7 Best Gaming Monitors 2015

Whether you’re a casual gamer who loves to play his PC and console games after work, or a hardcore gamer who loves to compete, your hardware plays a huge role in your games. To get the best out of your favorite games, perform at your best and get the most immersive gaming experience, it is important to have the right tools, not just inside your PC rig, but also in your computer screen. Whether you play FPS, strategy, RPG or MMORPG, sports, racing, etc., the rules to a good gaming monitor has always been the same – panel size and resolution, pixel response and refresh rate, panel technology and with G-sync or FreeSync technology. There can be hundreds of options out there, but Dual Monitors Guide has narrowed your list down to 7 best gaming monitors.

 

Top 7: LG 24GM77

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Designed for hardcore gamers, the LG 24GM77 is one of the most solid-performing gaming monitors out there. The 24-inch screen is made up of TN (Twisted Nematic) panel and runs 1920 x 1080p, with 1ms Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate, along with plenty of gaming-centric features and options for customization. It has out-of-the-box colour accuracy, with easy calibration options to help users fine-tune their display. It is also a lot cheaper than most of its competition. And because it’s a mid-sized display, it makes a solid choice for dual monitor or even triple monitor gaming setup. Simply use third-party ergonomic solution options such as dual monitor mounts or triple monitor mounts, stands or wall mounts.

As expected, it suffers from narrowing viewing angles, which is primarily because of its TN panel.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.

Top 6: AOC U2868PQU

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The AOC U2868PQU is a feature-packed 28-inch gaming monitor. It runs 3840 x 2160p resolution (4K Ultra HD) in its TN (Twisted Nematic) panel, with 1ms Response Time and 60Hz Refresh Rate. It comes with generous set of I/O ports and fully adjustable stand for user comfort and ergonomics. It is reasonable priced and well-designed even for professional environment. Colour accuracy is pretty decent, it delivers bold and rich colors with good grayscale performance.

As with other TN-based panels, this monitor also suffers from narrow viewing angle issues and skewed greens, but these are common and minimal issues for panel of its kind.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.  

 

Top5: Acer XB280HK

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The Acer XB280HK is a 28-inch with sharp UHD details, as it runs at 3840 x 2160p resolution in its TN (Twisted Nematic) panel. It also comes equipped with G-sync technology for smooth transition and eliminates stuttering artifacts and screen tearing. Refresh rate maybe only at 60Hz, but it also has 1ms Response Time, which should be enough even for the most demanding games. It sports highly adjustable stand with VESA mounting holes for better mounting options.

It only has one video input, but it also comes with 5 USB ports. And since it uses TN panel, the narrow viewing angle issue is understandable.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.

 

Top 4: Acer XB270HU

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The Acer XB270HU is another highly competitive gaming monitor that uses IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel for its 27-inch screen. As you can see, it almost looks the same as the previous item on this list, but they’re very different.

Because of the IPS panel, this monitor no problem in showing colors with on-point accuracy, as a matter of fact, it already has outstanding colour accuracy and grayscale reproduction out of the box. It runs at WQHD (2560 x 1440p) resolution at 4ms Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate, still can be considered excellent in gaming standards. Also, it comes with G-Synch technology along with other gaming-centric features that can complete your gaming needs. The stand is fully adjustable and it comes with VESA mounting holes, allowing users to use better ergonomic options, such as monitor stands or desk mount with fully articulating or wall mount.

It is however, a little pricey compared to other monitors on this list, which is understandable, considering the IPS panel it uses. Also, there’s only one video input.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.

 

Top 3: BenQ XL2420G

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BenQ XL2420G is a 24-inch gaming monitor packed with features and runs NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Its Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p) is paired with 1ms Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate, making it an excellent mid-sized monitor choice for gaming. It also features intuitive OSD access and navigation, thanks to the included S-switch. And since it’s mid-sized, it’s also a great choice for dual monitor or even triple monitor, simply put two or three of these screens side-by-side or better yet, make use of its VESA mounting holes and use third-party ergonomic solutions such as dual monitor stand or triple monitor stands, desk mounts or wall mounts.

However, this monitor also suffers from narrow viewing angle, like most excellent gaming monitors.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.

 

Top 2: Asus ROG Swift PG278Q

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The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is another treat for serious gamers. Its 27-inch screen uses TN-based panel and runs at 2560 x 1440p resolution with 1ms Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate, along with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, these alone should give you a good idea of how excellent this monitor is for gaming. That’s sharp Wide Quad HD (WQHD) resolution along with cool gaming-centric features. It also sports a fully adjustable stand for better comfort and ergonomics.

Like most TN-based panels though, it suffers minor issues such as viewing angle is limited, and green is a little skewed. Also, it only has one video input.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.


Top 1: Acer B286HK 

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With 4K Ultra HD resolution, accurate colors, 2ms Response Time and low Input Lag, the Acer B286HK is the first of its kind, a hybrid of high resolution monitor designed for gaming. This 28-inch display brags sharp 3840 x 2160p resolution, with good grayscale performance and generous set of gaming-centric features. Of course, you have to pair it with good quality GPU to maximize its 4K capabilities. It also comes equipped with generous set of I/O ports and a fully adjustable stand, with VESA standard mounting holes, perfect for gaming ergonomics.

As a TN-based panel however, it has narrow viewing angle and skewed greens, very minimal issues for gaming.

For more about this monitor, check out our in-depth review here.

 

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