Loving the extra time at home to focus on gaming? Get your rig set up perfectly with our guide to gaming monitors. From stellar graphics for true immersion to the fastest load times and best on-screen movement, for everything from roaming massive open-worlds to competing in blistering Esports, here are our (randomly ordered) picks for the top 10 best gaming monitors out there today.
Anything from Alienware gets our money. Standouts like their fastest ultra-wide AW3418DW monitor with 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and super-fast load times deliver unrivalled gaming and Alienware’s typically high-quality design and build.
2. LG UltraGear
The entire LG Ultragear range boasts great refresh rates, fast load times, spectacular image quality and many other gaming features like G-Sync, an ultra-wide aspect ratio and DisplayHDR 600 for brighter colours.
3. AOC Agon
AOC Agon models deliver ultrawide gaming screens with impressive refresh rates and awesome contrast. Or, if you’re after speed-inspired, try the Porsche Design AOC Agon with racing-car design elements.
4. Acer Nitro
Acer is renowned for high-quality electronics for gamers, so it’s no surprise that models like the Nitro are one of two Acer options in the top 10. Like Acer’s other offerings, it’s reliably impressive without being overly flashy. Models like the VG270P will impress enthusiasts with options such as extra DisplayPorts for advanced configuration.
5. Samsung CRG9
Looking for really, really big? With a huge 49-inches of screen real estate, the Samsung CRG9 also includes a picture-by-picture mode that lets you use two different inputs, simulating a dual monitor setup in a single monitor.
6. MSI Optix
Take MSI options like the MPG341CQR for a spin, and you’ll never go back, with options including super-wide 1440 pixel resolution and speedy refresh rate on top of the 34-inch monitor’s already strong overall set of features. Reliable performance for any type of gaming.
7. Asus TUF
Think ASUS, think affordability, with the manufacturer consistently producing great monitors at an even better price. Try the VG289Q for affordable 4K, colours that really pop and a focus on flexibility.
sThe Acer Predator range has models for every gamer. With features such as 43-inch-plus screens, fast load times and refresh rates, remote control, and RGB ambient lighting that can sync to your music and games, Acer continues to deliver great all-rounders for every gamer.
9. HP Omen
If you’re into Esports, HP’s Omen series delivers a clear and crisp G-Sync enabled display with a sturdy yet sleek design popular with gamers who prefer a more subtle style. There’s also HDMI and DisplayPort inputs and a CPU-powered USB Hub built-in to connect your peripherals to charge your devices.
BenQ has been specialising in monitors for ages, so it’s no surprise that Zowie models like the XL2540 are reliably impressive without being too flashy. Great for gamers and desktop setups alike.