Whether you are in a dorm, or simply have a small space, monitors are a great alternative to large TVs for console gaming. Monitors are usually a lot cheaper, they look great close up, and they take up a lot less space. Many high-end gaming monitors also offer better motion performance and lower input lag than any TV on the market, which is great if you are a competitive online gamer.
We've reviewed 56 monitors, and below you'll find our top 5 picks for the best monitors for PS4 and PS4 Pro gaming. See also our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors.
The LG 27UK650 is the best 4k monitor for PS4 gaming that we've tested so far. It is a very good 27" monitor with some great gaming features. It delivers good overall picture quality, with great peak brightness and wide viewing angles, perfect for quick co-op gaming sessions.
The 27UK650 delivers great gaming performance. It has very good motion handling, thanks to an extremely fast response time that delivers smooth motion, with very little blur trail behind fast moving objects. It has a maximum 60 Hz refresh rate, which is just fine for PS4 gaming. It also has excellent input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience.
Unfortunately, although the 27UK650 supports HDR with any PS4 model, it can't get bright enough to show off small highlights in some scenes, and it can't display a wide color gamut. Overall though, it is a very good, versatile 4k monitor that should please most people.
If you like the LG 27UK650 but would prefer something larger, check out the LG 32UD99 instead. There is very little difference between the two models. It has a larger, 32" screen that is better for split-screen gaming, or for those impromptu co-op sessions. They both perform similarly, but the 32UD99 has slightly better native contrast, and it has a built-in USB hub, great for keeping your DualShock 4s charged.
If you like to game on a PS4 and PC, the Samsung CHG70 is a more versatile gaming monitor. It has an excellent response time and extremely low input lag, so your games look smooth and are responsive to every button tap. If you like to mix it up a bit, the CHG70 is also a great PC gaming monitor. It has a fast 144 Hz refresh rate, and it supports AMD FreeSync.
The CHG70 can take advantage of HDR on the PS4, so supported games look stunning, even if you haven't upgraded to the Pro. It looks great in almost any setting. It has a very good contrast ratio for dark room viewing and it is bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have the wide viewing angles found on IPS monitors, so it isn't ideal for split-screen gaming. The CHG70 is a 1440p monitor, which the PS4 and PS4 Pro don't natively support, so the image will be upscaled by the monitor. This can reveal some artifacts that may bother some people.
Overall, it is a very good monitor for pretty much any usage and it should please most people.
The best monitor for PS4 gaming in the budget category is the Dell U2518D. It is a very good 25" monitor, with wide viewing angles and good overall picture quality. It has great peak brightness, and good reflections handling, making it a good choice regardless of the lighting in your room.
The Dell U2518D is a very good monitor for PS4 gaming. It has a 1440p resolution, which the U2518D doesn't support, but it will display 1080p content without any issues. It has an excellent response time, delivering clear motion with only slight motion blur. It also has great low input lag, ensuring a smooth gaming experience.
Unfortunately, although it supports HDR with any model of PS4, there is little benefit to it, as it can't get very bright in HDR, and can't display a wide color gamut. Overall though, the Dell U2518D is a very good, versatile monitor that should please most people.
If you don't have a PS4 Pro and would prefer to have the most accurate image with no scaling, the ViewSonic XG2402 is the best 1080p PS4 gaming monitor that we've tested so far. It has an outstanding fast response time and excellent low input lag, even when gaming at 60 Hz on the PS4. If you do have an Xbox One or game on your PC, it supports a 144 Hz refresh rate with AMD's FreeSync VRR. Unfortunately, the XG2402 doesn't look as good in a dark room and it has limited viewing angles.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for PS4 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 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.
Due to some limitations with our current Test Bench, the score listed here does not entirely represent the logic behind our picks. We currently measure the response time on monitors using the native refresh rate. Monitors with a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz will perform worse than measured, as the PS4 and PS4 Pro can only output at 60 Hz. We've taken this into consideration when making our picks.