With PC enthusiasts displaying a renewed interest in monitor technology, display manufacturers have taken an interest in ensuring the aesthetics of their monitors are as important as the panel itself. Gone are the days of formless beige boxes or a repetitive lineup of frames that look identical to one another; these days it’s all about displaying the best picture available and looking good while doing it. Having a thin bezel is one of the best ways for a high-quality monitor to stand out from the crowd, and companies have started releasing their displays with bezels as thin as a couple millimeters.
Despite the subjective nature of a monitor’s outward appearance, thin bezels have real benefits to casual PC users as well as enthusiasts and professionals. The obvious application is in setups that utilize more than one display; removing the bulky bezel from a monitor’s edge provides a near seamless transition from one display to another when viewed side-by-side. This bezel-less transition can make multi monitor set ups appear to be one massive ultra-wide monitor,greatly improving the user’s experience.
Thin bezels or bezel-less monitors can also improve the viewing experience on single monitor setups. Some display manufacturers have begun using “zero-frame” or “frameless monitor” designs that use rounded edges at the limit of the frame. Monitors with these frames will appear to have almost no bezel at all. Being able to view an image without any frame in your peripheral vision is something you have to experience in person to truly appreciate.
Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite thin bezel displays in no particular order. These represent some of the best monitors on the market today for every purpose. From gaming, to professional work, to casual usage, there’s a monitor in this list to fit your needs.
Best Thin Bezel Monitors – Comparison Table
|Sceptre 24” Ultra Thin LED Monitor||24" Ultra slim profile|
Contemporary sleek metallic design
Slim bezel with thin chassis
|Acer Bbix 23” Full HD Ultra Thin Zero Frame Monitor||Widescreen IPS Monitor|
AMD Radeon FreeSync technology
|Acer Full HD SB220Q||Widescreen IPS Monitor|
AMD Radeon FreeSync technology
|Acer Predator XB271HU||Widescreen|
NVIDIA G SYNC technology
350 nit. Panel technology
QHD Wide 1440p
|ASUS MX27AQ 27-Inch Monitor|| Ah-ips technology |
Wide 178° viewing angles,
Minimize color shifting.
QHD Wide 1440p
|ASUS ROG Swift PG27A||ASUS Eye care technology |
TUV certified Flicker free
Blue Light Filter
4K UHD 2160p
|Acer H277HU||27" IPS WQHD Widescreen |
2560 x 1440 resolution
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
QHD Wide 1440p
|LG 27UD68-P||4K UHD Resolution (3840 x 2160) IPS Display|
sRGB over 99%
On-screen control with screen Split
4K UHD 2160p
|Acer Predator X34||Designed to support refresh rate overclocking up to 120Hz|
QHD Ultra Wide 1440p
QHD Ultra Wide 1440p
Best Bezel-Less And Best Thin Bezel Monitors Reviewed
The sleek profile of this 24-inch Spectre monitor makes it a great choice for those without a lot of space. Despite its compact size, it delivers tons of features such as a contrast ratio of 100:1 and a power consumption rating of only 25.4W. You’ll save even more space thanks to the two built-in 2W speakers that help you hear the softest of sounds. Weighing less than six pounds with or without the stand, the monitor is perfect for college students or those who move often. In addition to the stand that comes in the box, Spectre added a VESA hole pattern on the back that lets you use it with different VESA mounts.
Acer has a strong reputation for making affordable electronics that last a long time such as this 23-inch HD monitor. The widescreen design helps pull you into your games and also allows you to watch movies the way that the directors intended. It has an audio port on the back for headphones and speakers along with VGA and HDMI ports. The 250 nit brightness of the screen helps you see into dark corners and areas, while the 75-hertz refresh rate helps your games respond faster. Acer also designed this monitor to include FreeSync technology that cuts down on common problems, including screen tears and buffering.
Featuring a futuristic design aesthetic and a sturdy stand, the Acer SB220Q is an ultra-thin bezel Full HD resolution monitor with a high degree of color accuracy. An array of ports including HDMI ports, VGA DisplayPort and MiniDisplay port are present on the back of the display, and while it lacks USB ports it does have a 3.5mm audio jack for external speakers and headphones.
The real highlight to this IPS panel computer monitor, aside from the space-age design that makes it a head turner, is the near-perfect color accuracy present in the display. It sits in the middle of the pack for maximum native contrast at 510:1 and isn’t as bright as some of its competitors, but it’s more than usable even in a sunlit room. Due to the lack of a glossy finish, the brightness limitation never feels restrictive and the contrast ratio is still high compared to a lot of available monitors.
The FHD Acer SB220Q’s average color error rate of just 1.01 (lower is better and anything below 1.0 is unnoticeable by the human eye) makes it one of the best monitors on the market for color accuracy. The Acer SB220Q is happiest when under the careful eye of creators and designers who demand perfect color recreation.
A number of buttons on the bottom of the monitor allow for additional customization, and the options present in the monitors menu are robust. Further calibration of the display’s color settings can bring the average color accuracy down to .94, putting it well below the 1.0 mark. The majority of the Acer SB220Q’s users won’t need to bother with additional post-calibration; it’s a gorgeous monitor right out of the box and is ready to be used as soon as it arrives.
A gaming monitor through and through, the Predator XB271HU ticks all the boxes gamers will want in a thin-bezel LED monitor. Featuring NVIDIA G-Sync, a 144hz refresh rate, and an IPS panel, the XB271HU will look beautiful, keep up with the fastest twitch shooter gameplay, and give one of the best gaming experiences available in a thin bezel monitor.
That 144hz refresh rate can be further overclocked to reach a maximum refresh rate of 165hz, and includes G-Sync to prevent screen-tearing and other artifacts during graphic intensive gameplay. More than doubling the standard 60hz refresh rate found on most LED monitors, the XB271HU makes every shot, every mouse click, and every battle feel unbelievably smooth. It’s a fantastic gaming experience and most gamers won’t be able to return to “normal” 60hz refresh rate monitors after experiencing a 144hz one.
Combine all of this with a 1440p (2560 x 1440) widescreen native resolution, and the XB271HU is a real competitor in the gaming market. Additional customized Acer gaming settings and a 1000:1 native contrast ratio are just the icing on the cake for this gaming monster.
Another WQHD 27-inch monitor on this list, this one is made by ASUS and aimed squarely at gamers. While amateur designers and creators will appreciate the IPS panels high degree of color accuracy and display vibrancy, the true market here is for hardcore gamers who demand the absolute best picture quality and responsiveness.
One of the few ultra-thin monitors available with quality speakers, the MX27AQ has jaw dropping sound… for a monitor. It still won’t compete with an actual set of desk speakers, but it’s pretty incredible how usable these really are. Good contrast ratios, a high degree of color accuracy, and an acceptable 5ms response time round out the features gamers will appreciate on the MX27AQ. This monitor also comes with 3 HDMI ports (one of which is MLH 2.0), headphone jack and a Display Port 1.2.
It also includes the ASUS suite of gaming tweaks and settings, from “Game Mode” to special color settings that help bring additional clarity to your gaming experience. For buyers seeking a high-quality gaming monitor, there aren’t many other competitive options in this range.
A high-end gaming monitor designed to compete with the top entries available on the market today, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27A is a dream list of specifications and gaming focused functions. Running in native 4K resolution and equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync, there are few thin bezel options that match the PG27A’s sheer performance.
While it may not have the thinnest bezel on this list, it’s still very narrow, measuring in at around 5mm. This makes it an ideal choice for dual monitor gaming. The 27-inch screen size and 4k resolution deliver the maximum clarity and quality a monitor can provide, and a high degree of color accuracy from the IPS panel help make it one of the best panels available.
The only noticeable downside to the PG27A is the lack of a high refresh rate. It has a 4ms response time, which is more than enough for competitive gaming, but its 60hz refresh rate limits its usefulness when paired with a high-end GPU. The addition of NVIDIA G-Sync does help to ensure that even when running on maximum settings the PG27A will be free of screen tearing and artifacts.
This 27-inch IPS display panel comes with USB-C connectors, one of the few on this list that boasts this functionality. Designed to be a widescreen mid-range display, the H277HU can be used for designers, gamers, and everyday use. It’s WQHD resolution (1440p) gives a wide viewing area, and its zero-bezel design means there’s almost no frame to the panel at all.
With good color accuracy and additional tools included to help fine-tune color recreation, the Acer H277HU can be used by creators and gamers alike. The ultra-fast 4ms response time ensures lag-free gaming and entertainment. A number of other features, like the Blue Light setting and flicker-free technology help to reduce eye fatigue and make the H277HU a great all-purpose monitor.
Another USB-C capable monitor on this list, the LG 27UD68-P is an ultra-thin bezel monitor with a high degree of performance in this range. Featuring a 27-inch IPS panel that runs in native 4K resolution and making use of AMD FreeSync, it’s one of the few LG monitors aimed at gamers and movie enthusiasts.
Able to display 99% of the SRGB color gamut, the 27UD68-P can also be used for professional creators and designers. Out of the box color accuracy is very high, and can be further tuned with the monitors display settings. For gamers and movie enthusiasts, the 60hz refresh rate and 5ms GtG response time are more than adequate for fast-paced action without any screen tearing or ghosting.
The last entry on our list is a gamer’s dream. A massive 34-inch 1440p curved display? Its got that. NVIDIA G-Sync and an overclocked refresh rate up to 100hz? It’s there. Super low latency gaming performance? No problem its got that too.
With a high degree of color accuracy covering 98% of the SRGB color gamut, games look gorgeous on the X34. The gigantic curved IPS panel display helps immerse you in the gaming experience in ways that conventional flat monitors are unable to do. NVIDIA G-Sync helps make sure the high-quality panel doesn’t suffer from screen tearing, and there’s no ghosting even in frantic, fast-paced shooters.
Aesthetically, the Acer Predator X34 also oozes gaming charisma, with LED lighting and the menacing Predator logo across the front. For gamers and multimedia enthusiasts, there are few displays that provide this level of quality and immersion with an ultra thin bezel.