With each year, game graphics get better, and monitorsdisplays tend to play catch-up. As we are well into mid-2019, now is a great time to look for the best 4K gaming monitor.

As with every other tech gadget, the gaming monitors market is oversaturated with products — ranging in size, quality, price, and features. Lately, there have been a lot of fake products and ones that make claims they cannot live up to. To help you find the best 4K gaming monitor in 2019, we’ve tested several devices and compiled a list of our top five picks.

This is our take on the five best 4K gaming monitors in 2019:

# Image Product Price
1 LG - best 4k gaming monitor LG $494
2 Acer Predator - best 4k gaming monitor Acer $1,799
3 BenQ - best 4k gaming monitor BenQ $398
4 Asus - best 4k gaming monitor ASUS $379
5 ViewSonic - best 4k gaming monitor ViewSonic $550

LG - best 4k gaming monitor

1. LG 27UK650 IPS Monitor

  • 144 Hz refresh rate
  • 27-inch monitor
  • HDR10 Support
  • 350 nits brightness
  • 450 nits brightness (HDR)
  • sRGB 99% color gamut
  • AMD FreeSync support
  • HDCP 2.2 compatible
  • Two HDMI ports
  • Built-in speakers
  • On-screen controls
  • Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync

The LG 27UK650 monitor comes with everything you could ever need. With a refresh rate of 144 Hz, this monitor is capable of delivering the ultimate buttery-smooth gaming experience that we all deserve. And the HDR10? Oh, boy, do games look stunning on this beast. The display’s colors match 99% the ones of the sRGB standard, meaning that you get exceptional accuracy except all else. The AMD FreeSync complements even further, ensuring there is no input lag whatsoever. You can connect the 27UK650 monitor in either one of the two HDMI ports all while enjoying the high-quality audio from the built-in speakers. No environment or lighting will get in your way thanks to the on-screen controls and the built-in Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync. The HDCP 2.2 support ensures that you can safely stream from streaming services, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray videos.

LG - best 4k gaming monito

Acer Predator - best 4k gaming monitor

2. Acer Predator XB321HK

  • 27-inch
  • IPS Display
  • Built-in speakers
  • Nvidia G-Sync HDR
  • Adobe RGB
  • 1000 nits brightness
  • 4m response time at 4K
  • 120 Hz overclocked to 144 Hz
  • Buttery-smooth gameplay
  • Vivid colors
  • Very expensive

When it comes to gaming, Acer has been slayin’ it lately, and the Predator XB321HK is a good example of the best 4K gaming monitor in 2019 should look like. This 27-inch beast comes with a 4K IPS display featuring 99% Adobe RGB color space — a lot more colors than your standard sRGB. And the Nvidia’s G-Sync HDR technology just takes that to the next level. It also features nanosized dots that deliver an even greater level of depth to the image, making it feel more realistic than anything you’ve seen so far. For those who prefer the most realistic picture, though, Acer has given you access to 384 individually-controllable LED backlight zones.

Acer Predator - 100% Adobe RGB - best 4k gaming monitor

Besides being able to enjoy a lag and blur-free gameplay, you can expect to love the brightness. This is one of the brightest monitors we’ve ever tested, which makes the image look even better, especially when you play in the dark. The display’s refresh rate is 120 Hz, overclocked to 144 Hz, meaning that you still get to enjoy that buttery smooth experience. The 4ms response time ensures that there is no ghosting while the eight built-in monitor modes provide you with an ease of use right out of the box, even if you’re not familiar with the technical specifics of it. Overall, given that all accessories are included in the package, we believe that this monitor is definitely worth the investment.

Acer Predator - best 4k gaming monitor

BenQ - best 4k gaming monitor

3. BenQ EL2870U HDR

  • 28-inch monitor
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 1ms response time
  • Built-in speakers
  • HDR10 Support
  • VESA wall mount support
  • Two HDMI and one DP1.4 input
  • Automatic brightness/color temperature

A definitely much cheaper alternative would be the BenQ EL2870U monitor. Despite the fact that it doesn’t feature a refresh rate of 144 Hz and the Nvidia G-Sync HDR technology, it comes with HDR10 support, 1ms response time, and AMD FreeSync. It is not nearly as bright as the Predator, but you won’t have any problems using it during the day, except for some very dark games. It also features automatic brightness and color temperature, which makes it much more convenient for you. There are two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort 1.4. There are two speakers on the back, which can be attached to a VESA wall mount. Overall, for that price, the EL2870U is certainly one of the best 4K gaming monitors.

BenQ - best 4k gaming monitor

Asus - best 4k gaming monitor


  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • 28-inch monitor
  • AMD FreeSync
  • USB 3.0 ports with power charge BC1.2
  • 1ms response rate
  • Asus GamePlus Technology (on-screen crosshair with 4 different crosshair overlays, or to be used to no-scope like a professional)
  • Built-in FPS counter
  • Highly adjustable

Unlike the rest, the MG28UQ doesn’t feature the 144 Hz that make your gameplay buttery smooth, but they definitely don’t fall too far behind with its 1ms response time. This monitor also features the AMD FreeSync technology for lag-free gameplay. The Asus-exclusive GamePlus technology allows you to enjoy on-screen features such as a crosshair. Just press the hotkey button, and you will quickly get 4 different crosshair overlays to choose from. It also supports other cool features such as a built-in FPS counter. The stand is highly adjustable, ensuring that you can use it anywhere and be comfortable.

Asus - best 4k gaming monitor

ViewSonic - best 4k gaming monitor

5. ViewSonic XG3220

  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • 32-Inch monitor
  • AMD FreeSync support
  • HDR10 Support
  • VESA Adaptive Sync support
  • Built-in speakers
  • Low input lag
  • 22-level black adjustment

The ViewSonic XG3220 is like the MG28UQ and doesn’t feature a refresh rate of 144 Hz but sure as hell does deliver stunning graphics. Stunning enough to make to in our list of the five best 4k gaming monitors for 2019. The AMD FreeSync support ensures that there is no input lag while the HDR10 support makes the colors of your display more vivid than ever. The monitor features two built-in speakers for when you don’t have headphones or speakers. Moreover, the monitor features an adjustable black level, ensuring that you can get the best out of every environment and lighting. The monitor has great brightness and is overall a great deal for its price.

ViewSonic - best 4k gaming monitor

The LG and Acer monitors are truly the best 4K gaming monitors in 2019 but each in their own league. For example, Acer’s 1000 nits brightness are incomparable to the 350-450 nits of brightness that the LG monitor has. Mid-price range monitors, such as the BenQ and Asus ones, are great for those looking to enjoy a great experience at a lower price. Ultimately, the best 4K gaming monitor will perfectly match your needs. Depending on the games you play, you might need a much larger field of view, which only one of the best ultrawide QuadHD monitors can deliver on. Or, you might be looking for something even more budget-friendly.