The Sceptre E225W-19203R is a cheap monitor for basic use and low powered CPUs. It is a small monitor for office and casual gaming. A TN panel backs the monitor so it has very fast response time, but the viewing angles are terrible. We think it is for those who are looking for a decent monitor for displaying purpose without spending much.
TN monitors usually have narrow viewing angles, and it is the same with Sceptre E225W-190203R as well. It feels super responsive for gaming, and the 1080p resolution seems very sharp on the 22-inch panel due to tight arrangement of pixels, making it a great monitor for office and reading. This monitor from Sceptre sits between the Sceptre E209W-1603RT and Sceptre E249W-FPT.
- 22″ TN Panel
- 1080p Resolution
- Built-in Speakers
- 75Hz Refresh Rate
- Adaptive Sync
- Fast Response Time
- VESA Mount
Sceptre E225W-19203RSceptre E225W-19203R
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has a TN panel, but the screen clarity is excellent making it better for reading and office.
This monitor has Adaptive Sync, but the refresh rate is limited to 75Hz only. Also the screen feels small for gaming.
It has built-in speakers so it is a good choice for entertainment, but there is no HDR or high-resolution screen for media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 50.5cm
Height – 38.3 cm
The Sceptre E225W-FPT has a very minimal appearance from the front and it looks basic, making it suitable for office and corporate spaces.
There is Sceptre logo in the middle of bottom bezel and the chassis is frameless and it looks very decent from the front.
Depth – 17.8 cm
VESA Mount – 75x100mm
Ports Position – Back-Facing
The Sceptre E225W-19203R looks simple from the back and it seems like a very light-weight frame giving a thin profile to the monitor. There is a bold Sceptre logo on the back with back-facing connectivity options.
It supports VESA mounting with 75x75mm interface and it is wall and custom monitor arm mountable.
Top, Left & Right – 8mm
Bottom – 11.9mm
The bezels on the Sceptre E225W-19203R are very thin making it perfect for dual setups. This cheap monitor has a completely frameless body and that gives it a modern look.
Weight – 5.80 lbs
The build quality of Sceptre E225W-19203R is average. It is plastic, but of a decent quality resulting, but the parts do not seem very well put together due to visible gaps.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – Yes
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has a removable stand so when you mount this monitor on an arm or wall, it needs to be removed.
This monitor has a cable management hole for routing the cables. However, the stability is not that great due to evident wobble while our testing.
Tilt – 15° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has poor adjustments since it only offers tilt function.
It does not offers swivel, pivot, and height functions but you can mount this monitor a flexible arm for ergonomics.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – TN
Panel Size – 21.5-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – N/A
The Sceptre E225W-19203R houses a TN panel with 21.5-inch screen size and that offers satisfactory color coverage with narrow viewing angles
This monitor comes with 16:9 aspect ratio so it is decent for browsing the web and doing all the basic stuff.
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 92 PPI
This monitor has FHD screen resolution which means 1920×1080 pixels resolution and that results in excellent 102 PPI on the 22-inch screen size.
The screen clarity is excellent because of the tight arrangement of pixels which makes it an ideal monitor for reading and office use.
Peak Brightness – 250-nits
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has satisfactory 250-nits peak brightness for a 22-inch screen and that is decent for sub-$100 monitor.
It should combat glares and reflections with ease unless placed in front of a window or light.
Contrast Ratio – 3000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 3000:1, which can dynamically reach 1,000,000:1, making it ideal for dark conditions, and it produces deep blacks.
Using this monitor in the dark feels much more better due to high contrast, so it performs well in dark as well lit environments.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 160°/170°
Sceptre claims wide viewing angles, but the viewing angles are terrible on this monitor and it is common with TN monitors.
NTSC – 72%
sRGB – 99%
The color coverage is standard 95% sRGB on this monitor, which is narrower than most monitors, but colors appear vibrant and overall it is a colorful monitor.
Response Time – 3ms
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has 3ms GTG response time and it has decent motion handling for a cheap monitor. It is all because of its TN monitor because TN panels have very low response time and input lag resulting in a responsive gaming experience.
Refresh Rate – 75Hz
The refresh rate is limited to 75Hz only so that might not interest gamers. Still, it is a smooth monitor for basic use because the 60Hz feels very dated to be honest.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The Sceptre E225W-19203R does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – N/A
The Sceptre E225W-19203R is not HDR certified.
Anti-Flicker Technology eliminates backlight flickering and ensures a consistent viewing experience.
Blue Light Shift
Low Blue Light Mode removes harmful blue light from the screen that causes eye strain and fatigue.
This monitor has Adaptive Sync for clear and blur-free gaming experience. It matches FPS coming from GPU with monitor’s refresh rate.
It has dual 2W speakers that are ideal for video conferencing and attending online meetings, but they are not that loud for entertainment.
The Sceptre E225W-19203R has satisfactory connectivity ports for a cheap monitor. It offers dual HDMI ports for video connectivity and a single VGA port for connecting old devices.
USB, Other Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio Input
1x 3.5mm Audio Output
It offers dedicated audio ports for input and output.
That’s a Wrap!
We think the Sceptre E225W-19203R is for those who are low on budget, but looking for a sharp monitor for office. It is a great cheap monitor for the price and the amount of features it offers are unreal. It suits office and causal gaming as well because Sceptre also provides Adpative Sync on this monitor and that makes it an ideal monitor for office and gaming.
While there are several cheap monitors available, but we think this has the sharpest panel under $100 price category. Hence it is sharper and more pixel-rich than other cheap options.
Sceptre E225W-19203R: ConclusionSceptre E225W-19203R
Display3/5 MediocreThe display is sharp, but the TN panel has narrow viewing angles.
Design3/5 MediocreDesign feels modern, but build quality is not that great.
Features4/5 GoodFeatures are excellent as it offers plenty of them. Adaptive Sync, built-in speakers and many more.
- Affordable price-tag
- Excellent sharpness
- Low response time & input lag
- Narrow viewing angles
- Screen feels small
- Colors not good as IPS panels