• 20" LED HD+ Monitor
  • High Resolution 1600 x 900
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • Response Time 5ms
  • 30,000+ Lamp Life


Whether you are a gamer or a movie buff, the Sceptre E205W-1600 monitor is the way to go.  1600 x 900 resolution delivers vivid colors and sharp images on a 19.5” Diagonal corner to corner inch screen. A 5 millisecond response time displays action sequences with the highest degree of clarity.  Enjoy HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs to connect all video and gaming devices.

Key Features


With sharper contrasts of light and darks, LED display delivers a vast array of rich colors, ensuring that moving images have never been so pleasing to the eyes. LED Display offers a lifelike picture, complete with bright colors and crisp images.

HDMI (Monitor)

HDMI delivers superior high-definition to the monitor screen.

Response Time

With a 5 millisecond response time, all activity on your LED screen will seamlessly transition almost instantly. 

Kensington Lock

The Kensington Lock securely fastens your monitor in place, effectively preventing damage or theft.

VESA Wall Mount Pattern

Using the VESA wall mount pattern, easily mount your Sceptre LED monitor on the wall in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and conveniently practical.  You will be able to save ample space and view the screen in a position that affords the greatest visibility possible.


With the ability to tilt 15 degrees backward and 5 degrees forward, the added tilt feature will provide multiple options for finding the optimum angle to view the screen so that work and browsing can be performed with ease.

Built-in Speaker

With built-in speakers, the monitor delivers office level audio for conference calls and internet workshops.  Similarly, enjoy engaging audio while listening to your favorite tunes.


With the ability to connect your computer, laptop, monitor, or TV to all your favorite variety of input options, VGA inputs deliver superb analog video.

Windows 8 Compatibility

Sceptre monitors are fully compatible with Windows 8, the most recent operating system available on PCs.  Windows 8 provides the added convenience of being compatible with earlier versions, such as Windows 7 and XP.  


Providing the capability for analog and digital content, DVI inputs allow you to connect your favorite devices to the monitor to achieve stellar picture quality and performance.

Customer Service

Our customer service representatives are, and have always been, based in the USA, guaranteeing that our customers’ needs are met as efficiently as possible.

30 years of Experience

For over 30 years, Sceptre Inc. has maintained its winning formula of designing and delivering quality products for affordable prices in the USA.  Founded in City of Industry, California, our mission ensures that our products continually evolve to better suit your needs.

Screen Size 20” (19.5” Diagonal corner to corner)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness 180 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000: 1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5,000,000: 1
Resolution 1600 x 900
Response Time 5 ms (G-to-G)
Colors 16.7M (RGB 6-bit Hi-FRC)
Lamp Life 30,000+ Hours
Viewing Angle 170 degree (Horizontal) / 160 degree (Vertical) [CR>10]
On Screen Display Control (OSD) Picture Settings, Color Adjust, Image, Signal Source, OSD Menu, Misc.
OSD Language English, Dansk, Deutsch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Norway, Korean
Auto Dynamic Contrast Enhancement Yes
Built-in Stereo Speakers 2 x 2W 8 Ohm
Wall Mountable Yes
Energy Guide
HDMI Input 1 x HDMI
PC Audio In 3.5mm Mini-Jack for VGA or DVI input
Digital Signal Frequency 30 – 80 kHz (Horizontal) / 60 – 75 kHz (Vertical)
HDMI Input Signal Support 1080/60p, 1080/60i, 720p, 480p, 480i
VGA Input Signal Support 1600 x 900 @ 60Hz, 1440 x 900 @ 60Hz, 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz, 800 x 600 @ 60Hz, 640 x 480 @ 60Hz
Power Range 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.1A (Max.)
Power On Mode < 25W
Power Standby Mode < 0.5W
Chassis Colors Black
Tilt Backward: 15 degree, Forward: 5 degree
Slim Design Yes
Base Detachable Yes
VESA Wall Mount Hole Pattern (mm) 100mm x 100mm
Wall Mount Screw Size (mm) M4 x 7mm
With Stand (Inches) 18.35” x 13.58” x 7.17"
Without Stand (inch, W x H x D) 18.35” x 13.47” x 2.17"
Packaging Dimension (inches) 20.35" x 4.01" x 15.07"
With Stand 5.84 lbs.
Without Stand 5.36 lbs.
Gross Weight (Esti.) 7.98 lbs.
Type Kensington Lock
Certificates FCC, cTUVus, ISTA 3A, Energy Star V6.0, WHQL (Windows 8), RoHS
What is in the box? Monitor Display x 1, Base x 1, User Manual x 1, Power Cord x 1, VGA Cable x 1
Warranty One Year Limited Parts and Labor
-October 9, 2018
Price is good

It is a great monitor and offers good looks, nothing too fancy, but perfect.

-October 8, 2018
Works great with my MAC computer

Works great with my MAC computer. Perfect size for my daughters desk.

-October 8, 2018
Just what I wanted


-October 6, 2018


-October 4, 2018
As advertised

Fast and easy. As advertised

-October 4, 2018

Excellent quality for the price. It comes with vga cable only.  If you're going to mount just simply don't screw in the stand. They also have 2 ports hdmi. I needed an hdmi to USB 3.0 adapter for my laptop, as I only have 1 hdmi port. Overall excellent additions to my home office

-October 4, 2018
Great Value HDMI or VGA Led Monitor

Just received it. It was well packed. Installing the stand, power, and cable were obvious. The stand is steadier than the stand on my previous 20" monitor. Picture is bright and clear, sound is fine for standard computer sound. The power button and controls are on the back on the rh side. I did not like that location at first, but it took only a few minutes to learn to use the buttons by touch. No problems at this point. Some buyers have complained of early failure in this monitor. If it proves to be unreliable I will come back and revise this review. (10-4-2018)

-October 3, 2018
Great monitor for the price!

It does what it's supposed to do. I'm very happy.

-October 3, 2018
Perfect for the price!

This is perfect for the price! I built a gaming case within a Pelican case and wanted the moniter to fit, have speakers, and have hdmi.

The neck for the mount does come out with alittle work, don’t listen to those other reviews where they say you can’t take it out.

The speakers are not the best quality.

-October 2, 2018

Good size of monitor and sound good enough for me

-October 2, 2018
Price is less than some of the the monitors, but is excellent quality.

The physical monitor takes up little space but gives a much wider picture.

-October 1, 2018
which is nice.

Affordable and works really well. I don't need to buy speakers, which is nice.

-September 18, 2018
Just as good as Gateway!

My husband's monitor failed suddenly and we needed to replace it fast. We were told that it would be about a week to get it, had it the next day! Was easy to install and considering my husband uses 3 different laptops for work and gaming, this was the only monitor that was priced nicely for the connections needed!

-August 27, 2018
Excellent Purchase

Sharp, clear picture. My son wanted this to play games on, it is PERFECT

-August 10, 2018
Good Basic HDMI Monitor

Light wear; clear display; easy to hook up with an HDMI cable (not provided).

-April 14, 2018

First off, It arrive in one day instead of two. There wasn't any indication of mishandling of the outer package. I opened the inner box and removed the monitor. I hooked it up and it worked perfectly. I am very pleased. I highly recommend this product.

-April 11, 2018
Perfect for home office

Easy to hook up. Great resolution. Perfect for my home office.

-April 6, 2018

Good clarity and easy set up. For the low price you can't go wrong

-April 4, 2018

If you want the monitor speakers to operate and you already have speakers plugged in you have to use a splitter, one wire for your speakers and one for the monitor

-March 24, 2018
Good value with acceptable compromises

well packaged. I was surprised to find a DVI to HDMI adapter included and a built-in speaker. Buttons are on the back of the monitor, and my aunt finds that annoying, so I set it to never sleep. Build is kind of flimsy, but given the price, built-in speakers, display quality and resolution, this is still a great deal, assuming that it lasts.

-March 9, 2018

It serves my need for dual monitor view. It connects to my laptop with ease.

-March 9, 2018
Sceptre monitor

Nice clear screen! Includes two cables. Easy set up and a great value. I have another one same model for over a couple of years with no proble,s and runs 24 hrs /day.

-March 7, 2018

Simple, just what I needed as a 2nd monitor to my laptop

-February 25, 2018

Great value.definitely recommend.

-February 15, 2018

love it clean crisp picture

-February 15, 2018

Very nice and I didn’t know about built in speakers. Good choice

-February 14, 2018
Amazing for gaming,computer work and watching tv

cannot believe the quality its great for gaming computer work and watching tv BUY THIS NOW you could buy the same exact monitor somewhere else for $400 ! I love it

-February 14, 2018
V.good price/value deal . . . . so far

Really too early to rate, as no account for longevity. BUT, super price value deal so far. WORKS ON MAC's. Just needed a bigger useful monitor, and this fills the bill nicely. Color can't compare to my Mac monitors, but different price league altogether.

-February 14, 2018

It attached very nicely with my existing equipment. Resolution excellent.

-February 14, 2018

easy to set up nice picture

-February 13, 2018

great small monitor, beautiful picture

-February 9, 2018
Great full feature monitor

My 2nd one, loaded with features, great resolution, great monitor at a reasonable price.

-February 7, 2018
Works perfect!

Works perfect. Got it for my 87 yr old mother and she can see it really well!

-January 16, 2018

Good packaging, easy install and good operation. Would be nice to have a mute button for volume, but everything else very good.

-January 13, 2018

It is a good monitor with great resolution for the money. HDMI capable, however I had a VGA cable in place and used it instead. Great price!

-January 12, 2018

Very happy with this monitor. The picture quality is better than expected. And overall great!

-January 12, 2018
Great price for a small PC monitor.

Light weight, good price and easy to install, the only problem is that the instruction are not as detailed as I like and it took awhile experimenting with the menu to setup your personal preference. The monitor arrived in good shape and has a nice image. There are 2 scales one for wide screen and the other for traditional screen.

-January 6, 2018

Great picture...poor speaker system but for price it’s good deal. It did take 4 extra days to get to the store for pickup.

-December 31, 2017


-December 29, 2017

Nice unit, value priced and very nice quality

supersnake1973 -August 13, 2017
Great Monitor at a great price

I bought this as a replacement monitor. The monitor is great and the price is great as well. I would recommend this monitor to anyone that is seeking a new or replacement monitor.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
Gertrude -April 1, 2017
Just right!

I ordered this monitor a couple of weeks ago. The colors are clear and vibrant. It is just right for my artwork and desktop. This was a high priced monitor with a large discount on sale and brand new. I decided to go for it and I am so glad I did.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
DeafGator -March 25, 2017
Very Economical one for the pr

When I started to set it up, it shows very crisp color video! Impossible to be beat by any expensive ones.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
Honey66 -January 13, 2017
very nice!

I was surprised how lite weight this monitor is. The design is nicely thin. The colors are bright and I can see the picture from anywhere in the room, thats awesome! The speakers are good. This monitor is just perfect for me! Great Product Thanks Sceptre!

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Yes, I recommend this product.
Woo rah -December 26, 2016
No problems

Operates just fine as small bedroom tv nice picture

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Yes, I recommend this product.
fakiii -December 11, 2016
Great overall performance

I've had this unit for about a month and it has performed flawlessly. I would have rated it a 5, except that the unit speakers while adequate are not as good as the speakers in the laptop to which I attached it . Display is outstanding for the price I paid for it.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
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floristgirl -November 29, 2016
Great picture!

My previous monitor went out and I ordered this one online and while I was waiting for it to come in I had to drag out the old-fashioned one that I had stuck away in a storage room and using it was a real pain. It is the kind that sticks out in the back and so it would not fit where I wanted it on my computer desk and using it turned out to be a real pain in the neck. This one came in today and I set it up and it fits where I need it to and has a beautiful picture and sound

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Yes, I recommend this product.
BEAR -September 23, 2016


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Dreminjean -August 27, 2016
Nice looking and economical

Nice look. Easy to install. Economical. Had some trouble getting the color adjusted, but figured it out with the instruction booklet provided.

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-June 15, 2016

Fantastic item Wonderful color and focus

-June 11, 2016
My grandson is elated with the monitor.

I purchased this for my grandson and had it shiped to Tuson Ariz. He received it a day earlier than expected and could not thank me enough. I have not been disappointed with any purchase and will continue to buy online and in the store. Thank you.

-June 8, 2016
Sceptre 20 LED MONITOR

The issues I had were not any faults with the product. I have next to zero skills with any PC's and after a couple of hours, stumbled across the means to have the monitor set up as a duplicate screen with the lap top. This monitor is 4inches larger than the laptop and 2 inches larger than the monitor that failed. Picture is clear. and the print matter is larger than the laptop. Now the big question is how long will it last. I would recommend this product, if a person has a limited space. However, Now I think I should have waited to find a larger screen to go on sale. That is not a complaint just an observation.

-June 6, 2016
good product

good monitor for the price.

-June 4, 2016
I love this

Great monitor

-May 29, 2016
Value & Great Product

Have had for over 2 weeks - NO PROBLEMS. Plugged in, adjusted the screen brightness and resolution to work with my Programs and wha la - all is FANTASTIC. The person who wrote the negative review almost deterred me but I went ahead & purchased 2 monitors - 1 for my XP desktop computer and 1 for my Win 10 Lap top computer. Couldn't be happier. Plus it game with the 15 pin connection cable.

-May 29, 2016
Excellent monitor, excellent price

Pick-up at the store finally went as it should.

-May 27, 2016
A bang for your Buck

Only been using this monitor for about 3 weeks, but completely satisfied. Quality screen appearance with a lot of adjustability. Eye appealing on any home desk or office environment. Looks and performs as good as any high price monitor I've owned , but at a fraction of the price.

-May 20, 2016
Awesome Product, Great Price

If you're on a budget and looking for an alternate or additional monitor, Sceptre is a great investment.

-May 20, 2016
Nice Picture

I got this for my mother and I think it's a great picture and nice size for her. I would be happy if it was my monitor.

-May 13, 2016
Beautiful screen for the price

Very nice picture quality. 1600x900 is perfect for this size. Built in speakers do their job just fine. No complaints.

-May 12, 2016
Sceptre 20" LED Monitor

Picture quality is very good & the price couldn't be beat!

-May 9, 2016
Sceptre 20" LED Monitor

We actually purchased this monitor for our Grandson and it exceeds expectations so far. At today's pricing this seems to be an exceptional value.

-May 6, 2016
Sceptre 20" monitor

If you're looking for an HDMI monitor don't hesitate to consider this one. It's easy to set up and once snapped together a snug push tilts it back. Everything is clear and the colors are bright. The only drawback is it doesn't come with an HDMI cord, but I found a cheap one at Big Lots that works great! I only use it for internet and word processing, and I'm a moderate PC user. But for my purposes, it works great!

-May 6, 2016
Love it

Give it a 5 star

-May 5, 2016
Sceptre amazing

I have used this now for a few weeks, easy to set up, desktop. Amazing color and picture quality. I would recommend this product for any desktop user.

-May 3, 2016
Good monitor~

I prefer this model over my old Sceptre because the base tilts. It was also easy to install and has a sharp picture. Much thinner than other monitor as well.

-April 29, 2016

This is just what I needed

-April 13, 2016
Great monitor for the price

Works great with an HDMI cable from my pc. As an added bonus it has speakers built into it so I was able to get rid of my old pc speakers that are starting to short out.

-April 2, 2016
Sceptre 20 " Monitor

Clear picture and easy setup. Use everyday.

-March 9, 2016
Good picture

For an inexpensive monitor this item performs better than expected.

-March 8, 2016
Perfect size.

This monitor is The perfect size for my small business. I love the sharpness and brightness of the screes. It makes it easy for mu 80 year old eyes to read!!

-March 1, 2016
Good for the Money

Easy set up and it works with Chrome. The screen is a nice size, I don't have to squint my eyes to see.

-February 18, 2016
Sceptre 20" LED Monitor (E205W-1600 Black)

HI: This is a good monitor. Not a lot of 19" monitors with HDMI inputs, with speakers. If you do get a bad one exchanged it, its a very good monitor.

-February 8, 2016
great purchase

Clarity is excellent. Couldn't be more pleased.

-February 5, 2016
Good purchase

A good monitor. Good choice for the money & quality!

-February 1, 2016
Great Value! Quality product.

I am using this solely to plug in my Roku player in the HDMI. It was really easy to setup and picture quality is crystal clear. My only issue is that the volume is hard to get to if i need to change it.

-January 7, 2016
LED Monitor

I was very satisfied with this purchase so far, no complaints.

-December 31, 2015
Great buy

Very sharp and clear screen. No complaints at all. GREAT buy.

-December 30, 2015
Christmas gift for myself

Purchased online for a great price and the monitor was delivered to my home 3 days faster than was estimated at the time of purchase. I connected the monitor to a new Windows 10 laptop using the HDMI port. Set a couple of settings in Windows to extend my laptop desktop to the monitor and everything works great. The screen picture looks great, very sharp with good colors, and quite striking when viewing HD video online. I'm not a gamer so I can't say anything about that. Very happy with the puchase and I do recommend it as a great monitor for such a low price. Thanks Walmart for a fast and easy purchase.

-December 26, 2015
Just the right size for a desktop

The monitor has three variations of plug-ins for different cables, which avoids having to buy extra cables to attach the monitor.

-November 13, 2015
Perfect Little Monitor

The Price was Great, I shopped around. I had it delivered to the store for pickup, I'm quite satisfied with the site to store delivery & of course the free shipping. I needed a small monitor to use with security system cameras for the outside of my home. This shows a very clear & bright picture. It is perfect fit for the space, and I am able to see everything at a glance.

-October 29, 2015
Great for an office

This is a great size for a home office computer. The graphics are great and the sharpness is great.

-September 21, 2015
Great value for the cost.

I connected it to a Chromebook so I can have a larger screen when I need one. It works perfect for this.

-August 31, 2015
He loves it!

Bought this for my son to play xbox one. He loves it! Great picture! He also hooked up computer to have a larger screen to watch Netflix.

Joshuamusic2 -August 28, 2015
Good for the money

I have only owned the product for a short time period, but I already like the fact that it compliments my 21 inch monitor nicely. If there were any flaws, for those looking for something that has more inlets, I wouldn't suggest looking into the smaller monitor. So in short, it works well for what I need it for: school. It may be a little small, but it works well for reading articles with dual monitors.

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Yes, I recommend this product.
-August 23, 2015
Value for the Price

I was surprised by the quality of the monitor. Quick delivery. Options not found on many more expensive models.

-August 19, 2015
Great Product. Thank You!

Great Product.  Thank You!

-August 8, 2015
Very good choice

No problems and the quality of the picture is excellent. Of the 2 monitors ordered initially one was out of service. Its replacemtnt has had no problems. I would recommend Sceptre to anyone..

-July 29, 2015

I liked the price of this monitor at the start. I hope it pays fore itself in electric in a short time & I think it will. My old monitor was the picture tube type. I only think I had trouble with was setting the wide of the picture, every thing looked wide. I e-mailed Sceptre Tech Support and got the info needed to make it right in no time.

-July 26, 2015
Clear picture, arrived quickly

Just the right size for my home office. Clear picture, easy HDMI set up as a second monitor for my laptop.

MartinLx -June 24, 2015

Good quality so I bought a second.

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-June 21, 2015
decent 1600x900 display

Good value. decent screen at a decent price. 120 V AV input (not power brick hanging around) Speaks make noise not great sounding but they are there.

The vertical neck of the stand can NOT be removed from the display. I wanted to use VESA mounts but not now i have an ugly part of the stand still sticking down out if the bottom. Minus 1 egg for that. OSD control buttons feel very wiggly and cheap. I don't think I like 16:9, This is sitting next to a 22" 1600x1050 LCD and it looks much smaller than the resolution/size difference would suggest. On sale these were a deal to good to pass up even with the cons.

-June 9, 2015

Works great, no problems. Very satisfied.

em805 -June 4, 2015
Great Vaue

Easy set-up, great quality, great price!

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-June 3, 2015
Would recommend for the price

Monitor looks and feels clean, plan on using it for gaming and movie watching. Would recommend for the price.

-June 1, 2015
Awesome Monitor

Pros:  Clear, sharp screen. Adjustable viewing angle. HDMI, VGA, and DVI ports.Built in speaker

Cons: Height not adjustable. No Mini-Display port

Exactly what I wanted when I ordered it. A great 20" monitor (1600x900). I use it with my workstation at work for CAD, MS Office, browsing, some streaming, etc. It has performed very well. An awesome purchase for the price tag.

-May 27, 2015
sceptre 20 in LED

The price was good and quick delivery. The resolution and clarity are good. The menu items aren't intuitive to me, may take me awhile. As with anything, time may force different conclusions.

NeoFrame -May 12, 2015
Compact HDMI Monitor

I just got this monitor today. It was very easy to set up and it is nice to have a large HDMI monitor in such a compact package. I had a bit of trouble calibrating the color of the display to my liking, but I eventually got it close. The only major drawback so far is that the monitor does not support a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, despite what the product page says. The maximum native resolution of the monitor is 1600 x 900 which is fine, but a far cry from the 2560 x 1600 panel in my 13" Retina MBP.

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-May 4, 2015
Great quality for the price

Pros: Looks great for the price. Intended for hooking up our laptops and Raspberry Pi.

Cons: Not 1080p

-March 22, 2015

Pros: Looks good!!

Cons: Of Course speakers not that loud.

-February 2, 2015
Good monitor

Found this monitor due to the incredible price. My old monitor from college finally died after 7 years of faithful work playing videos, games, and work. Frankly for the price I don’t expect this last 7 years but we’ll see what happens. I got the extended warranty just in case since the price is so affordable I pitched in a little extra for some warranty comfort ha ha. The monitor is just as good as my old one if not better. The colors are brighter and crisper and the resolution is higher. Also I like how I can hook up my old xbox to it with VGA when I feel like a little target practice a la COD. Long words short it was a good buy. Probably get another one if I had a tower but I’m on a laptop right now so I already have an extra screen.

-January 28, 2015
Set and Go

Setup was easy, even for a senior and not at all tech savvy. This was my first flat screen and set up was easy to follow, lots was done automatically.

-January 7, 2015
LED Monitor

I was very satisfied with this purchase so far, no complaints.

-December 16, 2014

Pros: Great little monitor with speakers for $99 at 1600x900, great for me. I play games like dayz standalone with it and it looks good.

Cons: The stand for it kinda makes it face down a little bit. Not a big deal for me i just have it setting on a xbox one game case lol. But I could see how some may get upset. Speakers are low, but I know it was $100 so not really a con.

Other Thoughts: Love it, But would recommend going for the 1080p. But this is so cheap for a good size monitor (16.9)

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