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The 6 Best 240Hz Monitors - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best 240Hz Monitors
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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. A few years ago it would have been hard to find 240Hz monitors, but there are more available now, including those with a 1440p resolution. 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. 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 220 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best 240Hz monitors to purchase. See also our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best ultrawide gaming monitors.


  1. Best 1440p 240Hz Monitor: Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA

    8.8
    Gaming
    Size 32"
    Resolution 2560x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 240Hz gaming monitor with a 1440p resolution that we've tested is the Samsung LC32G75TQSZNXZA. It's a premium monitor with a ton of gaming features and excellent gaming performance, but there are a few downsides to it too. It has a curved screen with an aggressive 1000R curve, and its stand offers tilt, height, and swivel adjustments, so it should be somewhat easy to place in an ideal viewing position.

    It's available in 27 and 32 inches, and although we tested the larger size, the smaller screen should perform the same but with a higher pixel density. It has an incredible response time whether you're gaming at its max 240Hz refresh rate or 60Hz, and input lag is also really low. Its VA panel makes it a great choice for dark room gaming because it displays deep blacks, but the edge-lit local dimming feature is terrible and doesn't improve the picture quality of dark scenes.

    Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not ideal for co-op gaming. We also experienced some issues with the variable refresh rate (VRR) support, as it doesn't work if you set the refresh rate to 60Hz. There are also reports of the backlight flicker in certain content with VRR enabled, but we didn't notice it on our unit, so your experience may be different. If this doesn't bother you, it's the best 240Hz monitor we've tested.

    See our review

  2. G-SYNC Alternative: Dell Alienware AW2721D

    Size 27"
    Resolution 2560x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    G-SYNC

    If you want to get the most out of your NVIDIA graphics card, then check out the Dell Alienware AW2721D instead. Unlike the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, it lacks a backlight-strobing feature, which might disappoint some gamers, but the native G-SYNC model ensures a tear-free, consistent gaming experience. It also has an IPS panel, resulting in much better viewing angles, so it's better for co-op gaming. Its stand has great ergonomics and multiple zones of RGB bias-lighting. It's exceptionally bright in SDR, so viewability isn't an issue even in a bright room. Sadly, it only supports VRR over DisplayPort, so you can't use it with HDMI consoles.

    Overall, the Samsung has a more diverse selection of features and better compatibility with other devices, so it's the better choice for most people. However, if you want to get the most out of your NVIDIA graphics card, then check out the Dell.

    See our review

  3. Best 1080p 240Hz Monitor: ASUS VG279QM

    8.7
    Gaming
    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    280 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 240Hz gaming monitor with a 1080p resolution that we've tested is the ASUS VG279QM. It sports a large 27 inch screen, and it comes with a sturdy stand that allows for tons of ergonomic adjustments so that you can get a comfortable viewing position. It handles reflections decently well, gets bright enough to fight glare, and its wide viewing angles make it ideal for sharing content or for co-op gaming.

    It has a superb response time, and its 240Hz refresh rate can be overclocked up to 280Hz, resulting in even smoother and more responsive gameplay. The response time remains quick even when gaming at 60Hz. A backlight-strobing feature is available to further improve motion clarity, and unlike most monitors, it's usable while variable refresh rate is enabled. As for VRR, it supports FreeSync natively and is certified as G-SYNC compatible. It has low input lag, but it increases substantially when gaming at 60Hz.

    Unfortunately, it can't display a wide color gamut despite supporting HDR, and like most IPS panels, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look grayish. Also, its pixel density is low due to the size of the screen, so it's not the best option for productivity. On the upside, it has built-in speakers and a flicker-free backlight. All in all, it's a great monitor that should please casual and competitive gamers alike.

    See our review

  4. Smaller Alternative: ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM

    Size 25"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    280 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you find the ASUS VG279QM too big, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM. It's a very similar monitor, but it has a smaller 25 inch screen, great for those with limited space. Its smaller size also makes it easier to see the entire screen at once for better awareness in games and results in a higher pixel density for sharper text and images. You can overclock the refresh rate up to 280Hz, and it has a backlight-strobing feature like the bigger model. The response time is quick at its max refresh rate, but it's slower at 60Hz. It also has the same issue where the input lag is 60Hz, so it's not ideal for console gaming.

    Overall, these monitors are extremely similar, so it comes down to preference. The VG279QM's bigger screen feels more immersive, but the VG259QM delivers a sharper image due to its higher pixel density.

    See our review

  5. Best Ultrawide 240Hz Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

    8.5
    Gaming
    Size 49"
    Resolution 5120x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 240Hz ultrawide gaming monitor that we've tested is the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9. It's a mammoth display, with a 49 inch super ultrawide VA panel and a 5120x1440 native resolution. This unique 32:9 aspect ratio is the equivalent of placing two 27 inch, 1440p screens side-by-side, but without the bezels. You'll need a powerful PC to run it at 240Hz at this resolution, but if your GPU can keep up, it delivers an impressive gaming experience.

    The wide screen delivers an incredibly immersive gaming experience, and it's FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from almost any source. One of the most impressive features is its Mini LED backlighting. It allows for a finer level of control of the backlight zones, and it has the best local dimming feature we've tested on an LED monitor. It's one of the brightest we've tested, and it delivers a great HDR gaming experience as well, with bright highlights, great contrast, a good local dimming feature, and a wide color gamut.

    Sadly, there are a few flaws and issues with the firmware. Many of the issues have been fixed since it was initially released, but there are still some bugs, so make sure you update it to the latest firmware before using it. Overall, though, it's an impressive monitor that should please even the most demanding gamers.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget 240Hz Monitor: LG 27GN750-B

    8.3
    Gaming
    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best budget 240Hz monitor we've tested is the LG 27GN750-B. It's an impressive gaming monitor with a 27 inch, 1080p screen with a 240Hz refresh rate, but because it costs less, there are fewer features. You can't overclock it to 280Hz, and it has limited ergonomics as you can't swivel the stand.

    Gamers should appreciate its incredibly quick response time both at its max refresh rate and at 60Hz, and there's almost no overshoot with either. It has native FreeSync support, and those with NVIDIA graphics cards can take advantage of its G-SYNC compatibility. It also has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It's a good choice for gaming in well-lit rooms as it has high peak brightness and good reflection handling, but we don't suggest placing it in extremely bright rooms with direct sunlight. 

    Unfortunately, even though it supports HDR, it doesn't add much. Its IPS panel has a low contrast ratio and mediocre black uniformity, and without a local dimming feature, blacks look gray. It also can't display a wide color gamut and has only okay HDR brightness, so colors aren't vivid. If you don't want a 240Hz monitor for HDR gaming and you're on a budget, then it's one of the best options for you.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx: The Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx is an excellent gaming monitor whose refresh rate can be overclocked to 270Hz, and it has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles than the Samsung Odyssey G7. For the price, it's worth getting the Samsung. See our review
  • Dell Alienware AW2521HF: The Dell Alienware AW2521HF is a great alternative to the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM, but it's more expensive, doesn't support HDR, and its 240Hz refresh rate isn't overclockable like the ASUS. However, it has lower input lag at 60Hz. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM is similar to the VG259QM and VG279QM, but it has a TN panel, so it has worse viewing angles, and for the price, it's worth getting the VG259QM instead. See our review
  • ViewSonic Elite XG270: The ViewSonic Elite XG270 has a 1080p resolution like the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM, but it costs more, and it's not worth the price increase. See our review
  • ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE: The ASUS ROG Strix XG17AHPE is a portable 240Hz monitor if that's what you're looking for, but it's expensive. See our review
  • Samsung LC49G95TSSNXZA: The Samsung Odyssey G9 is an older version of the Samsung Neo G9, so while it also has a 240Hz refresh rate, it doesn't have Mini LED local dimming. See our review
  • HP OMEN 27c: The HP OMEN 27c has a 1440p resolution and a VA panel like the Samsung Odyssey G7, and it costs less, but it has worse motion handling. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Jul 20, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. No change in recommendations.

  5. May 21, 2021: Minor text and structure changes. Added Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X as wide viewing angle alternative to the Samsung Odyssey G7.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 240Hz monitors and the best 240Hz gaming monitors 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.

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