Best Monitors for Gaming and Photo Editing

Best Monitors for Gaming and Photo Editing – Monitors are our windows to the digital world. Given that humans are primarily visual creatures, it is essential that these monitors can relay crisp, high-definition images with a vibrant color palette.

This article will look at the best monitors for photo editing and gaming.

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1.HP U28 4K HDR Monitor

Pros & Cons

The monitor’s 28-inch in-plane switching (IPS) panel offers 4K or UHD (3,840-by-2,160-pixel) resolution at a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This resolution and screen size yield a very high pixel density—compared with either lower-resolution 27- or 28-inch screens or larger 4K displays—of 157 pixels per inch (ppi), which is more than enough for working with photos and other art.

All else being equal, the higher the pixel density (how closely pixels are packed together), the sharper the image.  If you would prefer to wall-mount the U28 or secure it to a movable arm, a square array of holes spaced 100mm apart on the back will fit a VESA mounting bracket.

2.Dell UltraSharp U2720Q

Pros & Cons

It offers the performance and features of a high-end business monitor geared to workers involved in color-critical tasks such as processing photos for upload. The U2720Q lies between basic 27-inch 4K displays and professional models geared to graphic-arts studios. In some ways, it’s akin to the Editors’ Choice Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor (UP2720Q).

Both feature UHD resolution, as well as a similar design and feature set, and both emphasize color accuracy. Think of the U2720Q as a productivity monitor for employees who need to work with photos and graphics now and then; the UP2720Q is a true professional monitor that includes a built-in calibration tool, which boosts its price considerably. The U2720Q is its “lite” alternative.

3.BenQ 24 Inch 1080P

Pros & Cons

With the input lag of around 10ms, there is no perceptible delay between your commands and the result on the screen. The BenQ GW2480 IPS display also has a quick response time speed of 5ms (GtG), which ensures no prominent ghosting and trailing of moving objects in video games and movies.

For gaming, you should set the AMA (Advanced Motion Acceleration) option in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu to ‘High’ or ‘Premium’ for the best response time performance. It’s also possible to overclock the monitor up to 75Hz for a slight boost in motion clarity.

4.Philips 246E9QDSB

Pros & Cons

The monitor’s performance is also top-notch; with only ~8ms of input lag, you won’t be able to notice any delays between your actions and the result on the screen.

Additionally, the Philips 246E9QDSB has a quick 4ms (GtG) response time, which will ensure that all pixel transitions are done within the 75Hz refresh rate window, thus eliminating trailing behind fast-moving objects.

AMD FreeSync is supported over HDMI with a 48-75 VRR (variable refresh rate) range. So, if you have a compatible graphics card by AMD, you can synchronize its FPS with the monitor’s refresh rate.

5.Acer R240HY bidx

Pros & Cons

R240HY looks extremely stylish. The panel is housed in a bezel-free (read: very thin, right around .25 inches), glossy-block plastic casing, and elevated by a ring-shaped stand that lets you tilt the panel up to 20 degrees. Unfortunately, the ring stand does not allow for height manipulation, easy pivoting, nor swivel movement. It does afford you a tilt angle range of -5 degrees up to 15 degrees.

The panel itself is a fairly standard 24-inch IPS panel with a full HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Acer opted to compliment this particular monitor with an anti-glare screen coating, and the unit operates at a maximum measured brightness of 250 nits.


Best Monitors for Gaming and Photo Editing – You may be looking to work in different colour spaces for different projects such as Adobe RGB. Some displays also include their own calibration options.

Total colour accuracy can be aided using a calibrator. Of course, you’ll want some level of accuracy, but if you’re a prosumer, you’ll also want a display that makes your photos look great, too.