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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors For PS4 - Black Friday 2020 Reviews

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Best Gaming Monitors For PS4
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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 tested over 130 monitors, 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.


  1. Best Gaming Monitor For PS4: Acer Nitro XV273

    8.6
    Gaming
    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested is the Acer Nitro XV273X. It's one of the best gaming monitors we've tested, it's well-built, and it offers good ergonomics, so you shouldn't have issues placing it in an ideal viewing position.

    Even though you won't be able to take full advantage of this monitor's max 240Hz refresh rate when gaming on the PS4, it still has an outstanding response time when gaming at 60Hz, resulting in minimal motion blur. The input lag is extremely low, and even though it's slightly higher at 60Hz than some other monitors, it shouldn't make a difference for even the most competitive gamers. Its IPS panel makes it ideal for co-op gaming as it has wide viewing angles, and if you game in a bright room, it has great peak brightness and decent reflection handling. It also has incredible out-of-the-box color accuracy, but this is something that may vary between units.

    Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks appear closer to gray when viewed in the dark. Even though it supports HDR10, it doesn't provide the best HDR experience because it can't display a wide color gamut. It has a limited 1080p resolution if you also want to use this monitor for productivity, but this shouldn't be an issue if you're just using it to game with the PS4. Overall, most people should be happy with it, making it the best monitor for PS4 that we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: LG 27GN750-B

    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you want to save some money, then check out the LG 27GN750-B. It has worse ergonomics than the Acer Nitro XV273X, but it has a slightly lower input lag at 60Hz. The LG also has an excellent response time at 60Hz, so fast-moving content looks smooth and crisp. It's an even better choice for gaming in bright rooms thanks to its great peak brightness and very good reflection handling. It also has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, but sadly, that comes at the cost of its low contrast ratio, so it's not a good choice for dark-room gaming. It has a few extra features, such as the ability to add a virtual crosshair on the screen, and there's a USB hub, so you can charge your devices while gaming.

    If you simply want the best monitor for PS4, you can't go wrong with the Acer, but if you want something cheaper, go for the LG.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k Gaming Monitor For PS4 Pro: LG 27UK650-W

    7.8
    Gaming
    Size 27"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best monitor for PS4 Pro with a 4k resolution is the LG 27UK650-W. It's mainly designed for office use, but it offers good gaming performance, and the 4k resolution delivers a crisp image. However, it's not the best-built model 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 doesn't get very bright in that mode, so HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR content. 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.

    See our review

  4. Dark Room Alternative: BenQ EW3270U

    Size 32"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you want a bigger monitor that also has better dark-room performance, consider the BenQ EW3270U. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 27UK650-W as it has a VA panel and provides a much better contrast ratio instead. It has a 60Hz refresh rate, a good response time, and low input lag to improve your gaming experience, but it doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature. It delivers an okay HDR experience with its deep blacks and wide color gamut, but it has disappointing peak brightness in HDR. Unfortunately, it has terrible ergonomics, so it may be difficult placing it in an ideal viewing position, but it can be wall-mounted if you wish. Lastly, it has built-in speakers if you don't want to purchase extra speakers.

    The LG is the best gaming monitor for PS4 Pro, but if you want a better contrast ratio and even a bigger screen, then look into the BenQ.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Gaming Monitor For PS4: ASUS VG279Q

    8.3
    Gaming
    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best monitor for PS4 in the budget category that we've tested is the ASUS VG279Q. Well-built with outstanding ergonomics, it performs well overall and has great gaming performance that most people should be happy with.

    It has a 1080p resolution that makes it ideal for your PS4. The input lag is incredibly low, and its response time at 60Hz is good. Even though it has a Black Frame Insertion feature, it only flickers at 85Hz or higher, so you may notice image duplication. Its IPS panel provides wide viewing angles, making it ideal for co-op gaming, and if you use it in a well-lit environment, it gets bright enough to combat glare and has good reflection handling. The out-of-the-box color accuracy is excellent, so you may not need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have HDR support, which may be disappointing for some. Its contrast ratio is low, which is expected from an IPS panel, so blacks appear closer to gray. Fortunately, it has excellent gray uniformity and solid colors across the screen look great. All in all, this is a monitor that won't cost you much, and it's a great choice for PS4 gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • ASUS VG279QM: The ASUS VG279QM has outstanding motion handling at 60Hz, but the input lag is much higher than the Acer. See our review
  • Dell Alienware AW2521HF: The Dell Alienware AW2521HF has an outstanding response time, but it's smaller than the Acer and doesn't support HDR. See our review
  • MSI Optix G27C4: The G27C4 is a decent alternative to the Acer Nitro with a VA panel if that's what you're looking for. See our review
  • ViewSonic Elite XG270: The ViewSonic Elite XG270 is a well-built monitor, but it's more expensive and has a higher input lag than the Acer Nitro. See our review
  • LG 32UD99-W: The LG 32UD99-W is a larger alternative to the 27UK650-W, but it has a slower response time than the EW3270U. See our review
  • ViewSonic XG2402: The ViewSonic XG2402 is cheaper than the ASUS, but the TN panel doesn't provide wide viewing angles. See our review
  • MSI OPTIX MAG273R: The MSI Optix MAG273R has HDR support but a slower response time compared to the VG279Q. See our review

Recent Updates

11/19/2020: Replaced the MSI Optix G27C4 with the LG 27GN750-B.

04/01/2020: All recommendations have been changed to reflect the new scoring in test bench 1.1.

All Reviews

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.

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