While our list of some of the best 4K gaming monitors of 2017 included a number of cheap options to look at with great features, there are still a lot of gamers out there who can’t afford those monitors or the gaming hardware required to properly play at 4K resolution. For such gamers, our list of Top 10 Best Gaming Monitors of 2017 should prove useful if they are looking to make a purchase of a 1080p or 1440p display while not breaking the bank.
Top 10 Best Gaming Monitors of 2017
A 24-inch TN display with a 1ms response time makes the ViewSonic XG2401 a pretty decent and moderately priced gaming monitor with a variety of features targeted towards hardcore gamers. Given the rise of FreeSync/Gsync displays, ViewSonic also opted to include FreeSync in the XG2401 to prevent tearing when playing games, if your PC can’t handle the high refresh rate of 144Hz. If you have a capable PC, the XG2401 is a great gaming monitor to consider purchasing if you don’t want to stress too much about what kind of gaming monitor would be best for you and just want something basic.
A pretty affordable 24-inch 1080p gaming monitor from LG, the 24GM77 offers a variety of gamer centric features and fast performance with 1ms response time and dynamic action sync that reduces input lag. For the hardcore gamers, the display even has 144Hz refresh rate although it lacks in anti-tearing technology but the other features more than make up for the price tag. The LG 24GM77 also offers great color accuracy and controls alongside extremely thin bezels so you can have a multi-display setup as well.
Amazing viewing angles, 100% sRGB accuracy, a 24-inch 1080p display are just some of the features packed in the Asus MG248Q with the extremely lucrative price tag. The display features 1ms response time for minimal input lag as well as 144Hz refresh rate for those who think 60Hz is old school. While the Adaptive Sync included to prevent tearing might only work for AMD and Intel GPUs, given the price of the display, that isn’t really that big of an issue since the Nvidia Gsync chip costs $100 in itself and would add a hefty premium price on the MG248Q.
7.Lenovo Y27G Curved
While it may just have a maximum resolution of 1080p, the Lenovo Y27G offers some of the best viewing angles of 178/178 we have seen in the market thanks to its curved screen design. At 27-inch and 7ms response time, it may not look like an ideal display for some hardcore gamers but it deserves its spot among our best gaming monitors of 2017 because of the high 144Hz refresh rate on top of Gsync support, making it one of the cheapest Gsync monitors in the market. If you don’t have a Nvidia GPU and would prefer the FreeSync version, you can also purchase that for about $120 cheaper.
An extremely affordable 24-inch 1080p gaming monitor, the AOC G2460PF is one of the cheapest and surprise additions to our list of gaming monitors. Despite its low price tag, the monitor delivers extremely well performance and includes some nifty features for hardcore gamers such as AMD FreeSync. With a 1ms grey to grey response time and refresh rate of 144Hz, the G2460PF is an ideal gaming monitor on a budget. If you use Nvidia GPU and want a display with Gsync to prevent tearing, you can always opt for the slightly more expensive G2460PG which basically has the same features and specifications apart from Gsync support.
A response time of 6.5ms and an adaptive refresh range of 30Hz to 90Hz are pretty much the only downsides to this amazing gaming monitor from Asus. The MG279Q is easily one of the best 1440p gaming monitors in 2017 thanks to its 1440p IPS display, 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync to prevent tearing, giving users a full set of options the could ask for in a decent gaming monitor. The 27-inch display can be hooked to your PC with a number of different options including HDMI, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort.
A bit on the pricey side but well deserving of its spot so high up in our best gaming monitors of 2017 list, the Acer XB270HU offers some of the best gaming monitor features for those who are tired of sticking to 1080p resolution but don’t want to make the 4K jump just yet. The XB270HU sits in the sweet middle spot between these two resolutions at 1440p with a ton of great features like Gsync and 144Hz on a 27-inch IPS display. The viewing angles and color quality is also great so the monitor is definitely worth checking out.
BenQ has a history of amazing monitors and the XL2730Z builds up on that which is why it is so high up in our list of best gaming monitors of 2017. In $600, you get a 27-inch 1440p TN display with a lot of neat features including AMD FreeSync to prevent tearing when playing games. If you have the desk space for a 27-inch display and are ready to make the jump to Quad HD resolution, you can’t go wrong with the BenQ XL2730Z as it offers 144Hz refresh rate for hardcore gamers and a wide variety of connectivity ports including a USB hub.
Not only one of the cheapest gaming monitors on the list but also one with a high refresh rate of 144Hz, the Asus VG248QE might be an old machine but still holds its own quite easily among 1080p displays. While it lacks fancy features like FreeSync and Gsync, it makes up for it by delivering amazing performance and picture quality in such an affordable price tag. For those still interested in 3D content, the VG248QE offers that as well with support for Active 3D through Nvidia’s 3D glasses. For connectivity purposes, the VG248QE has all the basic support including HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort.
1.Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
Another pricey display but well deserving of the top spot in our best gaming monitors of 2017 list, the Asus PG279Q is easily the best sub-UHD gaming monitor you will find in the market right now, specifically designed for gamers. The 27-inch IPS display has a resolution of 2560×1440 and a fast refresh rate of 144Hz which can be further overclocked to hit 165Hz if you feel the need. To prevent tearing when playing games your hardware is unable to handle, Asus has also included Nvidia Gsync support in the PG279Q. The monitor has a response time of 4ms which is great and offers connectivity through a DisplayPort or an HDMI. The monitor also has 2 USB 3.0 ports so you can use the display as a USB hub. If price isn’t really an issue for you and you simply want the best 1440p monitor in the market with every feature you could think of and top notch picture quality, look no further than our top selection of Asus Rog Swift PG279Q.
So there you have it, our list of Top 10 Best Gaming Monitors of 2017 which you can purchase right now if you are looking to upgrade your current gaming setup. These displays are targeted towards gamers who mainly desire a high refresh rate and frames instead of a higher resoluti