Best Gaming Monitors for PC 2019

Picking the best gaming monitors is as important for building a PC as choosing a new graphics card. There are a lot of learning in the buy of monitors. This is related to the type of game you play. Of course, you have to consider your budget.

Our team has extensive experience in PC hardware. We are engaged in hardware consulting for esports professionals. The display is one of the focuses of our evaluation. After reviewing dozens of game displays in 2019, we have given the following guides for the selection of monitors for ordinary gamers.

If you are afraid to understand professional vocabulary, it is sufficient to choose the xx of the list. It will make your gaming experience great and won’t cost you too much money.
If you are a professional gamer or the ultimate in gaming experience, and have enough budget to buy the best and most suitable display. Please be sure to read the full article, we will elaborate on its features, price, and usage scenarios in each of the featured displays.

Top Best Gaming Monitors List

ASUS PG279Q

Pros
  • 1440p with 144Hz refresh rate, overclockable to 165Hz
  • Extremely fast refresh, low input lag for an IPS screen
  • Excellent motion handling
  • Feels very responsive
  • Remains accurate when viewed from up close
Cons
  • Requires an Nvidia graphics card to use G-Sync
  • Expensive
  • Blacks appear gray in a dark room
  • No HDR support

Technical Details

  • Display: 27-inch (2560 x 1440)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz (overclocks to 165Hz)
  • Weight: 15.4 lbs
  • Adaptive Sync: G-Sync

Description

In general, the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q is currently the best gaming monitor. It is a 27-inch 1440p monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 165Hz). The size is perfect and the slim bezels are great. The stand is fantastic and has a lot of range of movement. It’s all smooth and well supported; even if my desk shakes the monitor and stand seem perfectly still without any wobble.

The OSD is phenomenal. There’s a joystick behind the panel that can be used to navigate the display settings which is AWESOME. Another important feature of OSD is that it can display its own frame count, so you don’t have to rely on third-party programs to display FPS. G-sync works exactly the same way as advertising. No matter how many frames the GPU emits, it doesn’t tear at all. Playing super intense games like “Witcher 3” in a super environment, sometimes I see the number of frames in the GTX1070 drop to the 40s, but I almost never noticed G-Sync.

However, if you are an AMD user, you will not benefit from G-Sync, but you should consider using a FreeSync monitor.

Dell 24 S2417DG

Pros
  • Vibrant quad-HD display
  • Very responsive
  • Useful game presets
  • Highly adjustable
  • Nvidia G-Sync enabled.
  • Fast refresh rate.
  • Strong gaming performance.
  • Bezel-free cabinet.
Cons
  • Stiff navigation buttons
  • Expensive. Slightly
  • skewed greens.
  • Limited video inputs.

Technical Details

  • Display: 24-inch (2560 x 1440)
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
  • Weight: 13.4 pounds
  • Adaptive Sync: G-Sync

Description

The Dell 24 S2417DG is one of the best 1440p gaming monitors at a reasonable price. If you want a better display than 1080p but can’t afford 4K Full HD, the Dell S2417DG is a perfect middle choice. This crisp 2560 x 1440 display delivers outstanding color and brightness, and provides useful game modes and Nvidia G-Sync support to make your game smoother.

Acer Predator XB3 (XB273K)

Pros
  • Brilliantly detailed pictures
  • Offers fast refresh and response times
  • Excellent value for a high spec monitor
Cons
  • HDR is not the highest

Technical Details

  • Display: 27-inch (3840 x 2160)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Weight: 15.9 pounds
  • Adaptive Sync: G-Sync

Description

The Acer Predator XB3 is an ultra-fast, high refresh rate G-Sync HDR gaming monitor. The 27-inch display is 24.8 inches wide, 3.4 inches deep, 21.3 inches tall (maximum height with brackets) and weighs less than 16 pounds (brackets are also installed). The monitor also has three shadow structures that can be fixed on both sides of the device, but, as we found in the brightness test below, unless you play in the worst ambient light conditions, you may not need to use them.

ViewSonic XG2402

Pros
  • Great gaming performance, with FreeSync support and a 144 Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent fast response time with low motion blur
Cons
  • Poor dark room performance
  • Disappointing viewing angles

Technical Details

  • Display: 24-inch (1920 x 1080)
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Weight: 14.8 pounds
  • Adaptive Sync: FreeSync

Description

By far the best game display in the budget category we have tested is ViewSonic XG2402. This 24-inch display provides an excellent gaming experience, excellent action processing, extremely low input delay and fast refresh rate. Even if you connect to the latest NVIDIA graphics card via DisplayPort, it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology.

On the other hand, the display can be very bright and has excellent reflection processing power, so there should be no problem using it in a bright room. The display also has a good ergonomic design, so you can easily place it in the ideal location, or even turn it vertically for multi-display settings.

Unfortunately, this is not the most versatile display because of its limited contrast, disappointing viewing angle, and 1080p resolution may be too limited for some users. Despite these shortcomings, it is an excellent low-cost game display (for more options, see our advice on the best budget game display).

Unfortunately, this is not the most versatile display because of its limited contrast, disappointing viewing angle, and 1080p resolution may be too limited for some users. Despite these shortcomings, it is an excellent low-cost game display (for more options, see our advice on the best budget game display).

BenQ Zowie XL2540

Pros
  • Incredibly responsive due to 240Hz refresh rate
  • Input lag is extremely low
  • High refresh rates
  • Easy setup
Cons
  • Sub-par picture quality
  • Poor viewing angle
  • Expensive
  • Limited appeal beyond pro gamers

Technical Details

  • Display: 24-inch (1920 x 1080)
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Weight: 24.2 pounds
  • Adaptive Sync: FreeSync

Description

The BenQ Zowie XL2540 is a 240Hz game display with a TN panel with complete game functions. Because of its high refresh rate and very low input lag, it has incredible responsiveness and the ability to flicker backlight to clear motion. It supports FreeSync,FreeSync to allow refresh rates to be adjusted according to the game, but the image quality is below average, and the edge of the screen loses accuracy due to narrow viewing angles.

It makes things easier by providing you with a large number of visual presets, the “S Switch” control boxes for managing these presets, and even a pair of adjustable screens. If you are a professional or die-hard player, this is one of the best game monitors.

MSI Optix MPG341CQR

Pros
  • Innovative design and wide gamer feature set.
  • Decent color results.
  • Very low input lag.
  • Aggressively priced for its class
  • Punchy VA panel
  • Great gaming performance
  • Really strong overall feature set
Cons
  • Overall HDR and movie quality is so-so.
  • Contrast ratio tested lower than advertised.
  • Built-in webcam is nifty but works only for facial recognition feature.
  • This class of monitor is expensive

Technical Details

  • Display: 34-inch (3440 x 1440 )
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Weight: 21.16 pounds
  • Adaptive Sync: FreeSync

Description

While all the extra decorations make MSI Optix MPG341CQR a more attractive choice for potential buyers, it has done a great job of standing out. Using VA instead of IPS panel technology is a welcome advantage, providing brighter colors and better contrast. In addition, its ultra-wide 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh will certainly give gamers an advantage. Perhaps the best part is that the display is reasonably priced, making it one of the best game displays to consider in 2019.

The only drawback of the display is that the white and gray screens are slightly uneven. The left shadow of the monitor is warmer and the right shadow is colder. I don’t notice it in all games, but if you browse the web or work on multimedia, you’ll probably notice it.

Conclusion

There’s a lot to digest, which is surprising given that display technology has been one of the slowest aspects of PC gaming hardware for years. But there are many different options available now, some of which depend entirely on the graphics card you were running on the device at the time.

For our money, the ASUS PG279Q is still the best game monitor at the moment, although some excellent options use exactly the same panel. The Acer Predator XB271HU, now sells for just £499 in the UK, but it can be said to make it a better option.

At a lower level, you can actually buy some amazing non-TN panels for less than $200 / £200, providing excellent 1080p visual effects for your game PC.

However, as always, spending money on monitors is a worthwhile investment, and it may last longer than your current PC and graphics card, so consider planning for the next platform.

Ted

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