Whether you’re a die-hard gamer with plans to turn pro or a weekend warrior, when it comes to gaming, your hardware really matters. Today’s PC games feature top-notch graphics, audio, and gameplay, meaning that you need a powerhouse gaming rig with a substantial graphics card, as well as a monitor that can deliver all the on-screen action without glitching, flickering, or tearing.
With January sales just around the corner, it could be time that you invested in a new gaming monitor. Here are four of the greatest gaming monitors released this year that will give you a smooth and immersive gaming experience.
Dell Ultrathin S2719DM
Dell has consistently made some of the most reliable gaming monitors around, but it’s new 2020 Ultrathin S2719DM could be its greatest one yet. Not only is this stylish monitor the thinnest the manufacturer has produced, but its 2560 x 1440 display really packs a punch in terms of brightness and color quality.
There are no gimmicks in the Ultrathin, which makes for a refreshing change amidst the sea of ultra, ultra-wide curved monitors that have been unleashed this year. Being HD ready, this nifty monitor is a great all-rounder and will suit a variety of different activities from playing online slots for real money to tackling Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s 60-hour storyline.
ViewSonic Elite XG270
ViewSonic is another consistent manufacturer of top-notch gaming hardware. As a result, the Elite XG270 is the monitor we’d recommend if you play eSports or compete in online poker tournaments. Its 1920 x 1080 display is equipped with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond response time, making it one of the most responsive around.
The Elite has some great viewing angles too, thanks to its 277 nits of brightness. It also comes with HDR10 support and supports both AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync to complete your pro gaming rig.
Coming in under the $200 mark, LG’s 24-inch 24MP59G-P is the greatest budget monitor released this year. Its bright 1920 x 1080 75Hz display makes it a good choice for a wide range of gaming activities, including playing Call of Duty or a few rounds of online roulette.
With its two-tone black and red color scheme, this monitor has been designed to stand out. 246 nits of brightness and 93% of the sRGB color spectrum are modest but acceptable specs for a budget, all-round gaming monitor. It’s also compatible with AMD FreeSync, say you can wave goodbye to choppy gameplay even on a limited budget.
Sure, at over $3000 Dell’s latest Alienware model isn’t exactly a wallet-friendly price, but as far as great gaming monitors go, this is easily the best OLED gaming monitor we’ve seen in 2020. It’s gorgeous, too, with an elegant design that’s also packed with some handy features like multiple port selection and a great set of internal speakers.
As for the 3840 x 2160 4K display, it’s completely immersive thanks to a combination of 120 Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond response time. Also compatible with AMD FreeSync, the new Alienware can double up as a TV and is a great screen for producing and editing content.