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 110 monitors so far, and below you'll find our top picks for the best monitors for PS4 and PS4 Pro gaming. See 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 best gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far is the Acer Nitro XV273X. It's great overall with excellent gaming performance. It has a 1080p resolution, which is exactly what you need if you have the standard PS4, and its native refresh rate is 240Hz.
It has one of the best response times at 60Hz that we've seen on a monitor. Motion looks exceptionally clear, and even though it has a Black Frame Insertion feature, the BFI frequency goes as low as 120Hz, which could create some duplication in motion when playing at 60Hz. The input lag is also really low, and there are built-in speakers if you don't game with a headset. In terms of picture quality, it has exceptional out-of-the-box color accuracy, so you won't have to pay extra to get it calibrated. It also has wide viewing angles, it has great peak brightness, and it has decent reflection handling if you want to game in a moderately-lit room.
Sadly, even though it supports HDR10, it doesn't display a wide color gamut, so HDR gaming doesn't look all that much different from SDR. Also, it has a low contrast ratio, which is expected from an IPS panel, so it's not ideal for gaming in the dark. On the upside, it has a USB hub if you want to charge your devices. Overall, its performance makes it the best monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far.
If you game at night or in a dark room and want something that displays deep blacks, the best monitor for PS4 would be the MSI Optix GC27C4. It doesn't have as good color accuracy as the Acer Nitro XV273X, but it has a great contrast ratio and an even lower input lag at 60Hz. It also has a good response time at 60Hz, although you may notice some motion blur. Unfortunately, it doesn't support HDR, but it has an excellent SDR color gamut, with great coverage of the Adobe RGB color space if you also want to use this monitor for photo editing. It doesn't get very bright, but that shouldn't be a problem if you're gaming in the dark. It also has narrow viewing angles, but this is expected from a monitor with a VA panel.
Overall, the Acer is much better, and it's an excellent choice for PS4 gaming, but if you're set on getting a monitor with a VA panel for better dark room performance, check out the MSI.
The best monitor for PS4 Pro with a 4k resolution is the LG 27UK650-W. It's mainly designed to be for the office, but it offers good gaming performance, and the 4k resolution delivers a crisp image. However, it's not the best-built monitor out there, and it has fairly limited ergonomics as it doesn't have a swivel range.
It has a great response time, resulting in clear motion, but it doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature to clear up motion blur. Its input lag is also really low, ensuring your actions are registered quickly. It has great out-of-the-box color accuracy, so you won't need to get it calibrated if you're just playing PS4, and it has wide viewing angles, ideal for co-op gaming. If you game in a bright room, it gets bright enough to combat glare, and it has decent reflection handling. Also, it has two HDMI inputs and a DisplayPort input so that you can connect your PC and PS4 at the same time.
Unfortunately, it doesn't display deep blacks, which is expected from an IPS panel, so it's not suggested for dark room gaming. Even though it supports HDR10 and has incredible gradient handling, it doesn't display a wide color gamut, and it doesn't get very bright in that mode, so HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR. Regardless of these small issues, most people should be happy with it, making it the best gaming monitor for PS4 Pro that we've tested so far.
If you want an even bigger screen to help deliver an immersive gaming experience, check out the BenQ EW3270U. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 27UK650-W because it has a VA panel that displays much deeper blacks, making it a better choice for dark room gaming. In terms of gaming performance, it's very similar to the LG. The BenQ has a good response time and really low input lag. It has a remarkable color gamut in SDR, and it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content, but sadly, it doesn't get bright enough in that mode to truly bring out highlights. Even though it doesn't get very bright in SDR, it still has good reflection handling if you want to place it in a bright room. Lastly, it has built-in speakers, great if you want to save some money and space on your desk and avoid buying an external setup.
Overall, if you're looking for the best 4k gaming monitor for PS4 Pro, check out the LG, but if you want a bigger screen, look into the BenQ.
The best budget gaming monitor for the PS4 is the ASUS VG279Q. It sports an IPS panel with a 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. It has a good build quality despite its price, and its outstanding ergonomics put monitors that cost significantly more to shame.
It has an impressive peak brightness and good reflection handling for use in well-lit rooms. The response time is good, and there's an optional Black Frame Insertion feature to help reduce motion blur. The input lag is excellent, and there's support for FreeSync if you also game on a PC. It doesn't support HDR, but there are a few convenient extra features, such as the ability to put a crosshair for shooter games and a frame rate counter overlay. The backlight is flicker-free, and there are speakers built-in.
Unfortunately, like most IPS panels, it has a low contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity, so it isn't ideal for gaming in the dark. With this model, you won't have to spend a fortune to get a great gaming experience, making it the best PS4 gaming monitor in the budget category.
08/20/2020: Minor updates to text for clarity, changes notable mentions.
04/01/2020: All recommendations have been changed to reflect the new scoring in test bench 1.1.
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.