Black 2019 (C275W-1920RN)

If the LG offered affordable ultrawide, then this model is all about that curved screen at a similarly agreeable price point.

The monitor has a lot else going for it too, with a 75Hz refresh rate (better than nothing), built-in speakers (of course), and an edge-to-edge display. That latter point helps to give this the premium, modern look that many people will be looking for.

The stand is also similarly attractive, and the whole thing is a great package. You’re only getting standard HD resolution though.

Pros

  • Affordable curved display
  • Edge-to-edge aesthetic

Cons

  • Average resolution
  • Curved display works better with larger/wider monitors

13.3" inch Portable Monitor 1920x1080 HD IPS Dual HDMI Display, Thinlerain

13.3" inch Portable Monitor 1920x1080 HD IPS Dual HDMI Display Compatible with Raspberry pi PS3 PS4 Xbox One, Built-in Speakers, Thinlerain

And now for something else completely different! This monitor is not going to compete with your 34” ultrawide monitors, being actually closer to a regular laptop in terms of size.

But that is the point! This monitor is all about portability, and the fact that you can actually bring it with you wherever you go. Sling this in a bag and it can become a second monitor for a laptop.

Alternatively, it can be great for gaming on Xbox on the dining table, or for using with a Raspberry Pi to turn into an emulation station or a device for streaming movies.

The monitor comes with a kind of kickstand that doubles as a cover, that allows you to protect it when carrying it around, and then to easily stand it up right when it’s time to get to work.

Of course, you can also use it without this added feature, and hang it from the wall or stand it like any normal monitor!

The fact that this comes with built-in speakers only increases the potential use-cases and makes this a really smart little device to take with you on the go.

Pros

  • Very portable
  • Included stand and cover
  • Included speakers

Cons

  • Average performance
  • Somewhat small for regular use

Buyer’s Guide

When choosing a monitor there are a couple of basic points to consider: the size, the resolution (and how this relates to the size), the quality of the speakers, the refresh rate (which links to the framerate), syncing, response times, curvature, design, and input options.

Of course, you won’t be able to achieve the best in all these categories in most cases, so you need to think about what matters to you most. Do you love a crisp image? Do you need smooth performance for competitive gaming? Or does color reproduction matter to you as a digital artist?

Conclusions

No matter what you’re looking for, one of these monitors should cater to your requirements. They’re all expertly crafted and offer reliable performance and strong designs, as well as fantastic value for money.