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The 7 Best 1440p Monitors - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best 1440p Monitors

For monitors, a resolution of 1440p (also known as 2k, QHD, or Quad HD) strikes a great balance between 1080p and 4k and is often called the sweet spot in resolution. For medium-sized screens, especially 27", 1440p delivers enough pixel density to see more details; however, it's easier to maintain a high frame rate in graphically intensive games, even with moderate computing hardware. 1440p has also grown in popularity since the release of the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series S|X, as they all support 1440p games.

We've bought and tested more than 110 monitors with a 2560x1440 resolution or the widescreen equivalent of 3440x1440. Below are our recommendations for the best 1440p monitors available to buy. Check out our picks for the best monitors, the best 1440p 144Hz monitors, and the best 1440p gaming monitors.

  1. Best 1440p Monitor

    The Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA is the best 2k monitor that we've tested. It's an impressive gaming monitor that delivers a great experience for most uses. It's available in two sizes, and both deliver the same great experience, so you can choose which size fits your needs best. Although it's mainly designed for gaming, it has a few great features for other users, including a built-in USB hub, and it supports picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, which is great for office users.

    It has a VA panel with a great native contrast ratio for deep blacks, making it a great choice for dim or dark rooms. It has an extremely fast 240Hz refresh rate, which delivers an incredibly smooth gaming experience, and it looks great for desktop users. It has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing, and it has incredibly low input lag. It has a quick response time that makes motion look smooth.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 1440p Monitor

    The best mid-range 1440p gaming monitor we've tested is the LG 27GP850-B. Like the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, it's mainly designed for gaming, with a fast refresh rate and an incredible response time; it has very little blur behind fast-moving objects and no distracting overshoot. It's not quite as versatile, though, as it has a lower max refresh rate and doesn't perform as well at low refresh rates.

    It delivers an excellent gaming experience with outstanding low input lag, giving you a competitive edge and making it a great choice for esports gamers. It also has a few great gaming features, including support for both FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible variable refresh rates, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience, and it has a backlight strobing feature to further improve the appearance of motion.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 1440p Monitor

    The best budget 1440p monitor we've tested is the LG 27GL850-B. It's very similar to the newer LG 27GP850-B, but it has a lower native refresh rate and worse motion handling overall. It's still a great gaming monitor, though, with incredibly low input lag at the max refresh rate and an excellent response time. There's a bit of overshoot behind fast-moving objects but very little motion blur, which is great. Of course, like all good gaming monitors, it also has excellent low input lag.

    Despite being a budget monitor, it has a few helpful gaming features. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and G-SYNC Compatible mode, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from almost any source. It also has a built-in USB hub, making it easier to connect controllers or a joystick without reaching behind your computer.

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  4. Best Cheap 1440p Monitor

    If you want something cheaper than the LG 27GL850-B, the best cheap 1440p monitor we've tested is the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B. It's one of the cheapest 1440p monitors on the market, but it still delivers a decent experience all-around. It has a great native contrast ratio, making it a great choice for gaming or office use in a dim or dark environment. It looks great in bright rooms, as it has good peak brightness and reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue even in brighter rooms.

    Unfortunately, it's also a bit limited compared to more expensive models. It has very limited ergonomics, so it's hard to place it in an ideal viewing position or share your screen with someone else. It also has very narrow viewing angles, so it's best enjoyed from directly in front, as the image degrades when viewed at an angle.

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  5. Best Office 1440p Monitor

    The best 1440p office monitor we've tested is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV. It's a great office monitor with a USB-C input that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, which means you can dock a laptop and charge it simultaneously with a single USB-C cable. It also supports power delivery, but it's limited to 65W, enough for most ultraportable laptops but not power-hungry ones with a dedicated GPU. It still has four USB 3.0 ports, with two on the side of the screen for easy access.

    It uses an IPS panel with a 75Hz refresh rate. It has great viewing angles, gets bright enough to combat glare, and has outstanding ergonomics. Since it's for content creators, it has full sRGB coverage, and its color accuracy is excellent out of the box. You can use it for some light gaming on the side, thanks to its great response time and variable refresh rate support.

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  6. Best Ultrawide 1440p Monitor

    The best ultrawide 1440p monitor we've tested is the Dell Alienware AW3423DW. Its ultrawide aspect ratio and gently curved screen deliver a far more immersive gaming experience than 16:9 screens like the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T. However, it's also far more expensive, and not all games support the wide aspect ratio. In games that do, it delivers an excellent gaming experience. Fast-motion looks incredible thanks to its nearly-instantaneous response time, so there's nearly no blur behind fast-moving objects. Combined with its incredibly low input lag, it's one of the fastest monitors on the market.

    Its OLED panel looks fantastic in dark rooms, as blacks are perfect, with no distracting blooming around bright objects. It also helps it deliver one of the best HDR experiences you can get in a monitor, with bright highlights that stand out against the rest of the scene and an incredibly wide color gamut.

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  7. Best Budget Ultrawide 1440p Monitor

    The best budget ultrawide 1440p monitor we've tested is the Dell S3422DWG. It's a great ultrawide monitor with a very similar design and form factor to the Dell Alienware AW3423DW, but at a much lower price point. It's not as good as the other monitor, but it still delivers a great gaming experience, with a good response time at the max refresh rate and excellent low input lag. It has a fast refresh rate and supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible variable refresh rates.

    It looks great in a dark room, with a high contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity. It's one of the better monitors for HDR, with good peak brightness and a wide color gamut, but it lacks a local dimming feature to help highlights pop the way they should. It has a few nice convenience features for gamers, including a built-in USB hub for quick connections and a headphone jack along the bottom bezel. If you're looking for something with more dedicated gaming features, the Gigabyte M34WQ is also a great choice, but it's significantly more expensive.

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Recent Updates

  1. Aug 15, 2022: Restructured the article to better match how users are searching for monitors. Added the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B as the 'Best Cheap 1440p Monitor' and replaced the Gigabyte M27Q with the LG 27GL850-B as the 'Best Budget 1440p Monitor', as the Gigabyte is increasingly hard to find.

  2. Apr 11, 2022: Moved the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV to their own categories, and removed some outdated Notable Mentions.

  3. Feb 11, 2022: Swapped the Gigabyte M27Q and the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV, as the Gigabyte is a more versatile choice overall, while the ASUS is best-suited for gaming.

  4. Dec 13, 2021: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV272U with the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD and the LG 34GP83A-B with the Gigabyte M34WQ to be consistent with other recommendations because the Acer and LG are hard to find; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  5. Oct 14, 2021: Replaced the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X with the Acer Nitro XV272U because it's easier to find; moved the Gigabyte G34WQC to Notable Mentions because of low availability; added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, Gigabyte M32Q, and LG 34GP950G-B to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 2k monitors currently available. They're 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 1440p 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.