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 64 monitors and below are our recommendations for the best monitors under $1000 that are available for purchase in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best ultrawide monitors.
The LG 27UK650-W is the best monitor under $1000 that we've tested so far. The 27UK650-W has a 27", 4k screen, which is great for multitasking and office work, although it doesn't support any Picture-in-Picture modes, which is a bit disappointing.
This monitor is also very good for gaming. Although, like most 4k monitors, it is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, it has an excellent response time that delivers clear motion with little blur. It also has excellent low input lag, a flicker-free backlight, and it supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, even with recent NVIDIA graphics cards.
Unfortunately, like the majority of IPS monitors, the LG 27UK650 doesn't look quite as good when displaying dark scenes in a dark room. Overall, though, it is a great monitor that should please most people.
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. This monitor has a few more inputs, with the addition of USB-C and USB 3.0 ports, so you can use it 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 144Hz refresh rate.
This monitor 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. This 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. This monitor has outstanding motion handling, thanks to a fast refresh rate and fast response time.
This 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 Samsung 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 this monitor 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 fast-moving objects. Overall, it is a great widescreen monitor that should please most people.
If you like the Dell U3818DW but would like a more immersive gaming experience or a wider format screen for easier multitasking, check out the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90 instead. This massive 49" screen is great for multitasking, and the Picture-by-Picture mode allows you to work with two computers at once, splitting the screen into two 27", 16:9 virtual screens. For gaming, this offers an extremely immersive gaming experience, beaten only by VR headsets.
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.