Whether you’re gamer at heart or you want to enjoy the perfect gaming experience, you would probably want to do so on the best gaming monitor out there. Who would play the best games on anything less than the best gaming monitor, right?
You are probably wondering how to differentiate the best gaming monitors from the mid or low-quality ones? Well, this depends a lot on your needs and preferences. The current monitors market is saturated with products, and most of them tend to look impressive on images and videos — unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to match reality at all. To help you find the best gaming monitor, I’ve made a brief list of my 5 choices for different uses.
|4||Asus||$260 – $295|
|5||Viotek||$179.99 / $269.99|
1. Alienware AW2518H Gaming Monitor
Whether you want to play the latest episode of your TV show or you want to enjoy your time playing your favorite game, the AW2518H is probably the best gaming monitor you can get. Although it is a bit more pricey, the quality is worth the extra buck.
Although the visual benefits of the design are not my priority, the AW2518H is an excellent, futuristic-looking addition to any gaming setup. The monitor comes with a height-adjustable stand, that also allows you to tilt, swivel, and pivot the screen. On top of this solid support rests a 25-inch, Full HD (1080p) widescreen with an eye-catching brightness of 400 nits. You can enjoy your favorite games with a flawlessly fluid gaming experience, an impressive native refresh rate of 240Hz and the lightning-fast response time of 1ms.
The AW2518H also comes with the AMD FreeSync Technology integrated, providing you with a smooth, flicker-free gameplay experience.
2. Acer XFA240 Gaming Monitor
Matching the AW2518H, Acer’s large 24-inch widescreen monitor comes with the AMD FreeSynch technology integrated to provide you with the flicker-free experience you are most likely looking for.
With an impressive native refresh rate of 144Hz, the ultra-fast response time of 1 ms and the multiple available input types — the XFA240 can turn into any gamer’s viewing experience dream. The base of this piece of tech comes with height, pivot, swivel, and tilt functions, making the choice of viewing angle an easy task. Resting on this solid base is a cutting-edge Full HD (1080p) widescreen display with the impressive brightness of up to 250 nits.
My job involves spending a lot of time in front of a screen and having features, such as Acer’s blue light filter, can be a life-savior during late-night gaming after a busy workday. The XFA240 can act as your audio source since it comes with two, built-in high-quality stereo powered speakers, each with the power of 2W.
3. Sceptre C278W-1920R Gaming Monitor
Unlike the other two beasts, the C278W gaming monitor does not come with an astonishing refresh rate but don’t let that fool you — the gaming experience does not fall far behind!
The gaming monitor comes in a fancy, metal black design that blends perfectly with most gaming setups. Unsurprisingly, this piece of tech comes with study stand that allows you to easily control the display’s tilt. On this stand rests the Full HD (1080p) display and 1800R curvature with wide viewing angles, providing an immersive viewing experience. With its 75Hz refresh rate and very fast 5ms response time, the 27-inch display makes gaming a whole new experience for every gamer.
Made to support VESA wall mounts, mounting it on your own stand or the wall is as easy as it could get. With a built-in, high-quality powered speaker, you don’t have to worry about sound. When it comes to late-night gaming, the built-in Blue Light Shift technology removes a lot of the eye strain you might be experiencing with other monitors.
4. Asus VG245H Gaming Monitor
Asus has decided to not limit itself to fixed dimensions, a great move to win some picky customers over. Coming in two different sizes — 24-inch and 27-inch — and two different native refresh rates — 75 Hz and 144Hz — the VG245H is hiding some surprising features, that might make you fall in love with its performance!
Supported by a solid stand with pivot, tilt height adjustment and swivel features is a Full HD (1080p) high-quality display that supports some of the newest, innovative technologies by Asus. Coming with the GameFast Input technology and the AMD FreeSync/Adaptive Sync technology, this piece of tech can provide with the perfect flicker-free, butter-smooth gaming experience that every gamer dreams of. The exclusive GameVisual and GamePlus features unlock an enhanced color performance and an unimaginable control to its users.
Alike the others, this gaming monitor supports VESA standards and is easily mountable. With the incorporated ASUS Eye Care technology you will never have to worry again about putting too much strain on your eyes.
5. Viotek NB27C
If the refresh rate is not as important to you as the size, and you are looking for something that is more budget-friendly — there are quite a few options on the market that might suit your needs perfectly. Personally, for me, the best gaming monitor in terms of size and quality for a good price is the NB27C from Viotek.
Just like the VG245H, this piece of tech comes in two different sizes — 27-inch and 32-inch. The stand is made sturdy and comes in a polished metalling look. On top of this stand is situated the curved, Full HD (1080p) Samsung widescreen panel. Thanks to its high-quality display panel and 60Hz native refresh rate, the NB27C is capable of producing vibrant colors, making the image feel natural and more cinematographic. The screen is treated with an anti-glare technology that reduces eye strain and provides an increased visibility from a variety of different angles.
If you see the need to adjust monitor settings depending on your activities as a bother, then you’re probably going to love the included Gaming and Movie modes that provide you with the best settings available for those activities.
If you’re looking for speedy games that require a fast response time, you might want to opt for the best gaming monitor, Alienware’s lightning-fast AW2518H. Or maybe you would want to save a bit and still experience that high-end quality? In this case, the Viotek NB27C could be the perfect fit for your needs.
Or maybe you are looking for the best gaming monitor to put on your wall? The Sceptre C278W or the Asus VG245H could give you the best image from all viewing angles.