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 nearly 100 monitors so far, 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, this is a great gaming monitor that's a fantastic companion for your PS4. Its 4k resolution and FreeSync support mean it's a good choice even if you upgrade to a PS4 Pro or expand your gaming to Xbox and PC as well.
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 a 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 Aorus 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 take advantage of the higher resolution, the Dell U2718Q is the best 4k gaming monitor for PS4 Pro that we've tested to date. It's a great gaming monitor with wide viewing angles and an excellent stand that offers great ergonomics, including easy tilt and height adjustments. It sports thin bezels with a very premium and sleek looking design that feels quite well-built.
This monitor has great picture quality and while blacks will appear gray when used in a dark room, this is standard for monitors with IPS panels, and it still has better contrast than many other IPS monitors. While it supports HDR, unfortunately, its lack of a wide color gamut and fairly low peak brightness means that HDR content won't pop as it should, and there's little benefit in using it in HDR mode.
This monitor is great for gaming thanks to its excellent native response time with very little motion blur, though unfortunately, the 60Hz refresh rate may disappoint some people. It also doesn't support FreeSync or G-SYNC, though this won't matter as much if you only game on a PS4. Overall, this is a great 4k gaming monitor with wide viewing angles and minimal motion blur that'll look great when paired with your PS4 Pro.
If you want a monitor that works great with an Xbox One or PC as well as your PS4, get the LG 27UK650-W. It doesn't feel as solid and it can't swivel like the Dell U2718Q, but it supports FreeSync to help reduce screen tearing when gaming on a PC or Xbox One. The performance of the screen is very similar, with almost identical picture quality, peak brightness, input lag, and HDR performance. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as a USB hub like the Dell, but it does have an additional HDMI in, so you can connect both a PS4 Pro and Xbox One X without fiddling with HDMI hubs, or reconnecting your console every time.
If you only game on a PS4 Pro, go with the Dell, but if you use multiple systems and want to take advantage of AMD's FreeSync for a tear-free experience on your Xbox and PC, get the LG.
If you haven't upgraded to a PS4 Pro and only game in HD, get the ASUS VG279Q, as it's the best 1080p gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far. This excellent 27" monitor has a small and simple stand that offers excellent ergonomics with height and tilt adjustments. The bezels are very thin, and the monitor feels well-built overall.
Since this monitor uses an IPS panel, it has great viewing angles, but unfortunately, a mediocre contrast ratio and disappointing black uniformity. This will be noticeable when viewing dark content in a dark room, so this monitor is best suited for gaming in a slightly brighter environment. Unfortunately, there's only one HDMI input, so you'll have to swap it out if you have more than one console. On the bright side, it has remarkably low input lag, so you shouldn't experience any delay while gaming.
This monitor even has built-in speakers, as well as a 3.5mm aux output, so you can easily hook up any computer speakers to improve the sound quality without needing to split the audio and video coming out of your PS4. Overall, if you use a PS4 Slim or an original PS4 and don't need 4k, this is a great 1080p gaming monitor.
If you own an original PS4 or PS4 Slim and want an even cheaper monitor to game on, get the ViewSonic XG2402. It's smaller than the ASUS VG279Q, and its gray uniformity isn't nearly as good, but it's cheaper and has equally low input lag. It feels just as well-built and still has height adjustments, which is nice. While the monitor still has built-in speakers, unfortunately, there's no 3.5mm aux output, so you'll need to use speakers with an optical input to get sound from your PS4 if you want to improve the sound quality.
Overall, go for the ASUS if you want a larger screen with better picture quality, but if you still want a great gaming monitor for an original PS4 or PS4 Slim and don't want to spend a ton, get the ViewSonic.
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.
02/06/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.