For those who are looking for a gaming monitor on a budget, the ViewSonic VX2257 MHD Full HD monitor is one solid option that you can bank on. The monitor strikes the perfect balance between top notch features and an affordable price point, making it a perfect choice for buyers who are restricted to a certain budget, and would still want to get the most value for their money. Built for both gaming and home entertainment, the gaming monitor boasts of smooth screen performance, and comes with a 3 year warranty that you can claim in the event that there\u2019s an issue with your purchase. Hang on to find out why we think it\u2019s the best budget gaming monitor around.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - ViewSonic VX2257 MHD Gaming Monitor FreeSync\r\nWith an ultra fast response time, a low input lag and support for AMD Freesync technology, the ViewSonic VX2257 MHD Gaming Monitor FreeSync offers a lot of reasons to think about whether you really need to go for an expensive gaming monitor.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nJust like the BenQ GL2480, the ViewSonic VX2257 comes with a 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution, and it\u2019s 1000:1 contrast ratio makes the details & color on the screen really pop out. Gamers specifically will be pretty impressed to know that the monitor comes with support for AMD Freesync Technology, and this helps avoid any screen tearing that might be caused by the misalignment of the screen\u2019s refresh rate and your graphics card. With a reasonably fast response time of 2 ms and significantly low input lag, players can expect to enjoy ultra fast gameplay, and for those that tend to play a lot of first person shooter games, it\u2019s black stabilization function makes it a lot easier to target enemies in the dark.\r\nDesign\r\nCompared to monitors such as the Pixio FreeSync Certified 1920x1080 Warranty, most people would agree that the Viewsonic VX2257MHD may be a little outdated in terms of its looks. Nonetheless, we still think it\u2019ll sit very well in your office or living room even without a stand, and with a decent 22-inch screen size, it won\u2019t really take up too much space. The monitor measures 9.04 x 20.13 x 15.53 inches (L x W x H), and as a TN panel, it comes with really good viewing angles. At the back, the monitor features a VESA compatible wall mount, a HDMI displayport, a HDMI VGA port, a lock slot and 2 integrated speakers. In its packaging you will also find a power cable, HDMI cable, a VGA cable and an audio cable.\r\nValue\r\nBuyers who are looking to get the Viewsonic VX2257 specifically for gaming will love the fact that the monitor comes with a game mode that allows you to open specific user customized settings that optimize game play. This is also one thing that it has in common with the LG Ultragear 24GL600F B FreeSync Technology monitor. Aside from that, we do wish that the monitor came with anti glare technology, but with a screen brightness of 250cd\/m2, it\u2019s unlikely that it might cause any long term eye problems with continued use.\r\nViewSonic VX2257 MHD Gaming Monitor FreeSync Wrap Up\r\nThe fact that the Viewsonic VX2257 gaming monitor has an ultra fast response time, support for Freesync technology and a low input lag mode should translate to a price that\u2019s much higher than the $ 120 that it goes for. The only credible issue that buyers might have with it is that the 22-inch screen size may be too small for some, but other than that, it remains a great purchase.