Whether you're 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're a competitive online gamer.
We've reviewed over 85 monitors, and below you'll find our top picks for the best monitors for PS4 and PS4 Pro gaming. See also our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best curved gaming monitors, and the best 4k gaming monitors. If you're looking for a good pair of headphones, check out our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets.
The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is the best gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far. This is a 27 inch IPS monitor that delivers decent picture quality and HDR performance, along with low input lag and low response time, even when playing at 60Hz. Motion handling is truly the strength of this monitor, with a flicker-free backlight and an optional black frame insertion to further eliminate motion blur.
Of course, being an IPS panel, it does mean that dark room performance will suffer due to the mediocre contrast ratio and poor black uniformity. Our unit exhibited noticeable backlight bleeding and clouding throughout the screen. Gigabyte has provided an excellent selection of inputs to connect multiple devices, including a USB 3.0 hub. The stand does wobble a bit, but thankfully it has good ergonomics and can also be VESA mounted to save space.
Overall, it's a great gaming monitor and is our recommendation for PS4 gaming.
If the dark room performance of the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD sounds a bit disappointing to you, the Samsung CHG70 might be a better choice. This VA monitor does provide better contrast ratio and deeper blacks, but at the expense of viewing angles, which isn't ideal for co-op gaming. Like the Aorus, this is a 1440p monitor, but it displays 1080p from a PS4 or 4k from a PS4 Pro without any issues.
Overall, the Gigabyte is the best monitor for PS4 for most people, but if dark room performance is important to you, the Samsung might be a better choice.
If you have a PS4 Pro and want to experience all that 4k goodness, check out the Dell U2718Q. Picture quality on this monitor is decent and it does support HDR, though unfortunately the average peak brightness and lack of wide color gamut prevents it from being fully appreciated. It sports a good selection of inputs including four USB 3.0 ports that can be used to charge your devices even when the monitor is on standby.
Another outstanding feature of this monitor is its stand and ergonomics, which allows for easy adjustments and rotation into portrait mode. And as with most of Dell's lineup, they have kept a minimal, clean, and professional look with small bezels.
Overall, this is a very good 4k gaming monitor that performs admirably.
If you don't just game on your PS4 Pro, the LG 27UK650-W is a more versatile alternative to the Dell U2718Q. While both monitors perform very similarly, the addition of FreeSync support on the LG is the stand out feature. This is great if you game on a PC or Xbox One, as it helps to reduce distracting screen tearing. Like the Dell, LG kept the aesthetic minimal and elegant; however, it doesn't have as many input selections and has slightly worse ergonomics due to the lack of swivel adjustment.
Overall, the Dell is the best 4k gaming monitor for PS4 Pro, but if you also game on a PC or Xbox, the LG has some advanced gaming features that make it a more versatile choice.
If you haven't upgraded to a PS4 Pro yet and want the best gaming monitor for an original PS4 or a PS4 Slim, check out the ASUS VG279Q. The 1080p resolution still delivers a decent picture quality with excellent color accuracy out of the box. Although the PS4 is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, this monitor can go up to 144Hz and support FreeSync if you plan on mixing things up a bit. Unfortunately, this monitor only has one HDMI input, which may be a deal-breaker for some, especially if you have more than one console.
Response time and input lag are excellent, along with good viewing angles, great peak brightness, and good reflection handling, making it suitable for bright rooms.
All in all, this is a great 1080p monitor for a great PS4 gaming experience.
For a cheaper alternative to the ASUS VG279Q, the ViewSonic XG2402 might just be what you are looking for. It may seem like this monitor has been stripped to its most basic functions, but it is still capable of delivering a great gaming experience. It's a little less advanced than the ASUS: It has slightly worse ergonomics, a simpler design, and doesn't have an optional black frame insertion (BFI) feature. Since the latter isn't available at 60Hz when gaming on the PS4 anyway, it isn't a big loss.
Overall, the ASUS is the best 1080p gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far, but if you want something a bit cheaper, the ViewSonic performs almost as well.
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 60Hz will perform worse than measured, as the PS4 and PS4 Pro can only output at 60Hz. We've taken this into consideration when making our picks.
11/12/2019: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.