Best Dual Monitors Setup for Gaming

Best Dual Monitors Setup for Gaming – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for a dual setup that are currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price, and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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1.Dell U2721DE UltraSharp

Pros & Cons

The base has a small, roughly rectangular footprint but is very sturdy and stable. The shaft that supports the cabinet has a hole just above the base through which you can route cables. As with other docking-station monitors we’ve reviewed, the Dell’s stand supports a full range of ergonomic features.

You can adjust the height by up to 5.9 inches (raising the top edge to 20.1 inches); swivel the display 45 degrees in either direction; tilt the screen 5 degrees toward you or 21 degrees away; and pivot from landscape to portrait mode and back in either direction. Should you want to mount the monitor on a wall or a movable arm, a square of four holes placed 100mm apart accommodates a VESA mounting bracket.

2.ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM

Pros & Cons

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is an excellent gaming monitor. The 280Hz refresh rate delivers exceptional motion handling, with extremely fast response time, low input lag, and an optional black frame insertion feature. Unlike most monitors on the market, the black frame insertion feature can even be used simultaneously with the variable refresh rate feature.

Like most of ASUS’ TUF lineup, it also has outstanding ergonomics, a simple design, and great build quality. It’s a great monitor for most uses, but the low-resolution screen might disappoint some users, as it’s not as good for office use or for multitasking, but overall, this is a great monitor for any usage. Unfortunately, it’s not a good choice for console gamers, as it has an extremely high input lag at 60Hz.

3.Alienware NEW AW2720HF

Pros & Cons

The Dell AW2720HF is based on AU Optronics’ AHVA (IPS) panel with true 8-bit color depth (16.7 million colors), 178° wide viewing angles, a 350-nit peak brightness, and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio.

It has the standard 99% sRGB color gamut, which is currently the most widespread color space for video games and web content.

As expected from an IPS panel, the colors on the Dell AW2720HF are precise, consistent, and vivid, making the image quality of competing TN models appear washed out in comparison.


Pros & Cons

But wait, let us tell you something, a 250-nit peak brightness may seem low on paper, but under normal viewing conditions, the screen will be more than bright enough. In fact, you will most likely want to lower the brightness from the maximum setting.

Naturally, VA panel monitors at this price range have a higher contrast ratio (~3,000:1), so blacks won’t be as deep on the ASUS VP249QGR, but the IPS technology has other benefits including more vibrant color reproduction, wider viewing angles and usually faster pixel response time.


Pros & Cons

The Gigabyte M27Q is an excellent 1440p gaming monitor suitable for a wide variety of uses. It has a large 27 inch screen that provides an immersive gaming experience and plenty of screen real estate for work. It has an incredibly low input lag, exceptional response time, and a high refresh rate to deliver smooth and responsive gameplay.

Its IPS panel has wide viewing angles that make it easier to share content or play co-op games; however, it comes at the cost of a lower contrast ratio, which makes blacks appear gray in dark environments. Unfortunately, it lacks swivel adjustment and can’t rotate to portrait mode, and even though it supports HDR, it doesn’t get quite bright enough to deliver a true HDR experience.

On the upside, it has tons of additional features, including a Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture mode, a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, and a KVM feature that lets you control two devices with your mouse and keyboard.


Best Dual Monitors Setup for Gaming – The best dual monitor setups provide a great deal of freedom, make it much easier to multitask, and provide a more immersive gaming experience. When shopping for monitors for a dual setup, the selection criteria are a bit different. Most people look for thinner bezels, so there’s less space between the displays. Dual monitor setups can either be VESA mounted or simply displayed side-by-side on the same desk, in which case great ergonomics are a must.