How to Choose The Right Gaming Monitor

Author:Jake | TIME:December 08,2017


Whether you are a professional PC game player or just a hobbyist, you need more than a gaming PC with a HD graphics solution. Besides, you will need to upgrade your “weapons” such as the gaming monitor. A good monitor can display the action of games or anything else and won’t present you blurred images, flicker, tearing or other motion artifacts.

 

So how to choose a gaming monitor that is good enough to give you a superb and immersive gaming experience? In this article we will list some of the most important factors that should be considered.

 

Panel Size and Resolution

As for gaming monitors, it is consdiered that the bigger, the better provided that there is plenty room. In general a 27’’ screen is able to provide a maximun resolution of 1920x 1080 pixels, with the latest models made in wide and quad HD monitors with maximum resolution of up to 2560x1440 pixels. If you have a higher demand for better experience, you can choose the 30-inch or even 34-inch ultra-wide HD gaming monitor with 3840x2160 pixels resolution.


If you have lots of space, and money is no object, a 30-inch, Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor will deliver a stunning picture with an amazing 3,840-by-2,160 resolution, or you can go all out with a 34-inch ultra-wide monitor with or without a curved panel. Ultra-wide displays typically have a 21:9 aspect ratio (as opposed to the usual 16:9 aspect ratio) and offer a much wider field of view than a standard wide-screen monitor, but they take up a lot of room. A curved panel ultra-wide monitor has just enough of a curve to make you feel a bit closer to the action

 


Pixel Response

What is called a good gaming monitor should offer a fast pixel response. Now “gray to gray” is the most commonly used pixel response spec that is measured in milliseconds and signifies the time it takes a pixel to transition from one shade of gray to another. The lower the pixel response, the better because a low pixel response helps eliminate the smearing of moving images and it can offer a smoother overall picture. A gray-to-gray response of 2 milliseconds or less is ideal, while a 4 millisecond response is good enough for gaming.

 

 

Refresh Rate

While talking about refresh rate, we mean the time (per second) it takes to redraw the entire screen and this is measured in Hertz (Hz). A 60Hz refresh rate is common in most LCD monitors - meaning the screen is refreshed 60 times per second. If you want better images, the refresh rate should be higher, for example, a 120Hz.

 

 

Video Inputs and Other Features

A good gaming monitor should be designed to have a variety of video inputs, which allows you to stay connected to multiple PCs and gaming consoles such as the PS4and Xbox One. Dual HDMI ports are ideal, since major consoles use HDMI, while some high-end graphics cards offer both DisplayPort and DVI connectivity. In addition, there should be multiple USB ports to connect to mouse, controller and so on.

 



5 Best Gaming Monitors to Buy


1.jpgASUS VX248H 24" Eye Care Gaming Monitor Full HD 1920x1080

· Ultra-Slim Elegant Design 24-inch Full HD LED monitor, with extremely quick 1ms response time

· ASUS Eye care technology with Flicker free for less Eye fatigue, Pixel Pitch : 0.277 mm

· 80,000,000:1 high contrast ratio and HDMI interfaces, is optimized for the finest image and color quality.

· This approach extends to the sturdy sundial-inspired design stand and ultra-slim profile without compromising style in ensuring stability and durability.

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2.jpgSamsung C24F390 24-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor

· 1800R curvature of the screen provides a truly immersive viewing experience

· A stylish design featuring a glossy black body and metallic silver finish and sleek curves.

· AMD FreeSync minimizes input latency and dramatically reduces image tearing and stutter during gaming.

· Eye Saver Mode optimizes your viewing comfort by reducing blue light emissions and flickers at the touch of a button.

· Experience vibrant, stunningly vivid colors with Samsung's Active Crystal Color technology. The excellent 3000:1 contrast ratio delivers deep blacks and bright whites.

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3.jpgASUS VG275Q Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync 27"

· 1ms response time featuring ASUS Game Fast Input Technology and dual HDMI ports for a smooth console gaming experience

· ASUS Eye Care technology with flicker-free and blue light filter to minimize eye fatigue.Audio features stereo speakers: 2W x 2 Stereo RMS

· Ergonomic stand with full height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjustments to accommodate any desk. Power consumption <40W*, power saving mode <0.5W

· Free Sync/Adaptive Sync technology with 75 Hz refresh rate for a tear-free experience with AMD Radeon GPUs

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4.jpgSamsung S27E330 27-Inch Gaming Monitor

27" FHD monitor with 1ms response time for smooth game play. See darker blacks and crisp colors with the game mode feature. Monitor also includes eye saver mode and ECO saving plus feature.

· 27" FHD gaming monitor

· Smooth game play with 1ms Fast response time

· Darker blacks with game mode

· More natural viewing comfort with eye saver mode

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5.jpgAcer 3D Gaming Monitor 27” 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate

· 27" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen with 144Hz Refresh Rate

· Response Time: 1ms

· Pixel Pitch: 0.3114mm

· Signal Inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI & 1 x VGA

· Package Contents:GN276HL Widescreen LCD Monitor, 1 x DVI Cable, Power Cord, 1 x VGA Cable

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