The Lenovo C24-25 is a well-made and decently priced option for users who want a reliable desktop display for the usual computing tasks. It’s probably the least interesting monitor in the brand’s current lineup, but students and remote workers could use a basic option that will not cost too much. Let’s look at the Lenovo C24-25 to know if it’s the best value monitor out there now.
Lenovo C24-25 Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 75Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2
- Built-in Speakers: None
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot– No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: HDMI1.4 x 1, D-Sub x 1, 3.5mm x 1
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 20.26” x 15.90” x 8.12”
- Weight: 6.64 lbs
Design and Features
The Lenovo C24-25 looks every bit like a business variant, although the stand looks dated compared to the recent Lenovo displays we reviewed. The monitor has a matte black finish which always looks clean and sophisticated. The display has a bezel-free design, but it still has a thicker bottom border like most modern displays.
It’s not too big by today’s standards, but the circular base takes up more space than it has to. The monitor needs over 8 inches of depth because of that, although it is manageable. The device only weighs 6.64 pounds, so it is very easy to move around in case you want to rearrange your workstation.
Its build quality is pretty solid compared to the other budget models we have in the market. It’s made primarily out of plastic, but it’s sturdy and free from cosmetic defects like uneven seams or gaps. The stand is stable and reliable so that the screen won’t sag or shake like with some of its competitors.
The Lenovo C24-25 has to make do with OSD buttons, which take more time and effort to use. The keys are located at the bottom bezel in plain sight, so you don’t have to fumble for them. Thankfully, the monitor’s OSD is simple and easy to navigate, so it’s not such a big deal.
Another limitation is the included stand since it only offers tilt for adjustment. We recommend getting an ergonomic alternative for long hours of use, but it’s really impossible to complain at this price point. You can use VESA mounts, but it’s an added cost that can put you in range of a better variant.
But perhaps the biggest limitation of the Lenovo C24-25 lies with its connectivity layout. It only has HDMI 1.4 and a D-Sub slot for video inputs in a market filled with USB-C and DisplayPort-equipped variants. HDMI is fine for a monitor like this, to be honest, but we’d like to see more modern options for users with newer hardware.
It also doesn’t have built-in speakers, but that’s acceptable for budget monitors like this. It is true that you could use them for conference calls and remote work, but a headset would be better for that as it is for gaming. We’d instead buy a basic pair instead of dealing with 2-watt built-ins and a higher price tag for the display.
Display and Performance
The Lenovo C24-25 offers a 24-inch VA panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 4ms response time, and a 75Hz refresh rate. Its backlight has a 250 cd/m2 output, while its contrast is listed at 3000:1 like most IPS panels. This model doesn’t carry special features like HDR, but that’s understandable since it is for business and productivity anyway.
24-inch 1080p monitors are still in play, even if they may seem passe since everyone is already used to them. We encounter them at work or in school, and they are still very usable for reading, browsing, and processing documents. They are obviously not as sharp as a 1440p or 4K variant, but they are also very affordable and are widely available.
The Lenovo C24-25 covers 100% of the sRGB gamut and 79% of the P3 color space. Its default accuracy has a deltaE average of 2.08, so its already within the accuracy limit from out of the box. Most users won’t need to calibrate it since it already looks great out of the box.
Calibrating it reduced the dE average to 1.31, making it more neutral and less warm than the default setting. The downside is that you will need a colorimeter to achieve this, and those are not cheap or readily available. We recommend going with a better monitor instead if color fidelity is a priority.
The Lenovo C24-25’s backlight reached 244 cd/m2 at 100%, while its contrast ratio peaked at 2188:1 at 50% brightness. The monitor can’t fight off a lot of glare, but it’s capable of deep blacks and convincing dark scenes. This makes the monitor great for media consumption as well, especially for titles with plenty of nighttime settings.
Panel uniformity for the test sample had some backlight leaks, but they were not bad enough to be irritatingly noticeable. They become more visible in dark scenes, but lighter backgrounds are not as bad. Note that this can change with every unit made due to tolerances, so there are worse units out there.
The biggest weakness of the Lenovo C24-25 is its VA panel, which has a slower pixel response time. Fast-paced scenes will show blurring. The monitor doesn’t have a very effective overdrive setting, but that’s understandable since it wasn’t meant for gaming. Casual or single-player titles should be fine, but games like Valorant or Warzone will highlight this weakness.
The Lenovo C24-25 is compatible with FreeSync, but G-Sync won’t work since it usually needs DisplayPort. VRR is always nice to have, but 1080p 75Hz models are straightforward to run, even with the most modest GPUs. Input lag sits at 10ms at 75Hz, so it is still responsive and snappy for any kind of use.
Thoughts on the Lenovo C24-25
The Lenovo C24-25 is an excellent pick if you want an all-essential monitor that also works great for entertainment. The screen’s rich colors and contrast will look great for movies and immersive games. Its built quite well so it will serve you nicely for a while in school or office usage.
But like many budget models, the Lenovo C24-25 also has some limitations. It is not the best at motion handling, as it removed many creature comforts to help with lowering its price point. It’s a great buy for school or your home office, and anything better for games or editing work will cost considerably more.
- Full Gamut Coverage and Contrast
- Robust Build Quality
- Slower Pixel Response Time
- Limited Features
About the Author: Paolo has been a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations; he believes that every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.