Best Gaming Monitors (Oct. 2016) - Buyer's Guide

Gaming monitors are now hugely in demand. Even non-enthusiasts and casuals now want a gaming monitor. I have been doing some research about the best gaming monitors that I should keep an eye on to recommend. One thing I like about gaming monitor is, it’s fast, crisp, responsive and looks super cool.

Before you go shopping, you should know gaming monitors are not only for gamers. Compared to other monitors it offers more features at same or high pricing. It’s unique and has lots of flexibility compared to conventional monitors. Gaming monitors have now come in various specs, colors and aesthetic look. They look (some) damn good-looking from any angle. In the following guide, I carefully picked the best gaming monitors for UHD 4K, 1444p, and 1080P. Lets starts with the top

Best Ultrawide gaming monitor

Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display

As the name implies predator X34 is a 34inch curved IPS- 21:9  gaming monitor. The above version is G-sync version. There’s an AMD free sync version as well. This monitor has 3440*1440 native resolution. 4ms Response time, 300 Nits, 100m: 1 ACM and 100% sRGB.
The connectivity includes HDMI(1.4), Display Port (1.2), USB Hub 3.0*4)
The monitor can be adjusted to tilt b/w -5 to 35 degree. Unique feature is Acer EyeProtect technology and GSync
  • New technology
  • Incredibly built
  • Large screen (34”) curved IPS
  • Gsync gaming
  • Excellent Viewing Angles


  • Expensive ( The Same Monitor with Free sync cost way cheap)
  • Acer XR 34" Curved Display with Freesync
  • Frustrating on screen controls
  • Limited connectivity
  • Not many games support 21:9

Best 4K Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic XG2700-4K 27-inch 4K UHD Gaming Monitor with SuperClear IPS panel, HDMI, MHL, DisplayPort and FreeSync Technology

I’m on to this monitor and keeping an eye on this for last two months. Why? Because the price is fluctuating a lot on this monitor. Price going up and down fast depends on demand. On one occasion I found this under $500. Pretty damn deal considering the spec, features, and looks.

  • 5ms response time
  • 144HZ
  • Not too expensive. So many features at this price range
  • 4k UHD Super clear IPS
  • AMD free Sync Technology


  • Horrible UI. There’s no manual to explain what the buttons do

Best 1440P Gaming Monitor

BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz 1ms 27-inch Gaming Monitor with High Resolution and FreeSync Tech Best for CS: GO Battlefield eSport

Just perfect as something I wanted. Compared to similar spec monitor you won’t ever regret buying it. The colors are vibrant and just as good as G-sync (you won’t see the difference). It does have many connectivity options. 2 HDMI (1.4), 1 DVI, 1 VGA, 2 USB 3.0 Port, 3.5mm headphone, and microphone.

  • Well Built
  • 144HZ
  • Excellent choice


  • Manual calibration needed
  • bulky

Best 1080P Gaming Monitor

BenQ RL2455HM 24-Inch LED Console Gaming Monitor

BenQ is known for building great game monitors. BenQ RL2455HM 24-Inch LED Console Gaming Monitor is one of them with 0 input lag. BenQ RL2455HM  response time is 1ms which is super fast. And its weights around 9 pounds and is not bulky. The monitor is 60HZ but can overclocked to 75hz. It does have an HDMI output so viewing as TV is not a problem


  • Fast response time
  • Easy to hook up
  • large size for gaming
  • cheap price


  • small speaker

Wrap up
There's an impressive array of gaming monitors on the market. When you are looking for such a monitor to buy, choose the one with fast response, high refresh rate and connectivity options. I hope you select the one you need.

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