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 64 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.
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.
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.
If you want the best ultrawide monitor for multitasking, the Dell U3818DW is the best 60 Hz 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 60 Hz 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 60 Hz monitor that should please most people.
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 60 Hz monitor, but it handles motion better with much less overshoot, and it should please most casual gamers looking for a more immersive gaming experience.
The U3417W 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, the U3417W is a decent 60 Hz monitor that should please most people.
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.
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.