Best Gaming Monitors

Best Gaming Monitors – The best gaming monitor is an investment in the future of your whole gaming setup. A great screen will last years, too, likely spanning across multiple gaming PCs, so like a new graphics card, it’s worth spending as much as you can afford—you will reap the rewards.  It’s important to remember that the type of hardware inside your rig will help guide you towards which gaming monitor is right for you.

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1.HP VH240a

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The VH240a employs a 23.8-inch (measured diagonally) in-plane switching (IPS) screen, with full HD/1080p resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels) and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The panel has a respectable pixel density of 92 pixels per inch (ppi), which is more than enough for typical home or office use, though photo or video enthusiasts will likely want a screen with a higher pixel density.

As is typical of IPS displays, the VH240a has very wide viewing angles, rated at 178 degrees for both vertical and horizontal. I saw a minimum of color distortion or posterization, even when I viewed the screen from the most extreme off-center angles.

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2.LG Electronics UltraGear 27GN750-B

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The LG 27GN750-B is a good monitor for most uses, and it performs best as a gaming monitor. Gamers should appreciate the high refresh rate, outstanding motion handling, extremely low input lag, and FreeSync VRR support. It has wide viewing angles, which makes sharing your screen with coworkers or friends easier, and it performs well in bright environments because of its very good reflection handling.

Unfortunately, HDR content on this monitor isn’t much different than SDR content since it can’t display a wide color gamut or get bright enough to bring out highlights.

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3.SAMSUNG Odyssey G3

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The Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T is a good entry-level gaming monitor. It’s the only flat monitor from Samsung’s Odyssey lineup, and while it has similar features to the higher-end models, it performs quite differently. It has a 1080p resolution that may be good enough for most gamers, but that means it’s not very versatile for other uses as text looks a bit blurry.

It has a 144Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support for gaming. Sadly, it has a slow response time that makes motion look blurry, and there’s noticeable smearing, which can be distracting. It has a VA panel with a high native contrast ratio to display deep blacks, but that means it has narrow viewing angles as the image looks darker when viewing from the side.

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4.ASUS 24″ 1080P

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It’s no secret that fast frame rates not only give you smoother game play but they can also give you an edge over those unfortunate souls who have to deal with lag and choppy motion. You can spend thousands on a tricked out gaming rig but if your monitor can’t display the action smoothly you’re not getting the most out of your hardware investment. With the Asus VG248QE, you don’t have to worry about ghosting, lag, or choppy action.

This 24-inch gaming monitor offers a 1-millisecond (gray-to-gray) pixel response and a 144Hz refresh rate, and it is 3D capable. Its color accuracy is good (not great) and its stand lets you position the panel in any direction for optimal (and comfortable) viewing. Off angle viewing is less than stellar though, and a few more I/O ports would be nice.

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5.Acer SB220Q bi

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Measuring 15.1 by 19.6 by 8.3 inches (HWD), and weighing 5.5 pounds, the SB220Q is both lightweight and very compact. Its dimensions don’t tell the whole story, as the figure for the depth or thickness of the monitor includes its base.

And while the bottom third of the cabinet is more than an inch thick, the top two thirds of the screen is just under a quarter of an inch thick, making it one of the thinnest monitors we have reviewed. Its narrow bezels on the top and side help keep the monitor’s dimensions small for its screen size.

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Best Gaming Monitors – With GPUs like the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti and AMD’s RX 6000-series pumping out great frames at any resolution, you needn’t scrape by when gaming at 4K. These cards can take it. But if you want to save a buck and a bunch of time searching for stock, we still consider 1440p at 144Hz a reasonable target for a gaming monitor; these offer great performance at a reasonable price. We’re also now seeing awesome 4K 144Hz monitors hitting the market, perfect if you really want to make your graphics card work. Taking advantage of such features like G-Sync and FreeSync can help smooth out your gaming experience to prevent screen tearing.

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