Computers are still a very appealing option to enjoy video games, despite the popularity of consoles. In fact, a computer to the latest frequently offers better graphics in the multiplatform titles last generation consoles. Of course, if we want to make the most of our favorite titles it is imperative that we become a graphic at least decent card, and also with a monitor that guarantees a minimum quality of the image.
Fortunately, in the market, we can find without effort dozens of monitors designed to feel very comfortable with the games. Those who resort to large panels and high quality are usually not economic, but also have options with some attractive features and a very reasonable price.
Options for all tastes
Some of the monitors that we propose in this post have also referred to in the selections of screens that have published in recent weeks. And we have done for a reason: they are quality products that also clearly fit the leitmotiv of both teams. For this reason, in this post, you have no single devices equipped with flat panels, but also curved monitors, and even 4K solutions with panels / UHD. Yes, they all have one thing in common: they operate without problems with the games.
Before we get down to remember it is that when we look for a monitor, and we use it frequently to play, we want to opt for one that offers us a time to reduced response. In addition, of course, a high overall image quality. Otherwise, our experience to run some games, such as SPF, you can suffer.
Currently, the panels that we provide the best response times are TN, but the IPS, the VA and PLS, especially the last ones that are coming to market, also stand out well in this scenario. And it is that the performance of a monitor does not depend solely on its panel; it is also crucial that the circuitry that governs it is properly tuned. When both are well-executed deficiencies that can lead the panel type chosen on a monitor can be remedied, or at least minimized. In any case, you have the last word.
If you are looking for a 27-inch monitor with 1,440 lines designed to fit quite well to the needs of gamers, check out this option Acer. Its panel is IPS type, which allows us to anticipate that it will not offer a response time as low as monitors using a TN panel. However, its response time is 4 ms, a very attractive figure, especially if we consider the type of panel that fits.
In any case, the characteristics that we have put our eyes on it are its soda, which reaches 144 Hz, and thus, on paper should offer a very smooth movement even in scenes with very fast movements, and compatibility technology with G-Sync NVIDIA, designed to minimize flicker. It also allows us to adjust the inclination, height and rotation of the screen and is compatible with USB 3.0.
The second monitor from Acer that we propose in this selection may interest you if you are looking solution equipped with a curved screen. Like the model of which I speak a few lines above, the XR341CKA is compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync technology designed to minimize flicker. Its panel is IPS type and has no less than 34 inches, making it attractive for those players looking for a monitor to help them immerse themselves in the action.
We like especially its soda, which amounts to 75 Hz and not stays in the usual 60 Hz, and its response time of 4 ms, which is somewhat higher than we offer TN panels, but it is not bad to be an IPS panel. An important point: its aspect ratio is 21: 9, so it keeps the 1,440 lines, but the number of columns reaches 3,440.
Taiwanese AOC is about to be placed on the market two new monitors with TN panel specifically designed to convince players. The G2260VWQ6 model incorporates a full HD 21.5 – inch panel capable of offering a drink of just 1 ms, a figure which at the moment seems to be only available to type TN panels. This is important in displays designed especially for use with games but is not the only notable feature of this proposal specification.
The G2260VWQ6 technology supports FreeSync AMD, thanks to which, on paper, should offer some images with smooth movements and sharp focus. Another interesting feature is its technology Anti-Light Blue, able to shift the peak wavelength of light from 450 nm to 460 nm, which, according to AOC, reduces short – wave blue light that can damage our eyes 90%. Also, removal technology Flicker Free Flicker so should cause very little eye fatigue. Despite having these innovations, its price is very interesting, so worth keeping in mind. It will hit stores in September.
If the 21.5 – inch model AOC G2260VWQ6 just check something short stay we have the option to opt for the new G2460VQ6, which uses a TN panel 24 – inch Full HD resolution. These two monitors share substantially identical specifications, so the greater also has a time of very small response (1 ms) and a native contract and a luminosity that do not reach an outstanding level, but we will not want more.
The G2460VQ6 is compatible with AMD FreeSync technology, which allows us to obtain sharp images and smooth motion. E incorporates Anti-Blue Light technology, which reduces eye strain minimizing short – wave blue light that can damage our eyes, and Flicker Free, which eliminates flicker. However, the larger the panel causes of this model is a bit more expensive than the 21.5 – inch monitor.
This monitor is, above all, balanced. It has a panel with a size that will please many gamers (28 inches) and an inviting resolution (3,840 x 2,160 dots). In addition, the TN panel offers a very low response time (1 ms), a rather attractive to be a monitor with these characteristics price.
One of the most interesting advantages is it’s 10 – bit processing, a technology that, on paper, should ensure very smooth gradations and natural enough transition between colors. In what has to do with ergonomics, it allows us to adjust its height, tilt, and swing, and we can also rotate the panel 90 degrees to place it upright. Its connectivity is not bad. It has two HDMI 1.4 ports (one MHL), one DisplayPort 1.2, an audio input type jack and a headphone output.
BenQ has for many years an undeniable complicity with the fans of the games. For over a decade its portfolio incorporates at least one monitor designed specifically for gamers, and this XL2411Z is one of these models. Again we encounter a device with TN panel and a response time of 1 ms, which puts it in direct confrontation with much of the monitors we have selected in this post.
This screen is not known for its aesthetic appeal but incorporates several technologies that make it very interesting, indeed, for anyone who wants to use it, especially to play. Some of these innovations are reducing motion blur, low emission of blue light, eliminating flicker and high refresh rate (144 Hz). With regard to ergonomics allows us to adjust the height of the screen, and also its inclination and vertical and horizontal rotation.
Iiyama Prolite B2888UHSU-B1
This Iiyama monitor is a very interesting alternative to Asus PB287Q we have reviewed a few lines above. Its specifications are very similar, and also, move in the same price range. Yet this Prolite has its own personality. Unlike other monitors 28 inches with 2160 lines and TN panel, for example, Dell P2815Q, this scheme allows us to achieve 60 Hz when using the resolution UHD (although, as usual, through the input DisplayPort 1.2).
Moreover, it incorporates technologies eliminating flicker and filter blue light, among others, that today we must demand a device of this type. It also allows us to carry out the usual ergonomic adjustments, and connectivity but is not bad. In fact, it incorporates a DVI-D input, one HDMI 1.4a, other MHL – compatible HDMI, two DisplayPort 1.2, and even a VGA. As you can see, it is an option that we want to consider.
This proposal LG stands out from much of the monitors we have selected in this post by its aspect ratio (21: 9). This feature makes it very attractive not only to enjoy video games but also for playing movies, although it is perfectly valid for everything that has to do with office software, photo editing, and video editing.
The 29UM67-P uses an IPS panel, so their response time is not as small as the monitors that incorporate a TN panel. Still, its 5 ms should not be a problem for many games, although the FPS, among others, do benefit from the faster response. In any case, it has more weapons to seduce players, such as synchronization technologies Refresher monitor and graphics card, the latency reduction or improving the level of detail in dark areas.
This proposal Philips is quite peculiar. If you take a look at the table with the specifications that you have under these lines you will see that stands out from many of its rivals for its high brightness (300 cd / m²), and also is compatible with the technology G-Sync NVIDIA, so we can expect sharp images and fluid motion. However, it has a feature that can cause some users discard: is Full HD.
A resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 dots is priced 21.5 – inch devices, and is also valid in the 24 – inch monitors, but if we go up to 27 inches the picture is complicated. Still, we decided to include it in this selection because it is clearly intended to monitor players. And also, it has several attractive features, such as the aforementioned compatibility with G-Sync technology, its maximum refresh 144 Hz , the NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur mode and a well – executed ergonomics that allows us to adjust the height, tilt and angle. It is possible that these credential some users to the “blind eye” to its Full HD resolution.
This is one of those monitors whose meticulous aesthetics allows you please at first glance. But fortunately, it is not only interesting for this. Not even close. And it incorporates a 28 – inch TN panel with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 points last generation. Still, the price is reasonable; in fact, we can find it without too much effort, a very interesting cost for a model with these features.
Its panel reaches 60 Hz when fed through the input DisplayPort 1.2, and interestingly, its 370 cd / m² make it brighter than most monitors with those measured in this selection, so it is a good choice if you have to place it in a space where there is high ambient light.
This monitor is an interesting option for those players who want to grab a panel equipped with a quality (curved screen type VA in this case). Their response time is a little higher than the devices that use a TN panel, but the good of the VA panels is that image quality is usually very high. While, yes, as long as the accompanying electronics size. The interesting thing is that Samsung seems to feel very comfortable with these panels because the truth is that their monitors tend to perform very well.
However, despite its attractiveness, this monitor has a handicap: is Full HD, so its resolution can stay somewhat short if we consider that is 27 inches. It happens exactly the same as the 272G5DYEB Philips. Still, its moderate price, especially if we consider that incorporates a curved panel, you can get that many users will forgive it Full HD and decide to be done with it.
Not all users need a monitor of 27 inches or more. Some, for lack of space or simply because your budget does not give many joys, opt for a smaller monitor. This proposal ViewSonic, 21.5 – inch, may be appealing to them for two reasons: IPS panel incorporates a next – generation and also has a very appealing price.
It’s very reasonable response time (5 ms typical and 2 ms GTG) enables it to be used for games, but does not include specific features that allow you to excel in this field. For this reason, we can regard it as a multi – purpose monitor that feels comfortable with the games, and also has an attractive price. Of course, it incorporates Flicker Free technology, which eliminates flicker, and also, the sides and top frames are minimal, allowing the glass that covers the panel reaches almost to the edges, giving a fairly refined appearance.
This monitor is more ambitious than the other proposal of this Californian brand we have selected in this post. In fact, incorporates an interesting SuperClear PLS panel of 24 inches with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 points. Still, it’s interesting to players, not just because of its size and resolution.
The response time casting its PLS panel is about demure 2 ms, which enables you to enjoy guarantees most of the games. In addition, it covers 100% of the sRGB color space and has a neat connectivity. In fact, it has an HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a another port, both prepared to allow us to play content UHD 60 Hz and also a 2.0 MHL / HDMI 1.4 input another option worth taking into account.