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Price of 24in LCD monitors falls below £100

The average outlay for a large screen monitor has fallen over the past couple of years. Perhaps not as dramatically as flash or system memory but significantly enough for it to reach a new landmark.

We’ve noticed that the first 24in monitor under £100 - the Arianet M240 - has landed over at UK retailer Aria, coming with a three year warranty and some pretty interesting specs.

It is a distant cousin of the Edge10 W243h, which was priced at a whopping £170 back in February 2009. Like many 24in monitors on the market, the Arianet M240 is in actuality a 23.6in model with a diagonal of around 600mm. It has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, which translates into a bigger dot pitch compared to smaller 21.5in models.

Additionally, it has two speakers, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a response time of 2ms. Other features include a VESA mount, a DVI and D-Sub connector (no HDMI) and a fairly boring looking frame and stand.

Ultimately, the question is not whether the Edge 10 M250 is a decent monitor, but whether it's worth paying a 25 per cent premium on the price of a 22in monitor, given that the resolutions are the same.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.