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The 7 Best Monitor Brands - Spring 2024 Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2024 at 12:47 pm
Best Monitor Brands

When looking for a new monitor, it can be easy to get confused between all the different brands with their own lineups and features. The monitor market is pretty big, and a lot of companies make models for a variety of uses, like those for work, gaming, or content creation. While there isn't any brand that's outright better than all other brands, some companies excel in some aspects better than others, like having superior build quality or extra features.

Below is a list of some of the best monitor brands available in the United States. It isn't an exhaustive list of which brands are better than others, but rather a list to give information on each popular brand's lineup and what they're good at. These aren't all the brands from which you can buy monitors in the U.S., so if you want more info on a certain brand, let us know in the forums.

We've bought and tested over 310 monitors, including models from over 25 different brands, and below is our recommendation for the best monitor companies, including the best gaming monitor brands available in the U.S. Also, see our recommendations for the best monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best office monitors.

Note: We recently published our Test Bench 2.0, and we're updating our reviews to this new test bench. As such, it may seem that two similar monitors have wildly different scores, but scores aren't comparable between different test benches.

  1. Acer

    Acer is a Taiwanese computer and electronics hardware company founded in 1976. They offer displays for everyone, from gamers to those looking for a simple work monitor. Their monitors are versatile, as many of their gaming monitors also offer good office features, which is great if you work during the day and game at night with the same monitor. Another thing Acer excels at is ergonomics, as most of their models come with an easily adjustable stand.

    Their standard gaming lineup is known as the Nitro lineup, but they have a separate premium lineup known as Predator. They have different panel types, resolutions, and refresh rates available too. The Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx is a 4k, 160Hz gaming monitor with Mini LED backlighting, and it's ideal for console gaming thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. You can also check out the Acer Predator X27U bmiipruzx if you want an OLED panel with fantastic picture quality and a fast 240Hz refresh rate. Although you can't find dedicated office monitors in these Nitro or Predator lineups, Acer also has a basic lineup that offers simple displays for work, but they don't tend to have a lot of features.

    See our review

  2. ASUS

    ASUS, also known as ASUSTeK, is a computer parts manufacturer founded in Taiwan. They have diverse lineups for different needs, and their popular gaming lineups are the Republic of Gamers (ROG) and TUF Gaming models. While the ROG monitors usually provide the best performance, the TUF Gaming monitors are cheaper, so they're a good choice for those looking for a low-cost gaming monitor.

    ASUS gaming monitors are available in different resolutions and at different refresh rates. They have a few different OLED monitors, like the 27-inch ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM and the ultrawide ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM, as well as the 4k QD-OLED ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM. These are just examples of the different options they have, and even the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQR is an excellent 4k gaming monitor, which is ideal for console gamers. You can also check out the 1440p ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM, which has native G-SYNC support to take full advantage of NVIDIA graphics cards. They also offer good office options with their ProArt lineup, like the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV, which is a great 4k video editing monitor.

    See the best ASUS monitors here.

    See our review

  3. Dell

    Dell is an American company that has become one of the most well-known computer brands worldwide. They have a few different monitor lineups for various usages, so you'll likely find something interesting from Dell. Their S and P Series lineups are designed for the home and office, and the higher-end UltraSharp lineup usually has more productivity features, with the Dell U2723QE being a great option from that lineup. This monitor has a massive USB hub and offers many other features, including an accurate sRGB picture mode. If you don't need so many features, even the Dell S2722QC and Dell S2721QS are excellent low-cost 4k options that are more basic alternatives.

    If you're a gamer, their Alienware lineup is meant for you as it includes the high-end 4k Dell Alienware AW3225QF and the ultrawide Dell Alienware AW3423DWF, which both feature a QD-OLED panel for stunning picture quality. They even have the 360Hz Dell Alienware AW2725DF available, which is ideal for PC gaming. Besides that, they have options meant for competitive gaming at a lower cost without a QD-OLED panel, like the 360Hz Dell Alienware AW2523HF or the 500Hz Dell Alienware AW2524H. They've even started making some excellent budget gaming monitors, like the Dell G2724D; so many options are available.

    See the best Dell monitors here.

    See our review

  4. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte is another computer parts manufacturer based in Taiwan. Although they're lesser known than other brands like Dell or Samsung, their monitors provide good value at a relatively low cost. They have two monitor lineups with their higher-end AORUS lineup and the more affordable standard lineup, which still offers great features. Most of their gaming monitors include office features, so if you're looking for a monitor for your at-home workstation that you can also game with, you'll likely find something good from them.

    The M Series monitors, which are part of the standard lineup, have a KVM switch that allows you to switch between two sources easily and use the same keyboard and mouse. The Gigabyte M32U is one of those monitors, and it's a great choice for various uses. It's feature-rich with a 144Hz panel and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, making it an excellent option for console gaming. Even if you want to use it for work, it has a 4k resolution, fantastic text clarity, and a USB-C port. You can also consider the smaller Gigabyte M27U if you want something cheaper. They even have good budget options, like the Gigabyte M27Q P, which has many of the same productivity features but a lower 1440p resolution.

    See our review

  5. LG

    LG is an international electronics company headquartered in South Korea. They offer a ton of monitors, with new models coming out each year. One advantage LG has is that they produce their own OLED panels, so they've started making OLED monitors like the LG 27GS95QE-B or even the ultrawide LG 45GR95QE-B, and more models will come out in 2024, like the LG 32GS95UE, which is a 4k, 240Hz model that can go up to 480Hz with a 1080p resolution. These OLEDs are good if you want the best picture quality as they display deep blacks in dark rooms, but if you're concerned about the risk of burn-in that OLEDs face, they have some great LED monitors available.

    One of those options is the LG 32GR93U-B, a versatile 4k monitor with a high pixel density that helps deliver sharp images. Even if you want a lower-resolution display with a high refresh rate, the LG 27GR83Q-B is an excellent option for competitive gamers. While their UltraGear gaming lineup is popular, they also have a good selection of models for productivity, like the LG 40WP95C-W, which offers a high resolution and a large USB hub. Their UltraFine lineup also has other high-resolution productivity monitors, so you can choose from a big selection of displays.

    See the best LG monitors here.

    See our review

  6. MSI

    Micro-Start International, commonly known as MSI, is another Taiwanese computer parts manufacturer that also makes monitors. They have many different monitors available in various lineups, like their MEG, MAG, and NXG Series, and they even have some productivity and content creation monitors. Although their monitors aren't the most popular, they're coming out with QD-OLEDs in 2024 to compete with other brands like Dell and Samsung. These QD-OLEDs include the 360Hz, 1440p MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED and the slightly cheaper MSI MAG 271QPX, which is nearly the same but doesn't come with firmware updates.

    Outside of MSI's OLED monitors, they have a few good LED-backlit displays that can display a wide range of colors with quantum dot technology, like the MSI G274QPF-QD. These monitors tend to provide good value as budget options against the rest of the competition. However, unlike more reliable and well-known brands, MSI monitors can have bugs or even increased input lag at lower refresh rates, which is a trade-off for their lower cost.

    See our review

  7. Samsung

    Based in South Korea, Samsung has become one of the world's leading electronic brands. Their monitors tend to provide great performance in dark rooms and have high contrast with QD-OLEDs, and they even include Mini LED backlighting on high-end models like the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 and the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85. It helps that Samsung already produces TVs with this Mini LED technology, so they've become an industry leader for that.

    They even have some QD-OLED monitors, like the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 and the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8/G85SB S34BG85, which are high-end ultrawide monitors, or the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8/G80SD, which is a 4k, 240Hz monitor that's part of their 2024 lineup. The QD-OLED panel lets them display perfect blacks without any blooming and bright and vivid colors. On top of their great picture quality, many new Samsung monitors also include their proprietary Tizen OS smart platform, which lets you stream content even without a PC. Samsung's main downsides are that they have bugs, and their budget monitors usually perform poorly and don't compete well against other budget options.

    See the best Samsung monitors here.

    See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 30, 2024: Added MSI back in as they're coming out with popular QD-OLEDs in 2024. Also replaced the LG 27GR95QE-B with the LG 27GS95QE-B to ensure consistency with the Best LG Monitors article.

  2. Feb 13, 2024: Replaced the Dell Alienware AW3423DW with the Dell Alienware AW3225QF because it's better; added AOC to Notable Mentions.

  3. Dec 07, 2023: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx with the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx as it has better picture quality; updated text for clarity throughout.

  4. Oct 11, 2023: Moved MSI to Notable Mentions because it isn't one of the most-known brands available in the U.S.; updated text for clarity throughout.

  5. Aug 10, 2023: Added MSI back as one of the brands because of their popular MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED; replaced the top monitor chosen for ASUS and Samsung to reflect their current lineups; added Corsair and Sony to Notable Mentions.

Notable Mentions

  • AOC: AOC is an international computer parts manufacturer that has a somewhat limited monitor lineup. Some of their options are good budget displays, like the AOC Q27G3XMN.
  • BenQ: BenQ is a smaller company that produces good gaming monitors, but their models usually aren't as good as the competition as they tend to have limited picture quality.
  • Corsair: Although they're known for their gaming peripherals, Corsair has started making gaming monitors, particularly high-end, high-refresh-rate displays, even those with OLED panels, but their lineup is small.
  • HP: Many of HP's monitors are focused on office use, so you can find a few cheap, work-friendly options. They also have some good gaming monitors that don't offer the highest-end performance but are still good as budget options.
  • Lenovo: Like HP, Lenovo mainly focuses on basic office monitors that are decent for work. They do have gaming monitors, but it isn't a big lineup.
  • Sony: Sony has started competing with LG and Samsung in the monitor market, and while they make good displays, they only offer a few monitors right now.
  • ViewSonic: Another brand that makes good budget-friendly gaming monitors is ViewSonic, as they offer great gaming performance at a low cost, but you won't find a wide range of high-end options from them.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best monitor brands and the best gaming monitor brands available in the United States. This list isn't exhaustive, as there are still good brands we've tested but haven't mentioned.

If you'd like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no monitor is perfect, most monitors are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you look for them.