With a budget of $1000, you can get pretty much any monitor on the market. Whether you are looking for the most versatile monitor or the best gaming monitor, there are some great displays within this price range.
We've tested 60 monitors and below are our recommendations for the best monitors under $1000 that are available for purchase in 2019.
The LG 27UK650 is the best monitor under $1000 that we have reviewed so far. It is a very good 27" 4k IPS monitor with excellent low input lag, a nice design, and wide viewing angles. It is bright enough for most uses and has good picture quality, better than almost every other monitor we've tested so far.
The 27UK650 has great motion handling, good for gaming or watching videos. It has an excellent fast response time and is PWM flicker-free. It supports FreeSync, which is great, but the 60 Hz refresh rate limits the VRR range. The input lag is excellent, regardless of input resolution.
Unfortunately, although it supports HDR, the effect isn't as noticeable as the UK650 doesn't have a wide color gamut and has disappointing color volume.
If you like the LG 27UK650 but would prefer a larger screen, check out the LG 32UD99. It is nearly identical to the UK650, but with a larger, 32" screen. Both monitors perform very similarly, with the same decent picture quality, excellent response time and low input lag. The 32UD99 has a few more inputs, with the addition of USB-C and USB 3.0 ports, so you can use the monitor as a USB hub to connect your input devices.
If you want the best gaming monitor under $1000, get the ASUS ROG PG279QZ. It is great for pretty much any usage but it is an excellent gaming monitor. It has excellent motion handling, with an extremely fast response time that delivers crystal clear motion, and excellent low input lag that feels incredibly responsive. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and has an excellent wide VRR range thanks to the high 144 Hz refresh rate.
The ROG PG279QZ has decent picture quality and is bright enough for most uses. The IPS panel delivers wide viewing angles, but unfortunately, dark room performance isn't the best, as it has an okay native contrast ratio and disappointing black uniformity. It has an excellent SDR color gamut but doesn't support HDR.
Overall, it is a great monitor, with a simple design and excellent stand that fits in any environment. It doesn't have some of the fancier design elements found on more expensive gaming monitors, but it delivers a solid performance that should please most people.
The PG279QZ is the updated version of the ASUS ROG PG279Q. Both models perform almost the same.
If you like the ASUS PG279QZ, but would prefer a gaming monitor to match the FreeSync capabilities of your AMD graphics card or Xbox One, check out the Samsung CHG70. Available in 27" and 32", this 1440p monitor delivers a great gaming experience, whether you are gaming on a console or PC. The CHG70 has outstanding motion handling, thanks to a fast refresh rate and fast response time.
The CHG70 is also one of the best HDR monitors that we've tested so far, with a wide color gamut, good native contrast, and local dimming feature. Although it has a 1440p native resolution, the CHG70 can also accept a 4k input, and will downscale to 1440p. Overall, it is a great gaming monitor that should please most people.
The Dell U3818DW is the best widescreen monitor under $1000 that we've tested so far. The 38", 3840x1600 screen delivers a more immersive gaming experience, and makes it easier to multitask. It also has wide viewing angles, great for a quick co-op game or for sharing your work with someone else.
One of the defining features of the Dell U3818DW is the unique set of connections. They allow you to connect two computers at once, and work on both at the same time, with only one keyboard and mouse. This monitor is very versatile, with DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB-C connections, and it supports USB Power Delivery, so you can charge your laptop while you use it with the monitor.
Unfortunately, the Dell U3818DW doesn't look as good in a dark room. It also doesn't handle fast motion very well, as there is significant overshoot that causes smearing in moving objects. Overall, it is a great widescreen monitor that should please most people.
If you want an even more immersive experience than the Dell U3818DW, or simply want an even better office monitor, check out the Samsung CHG90. It has an extremely wide 49" screen, that is essentially two 1920x1080 screens placed side-by-side. This delivers an incredible multitasking experience.
The Samsung Easy Setting Box software allows you to split the screen into multiple virtual screens and even has a picture-in-picture mode. Overall, the CHG90 is a good, mixed usage monitor, and the 144 Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, and extremely immersive display make it a great gaming monitor.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors currently available for under $1000. They are adapted to be valid for most people. 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 under $1000. 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.