There are a lot of monitors out there on the market, and each of them is designed with different purposes.
One of these purposes is for gaming – thus the term, ‘gaming monitor’.
From how smooth a game performs to how pretty it looks, a gaming monitor enhances a users gaming experience.
Even when we just look at this market segment there is still a huge variety of monitors to choose from and with a wide variety of features.
In fact, there’s so much choice that it often feels almost impossible to make a decision.
And that’s where we come in.
After spending what seems like an eternity developing this article (actually 75 hours!) we’ve come up with the definitive list for the top 15 gaming monitors on the market right now.
If you can’t decide which one is right for you; we’ve also included an extensive buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision.
Best Gaming Monitors 2019
In determining our rankings, we’ve looked at a variety of factors.
- Technical Specifications. This includes factors like refresh rate, input lag, response time, screen size, resolution, connectivity and the type of panel used. They effect everything from image clarity to game-play smoothness.
- Built-In Features. All monitor manufacturers include their own software and features. These include ergonomic suites that protect your eyes, all the way to game changing improvements like Nvidia’s G-Sync. Physical aspects such as screen manoeuvrability must also be considered.
- Price. Even though the best monitors tend to be the most expensive, we also consider the price in relation to what you get. Hence we’ve included several models that are relatively inexpensive but provide fantastic bang for your buck.
And so, without further ado, here are our top 15 gaming monitors for 2019.
|Model||Resolution||Panel||Response Time (G2G)||Connectivity||Refresh Rate||Award||Price||Shop|
|1. ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD Monitor||2560x1440||IPS||4ms||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, 3.5mm Mini-Jack, 2 * USB 3.0||144Hz (Overclock 165Hz)||Best Gaming Monitor||$$$$||Check Price|
|2. AOC Agon AG271QX 27" QHD Monitor||2560x1440||TN||1ms||VGA, DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 * 2, USB 3.0 * 4, 3.5mm Jack||144Hz||Best FreeSync Gaming Monitor||$$$||Check Price|
|3. ViewSonic XG2402 24" FHD Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||2 * HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort, 3 * USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out||144Hz||Best Budget Gaming Monitor||$$||Check Price|
|4. Acer Predator X27||3840x2160||IPS||4ms||1 * HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, 4* USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headphone Out||120Hz (144Hz overclocked)||Best Gaming Monitor Money Can Buy||$$$$$||Check Price|
|5. BenQ Zowie XL2540 25” FHD Gaming Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||2 * HDMI, DisplayPort, 4* USB, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, DVI-DL||240Hz||Best Competitive Gaming Monitor||$$$$||Check Price|
|6. Acer Predator XB1 XB241H 24" FHD Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||DisplayPort, HDMI, 2.5mm Headphone Jack||144Hz (Overclock 180Hz)||Best 24" G-Sync Monitor||$$$||Check Price|
|7. ASUS VG245H 24" HD Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||2 * HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm Mini Jack||75Hz||Best sub $200 Gaming Monitor for Consoles||$$||Check Price|
|8. Acer R240HY 24" Widescreen FHD Monitor||1920x1080||IPS||4ms||DVI, HDMI 1.4, VGA, Headphone Audio Jack||60Hz (Overclock 75Hz)||Best Gaming Monitor Around $100||$||Check Price|
|9. ASUS VG278Q 27" FHD Gaming Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D, Earphone Out, 3.5mm Mini-Jack||144Hz||Best Affordable 27" 144Hz Gaming Monitor||$$||Check Price|
|10. LG 34UC79G-B 34" UltraWide Monitor||2560 x 1080||IPS||5ms||2* HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 2 * USB 3.0||144Hz||$$$$||Check Price|
|11. AOC G2770PQU 27" FHD Gaming Monitor||1920x1080||TN||1ms||HDMI 1.4, VGA, DVI-D (Dual Link), DisplayPort 1.2, 2 * USB 2.0, 2 * USB 3.0||144Hz||$$$||Check Price|
|12. ASUS MG28UQ 28" UHD Monitor||3840 x 2160||TN||1ms||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2 * USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini Jack||60Hz||$$$||Check Price|
|13. HP Pavilion 22cwa 21.5" Monitor||1920×1080||IPS||7ms||HDMI, VGA||60Hz||$||Check Price|
|14. LG 29UM68-P 29" UltraWide Monitor||2560x1080||IPS||5ms||2 * HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2||75Hz||$$$||Check Price|
|15. LG 27UD58-B 24" UHD Monitor||3840x2160||IPS||5ms||DisplayPort 1.2, 2* HDMI 2.0, Headphone Out||60Hz||$$$||Check Price|
A note on specifications…
We’ve done our best to showcase the core specifications as accurately as possible.
Resolution, panel type, response time, connectivity and refresh rate can be accurately reported from the manufacturers website.
Unfortunately; reliable specifications for lag input, color reproduction and even response times are hard to come by as manufacturers and reviewers alike have their own testing methods.
1. ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27″ WQHD Gaming Monitor – The Best Gaming Monitor
Screen: 27″ AHVA IPS, W-LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 2560×1440 | Brightness: 350 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144 Hz (Overclock 165 Hz) | Response Time: 4 ms | Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° | Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, 3.5 mm Mini-Jack, 2 * USB 3.0 | Static Contrast: 1000:1 | Color Support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +20°, Swivel -60° to +60°, Pivot 0 to +90°, Height Adjustment 4.72″ | Features: VESA Compatible, Nvidia G-Sync, Nvidia ULMB, Nvidia 3D Vision, GamePlus, GameVisual, OSD Joystick, Built-In Speakers, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, Non-Glare | Weight: 15.43 lbs
Similar to Acer, AOC and other big monitor brands, ASUS have their own series of gamer focused products aptly named ‘Republic of Gamers’ (ROG). Cue the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor which sports impressive enough specs for it to be crowned the best gaming monitor.
It’s a step up from the supremely successful PG278Q of 2014, with the main difference being the ability to overclock the refresh rate to 165Hz.
To complete the picture, you’ll find a plethora of connectivity options with a DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, 2 USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack. And of course, you also get the company’s Eye Care Technology to reduce blue light and protect players’ eyes which is handy for those marathon sessions.
In terms of the screen itself; you get the standard ASUS OSD joystick as well as hotkeys for the GamePlus and GameVisual Modes.
Adjustability is excellent, with the ability to tilt, pivot and swivel to your heart’s content. The stand itself is hardier and more durable than those of many competitors. It’s also wall mountable, thanks to the VESA bracket on the back.
When it’s all said and done, the PG279Q is the best gaming monitor on the market right now. It offers excellent picture quality and is supremely responsive. It’s a combination that is rare to find but is certainly worth the investment.
2. AOC Agon AG271QX 27″ QHD Gaming Monitor – Best FreeSync Monitor
Screen: 27″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 2560×1440 | Brightness: 350 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity:VGA, DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 * 2, USB 3.0 * 4, 3.5mm Mini Jack | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 50000000:1| Color Support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Swivel -20° to +20°, Tilt -20° to +2.5°, Height Adjustment 5.1″ | Features: FreeSync, Shadow Control, Gamer-Centric Features, Built-In Speakers, OSD Controller, Headphone Hook, Flicker-Free, Lowblue Light, Anti-Glare | Weight: 14.99lbs
In comes the AGON AG271QX, and boy, it is beautiful.
The build screams quality. From the black and white color design to the V-shaped stand and folding hook that you can use to hang your headphones on – AOC have gone all out. It’s a sturdy build that is mechanically pleasing to the eye.
But as the saying goes…”looks aren’t everything, it’s whats inside you that really matters”… and AOC have also delivered in that regard as well.
Even so, you can adjust the screen settings with the QuickSwitch Controller which comes with pre-set game modes to customise brightness, contrast and other metrics.
You’d find it difficult to find an IPS monitor (let alone in the same price range) that offers the same level of responsiveness that the AG271QX does.
The naturally limited viewing angles of a TN panel are offset somewhat from the VESA compliant build, as well as the ability to adjust the height, swivel, tilt and pivot the monitor to your hearts content.
We are happy to say that AOC didn’t skip out on connection options. Apart from the standard video inputs, you also get 4 USB 3.0 ports which is more than enough options for even the most avid gamers.
Overall, this monitor will give you that advantage when the difference between winning and losing can be mere fractions of a second. It has everything a gamer could want, and then some. The price tag is a steal for what you get, and we’d be disappointed if you didn’t at least consider the AG271QX as your next gaming rig upgrade.
3. ViewSonic XG2402 24″ FHD Gaming Monitor – The Best Budget Gaming Monitor
Screen: 24″ TN W-LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 350 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: 2 * HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort, 3 * USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 120,000,000:1 | Color support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +20°, Swivel 90°, Pivot 0° to – 90°, Height Adjustment: 4.72” | Features: FreeSync, VESA compatible, Built-In Speakers, Headphone Hook, OSD Controls, Black Stablization, Blue Light Filters, Anti-Glare, Flicker-Free, Gamer-Centric Features | Weight: 14.8lbs
Once we start peaking over the $200 mark do we finally start seeing monitors that are made purely for gamers. The XG2402 still falls squarely in the budget range, but it is by far the best gaming monitor you can get for under $300.
It offers everything a gamer could want and then some.
You get a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate, coupled with a decent 1080p resolution. It’s a good combination on a 24” screen.
If you require something a little larger, they also have a 27” version which carries the same specifications. Be warned though as a HD resolution can look a little sparse on such a large screen.
When set up correctly, motion blur and ghosting is virtually non-existent. The FreeSync ability is also welcomed and will guarantee one of the smoothest gaming experiences out on the market.
You may thing ViewSonic may have skimped out on connection options, but no, that’s a slam dunk as well. You have a DisplayPort, 2 HDMI inputs and 3 USB connections. At this price; such a selection is unheard of.
Even the TN panel does a good job of color reproduction, with most of the sRGB spectrum being covered to a greater extent than many other TN panel based monitors.
Even the limited viewing angles can be solved by the stands adjustability and VESA mount options.
Where not sure how ViewSonic managed to create such an outstanding monitor at this price, but we are grateful that such an option exists on a market filled with overpriced screens.
If twitchy, competitive gaming or just gaming in general is what you do most on your PC, this monitor makes for an ideal choice. In fact, we’d even say if you need a gaming monitor under $250, get the ViewSonic XG2402. You won’t be disappointed.
4. Acer Predator X27 – The Best Gaming Monitor Money Can Buy
Screen: 27″ AHVA IPS Direct LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 3840×2160 | Brightness: 600 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 120Hz (144Hz overclocked) | Response Time: 4ms | Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° | Connectivity: 1 * HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, 4* USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headphone Out | Static Contrast: 1000:1 | Color support: 10-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +25°, Swivel -20° – +20°, Height Adjustment: 5.11” | Features: Nvidia G-Sync, VESA Compatible, HDR10, Built-In Speakers, OSD Joystick, Screen Flaps, Gamer-Centric Features, Blue Light Filter, Anti-Glare | Weight: 20.50lbs
The X27 is a bit of a landmark in monitor technology. It is one of the first 4K monitors to support a refresh rate greater than 60Hz and display content in HDR.
This tech is inside an IPS panel that uses quantum dots for its back-lighting which delivers unprecedented image quality, all the way up to 144Hz.
But you’ll need some of the most powerful GPU’s (at least a Geforce GTX 1080 Ti) to take full advantage of what this beast has to offer.
Considering the price tag, it’s a no brainer you also get Nvidia’s G-Sync technology and low input lag and response times, to ensure one of the smoothest gaming experiences available.
Not all monitors come with fans, but this baby does to keep everything ticking over. Unfortunately; they can be a bit loud during gaming, but not so much during multimedia use. It’s simply the price we pay for bleeding edge tech and can be easily overlooked if you use your headphones or speakers at a decent enough volume.
So why isn’t the Predator X27 first on this list?
Well even though it is by far the most technically advanced, it also is the most expensive and least supported; leaving its consumer market to the enthusiasts or those with money to burn.
It is indeed a special and gorgeous monitor but doesn’t deserve the number one spot on our list.
5. BenQ Zowie XL2540 25” FHD Gaming Monitor – Best Competitive Gaming Monitor
Screen: 25″ TN W-LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 400 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 240 Hz | Response Time: 1 ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: 2 * HDMI, DisplayPort, 4* USB, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, DVI-DL | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 12000000:1 | Color support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +20°, Swivel -45° – +45°, Pivot 90°, Height Adjustment: 5.51” | Features: FreeSync, VESA Compatible, S Switch, Screen Shields, Headphone Hook, Gamer-Centric Features, Blue Light Filter, Anti-Glare, Flicker-Free | Weight: 16.53 lbs
Where BenQ have separated themselves from the competition is their unrelenting focus on developing nothing more than a gaming monitor.
You see, although other brands like Acer, ASUS and AOC have their own gamer-centric product lines, their monitors can still be considered for more than just gaming – offering a wide range of features suitable for a larger consumer market.
BenQ have disregarded this consumer market and have opted something that will solely appeal to the competitive gamer. And this is a good thing.
Apart from that; you also get OSD controls with a complimentary S-switch USB controller that allows you to save visual presets and quickly load them up.
Really, this monitor is truly made for the gamer…
Even the construction of the monitor has been designed for gamers on the move. No bolts or screws are required, making dismantling and assembling a breeze. You’ll also have the option of using the privacy flaps to help prevent reflections, glare and ambient distractions.
You also get a decent selection of connectivity options including 4 USB input (1 being the USB hub). The headphone hook is also handy and is expected for a monitor at this price range.
When it all comes together; it’s no wonder the XL2540 (and the other Zowie series monitors) is widely used in eSports. From Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Overwatch; many gamers trust in the Zowie lineup to give them that competitive edge.
If you’re a professional or competitive gamer, this monitor is 100% worth getting. But what if you’re just gaming for fun?
If you have the money, we would say it’s worth considering. To just enjoy 240 Hz in all its glory is a sublime experience and a jaw-dropping step up from standard 60Hz monitors. Just be ready to drop a significant sum of cash.
6. Acer Predator XB1 XB241H 24″ FHD Monitor – Best Entry-Level G-Sync Monitor
Screen: 24″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 350 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144Hz (Overclock 180Hz) | Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: DisplayPort, HDMI, 2.5mm Headphone Jack | Static Contrast / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 100000000:1 | Color Support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Pivot 90° , Swivel 30°, Tilt -5° to +35°, height adjustment 5.91″ | Features: VESA Compatible, G-Sync, Inbuilt Speakers, ULMB, Acer EyeProtect, Headphone Hook, Anti-Glare, Gamer-Centric Features | Weight: 13.91 lbs
The Acer Predator series is a complete line of gaming laptops, desktops and monitors all designed to get the most out of your gaming experience.
It comes as no surprise then that one of their monitors makes an appearance on this list. The XB1 XB241H is arguably one of the coolest looking monitors on our list and its design (just look at those red metal legs!) is backed up with decent hardware and the ability to further customise your setup to make sure that you’re 100% happy with it.
Keep in mind you’ll need a compatible Nvidia card to support the technology.
Whilst the Predator series does offer more powerful monitors, we chose this one for the simple reason that it’s a more affordable and practical solution.
The screen uses a TN panel, and whilst this does have inherent gamer-centric advantages, things like color accuracy take a slight hit. Still, if you take the time to make a few screen adjustments you’ll be good to go.
G-Sync capable monitors are significantly more expensive (about $100+) than their FreeSync counterparts, so purchasing this monitor really comes down to a) if your budget can accommodate it and b) if you already have a compatible Nvidia graphics card.
If you can say yes to the above, then the Predator makes for an excellent choice.
7. ASUS VG245H 24″ FHD Gaming Monitor – Best sub $200 Gaming Monitor
Screen: 24″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 250 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 75 Hz | Response Time: 1 ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: 2 * HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm Mini Jack | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 100000000:1 | Color support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability:Pivot -90° to +90° , Swivel -90° to +90°, Tilt -5° to +33°, height adjustment 5.11″ | Features: VESA Compatible, FreeSync, GamePlus, GameVisual, OSD Joystick, Built-In Speakers, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, Non-Glare | Weight: 14.8 lbs
If your budget will stretch to it then this 24-inch HD monitor from Asus is a pretty good pick for a high performance gaming monitor with a rapid 1ms response time, low blue light and a flicker free display.
It’s also a versatile pick thanks to its pivoting stand and its dual HDMI ports, which allow you to plug it into both a gaming rig and a console at the same time.[green]Just like other ASUS monitors, this one comes with built-in ASUS Eye Care technology, including a flicker-free display and a blue light filter. The goal is to reduce the amount of strain that your eyes are put through, and this can actually make a serious difference at higher levels. For example, if you’re competing in tournaments or training every day while trying to minimise recovery times, features like these can help you to spend more time in the saddle than your competition. [/green]
As for the design and its aesthetics, it looks good and works great, allowing users to tilt, swivel and pivot the monitor until it’s exactly how they want it. They can also play around with its GameVisual and GamePlus functions to customise colour performance and allow the user greater control over exactly how the monitor performs.
The monitor even promises “super smooth visuals” and no more “screen tearing and choppy frame rates” thanks to its AMD FreeSync technology which works similar to Nvidia’s G-SYNC tech. You’ll also need a compatible AMD graphics card to make use of it. It’s also a reasonably cheap option if you want a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, a nifty little advantage that can have a huge impact on your gameplay.[red]Of course, there are still occasional complaints out there such as those from people who don’t like monitors like this one which use TN panels. It can also need some additional calibration after you take it out of the box if you want it to look the best it can. It’s also not 4K compliant and so while it will make a pretty good monitor for 1080p gaming, it might be worth spending a little more to futureproof yourself by getting something that can handle 4K. [/red]
Is it the best budget gaming monitor? No.
8. Acer R240HY bidx 24″ Widescreen FHD Monitor – Best 24″ budget gaming monitor
Screen: 23.8″ IPS, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 250 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Overclock 75Hz) | Response Time: 4ms | Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° | Connectivity: DVI, HDMI 1.4, VGA, Audio Jack | Static Contrast: 1000:1 / 100000000:1 | Color Support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +35° | Features: Flicker-Less Technology, Low Blue Light Filter, Anti-Glare | Weight: 6.39 lbs
At a price a little bit over $100, this is one of the best budget priced gaming monitor you can buy.
The IPS panel does a great job at colour reproduction as expected; and an overclock ability to a refresh rate of 75Hz is a great feature for those wanting to squeeze out every frame.
Of course at this price; you have to expect some drawbacks.
Is it a deal breaker though? Well; it seems to vary from user to user. Some report an unacceptable level of glow whilst others don’t notice it. We can say that your best bet is to test the monitor yourself and return it if it’s not up to your standard.
Some users have also expressed concerns about the flimsy buttons and the clunky menu system, but if you’re not planning to touch them too much then we can’t see it being a notable issue for most users.
One last issue is a lack of screen manoeuvrability. You can only tilt the monitor and VESA compatibility is nowhere to be found.
You’re probably thinking why we’ve included this screen considering all these negatives. The truth is; this is the price you pay for a screen at this size and at this price range. Indeed; you’ll be hard pressed to find a better budget 24″ monitor.
This monitor is perfect for those people who know exactly what they are after. The only real world negative we can see is perhaps the excess IPS glow – everything else is easily manageable. If you’re happy with that, then a fantastically affordable monitor awaits you.
9. ASUS 27″ VG278Q Gaming Monitor – Best entry 144Hz monitor
Screen: 27″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: 400 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144Hz| Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D, Earphone Out, 3.5mm Mini-Jack | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 100000000:1 | Color Support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Pivot -90° to +90° , Swivel -90° to +90°, Tilt -5° to +33°, height adjustment 5.11″ | Features: VESA Compatible, FreeSync, GameVisual, GamePlus, Built-In Stereo Speakers, ELMB, OSD Joystick, Flicker Free, Non-Glare, Low Blue Light | Weight: 12.3lbs
Users have described the difference between going from a 60Hz to a 144Hz monitor as ‘insane’ and ‘amazing’. Indeed, if you’ve never tried one before you’re in for a treat.
We’ll explain why.
Firstly, being an ASUS brand, you get all their inbuilt software features likes ASUS Eye Care Technology, ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) as well as GameVisual and GamePlus.
While we can say the last two mentions are gimmicky, we can all be thankful for the first two which can considerably improve your gaming experience.
In terms of hardware; tests have shown a blazing fast response time and input lag which we would expect of a 144Hz TN panel. Better still, you can use AMD’s FreeSync to smooth anything that’s still a bit bumpy. Keep in mind though that you’ll have to use a compatible AMD GPU.
As for the stand, it allow for great manoeuvrability, with the ability to tilt, pivot, swivel and adjust the screen height to your hearts content. Even wall mounting is an option with a VESA mount.
If you feel that 27″ is too big, or that 1080p is not enough resolution for that much monitor, go for the near identical VG248QE 24″ version. It’s a little cheaper and the image quality will look slightly more crisper, although we’d venture the difference would only be noticed by the most detail-oriented of users.
As for as TN panels go, the image quality is fairly decent but your definitely going to want to do some screen calibration as some users have complained of initially washed out colors.
However; once you get things going, this monitor is a gamers dream. We are confident enough to say that if your a serious gamer on a budget, you no longer need to look further down this list. Everything you could ever want is right here.
10. LG 34″ 34UC79G-B UltraWide Monitor – Good for lovers of big curved screens
Screen: 34″ AH-IPS, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 21:9 | Resolution: 2560 x 1080 | Brightness: 250 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 5ms | Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° | Connectivity: 2* HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 2 * USB 3.0 | Static Contrast: 1000:1 | Color Support: 8-bit| Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +20°, Height Adjustment 4.72″ | Core Features: Picture Mode, Game Mode, 1ms Motion Blur Reduction, FreeSync, Split Screen 2.0, Advanced Gaming Features, Flicker Safe, VESA Compatible, OSD Joystick, Anti-Glare | Weight: 18.7 lbs
If you’re looking for something a little bigger than the LG 29UM68-P, than this behemoth of a monitor could do the trick.
The resolution stays the same at 2560×1080, but you get an extra 5 inches of screen space, making multi-tasking that much easier. And yes; this being an LG monitor you get their useful SplitScreen 2.0 and On Screen Controls software.
Combine this with VESA compatibility, and you have a screen that can work as your one stop multimedia solution.
Good things don’t come cheap though.
You may erk at the retail price of around $500, but it’s still significantly more affordable than other rivals. Clearly, LG have focused on a gamers practical needs, rather than stuffing in all the bells and whistles.
It’s a curved monitor, and curved monitors aren’t for everyone, but if you’ve tried one before and you enjoyed the experience then you might just have found your new gaming screen.
We actually love the fact that LG opted to skip on the built-in speakers. Would any semi-serious gamer use them over their own speaker system or headset? We doubt it.
As for the resolution, well it still looks gorgeous on the IPS display and doesn’t demand the most powerful of hardware to reach 144 fps on the latest games.
All in all, there are better monitors out there on the market, but there aren’t many of them that are this good and at this price point.
To put it simply; if you’re happy with the resolution and curved screen, then you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to at least consider this gaming monitor.
11. AOC G2770PQU 27″ FHD Gaming Monitor – The essential budget gaming solution
Screen: 27″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 1920×1080 | Brightness: : 300 cd/m2 | Refresh rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: HDMI 1.4, VGA, DVI-D (Dual Link), DisplayPort 1.2, 2 * USB 2.0, 2 * USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Input, 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 80000000:1 | Color support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Pivot -90° to +90°, Swivel -165° to 165°, Tilt -5° to 25°, height adjustment 5″ | Features: Built-In Speakers, VESA Compatible, Anti-Glare, Flicker-Free | Weight: 17.64lbs
Whilst AOC doesn’t enjoy the same popularity in the US as household brands like ASUS or Acer, they have nevertheless made a name for themselves in the Asia-Pacific region.
Why? Because they offer monitors at a competitive price.
We won’t blame you for thinking budget monitors equals crap monitors, but AOC have done a good job of keeping the costs low by implementing what is essential rather then what is wanted.
The result of these specs is ultra smooth game-play even without any inbuilt motion blur reduction.
This is further consolidated due to the 1080p native resolution which doesn’t demand the most powerful hardware. If you have a somewhat recent PC of the last 3 years, you should be able to push 144 frames a second on most of the latest games.
When it comes to the other features that matter to gamers – connectivity and manoeuvrability. AOC didn’t skip out. Apart from the standard video inputs, you also get several USB options as well as the ability to swivel, pivot, tilt and height adjust the monitor. Did we say it’s also VESA compatible?
If you want something big and budget-friendly then the G2770PQU is a fantastic choice. Considering the price, it comes with all you could need and is suitably engineered to suit those gamers who already have a budget friendly PC setup.
Oh, and one more thing. Don’t use the inbuilt speakers. They are terrible. In fact, if you’re a gamer, you shouldn’t be using inbuilt speakers no matter the monitor.
12. ASUS MG28UQ 28″ 4K Gaming Monitor – Good for an all-rounder 4K monitor
Screen: 28″ TN, W-LED LCD | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 3840 x 2160| Brightness: 330 cd/m2 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Viewing Angle: 170° / 160° | Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2 * USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini Jack | Static / Dynamic Contrast:1000:1 / 100000000:1 | Color support: 10-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Pivot 0 to +90° , Swivel -60° to +60°, Tilt -5° to +20°, height adjustment 5.9″ | Features: FreeSync, VESA Compatible, FreeSync, OSD Josysitck, GameVisual, GamePlus, Gamer-Centric Features, Built-In Stereo Speakers, Flicker Free, Non-Glare, Low Blue Light | Weight: 17.64lbs
The ASUS MG28UQ features a competitive design with powerful hardware at a reasonable price, although you’ll want to make sure that your graphics card is strong enough to power the action on the monitor.
That’s because it’s designed to serve up seamless performance in full 4K quality with a 1ms response time. It’s a little bit like the 24-inch Asus except that it’s bigger and better with higher resolutions and access to all of the usual software goodies like AMD FreeSync, Asus GamePlus and GameVisual. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a powerful monitor that’s specifically designed to give great performance in a variety of situations.[red] The only way that the MG28UQ struggles to compete with the last Asus monitor is that it has a regular 60Hz refresh rate instead of the more impressive 144Hz. Some users have also reported backlight bleeds and IPS glow, levelling complaints about quality control towards the manufacturer, but it seems as though most of the issues have now been ironed out. The built-in speakers aren’t great either, but then you’re usually better off hooking your rig up to a decent external sound setup. Just bear that in mind if your budget is tight. [/red] [green]Still, you can’t put a price on convenience, and the MG28UQ does what it can to make your life easier by including a couple of USB 3.0 ports in the monitor. That means you can keep things tidy by plugging input devices directly into the monitor or by using the ports to charge your mobile devices. The GamePlus technology is pretty convenient, too. With the simple click of the hotkey, you can customise crosshairs, set up timers and even access an FPS counter. [/green]
Remember as well that while this monitor does have three different HDMI inputs, only one of them is an HDMI 2.0, which is the standard required for a 4K display. But as long as you bear these minor limitations in mind, there’s a lot to love about the Asus MG28UQ. One Amazon reviewer said he almost cried when he first hooked it up – and that he went back in to replay a few games just to see what they looked like on the new monitor.
-pixel density is high…Should mention pixel density in buyer’s guide.
13. HP Pavilion 22cwa 21.5-Inch Monitor – Best Gaming Monitor Under $100 (rank higher and explain why – budget per performance)
The HP Pavilion monitor isn’t necessarily the best gaming monitor on the market, but it is one of the best all-rounders for its price and it comes with a number of useful design quirks.
For example, it offers a 178° wide-viewing angle thanks to the anti-glare IPS panel, so if you’re planning on inviting a bunch of friends round then this one can stop them from fighting over who gets the best seat. If you’re not familiar with the term IPS, we’ve done a little write up (LINK) further down to help you out.
A lot of people pick up the HP Pavilion monitor as a second screen for a gaming setup or to enhance productivity by increasing your screen real estate. It’s also popular amongst people who use gaming laptops and occasionally need to plug into a monitor.
Keep in mind that the display has a slightly slower response time (7ms) than some other monitors. We can only imagine the most twitchiest of gamers would have a problem with this.
The design is aesthetically pleasing with a small bezel that makes the screen appear larger then it actually is. The stand and casing is made out of a strong plastic that is sturdy, so you won’t have any issues with the monitor accidentally losing balance unless you really try to to tip it over. The open stand is also a smart addition and will allow you to trail any cables through it to keep it tidy.
Considering the excellent price, we can’t be too nitpicky with this monitor, but there have been a few common complaints, and they are mainly to do with the screen.
In terms of accessibility, the monitor comes with a VGA cable for the VGA input, but if you wish to hook it up to an Apple Mac device, you’ll need to buy the thunderbolt adaptor. Similarly, you’ll need to grab a HDMI cable if you want to use this feature. This is pretty standard stuff and we’d be surprised if HP provided anything more than the basic cables.
Overall, this is a solid gaming monitor and likely one of the best, if not the best you can get within a $100 price range.
Sure, the response time and 60Hz refresh rate might not be up to the strict standards of most hardcore of gamers, but we’d doubt the average PC gamer shouldn’t have too many qualms with this offering from HP. At this price, the IPS technology is a steal and the quality of the display is top notch. If you’re looking for a budget priced gaming monitor, you can’t do wrong with the HP Pavillion 22cwa.
14. LG 29UM68-P 29″ UltraWide Monitor – Excellent entry point for ultra-widescreen gaming – DONE
Screen: 29″ IPS, W-LED | Aspect ratio: 21:9 | Resolution: 2560×1080 | Brightness: 250 cd/m² | Refresh Rate: 75Hz | Response Time: 5ms | Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° | Connectivity: 2 * HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 | Static / Dynamic Contrast: 1000:1 / 5000000:1 | Color support: 8-bit | Stand Manoeuvrability: Tilt -5° to +20° | Features: FreeSync, VESA compatible | Weight: 11.9 lbs
LG is one of the biggest manufacturers of screens in the world, and so it’s no surprise that they offer a massive line-up of exceptional gaming monitors for the PC gamers out there.
In comes the LG 29UM68-P.
First thing you’ll notice is it’s UltraWide, meaning you’ll enjoy 2560 horizontal pixels across the screen and a narrower 1080 pixels vertically.
It results in an impressive and productive 21:9 aspect ratio. And of course, that’s the core benefit of such a wide screen.
Using LG’s Screen Split 2.0 software, you can easily divide the screen into several windows which means multi-tasking is a breeze. It’s perfect for running a game and catching up on your emails if your so inclined. It’s even better for cleaning up your desk space by using one one monitor instead of 2 smaller screens.
LG has kept the build in line with some of its more expensive models, with a matte finish, three side ‘bezel-less’ screen and an ArcLine design that keeps the monitor stable and sturdy by increasing the contact surface area.
The is a gaming monitor after all, and so comes with LG’s inbuilt software targeted at gamers. There are three different gaming modes to choose from that supposedly optimize your viewing experience.
At a more advanced level, you can customise the monitor’s settings using the Black Stabilizer for night/dark scenes and calibrate the screen settings using the On-Screen Control software. Gone are the days where tinkering with the OSD buttons was the only option!
All things considered, this is one of the most affordable models if you want to dip your feet in the UltraWide IPS monitor market.
If you are a casual to moderate gamer (ergo offline gaming or casual online gaming) and also use your monitor for movies, multimedia and work – this is a great choice. If you’re more inclined to use your PC for just hardcore competitive gaming, your better looking down this list.
15. LG 27UD58-B 27″ UHD Monitor – Best Budget 4k Monitor – DONE.
This is arguably one of the best value 4K UHD monitors on the market, allowing users to tap into resolutions as large as 3840 x 2160. That’s up to 8.3 million pixels on a single screen – and four times as many pixels as full HD.
Whilst we wouldn’t exclusively bill the 27UD58-B as a ‘gaming monitor’, it is still a great pick for those gamers wanting to dip their toes into the 4K gaming market without spending too much.
You’re really paying for what you get here.
A 60Hz refresh rate may seem low but it works well within the framework of 4K. If you’re considering purchasing this screen, you’re definitely not going to have a rig capable of pushing the latest games above this refresh rate.
Another benefit is you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous multimedia experience since this LG model comes with an IPS panel.
It even comes with a game mode with two first-person shooter modes and an RTS pre-set mode so that you can customise the action to suit whatever you happen to be playing.
It’s pretty clear LG intended this screen to be used as much as a console screen as a PC one – especially when they included two HDMI ports but opted out of USB inputs. And we must say, they have struck a perfect balance that is both affordable and highly functional.
Other reviewers have deemed this model as the best budget 4K monitor, and after doing our own research, we also agree with them. The 27UD58-B is an essential pick for 4K gaming when money is an object.
Best Gaming Monitor Buyer’s Guide
Well now, that was a long list with a lot of information.
As with anything that’s technical, it’s always a tough ask you – the reader – to understand everything we’ve been talking about. After all, there are very few people who are experts at understanding the intricacies of a gaming monitor, let alone technical product in general.
This is where our buyer’s guide comes in. We want to help you make sense of it all and provide you with a clear guide on choosing the right gaming monitor.
Do you really need to read this guide?
No, not really, but it will help!
For most people, the monitors we’ve included are all fantastic and a basic knowledge of connectivity options and resolution is all you need to pick what is right for you.
For those more eager to narrow down what they really want or want to scratch their curiosity, the guide is a good place to start.
Firstly, let’s explain those technical specifications…
The Factors Explained
Here are the factors you need to consider when purchasing your next gaming monitor.
Resolution and Screen Size
The terms we are all familiar with is resolution and screen size.
Let’s start with resolution. The display resolution is the number of pixels that can be displayed. The most common resolutions today are:
The screen will be a total of 1920 pixels across and 1080 pixels vertically. There is also WFHD which is the widescreen version of FHD and uses an aspect ratio of 21:9.
This is a step up from HD and features 2,560 x 1,440. Some people confuse 2K to be the same as QHD. They are similar but 2K is actually 2,048 x 1,080.
WQHD is also another term used which refers to Wide QHD. The aspect ratio is a wider 21:9 as opposed to 16:9. With the resolution being 3440 x 1440.
Lastly, we have UHD which is 3840 x 2160, and is four times higher than HD! Again, people often confuse 4K to be the same as UHD. 4K is technically 4,096 x 2,160.
Other resolutions include 720p (1280 x 720) and 8K (7,680 x 4,320) but the former is not as commonly used nowadays, and the latter is fairly recent with current computer hardware unable to adequately support it.
A higher resolution means more pixels in one area.
Practically, this means you can enjoy greater image detail and clarity.
What is FPS?
The general rule of thumb is at least 30 fps (frames per second) for a casual gamer and at least 60 fps (ideally 120 fps +) for competitive gamers where a smoother performance is needed.
The reality of this is that most gaming monitors are HD or QHD in resolution, with current hardware unable to adequately support 4K gaming.
A good resource is Notebookcheck’s Laptop Video Graphics Cards – Benchmark List which also includes desktop graphics. You’ll get a rough idea of what FPS you can pump out with your GPU. Keep in mind the CPU and RAM as well as other specifications also influence the frame rate.
Now, screen size, which is measured diagonally across the screen, works together with the resolution. After all, a HD resolution on a massive 27″ screen won’t look that good as the pixels will effectively be displayed over a larger area.
In general, HD is more suitable for screens around 21″ – 24″, whereas 24″ and up is better reserved for UHD and QHD resolutions.
In terms of the size of the screen you should be getting, well that depends on you’re home setup and what you are comfortable with.
There is no best size for gaming, but the sweet spot can be considered between 24″ and 27″.
With this size you can sit at a comfortable distance without feeling overwhelmed, and you’ll be able to enjoy HD to QHD resolutions.
Response time and Input Lag
Contrary to popular belief, response time and input lag are actually two different things:
Response time is the length of time it takes a pixel to switch from black to white or switch between different shades of grey.
A better and more accurate definition that many experts use is “the time it takes a single pixel to change from black to white and then back to black.”
Ghosting or motion blur are symptoms of higher response times where the change in pixel colors can’t keep up with the change in the image.
Input Lag is the time between a command issued by a controller device (say a keyboard) and the result on the screen.
A high input lag can cause game-play issues where the slight delay makes the difference between losing and winning. Combine this with the lag inherent with online gaming, and you can see why this can easily be an issue.
Their is no universal test to determine response times and input lag. Manufacturers will often advertise these metrics favourably using their own testing methods. The best we can do is look at independent reviews to determine the average values.
For example, many response times are advertised as 1ms (under ideal conditions), but upon independent testing – where a real world gaming environment is used – many near 10ms or more.
The refresh rate is an indicator of how often the monitor refreshes the image that’s displayed. It’s measured in Hertz and determines how many frames per second the monitor can use. Typical refresh rates include 60Hz to 144Hz.
Remember how we mentioned frames per second earlier? Well, if you GPU is pumping out more frames (say 120 fps) than the monitor can handle (like 60Hz), you’ll be limited to the refresh rate of the monitor.
The link between refresh rate, input lag and response time…
Although these terms are all distinct in what they actually mean, they do come together when determining your gaming experience.
Say you have a high refresh rate of 144Hz and you’re response time is a crispy 1ms. Well, if you have a high input lag you will be disadvantaged when it comes to gaming. You’ll still experience some delay.
So when we put it all together, you want a gaming monitor with at least 60Hz refresh rate for gaming (ideally 120Hz for competitive gaming), low input lag (<15ms) and low response time (<5ms).
Rest assured that the monitors we’ve included meet or exceed these values and wouldn’t represent an issue for almost all users.
The confusion of LEDs and LCDs
Some people believe that LED’s (light-emitting diodes) and LCD’s (liquid crystal displays) are two types of screen display technologies.
In fact, an LED is actually part of an LCD screen.
An LCD, as the name implies, involves a layer of liquid crystals held between two pieces of polarized glass.
A back-light (the LED) applies even light to the crystals, and when stimulated by an electric current, different combinations of red, blue and green are reflected.
Effectively, millions of colours can be produced. Hence; you’ll commonly find the term “LED-backlit LCD” when manufacturers describe the screen technology.
Now that we’ve established that distinction, let’s get into the main types of LCD panel technology and what they mean for your gaming experience.
LCD Panel Technology
There are three main types of LCD panel technologies – VA (vertical alignment), TN (twisted nematic) and IPS (in-plane switching). OLED (Organic LED) is another one, but for this section we will be focusing on the 3 you’ll likely come across when purchasing a monitor.
Each of type of panel comes with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages:
The IPS panel is the most expensive type of panel and is the best when it comes to colour accuracy. The viewing angle are also the widest.
Unfortunately; IPS panels suffer from lower response times (typically a minimum 4ms) and also a generally lower refresh rate of 60Hz.
Best for: Casual or single player gaming, multimedia usage and image editing. It’s more of an all rounder pick if your needs are more varied then just purely gaming. Be prepared to pay more though.
TN panels are the cheapest type of panel and also offer a couple of distinct advantages over their rivals. Namely, they support lower response times (typically 1ms) and lower input lag. They also support higher refresh rates at a lower cost. You’ll find many TN panels being able to chug along at 144Hz.
The drawbacks with this type of panel is poorer image quality production and narrower viewing angles.
Despite this, TN panel technology has come in leaps and bounds and you’d be able to purchase a TN panel that showcases a high degree of image clarity.
Best for: Competitive gaming and gaming in general. This is especially true if visuals aren’t your primary concern. It’s also a good idea to play around with the screen settings to get the best image quality.
VA panels sort of seek a middle ground between TN and IPS panels.
They have excellent colour reproduction and decent viewing angles but suffer lower response times then TN or IPS.
They also provide the best contrast, with a 3000:1 static contrast compared to 1000:1 that is typical of an IPS panel.
Best for: Multimedia use, since a VA panel can show deeper blacks which is handy for movies.
A look into colour space…
Since the panel technologies discussed have different abilities of colour reproduction, they all have different ratings when it comes to the percentage of different colors they can show when it comes color space.
The two most common colour spaces (or color gamuts) in computing are the sRGB and Adobe RGB color space. These fall inside the CIE XYZ colour space which defines the number of colors our eyes can see.
sRGB covers about 30% of the CIE XYZ color space whilst Adobe RGB covers about 50%. It includes cyan, magenta, yellow and black color combinations that are available on printers making it more useful for image editing, photography and printing.
A higher value for both numbers is better, right? Well, yes and no.
If you’re not a professional image editor, the sRGB color space is all you should worry about. It came before Adobe RGB and is also more widely supported. In other words; you’d rather have a higher sRGB value then a Adobe RGB – which is almost always the case since the sRGB falls inside the Adobe RGB space.
IPS and VA panels excel at representing the most color space, with TN panels falling a little bit behind (though still adequate!).
What about bit depth?
When referring to LCD’s, bit depth is the number of bits for each pixel that represent each primary color – red, blue and green. So 8-bit color means their are 8 bits to represent red, blue and green. This results in 256 shades for each colour, with a combined total of 16,777,216 colors.
The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors, meaning most monitors extend well beyond this range.
Putting it all together…
|Panel||Colour||Contrast||Refresh Rate||Input Lag||Response Time||Viewing Angles||Price|
|VA||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||OK||Good||Average to Expensive|
A gaming monitor usually has several connection options when it comes to the transmission of audio and video:
- DVI. The Digital Visual Interface is an old school connection that is slowly becoming less common. It comes in 3 variants, with DVI-I being the most common today since it supports analogue and digital transmissions. DVI typically doesn’t support audio so you’ll need an adaptor. They continue to be less common today, with their key advantage being able to implement a dual link variety that can support audio and video at 144Hz, 1080p resolution.
- VGA. Similar to DVI, VGA (Video Graphics Array) is a pretty old connection technology, with many new graphics cards no longer supporting the connection. Handy for when dealing with legacy systems.
- DisplayPort. This is the holy grail for connecting your monitor to your PC tower. There are different version of the DisplayPort with the 1.4 version being able to support 4K at 120Hz.
- HDMI. High Definition Media Interface on a graphics card is good for connecting your PC to the TV, a HDMI connection on a monitor is a good solution for connecting a gaming system or other hardware. HDMI 2.1 is the latest iteration and can support a whopping 8K resolution at 120Hz, though you’ll need a beefy TV and monitor setup to utilise it.
And a fifth?
USB-C is the new player to the big four group having come into being in 2014. It’s more and more common in the latest laptops, phones and tablets, and many monitor manufactures are now adopting it. Most notably, Apple has adopted it use with a
It can transfer video, audio, data, and power…meaning you can use your monitor from your laptop or PC with the one cable. With the use of adaptors, it’s also offering a replacement for all the other cables we’ve mentioned thus far.
Currently, it’s not as widely supported in monitors as the HDMI or DisplayPort connections, but only time will tell if it truly becomes the new standard.
- For connecting your graphics card to your monitor, go with the DisplayPort. It has superior bandwidth to the other connections and pretty much every graphics card supports it. Both Nvidia G-sync and AMD’s FreeSync are also compatible. Attaching multiple displays is easily possible with daisy-chaining – that is, connecting several devices using a single connection between every 2 devices.
- If you want to use your monitor as a screen for other hardware, such as your XBOX 1 or PS4, the HDMI input will come in handy.
But wait…there’s more!
Modern gaming monitors also come with additional input options to provide greater versatility and functionality. Many of these are already standard with a typical motherboard, but it never hurts to have more….if your willing to pay for it:
- USB – Apart from the USB connections on your motherboard, extra USB ports can come in handy to connect peripherals like keyboards and mouse’s closer to the monitor. There are two types. USB port UP Type A connects the monitor to the motherboard and essentially makes the monitor become a USB hub. Now; you can connect peripherals to the USB IN Type B which is essentially connected to the PC’s monitor through the Type A connection. USB speed standards have increased as the years have gone by, with USB 3.* being the fastest.
- Headphone and Microphone Jacks – This is convenient to connect your headphones, headset, speakers and microphones to the monitor instead of the motherboard.
Additional Gaming Monitor Features
Gaming monitors, especially the high-end types, come with a plethora of additional features that add to a users experience. Some are gimmicky while others are extremely helpful. We’ve mentioned many of these in our roundup but we’ll include them here again for your reference.
Over to you
Now that we’ve shared our picks for the best gaming monitors in 2018, we want to hear from you. What monitor do you use and would you recommend it to other people? Which of the picks on our list is your favourite? And what do you look for when you’re shopping for gaming monitors? Let us know what you think with a comment!
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And of course, if you get the chance to test these monitors out before you buy one, be sure to do so. After all, the best way to find out if you’re happy with the display quality is to take a look. You can look at comparisons online, but nothing beats actually seeing the difference with your own eyes.
Before you’re ready to start checking out different gaming monitors, you need to know what’s out there on the market. That’s where this list comes in. To help you to pick the monitor that’s right for you, we’ve listed the 15 best gaming monitors on the market, so read on to see which monitors we recommend and stick around to the end for our buyer’s guide with some more advice to help you to get the most bang for your buck.
You don’t need to be a tech geek to pick yourself the perfect gaming monitor, although it helps. But as long as you ask yourself the right questions and choose a gaming monitor based upon your own specific needs, you’ll be off to a good start.