The Best Gaming Monitors

The Best Gaming Monitors to Purchase in 2019 – Pixel-Perfect RecommendationsByVaidyanathan Subramaniam-November 11, 2019 “3/3.323.png” Deal “3/3.324.jpg” Acer Predator XB273 K Features: Supports NVIDIA G-Sync Ergo Stand Dual 2W speakers 90 percent DCI-P3 color gamut Shielding hood Game View DisplayHDR 400 Display Size and Type: 27-inch IPS Panel Size. You get features like a 4 K resolution IPS display with Advanced Hyper Viewing Angle (AHVA) Quantum Dot LED backlight and a refresh rate of 144 Hz over DisplayPort. The monitor will view 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut, making it a versatile monitor not only for players, but also for creators of content. Even Acer also provides a section on color calibration. The package also includes a light-blocking hood. The XB273 K forgets some of the whistles, like a brightness of 1000-nit, but offers up to 400 nits to support HDR10 material. The Predator XB273 K is concentrated on design-wise, and does not deliver too many distracting logos and LED lights. The OSD is easily accessible through a hotkey or the built-in joystick, and provides preset for different genres of gaming and content. Gaming is a treat on this display, and the HDR effects offer a contrast ratio of close to 2000:1, providing deep blacks and strong shadows. The XB273 K can change color mode automatically between SDR and HDR, so that you always get the most accurate picture. A third-party color calibration tool can still be used but it won’t be needed as the calibration of the factory is very good. The Acer Predator XB273 K is currently one of the best gaming monitoring systems on the market. However driving 4 K at 144 Hz requires a graphics card that is fairly capable, so if you’re going for this monitor you might want to make sure you also have a capable PC. Pros: Calibration from box factory 4 K @ 144 Hz

2. Samsung CFG7

“3/3.325.jpg” Samsung CFG7 Screen Size and Type: 24-inch curved VA Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz/4 ms Inputs: 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort Dimensions (W x H x D): 27,4 x 15,3 x 9,8 in $416,50 While 1440p is a sweet spot 1080p gaming is not going anywhere anytime soon and for this screen size 10 x D): 27,4 x 15,3 x 9,8 in $416,50 The brightness is just about right for indoor use and there are enough tuning options available in the OSD settings. The text on show, however, isn’t very clear. It’s no bad way but, when scrolling through pages, you might find a slightly blurry effect. Due to a manufacturing issue, certain units have also been found to have purple artifacts so watch out for those. Pros: AMD FreeSync supports good contrast and punchy colors Cons: in some units

3, text will sometimes get blurred Purple objects. 1900R to Dell AlienwareDimensions (W x H x D): 32.03 x 22.08 x 12.56 in $1099.99?$350.99$749.00 The Alienware 1900R deserves a look if splurging on a gaming monitor is not an issue. The Alienware 1900R is a delight to the senses, featuring a 1440p panel with 120 Hz refresh rate and an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. This monitor supports NVIDIA G-Sync and has a low lag response time of 4ms even while playing the fastest FPS games. It also offers an AlienFX lighting zone that can be customized to make the experience much personaler. The ultra wide aspect ratio is great not only for gaming but also for creating content. In addition to three customizable modes for other gaming preferences, the OSD provides preset modes for FPS RTS and RPG play. Dell’s superior support means you’ll have peace of mind three years from the purchase date for any issues on the panel. Bleeding from backlight is also very minimal and the quality of the construction is impressive. Overall if you can afford it it, it’s one of the best gaming monitors. Pros: 21:9 G-Sync widescreen aspect ratio supports Preset OSDs for most types of game

4. LG 27UK650-W

Offer “3/3.327.jpg” LG 27UK650-W Display Size and Type: 27-inch IPS Native Resolution Panel / Response Time: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz/5 ms Inputs: 2x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 1x 3,5 mm Audio Jack Dimensions (W x H x D): 24,1 x 22,3 x 9,1 in $549,99?$150,99$399,00 The LG27UK650-W has a built-in HDR mode function for upscale non- However, when you first power it on you may need to tinker the settings a bit to get the best visuals. If you use this with your Xbox One X we would suggest that you look at both the console and monitor options to determine the optimum visual settings. Pros: Good for Xbox One X Great color quality HDR10 support Cons: storage settings may not fit very well and

5 needs to be adjusted. BenQ Zowie RL2455S “3/3.328.jpg” BenQ Zowie RL2455S Features: Black eQualizer Tracking Upgrade BenQ ZeroFlicker Game modes Screen Size and Type: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz/1 ms

6. Acer Predator X34

“3/3.329.jpg” Acer Predator X34 Screen Size and Type: 34-inch curved IPS Monitor Native Resolution / Response Time: 3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz/4 ms Inputs: 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 5x USB 3.0 Dimensions (W x H x D): 32.8 x 23.07 x 12.17 in $911.49 The display has a few drawbacks however. The settings menu is not the most intuitive we’ve seen, and the initial few runs flicker noticeably. This can however be fixed via OTA updates. The bleed backlight is also very minimal compared with other IPS panels so test this one out if you have the budget to spare. Great on-board speakers Cons: Settings menu not intuitive Noticeable flickering during the initial runs

7. ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Give “3/3.330.jpg” ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Features: NVIDIA G-Sync supports OSD navigation joystick Flicker-free technology Aura Sync RGB eSports-ready 1000-nit peak brightness monitor size and type: 27-inch IPS Native Resolution / Response Time panel: 3840 x 2160 @ 144 Hz/4 ms Dimensions (W x H x D): 24,96 x 15,7 in IPS Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 3840 x The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ provides an excellent set of features that few monitors could aspire to. This is one of the few monitors that can actually do 4 K at 144 Hz apart from support for HDR 10 and 97 per cent DCI-P3 coverage. The monitor is also capable of tearing frames so say goodbye to NVIDIA G-Sync. Gamers who swear by RGB effects will be glad to know that Aura Sync RGB is supported by the PG27UQ, which casts a neat glow on your desk. It can also be configured to be useful during gaming, like letting you know when your health is low or when you’re out of ammo. Support for DCI-P3 color space means this display will cater for both gamers and creative professionals. The ROG Swift PG27UQ is intended for, and priced as such, highly discerning professional gamers. In fact, you need a very beefy system to actually make good use of all that this display has to offer — something on the lines of a NVIDIA Titan XP. Because it’s an IPS panel viewing angles are great, though some backlight bleeds are to be anticipated. The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is without competition easily the best gaming monitor on the market. It’s not without problems, however, as some users have reported excessive fan noise and dead pixels in some units, so make sure you test it thoroughly in case you happen to get one. Pros: Great for 4 K gaming and for creating contentDisplay Size and Type: 35-inch 1800R Curved AMVA Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz/4 ms Inputs: 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 1x 3.5 mm Audio Jack Dimensions (W x H x D): 33.35 x 23.11 x 10.49 in $445.74 While the AOC Agon performs well, it shows substantial ghosting, especially in the black picture. This is despite the default settings being updated to gamer-friendly ones. The ghosting in games isn’t really obvious, but it can be found in daily desktop work, which makes it a little irritating. But if you’re looking for a good alternative to famous ultra-wide ASUS or Acer models the AOC Agon is worth a look. Pros: Immersive gaming and film-watching experience Cons:

9 is observed as prominent ghosting. Samsung CRG90 QLED “3/3.332.jpg” Samsung CRG90 QLED features: AMD FreeSync 2 supports Native HDR1000 eye-saving mode Game presets Black Equalizer height adjustable stand display size and type: 49-inch 1800R curved VA panel Native resolution / response time: 5120 x 1440 @ 120 Hz / 4 ms dimensions (W x H x D): 47.36 x 20.68 x 15.08 in $1273.140 The CRG90 is actually two 27-inch QHD displays mounted side by side that weigh a whopping 49-inch. You can use all the 32:9 5120 x 1440 resolution available for immersive gaming, or you can multitask at once using two different input sources. The monitor supports a 1000-nit peak brightness for displaying HDR content and also covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space so that creative professionals can use it as well. The curved VA Panel supports AMD FreeSync 2 for tear-free visuals with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. You can also select from preset modes which customize the settings depending on whether you are playing an FPS RTS or a RPG game. Samsung provides an easy-to-navigate and feature-rich OSD to change the settings on the display. The VA panel has a response time of 4 ms that may not be to pro gamers ‘ liking but is more than adequate for just about anyone else. There is no visible ghosting but you still get an overdrive Response Time feature to reduce the response time if necessary. The QLED system also helps to deliver great punchy colours. You may however find yourself lowering the refresh rate to 100 Hz to show true 10-bit colors. Also, several buyers have noticed the presence of dead pixels so you may need to be careful when buying. Pros: Immersive super ultra-wide display Excellent

10 colours. MSI Optix MPG341CQR

MSI Optix MPG341CQR “3/3.333.jpg” Offer The MSI Optix offers an excellent port array. In addition to standard HDMI and DisplayPort options, you’ll also get USB Type-C so you can plug your latest ultrabook directly without having to use a dongle. MSI provides a very intuitive yet feature-rich OSD enabling a lot of customization. Colors look good out – of-the-box without requiring extra calibration. Added to this is the extremely high 3000:1 contrast ratio of the VA panel which allows for deep blacks. If you have a powerful graphics card, such as the GeForce RTX series or the Radeon RX 5700 XT, the good benefit of the 144 Hz refresh rate in most games can be derived. Pros: Type-C USB input Good contrast ratio for gamers Cons: Expensive

11. Pixio PXC273 Offer “3/3.334.jpg” Pixio PXC273 Features: AMD FreeSync support Flicker-free low-blue light Display Size and Type: 27-inch 1800R curved VA Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 1920 x 1080 @ 144 Hz/3 ms Dimensions (W x H x D): 24.1 x 14.27 x 2.81 in $249.99?$50.00199.99 If you’re looking for a gaming monitor that doesn’t breaize The Pixio is easily the best gaming monitor on budget in 2019 but don’t let the price mislead you into thinking it’s any less capable than the bigger brands in this list. You get a curved FHD VA panel that is compatible with FreeSync, offering punchy colors and a neat 144 Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate of 144 Hz works over DisplayPort 1.2, and is available when using an AMD graphics card. That being said, you can also hook up a console like the Xbox One X that supports Variable Refresh Rate over HDMI and you can still get up to 120 Hz which is no scoffing at. The curvature of the 1800R also contributes to enhanced immersion. The Pixio provides normal port range including HDMI DisplayPort and DVI inputs. You don’t get any fancy features like a 3.0 USB hub or an RGB display. The OSD is quite quick and will get the job done. The monitor also offers a low-blue light-emitting display that is flicker-free and easy on the eyes, allowing for comfortable extended gameplay. The slightly high response time of 3 ms could be a concern for pro gamers but is more than adequate for a majority of the crowd watching gaming and movies. For the most part, the inconveniences are minor making this a great purchase. We would have liked to be offering Pixio a better stand though. Pros: Fantastic 144 Hz FreeSync accessible Dear readers, these were our tips for buying the best gaming monitors in 2019. There are so many factors to consider, as you can see, that can lead to zeroing in on a pattern that can be appalling. We hope this article has helped to remove any doubt you may have about your gaming monitor. As always, if you need any further information, we are here to help. Post your questions and comments below and we will be getting back to you as soon as possible.Display Size and Type: 35-inch 1800R Curved AMVA Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz/4 ms Inputs: 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 1x 3.5 mm Audio Jack Dimensions (W x H x D): 33.35 x 23.11 x 10.49 in $445.74 While the AOC Agon performs well, it shows substantial ghosting, especially in the black picture. This is despite the default settings being updated to gamer-friendly ones. The ghosting in games isn’t really obvious, but it can be found in daily desktop work, which makes it a little irritating. But if you’re looking for a good alternative to famous ultra-wide ASUS or Acer models the AOC Agon is worth a look. Pros: Immersive gaming and film-watching experience Cons:

9 is observed as prominent ghosting. Samsung CRG90 QLED “3/3.332.jpg” Samsung CRG90 QLED features: AMD FreeSync 2 supports Native HDR1000 eye-saving mode Game presets Black Equalizer height adjustable stand display size and type: 49-inch 1800R curved VA panel Native resolution / response time: 5120 x 1440 @ 120 Hz / 4 ms dimensions (W x H x D): 47.36 x 20.68 x 15.08 in $1273.140 The CRG90 is actually two 27-inch QHD displays mounted side by side that weigh a whopping 49-inch. You can use all the 32:9 5120 x 1440 resolution available for immersive gaming, or you can multitask at once using two different input sources. The monitor supports a 1000-nit peak brightness for displaying HDR content and also covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space so that creative professionals can use it as well. The curved VA Panel supports AMD FreeSync 2 for tear-free visuals with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. You can also select from preset modes which customize the settings depending on whether you are playing an FPS RTS or a RPG game. Samsung provides an easy-to-navigate and feature-rich OSD to change the settings on the display. The VA panel has a response time of 4 ms that may not be to pro gamers ‘ liking but is more than adequate for just about anyone else. There is no visible ghosting but you still get an overdrive Response Time feature to reduce the response time if necessary. The QLED system also helps to deliver great punchy colours. You may however find yourself lowering the refresh rate to 100 Hz to show true 10-bit colors. Also, several buyers have noticed the presence of dead pixels so you may need to be careful when buying. Pros: Immersive super ultra-wide display Excellent

10 colours. MSI Optix MPG341CQR

MSI Optix MPG341CQR “3/3.333.jpg” Offer The MSI Optix offers an excellent port array. In addition to standard HDMI and DisplayPort options, you’ll also get USB Type-C so you can plug your latest ultrabook directly without having to use a dongle. MSI provides a very intuitive yet feature-rich OSD enabling a lot of customization. Colors look good out – of-the-box without requiring extra calibration. Added to this is the extremely high 3000:1 contrast ratio of the VA panel which allows for deep blacks. If you have a powerful graphics card, such as the GeForce RTX series or the Radeon RX 5700 XT, the good benefit of the 144 Hz refresh rate in most games can be derived. Pros: Type-C USB input Good contrast ratio for gamers Cons: Expensive

11. Pixio PXC273 Offer “3/3.334.jpg” Pixio PXC273 Features: AMD FreeSync support Flicker-free low-blue light Display Size and Type: 27-inch 1800R curved VA Panel Native Resolution / Response Time: 1920 x 1080 @ 144 Hz/3 ms Dimensions (W x H x D): 24.1 x 14.27 x 2.81 in $249.99?$50.00199.99 If you’re looking for a gaming monitor that doesn’t breaize The Pixio is easily the best gaming monitor on budget in 2019 but don’t let the price mislead you into thinking it’s any less capable than the bigger brands in this list. You get a curved FHD VA panel that is compatible with FreeSync, offering punchy colors and a neat 144 Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate of 144 Hz works over DisplayPort 1.2, and is available when using an AMD graphics card. That being said, you can also hook up a console like the Xbox One X that supports Variable Refresh Rate over HDMI and you can still get up to 120 Hz which is no scoffing at. The curvature of the 1800R also contributes to enhanced immersion. The Pixio provides normal port range including HDMI DisplayPort and DVI inputs. You don’t get any fancy features like a 3.0 USB hub or an RGB display. The OSD is quite quick and will get the job done. The monitor also offers a low-blue light-emitting display that is flicker-free and easy on the eyes, allowing for comfortable extended gameplay. The slightly high response time of 3 ms could be a concern for pro gamers but is more than adequate for a majority of the crowd watching gaming and movies. For the most part, the inconveniences are minor making this a great purchase. We would have liked to be offering Pixio a better stand though. Pros: Fantastic 144 Hz FreeSync accessible Dear readers, these were our tips for buying the best gaming monitors in 2019. There are so many factors to consider, as you can see, that can lead to zeroing in on a pattern that can be appalling. We hope this article has helped to remove any doubt you may have about your gaming monitor. As always, if you need any further information, we are here to help. Post your questions and comments below and we will be getting back to you as soon as possible.