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, this is a great gaming monitor that's a fantastic companion for your PS4. Its 4k resolution and FreeSync support means 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 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 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. The U2718Q 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 will 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 for 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 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 want to use your monitor on a gaming PC or Xbox One as well.
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. Unfortunately, this monitor only has one HDMI input, which may be a deal-breaker for some, especially if you have more than one console.
Overall, if you don't have a PS4 Pro and don't care about having 4k resolution, the Asus VG279Q is an excellent gaming monitor that offers outstanding motion handling, impressive viewing angles, and very low input lag.
For a cheaper alternative to the ASUS VG279Q, the ViewSonic XG2402 might just be what you're looking for. It may seem like this monitor has been stripped to its most basic functions, but it's 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 and don't care about ergonomics or design, 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.
01/07/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.
11/12/2019: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.