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The 5 Best 60 Hz Monitors - Fall 2018
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Best 60 Hz Monitors
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Most monitors released in recent years target higher refresh rates. 144 Hz and 165 Hz monitors have grown in popularity due to their excellent gaming performance, but there is still significant demand for the former gold standard - 60 Hz. Whether you are looking for a decent office monitor, or a cheaper gaming monitor, there is a huge selection of 60 Hz monitors currently on the market, and it can be hard to choose one.

We've reviewed 22 monitors with a 60 Hz refresh rate, and below are our recommendations for the best ones available to purchase in 2018.

  1. Best 60 Hz 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 60 Hz monitor that we have tested so far. It is a very good 27" IPS monitor with wide viewing angles, good picture quality, and great motion handling. Gamers will love the excellent fast response time and FreeSync support that delivers a great gaming experience, free from tearing and motion blur. It has excellent low input lag, regardless of input resolution.

    Unfortunately, although it supports HDR, it isn't able to show off the effects of HDR very well, due to low peak brightness in HDR and a lack of a wide color gamut.

    Overall, it is a great monitor that works well in a variety of situations and 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 LG 27UK650, but would prefer a larger screen, check out the LG 32UD99. It performs very similarly to the 27UK650, but the UD99 has better HDR performance thanks to a better color gamut and better color volume. The 32", 4k screen is great for multitasking, and the LG Screen Split 2.0 software allows you to split the monitor into multiple virtual monitors.

    See our review

  3. Best 60Hz Ultrawide Monitor: ASUS PG348Q

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.6
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    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.
    :
    G-Sync

    If you prefer the look of an ultrawide monitor, the ASUS ROG PG348Q is the best 60 Hz ultrawide monitor that we have tested so far. The PG348Q has a huge, 34" screen, and a 3440x1440 resolution. This is great for multitasking, as it can easily display two or more full sized windows side-by-side on the screen. It has wide viewing angles and a curved screen, so the image remains accurate, even to the very edge, when sitting up close.

    The PG348Q looks great, with a unique design and solid, well-built stand. Gamers will appreciate the NVIDIA G-SYNC support, although the default 60 Hz refresh rate limits the VRR range. Thankfully, it can be easily overclocked to 100 Hz, delivering an even faster response time and a wider VRR range. It has an excellent response time, with very little motion blur, and excellent low input lag.

    Unfortunately, it isn't great in a dark room due to bad black uniformity. Overall, it is a good monitor that fits a variety of uses.

    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 ASUS PG348Q, but find it too expensive, take a look at the Dell U3417W. It is a similar model but lacks some of the more advanced features found on the PG348Q. It has the same great 34", 3440x1440 screen, but the U3417W has a more aggressive curve. It also isn't as good for gaming, as it can't be overclocked to 100 Hz, has a slower response time, and higher input lag. Despite this, it is a decent monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 60 Hz 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 60 Hz monitor that we have tested so far. It is a 25", QHD monitor with wide viewing angles and a great stand. The U2518D 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

  • Dell U2718Q. Very good 4k monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is a bit more versatile. See our review
  • LG 27UD68P-B. Good 4k monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is better for the same price. See our review
  • LG 32UD59-B. Decent 32" monitor, but the LG 32UD99 is much better. See our review
  • Dell U2415. Decent 24" monitor, with an uncommon resolution. The Dell U2518D is much better. See our review
  • LG 43UD79. 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 60 Hz 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 60 Hz 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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