Best external monitors for use with Macbook Pro

I have a new macbook pro and looking to purchase an external monitor to use with it. I'm looking for a monitor ranging from 21-24" with use limited to general web surfing, occasional video viewing, i.e. YouTube or social videos, and use of Office products like Word and Excel. I also do some very minor photo editing, but this usage is exclusively for personal use, no video editing, no video game playing or anything that requires excessive usage - maybe 4-6 hours use per week.

I'm looking for a monitor with video quality that isn't too much worse than the macbook retina display, with above average audio and an HDMI connection, priced below $300.

Any recommendations welcome.

Thank you.

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Never found such.
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Clarity on my question

Thank you for the links. I don't necessarily need the retina display quality. Just hoping for something close. Really hoping to get a first hand recommendation from someone who's had a good experience using a monitor.

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Monitors come and go.
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