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The 6 Best 28-32 Inch Monitors - Summer 2019
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Best 28-32 Inch Monitors
68 Monitors Tested
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Monitors come in many shapes and sizes, and although 27" and 34" monitors have become very popular recently, there are quite a few good monitors available in 28", 29", and 32" sizes. Although they are sometimes seen as niche sizes, many of them offer the same great features found on more popular sizes, including advanced gaming features like FreeSync, high-resolution 4k screens, and more recently, HDR support.

We've tested 68 monitors, and below you'll find our top 6 picks for the best 28-32 inch monitors that are available for purchase in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best 4k monitors.

  1. Best 28-32 Inch Monitor: LG 32UD99-W

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    8.0
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    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

    The best 32 inch monitor we've tested so far is the LG 32UD99. It is a great 4k monitor with fast response time, excellent low input lag, and FreeSync support, which make it very responsive and a great choice for gamers.

    The monitor has wide viewing angles, and its 4k resolution and large screen size make it easy to multitask and allow you to enjoy a more immersive gaming experience. It has a versatile stand that helps you place the monitor in the most comfortable viewing position with ease, and it allows you to rotate it to portrait should you need to.

    On the downside, this monitor has limited HDR support, and the lack of a wide color gamut and its mediocre HDR peak brightness can't deliver a great HDR experience. Overall, however, most people will find this to be a great monitor.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: LG 32UD59-B

    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.
    :
    VA
    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 would like a significantly cheaper monitor than the LG 32UD99-W that still has a decent overall performance, then check out the LG 32UD59-B. It, too, has a 32" screen and 4k resolution that gives you ample space for multitasking or for an engaging gaming experience. This monitor, however, has a VA panel and delivers very deep blacks in a dark room. Its viewing angles are inferior when compared to IPS monitors like the 32UD99-W. Finally, it doesn't support HDR, although you won't be missing much since the HDR performance on the other LG is not all that great.

    See our review

  3. Best 28-32 Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor: Samsung CHG70

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.8
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    VA
    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 best gaming monitor that is available in a 28 - 32 inch size is the Samsung CHG70. This is an excellent gaming monitor, with outstanding motion handling and excellent low input lag. The 1440p resolution and curved screen deliver a more immersive gaming experience. This monitor also looks great in a dark room, thanks to the very good native contrast ratio.

    Fast action games look great thanks to the monitor's 144Hz refresh rate, which delivers outstanding clear motion with very little blur. The backlight is flicker-free, which is great, and there is also an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, to help clear up motion even more. This monitor also supports FreeSync, even when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

    Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewing the monitor at an angle, so it isn't as well-suited for co-op gaming or for watching the latest trends with your friends. Overall, though, it's a good monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. G-SYNC Gaming Alternative: LG 32GK850G

    Size : 32 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    VA
    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 want the best 32 inch monitor for gaming on your NVIDIA graphics card, check out the LG 32GK850G-B. It's a decent 1440p monitor that truly shines when used for gaming. It's a great gaming monitor, with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, and it supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, ensuring a consistently tear-free gaming experience. It also has outstanding low input lag and impressively fast response time, ensuring every frame is crisp with almost no noticeable blur.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 28-32 Inch Monitor: LG 29UM69G-B

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    7.0
    Mixed Usage
    Score components:
    Size : 29 "
    Resolution : 2560x1080
    Refresh Rate : 75 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 29UM69G-B is the best budget 28-32 inch monitor that we've reviewed so far. It's a decent 2560x1080 monitor with a 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio, great for watching movies, multitasking, or a more immersive gaming experience. Although the image remains accurate when viewed at a moderate angle, it delivers mediocre overall picture quality.

    It's a good choice for a larger budget gaming monitor. Like the BenQ EW3270U, it supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which is great, and it has excellent low input lag. It has a fast response time, so quick-moving objects in movies and games look great, with very little motion blur trail.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, and it also can't get very bright. Overall, it is a decent monitor that should please most budget shoppers.

    See our review

  6. Cheaper Alternative: Dell D3218HN

    Size : 32 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    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 want something a bit cheaper than the LG 29UM69G-B, take a look at the Dell D3218HN. It is a decent 32" 1080p monitor with wide viewing angles, low input lag, and good peak brightness. Unfortunately, it isn't as good for some uses as the LG, as it doesn't support FreeSync, has a limited 60Hz refresh rate, and has a lower resolution. It is significantly brighter than the LG, but has worse reflection handling. Overall, it's great as a simple desktop monitor.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • HP V320: Decent monitor overall, but the Dell D3218HN is marginally better. See our review
  • Samsung U28E590D: Decent 4k monitor, but the LG 32UD59-B is much better for almost the same price. See our review
  • Sceptre C325W: Basic 1080p monitor with mediocre picture quality and poor response time. See our review
  • Dell U3219Q: Versatile 32", 4k monitor, but no variable refresh rate and more expensive than similar models. See our review
  • Dell S3219D: Decent 32" monitor, but slightly worse than the LG 29UM69G-B. See our review

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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