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The 5 Best 240Hz Monitors - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best 240Hz Monitors

For many competitive gamers, a high refresh rate is often considered more important than resolution or size, as it provides smoother gameplay and an advantage over their lesser-equipped opponents. 240Hz monitors are growing in popularity, including those with higher resolutions. These monitors tend to focus on gaming features like low input lag and a quick response time, but sometimes they sacrifice picture quality for it.

Note: Although there are monitors with even faster refresh rates, we'll only look at monitors with a native refresh rate of 240Hz in this article.

We've tested more than 240 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors with a 240Hz refresh rate to buy. Also, check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best G-SYNC monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

  1. Best 240Hz Monitor

    The best 240Hz monitor that we've tested is the Samsung LC32G75TQSZNXZA. As it's a 1440p monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, it's also the best 1440p 240Hz monitor. It's impressive for gaming with an amazing response time at any refresh rate, delivering clear motion with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects and low input lag. It also has a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur, which works within a wide refresh rate range but not at lower frame rates. It has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) to reduce screen tearing and G-SYNC compatibility.

    However, there are some issues with its VRR support where it doesn't work if you set to refresh rate to 60Hz, and there are reports of the backlight flickering with VRR enabled. Fortunately, not everyone experiences this, so it's excellent for gaming if you don't have this issue.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 240Hz Monitor

    The best mid-range 240Hz monitor that we've tested is the HP OMEN 27c. It's an impressive gaming option if you don't want to spend a ton on the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and don't want to lose out on tons of features. It has the same 1440p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate as the Samsung, and it's also a native FreeSync monitor with G-SYNC compatibility. The input lag is extremely low for a responsive feel, and it has a great response time at its max refresh rate for smooth motion.

    It's a decent choice for dark room gaming, as it has a decent contrast ratio, but the local dimming enabled in HDR worsens the contrast. Still, if you use the display in SDR, blacks look deep, and there isn't too much blooming around bright objects.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 240Hz Monitor

    The ViewSonic XG2431 is the best budget 240Hz monitor we've tested. It's impressive for gaming and offers great value for its cost. Although you don't get the same 1440p resolution as the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the HP OMEN 27c, images still look fairly sharp due to the decent pixel density on the smaller 24-inch screen. What makes it stand out against similarly-priced displays is the remarkable motion handling, especially at higher refresh rates. It doesn't have any motion blur, and it even has a customizable backlight strobing feature if you want to use it.

    Although it's not certified by NVIDIA, G-SYNC compatibility still works on it, and it has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing. Because it has a lower resolution, you can also achieve the full refresh rate range over both DisplayPort and HDMI connections.

    See our review

  4. Best 240Hz G-SYNC Monitor

    The best 240Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor we've tested is the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card and want to take full advantage of it with the native G-SYNC support, this monitor is a great choice. It has a few features that you don't get on native FreeSync monitors, like the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer that measures the latency of your entire setup. The monitor has low input lag at its max refresh rate, and even if it increases with lower frame rate signals, it's still low enough for a responsive feel.

    Motion looks smooth at any refresh rate as it has a quick response time with minimal motion blur and not much overshoot. It doesn't have a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur, but it's unlikely you'll need one since motion looks smooth even without it.

    See our review

  5. Best 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the best 240Hz gaming monitor for HDR that we've tested. What sets this apart from the other monitors in the recommendation is that it uses Mini LED backlighting that results in extremely deep blacks, and it has a good local dimming feature. It also helps the screen get bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR. In terms of gaming, it's excellent because it delivers smooth motion handling no matter the refresh rate you're at, and it has both FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility.

    You're limited to a max refresh rate of 144Hz over HDMI, so it's best to use it with a DisplayPort connection. The 32:9 aspect ratio provides plenty of screen space for an immersive gaming experience, but you need to ensure your games support the ultrawide aspect ratio.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx: The Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx is an excellent gaming monitor. You can overclock its refresh rate to 270Hz, and it has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles than the Samsung Odyssey G7. However, it costs more than the 27-inch model of the Odyssey G7. See our review
  • ASUS VG279QM: The ASUS VG279QM is a great gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate that you can overclock to 280Hz, but it costs more than the ViewSonic XG2431 and has higher input lag with low-frame-rate signals. See our review
  • Dell Alienware AW2721D: The Dell Alienware AW2721D is a G-SYNC gaming monitor similar to the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM. Considering it costs more for minimal difference, it's worth getting the PG279QM instead. See our review
  • Samsung LC49G95TSSNXZA: The Samsung Odyssey G9 is an older version of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, but it isn't as good for HDR because it doesn't have Mini LED local dimming. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM is an excellent budget-friendly gaming monitor with an overclockable refresh rate, but with a TN panel, it has worse viewing angles than the ViewSonic XG2431. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 07, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs; renamed the Samsung Odyssey G7 and the Samsung Neo G9 to 'Best Gaming' and 'Best HDR Gaming', respectively; replaced the Dell Alienware AW2721D and the LG 27GN750-B with the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM and the ViewSonic XG2431 respectively; added the HP OMEN 27c and moved the ASUS VG279QM to Notable Mentions.

  2. Mar 18, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

  3. Jan 18, 2022: Added the LG 27GN750-B as the 'Best Budget' to reflect user needs; changed the Samsung Odyssey G7 to 'Best 1440p Monitor'; added the Samsung Odyssey G9 and the HP OMEN 27c to Notable Mentions.

  4. Nov 12, 2021: Removed the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X as it's no longer available, and added the Dell Alienware AW2721D as a G-SYNC Alternative instead. Replaced the Samsung Odyssey G9 with the newer model, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, as the new model is a significant improvement.

  5. Sep 14, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the ASUS VG258QM, ViewSonic Elite XG270, and ASUS XG17AHPE to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors with a 240Hz refresh rate that are currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.