Monitors with a built-in webcam and microphone are a convenient solution for home office users. This saves you a separate purchase and you can start working right away. We recommend these 6 monitors from cheap to high-end.
ViewSonic VG2440V: 24 inch monitor with tiltable webcam
ViewSonic VG2440V Image: © ViewSonic 2021
The ViewSonic VG2440V is an inexpensive yet well-equipped home office monitor with microphone and webcam. It has an IPS display with stable viewing angles with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hertz. The monitor can be adjusted in height, rotated and tilted – exemplary ergonomics. The connections are HDMI 1.4, VGA and DisplayPort 1.2. There are also two USB 3.0 ports.
The 2-megapixel webcam on the monitor can be tilted to get the user into the picture. There is also a slider to cover the camera when not in use .
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Acer Business B7 B277D: 27-inch home office monitor
Acer Business B7 B277D Image: © Acer 2021
The Acer Business B7 B277D offers similar benefits to the ViewSonic monitor earlier in this list. At 27 inches, however, it is somewhat larger and offers a refresh rate of 75 Hertz for a somewhat smoother display of movement such as scrolling through documents. The viewing angle stable IPS technology with full HD resolution will suffice for most users, but given the size, a higher resolution would have some advantages.
There is also a tiltable 2-megapixel webcam that can be locked when not in use. The monitor can be adjusted in height, rotated and tilted. The connections are VGA, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2, and there are also 4 x USB 3.0.
HP EliteDisplay E27d G4: High resolution & good features
HP EliteDisplay E27d G4 Image: © HP 2021
The HP EliteDisplay E27d G4 goes a step further. The 27-inch monitor with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles has a sharp resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels , so more browser tabs and larger tables fit on the display. The webcam allows the computer to be unlocked with Windows Hello face recognition. You can connect the laptop to the monitor via USB-C and charge it with up to 100 watts. You can easily switch on the notebook using a button on the monitor together with the display.
The HP monitor can be adjusted in height, rotated and tilted . There is a hub with 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB-C 3.1 with DisplayPort 1.4.
Lenovo ThinkVision X1 Gen 2: 27-inch 4K monitor with Thunderbolt 3
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With a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels on an IPS display, the ThinkVision X1 Gen 2 offers a particularly sharp display. Since it completely covers the sRGB color space, the monitor is also ideal for photo editing. Apple fans are happy about Thunderbolt 3.0 , there is also HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and 4 x USB 3.0. The full HD camera is supported by an LED light and there are stereo speakers for the sound. Unfortunately, the monitor can only be tilted, so Lenovo uses an elegant design.
Dell C3422WE: Sharp 34-inch monitor for a good overview
Dell C3422WE Image: © Dell 2021
The Dell C3422WE is ideal for those who need a lot of space on the screen – for tables, browser tabs or video editing. The curved 34-inch monitor with IPS panel with stable viewing angles has a wide 21: 9 format and a high resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 pixels. The Windows Hello compatible webcam has a resolution of 5 megapixels and can be clicked out of the monitor at the top if necessary. Another highlight of the " video conference monitor " (Dell) are the two 5 watt speakers under the screen and the microphone with noise suppression. The Dell monitor offers good ergonomics, it can be adjusted in height, rotated and tilted.
Dell didn't skimp on ports. There are HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB C 3.0 with DisplayPort 1.2 as well as 90 watt power delivery for connecting laptops . There are also 3 x USB 3.0.
Philips 439P9H: 43-inch 4K monitor for work and gaming
Philips 439P9H Image: © Philips 2021
The Philips 439P9H uses the ultra-wide 32:10 format . So you can work with multiple documents and browser tabs side by side. The format is also suitable for large Excel spreadsheets and immersive gaming. Monitors with VA panels like this one are only not ideal for photo and image processing, as there are limitations in terms of viewing angle stability and color consistency. However, the curvature of the display improves the viewing angle stability.
The resolution is sharp 3840 x 1200 pixels. Gamers are happy about the 100 Hertz panel and FreeSync for smooth movements. In addition to a webcam, a microphone is also built into the monitor. The connectivity doesn’t have to hide with 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 3.2 and a headset connection. Thanks to HDR 400 and 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, fans of HDR content will also get their money's worth, although the 450 nits display is not bright enough to display HDR highlights effectively. But it is more than bright enough for other purposes.
With the Philips 499P9H, there is an alternative model with a size of 49 inches and a 5K resolution of 5,120 x 1,440 pixels. However, this monitor also uses a VA panel and its refresh rate is limited to 60 Hertz.
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