Best 4k Gaming Monitors

Best 4k Gaming Monitors – A big screen 4K gaming monitor will reveal countless levels of detail that were previously hidden from you. In fact, pretty much anything above the 27-inch mark will make a big difference.

Spending that little more on one of the best 4K gaming monitors is certainly worth it, especially when you consider it might need to see you through a decade of action-packed, next-gen gaming. The best 4K gaming monitor will be able to produce breathtaking quality for all those years, spanning many iterations of your Theseus’ ship of a PC.

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1.BenQ EL2870U

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BenQ has been on a bit of a roll in 2019. It might not get the limelight like Asus, Acer and others but it is quietly going about the business of producing decent monitors that won’t break the bank. The BenQ EL2870U is a 28-inch 4K HDR monitor with an attractive price point , and upon general appraisal is a good looking bit of kit for that cost. But is it worth the money—worth a place on our best gaming monitors list, perhaps—or is there a lack of premium features underneath that low price?

The stand is a chunky but sturdy one and the only part which requires any construction:

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2.ASUS VP28UQG

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The Asus VP28UGQ is so easy to put together that you won’t even need a tool belt, nevermind a tool box. You simply insert the panel into the thick stem sticking out of the circular base, paying attention to alignment. A screw with a handle makes it easy to tighten by hand. I used a screwdriver to make sure things were as tight as possible.

Sick of screens eating away at bezels? Well, with the Asus VP28UGQ you won’t be. Many (often pricier) monitors are moving toward slimmer bezels. But the VP28UGQ’s black, matte plastic border is a proud 0.75 inch (19.05mm) thick.

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3.LG 27UK650-W

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The LG 27UK650-W is a good monitor and will please you in most usages. It has wide viewing angles and the large screen gives you more space to work on. Also, the high resolution allows you to see small details. The monitor has HDR support but it fails to display a wide color gamut.

Although the monitor supports HDR, it doesn’t add much as it can’t display a wide color gamut. It’s more suitable for average-lit environments where it can handle glare well, and in dark rooms, blacks appear gray.

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4.ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q

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However, if you’re a gamer with a more discerning taste in image quality, the Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q does come with some drawbacks. Our review unit did have a dead pixel on it right out of the box. Is this a sign of quality control or just bad luck?

Who knows, but it’s not something you want to see on a brand new display. The monitor also has a stripped-down port selection (only two HDMIs, one DisplayPort, and 3.5mm audio jack), and it isn’t the fastest out there with a refresh rate of 60Hz and an even slower response time of 5ms.

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5.Dell 24 Inch PC

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The Dell P2421 is a 24-inch monitor with a 1920×1200-pixel resolution, rather than the typical 1920×1080. These extra 120 vertical pixels mean a little less scrolling in large documents or spreadsheets, and more room for your apps and games without taking up more space on a desk.

The P2421 comes with a higher price than our 1080p picks, but it has good color and contrast, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and a USB hub with four USB Type-A ports for connecting keyboards, mice, and other accessories.

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WRAP UP

Best 4k Gaming Monitors – In most cases, you’re going to want a VA or IPS gaming monitor, with a refresh rate above the 60Hz baseline, and some form of frame-syncing capability—either G-Sync or FreeSync. You also have to decide whether to size-up with one of the best gaming TVs instead, for deeper immersion. If you have the space, that is.

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