Most monitors released in recent years target higher refresh rates. 144Hz and 240Hz 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're 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 more than 80 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-W is the best 60Hz monitor that we've tested so far. It's a versatile 4k monitor with good picture quality, great motion handling, and outstanding low input lag. It's a versatile choice, delivering very good overall performance for any use, even gaming. The higher resolution screen is great for multitasking and allows you to see more fine details in your favorite games.
The stand has a decent height adjustment, good tilt range, and it can switch to portrait orientation, great for a multi-monitor setup. It has a good selection of inputs but doesn't have a built-in USB hub. It also has great peak brightness in SDR, very good viewing angles, and good reflection handling, so it's a great choice for a bright office.
Unfortunately, like most IPS monitors, the LG 27UK650-W doesn't look quite as good in a dark room. Overall, though, it's a very good monitor for almost any use.
If you like the versatility of the LG 27UK650-W but would prefer a larger monitor with better connectivity, check out the LG 32UD99-W instead. This monitor delivers almost identical performance to the smaller LG, 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.
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 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, this monitor isn't as well-suited for multimedia, as fast-moving objects have noticeable motion-smearing caused by significant overshoot. Overall, it's a good 60Hz 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 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 Dell. 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.
The Dell U2518D is the best budget 60Hz monitor that we've tested so far. It's 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's a very good IPS monitor with an excellent stand that should please most people.
If the Dell U2518D is still too expensive for you, check out the Dell U2415 instead. This monitor is slightly smaller and has a lower 1920x1200 resolution, so there's a bit less screen real estate to work with. Unlike the other Dell, this monitor doesn't support HDR, but this doesn't add much to the U2518D anyway. On the other hand, this monitor has better input lag, the same great ergonomics, and the same great USB hub.
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.