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The 5 Best 60 Hz Monitors - Summer 2019
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Best 60 Hz Monitors
68 Monitors Tested
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Most monitors released in recent years target higher refresh rates. 144Hz and 165Hz monitors have grown in popularity due to their excellent gaming performance, but there is still significant demand for the former gold standard - 60Hz. Whether you are looking for a decent office monitor or a cheaper gaming monitor, there is a huge selection of 60Hz monitors currently on the market, and it can be hard to choose one.

We've reviewed 68 monitors and below are our recommendations for the best 60Hz monitors to purchase in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best budget gaming monitors and the best office monitors.

  1. Best 60Hz Monitor: LG 27UK650-W

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.9
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 3840x2160
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    The LG 27UK650 is the best 60Hz monitor we've tested so far. It is a versatile 27", 4k monitor that delivers very good performance for pretty much any usage. It has outstanding low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming or desktop experience, and it has excellent motion handling, delivering clear motion with little blur.

    This monitor has very good wide viewing angles, great gray uniformity, and outstanding gradient performance. It supports HDR, which is a nice bonus, but it has limited HDR performance. The stand on this monitor is very simple, but provides a good range of adjustments, including the ability to rotate to a portrait mode. This is great for a multi-monitor setup.

    Unfortunately, like the majority of IPS monitors, the 27UK650 doesn't look quite as good in a dark room. Overall, though, it is a very good, versatile 60Hz monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  2. Larger Alternative: LG 32UD99-W

    Size : 32 "
    Resolution : 3840x2160
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you like the versatility of the LG 27UK650 but would prefer a larger monitor with better connectivity, check out the LG 32UD99 instead. This monitor delivers almost identical performance to the 27UK650, but with a larger 32" screen. Besides the screen, the larger model also features better connectivity, thanks to the addition of a USB 3.0 hub, and a USB-C port that can be used either as the upstream port, or in Power Deliver mode. This is great for MacBook owners, as you can charge the computer and use the display with a single cable.

    See our review

  3. Best 60Hz Ultrawide Monitor: Dell U3818DW

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 38 "
    Resolution : 3840x1600
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    No

    If you want the best ultrawide monitor for multitasking, the Dell U3818DW is the best 60Hz ultrawide monitor that we've tested so far. The 38", 3840x1600 screen is excellent for multitasking, and the monitor has a unique set of connections that allow you to display and work on two computers at once, with only one set of keyboard and mouse.

    It has great viewing angles and excellent out of the box accuracy, but unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, as it can't produce true blacks and has disappointing black uniformity. The large screen delivers a more immersive gaming experience, and it has low input lag, but the standard 60Hz refresh rate and lack of variable refresh rate technology may disappoint more serious gamers.

    Unfortunately, the U3818DW isn't as well suited for multimedia, as fast moving objects have noticeable motion-smearing caused by significant overshoot. Overall, it is a good 60Hz monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: Dell U3417W

    Size : 34 "
    Resolution : 3440x1440
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    No

    If you like the Dell U3818DW, but would prefer something cheaper, check out the Dell U3417W. It has a smaller 34" screen but offers a very similar pixel density that is still great for multitasking. Unfortunately, it has a strangely high input lag for a 60Hz monitor, but it handles motion better with much less overshoot, and it should please most casual gamers looking for a more immersive gaming experience.

    This monitor has similar connectivity to the larger U3818DW. It lacks a USB-C connection, but has a DisplayPort out port, allowing you to daisy-chain multiple monitors together with a single cable going to your computer. Overall, this is a decent 60Hz monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 60Hz Monitor: Dell U2518D

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 25 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    No

    The Dell U2518D is the best budget 60Hz monitor that we have tested so far. It is a 25", QHD monitor with wide viewing angles and a great stand. It has decent wide viewing angles typical for IPS monitors. It has excellent out of the box color accuracy, so you don't need to worry about calibrating it if you need accurate colors.

    It supports HDR, but unfortunately, this doesn't add much as it isn't very bright in HDR, lacks a wide color gamut, and has disappointing HDR color volume. Like most IPS monitors, it doesn't perform that well in a dark room, as it has disappointing black uniformity and mediocre native contrast.

    Overall, it is a very good IPS monitor with an excellent stand that should please most people.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG 27UD68P-B: Very good 4k monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is a bit more versatile. See our review
  • LG 32UD59-B: Good 4k monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is better for the same price. See our review
  • Dell U2415: Decent 32" monitor, but the LG 32UD99 is much better. See our review
  • LG 43UD79-B: Decent 24" monitor, with an uncommon resolution. The Dell U2518D is much better. See our review
  • LG 43UD79-B: Decent 43" monitor, but the large size isn't practical for most people. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 60Hz monitors 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 60Hz 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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