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The 6 Best 28-32 Inch Monitors - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best 28-32 Inch Monitors
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Monitors come in many shapes and sizes, and although 27 inch and 34 inch monitors have become very popular recently, there are quite a few good monitors available in 28 and 32 inch sizes. Although they're sometimes seen as niche sizes, many offer the same great features found on more popular sizes, including advanced gaming features like FreeSync, high-resolution 4k screens, and, more recently, HDR and HDMI 2.1 support.

We've tested over 220 monitors, and below you'll find our top picks for the best 28-32 inch monitors that are available for purchase. See our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best 1440p monitors, and the best gaming monitors.


  1. Best 28-32 Inch Office Monitor: Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx

    8.4
    Office
    Size 28"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 32 inch monitor for office use that we've tested is the Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx. Although marketed mainly as a gaming monitor, it's also a great office monitor, with a large, 28 inch screen that gives you plenty of screen space to work with, and the 4k resolution delivers clear text and sharp images. The IPS panel provides wide viewing angles, great if you have to share your screen with someone else, and the stand has fantastic ergonomics, so you can easily find the perfect position for working.

    It's also a great monitor if your work relies on accurate colors, as it has good accuracy out-of-the-box, a fantastic SDR color gamut, with full coverage of the commonly used sRGB color space, and it has fantastic gradient handling. Like most recent monitors, it has excellent gray uniformity, with very little noticeable dirty screen effect. Finally, visibility isn't an issue in bright rooms, as it has good peak brightness and good reflection handling, with a matte anti-reflective coating, so you don't have to worry about glare.

    Sadly, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, as it has a low contrast ratio and bad black uniformity. There's also noticeable overshoot in most response time transitions, which leads to ghosting with fast-moving objects. Overall, it's an impressive monitor for almost any usage and is a great choice for an office monitor.

    See our review

  2. Best 28-32 Inch 1440p Gaming Monitor: Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA

    8.8
    Gaming
    Size 32"
    Resolution 2560x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you want a 1440p gaming monitor, the Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA is the best 32 inch gaming monitor we've tested. It's packed with features and delivers excellent gaming performance. It's commonly known as the Odyssey G7, and it's available in both a 27 and 32 inch size. Its 1440p resolution helps deliver crisp images without being too taxing on your graphics card.

    This monitor has a high 240Hz native refresh rate with native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to help reduce screen tearing from almost any source. It has an incredibly quick response time, so motion looks smooth whether you're gaming at 60Hz or its max refresh rate, and the input lag is low. It's a great choice for dark room gaming thanks to its VA panel and high native contrast; it has an edge-lit local dimming feature, but like most monitors, it performs terribly and doesn't improve the contrast at all.

    Unfortunately, because it has a VA panel, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not the best choice for co-op gaming as the image looks inaccurate when viewing from the side. On the plus side, it's a well-built monitor with a curved screen and okay ergonomics, so it should be easy to place in an ideal viewing position. Overall, this is the best 32 inch computer monitor for gaming that we've tested.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative: Gigabyte M32Q

    Size 32"
    Resolution 2560x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    170 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, check out the Gigabyte M32Q instead. It has a slower refresh rate than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, and its backlight strobing feature isn't as versatile, but it's still an excellent gaming monitor. The 1440p IPS screen delivers wide viewing angles and good text clarity, and it has an outstanding response time. It supports FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible variable refresh rates (VRR), and it has outstanding low input lag. It also has a few great additional features, including a built-in keyboard, video, and mouse switch (KVM), so you can control two PCs at once with a single set of input devices.

    If you want the best 32 inch gaming monitor, you can't go wrong with the Samsung. If you want something cheaper, the Gigabyte is an excellent alternative.

    See our review

  4. Best 28-32 Inch 4k Gaming Monitor: Gigabyte M32U

    8.7
    Gaming
    Size 32"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 32 inch 4k gaming monitor that we've tested is the Gigabyte M32U. It's an excellent gaming monitor for any use, including for PCs and consoles, as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports that support 4k @ 120Hz gaming on the latest PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. It has an incredible response time, so fast-moving objects look crystal clear, with almost no blur behind them.

    It has low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience, but you need to make sure you update it to the latest firmware for the lowest input lag. Also, it supports FreeSync and G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology, resulting in a nearly tear-free gaming experience from most sources, even though the PS5 doesn't yet support VRR. It has wide viewing angles, great for co-op gaming, and visibility isn't an issue thanks to its very good peak brightness in SDR and decent reflection handling.

    Sadly, although it supports HDR, it adds very little, as it has a low contrast ratio, and it can't get very bright in HDR, so small highlights don't stand out. Also, its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth isn't the full 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1 as it's limited to 24 Gbps, so you need a graphics card that supports compression. Besides that, it's one of the best monitors we've tested in this size range.

    See our review

  5. Smaller Alternative: Gigabyte M28U

    Size 28"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you like the feature set and performance of the Gigabyte M32U, but want something a bit smaller, then take a look at the Gigabyte M28U. It's nearly identical to its larger cousin but with a 28 inch screen and a slower 60Hz response time. It delivers an excellent gaming experience, with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for PS5 and Xbox Series S|X gamers, and it has outstanding low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It also supports FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible variable refresh rates, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from almost any source. However, it has worse ergonomics as it can't swivel.

    Overall, the M32U is the best 32 inch 4k gaming monitor for most people, as it has a much better response time at 60Hz, which is what most console games run at. If you want something smaller or cheaper, though, the M28U is a great alternative.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget 28-32 Inch Monitor: LG 32UL500-W

    7.5
    Mixed Usage
    7.5
    Office
    7.4
    Gaming
    7.6
    Multimedia
    7.7
    Media Creation
    6.8
    HDR Gaming
    Size 32"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you're on a budget, the best 32 inch monitor we've tested is the LG 32UL500-W. It's a good office monitor with a 4k resolution that delivers crisp images and sharp text, and it doesn't break the bank either. It has low input lag for a responsive desktop experience, and you won't notice any delay while gaming either.

    It's a good choice for console gaming thanks to its high resolution, and it has a 60Hz panel with HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, but that means you can't use it for high-frame-rate gaming. It has a VA panel that performs best in dark rooms because it has a good native contrast ratio but lacks a local dimming feature. It has excellent gray uniformity, and content creators should be happy to know it has fantastic coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing. However, you'll have to make sure you calibrate it because our unit has bad out-of-the-box accuracy.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't perform well in bright rooms because it doesn't get bright enough to fight glare, but its reflection handling is good if you still have a few lights around. It also doesn't get bright in HDR, so highlights don't stand out the way the creator intended. If that doesn't bother you, it's a good monitor if you're on a budget.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70: The Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 is a 28 inch 4k gaming monitor like the Gigabyte M28U that gets a bit brighter, but it costs a lot more, and it's not worth the price increase. See our review
  • ASUS TUF VG32VQ: The ASUS TUF VG32VQ is another low-cost 32 inch gaming monitor with a VA panel like the LG 32UL500-W, but it has a lower 1440p resolution. Still, it has a higher refresh rate, so get this if you want it for gaming. See our review
  • LG 32UL950: The LG 32UL950 is a 4k monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate. It's a very good office monitor, but it's not worth its high price tag. The Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx is a much better choice as it has much better ergonomics. See our review
  • Gigabyte G32QC: The Gigabyte G32QC is a curved gaming monitor that costs less than the Gigabyte M32Q. However, it has a VA panel, so it has worse viewing angles, and it doesn't have as many features. See our review
  • Dell S3221QS: The Dell S3221QS is a good, low-cost 4k office monitor like the LG 32UL500-W, but it's not as good for content creators, and some people may not like its curved screen. See our review
  • LG 32GP850-B: The LG 32GP850-B is an excellent 1440p gaming monitor, but it has a lower 180Hz refresh rate than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, and it doesn't have as many features as the Gigabyte M32Q. See our review
  • Corsair XENEON 32QHD165: The Corsair XENEON 32QHD165 is an excellent 1440p gaming monitor like the Samsung Odyssey G7, but it also costs more. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32U: The Gigabyte FI32U is a 4k gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth like the Gigabyte M32U, but it costs a lot more for little difference. See our review
  • LG 32GN650-B: The LG 32GN650-B is a budget-friendly 1440p gaming monitor, so get this if you prefer the gaming performance compared to the LG 32UL500-W, but it has a lower resolution. See our review
  • Dell S3222DGM: The Dell S322DGM is an impressive gaming monitor that costs less than the Samsung Odyssey G7, but it's too expensive to be considered a true budget monitor. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 21, 2022: Removed the BenQ EW3270U as the 'Dark Room Alternative' in the office category because it doesn't reflect user needs; changed the Samsung Odyssey G7 and the Gigabyte M32U to 'Best 1440p' and 'Best 4k' categories respectively; updated Notable Mentions based on changes and market availability.

  2. Nov 16, 2021: Completely restructured the article. Removed the LG 32UD99-W as it's sold out and replaced it with the Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx. Added a Best Console Gaming category and moved the Gigabyte M28U to that category. Added the Gigabyte M32Q as a cheaper alternative to the Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA.

  3. Sep 17, 2021: Removed the LG 32GN650-B and added the Gigabyte M28U as the 'HDMI 2.1 Alternative'.

  4. Jul 19, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the Acer Nitro XV282K and LG 32GP850-B to Notable Mentions.

  5. May 20, 2021: Replaced the LG 32GK850-B with the 32GN650-B; added the ASUS VG32VQ, LG 32GN50T-B, Gigabyte G32QC, Dell S3221QS, and BenQ EL2870U to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 28-32 inch 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 the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our 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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