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 75 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. It has outstanding gaming performance thanks to the low 60Hz input lag, extremely fast response time, and flicker-free backlight. It also supports HDR, which is properly detected by the 'Automatic' settings on the PS4.
This monitor has a great selection of inputs, with 2 HDMI ports and one DisplayPort connection so you can connect your PS4, PC, and another console; this is great if you have limited space. It also has a built-in USB hub, so you can keep your PS4 controllers charged and ready to go at any time. The 27 inch screen is great for an immersive gaming experience, and the wide viewing angles are great for co-op gaming.
Unfortunately, this monitor doesn't look as good in a dark room, as it has bad black uniformity and a mediocre contrast ratio. Overall, though, it's a great gaming monitor that should please most PS4 gamers.
If you like to play games in a dark room, the Samsung CHG70 might be a better choice. This monitor has worse viewing angles than the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD, so it isn't as well-suited to co-op gaming, but it has much better contrast ratios, delivering deep blacks; this is especially noticeable in a dark room. 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 Aorus AD27QD is the best monitor for PS4 for most people, but if dark room performance is important to you, the Samsung CHG70 might be a better choice.
If you have a PS4 Pro and want the best 4k gaming monitor, check out the Dell U2718Q. This 27", 4k monitor delivers a great gaming experience when connected to a PS4 Pro, and even when connected to an original PS4 or PS4 Slim. It has an excellent response time, extremely low input lag, and a great selection of inputs.
Like most Dell monitors, it has great ergonomics, so it can easily be adjusted to the best viewing position. It also has good peak brightness, wide viewing angles, and decent reflection handling, so it looks great in most rooms. It doesn't perform as well in a dark room, though, which may disappoint some users.
Unfortunately, even though this monitor supports HDR, including with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, there is little benefit to this, as it can't get very bright in HDR and can't display a wide color gamut. It also lacks some more advanced gaming features, although these aren't supported on the PS4 anyway. Overall, though, this is a very good gaming monitor that should please most people.
If you don't just game on your PS4 Pro, the LG 27UK650-W is a more versatile alternative. The biggest difference between this monitor and the Dell U2718Q is the addition of FreeSync variable refresh rate support. This is great if you game on a PC or Xbox One, and it helps to reduce distracting screen tearing. This monitor has slightly worse ergonomics, though, as it can't swivel, but otherwise, it performs very similarly to the Dell.
Overall, the Dell U2718Q is the best 4k gaming monitor for PS4 Pro, but if you also game on a PC or Xbox and are willing to compromise on ergonomics, the LG 27UK650-W 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. This is an impressive 1080p gaming monitor with an extremely fast response time, excellent low input lag, and decent overall picture quality. It has great peak brightness, good reflection handling, and wide viewing angles, so it's suitable for most rooms, regardless of viewing conditions.
Although limited to 60Hz when gaming on a console, this monitor performs even better when gaming from a PC, which is great if you like to mix things up a bit. From a PC, it supports a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which delivers a nearly tear-free gaming experience.
Unfortunately, this monitor only has one HDMI input, which might be a bit limiting for some users, especially if you have more than one console.
If the ASUS VG279Q is outside your price range, the ViewSonic XG2402 is a good cheaper alternative. This monitor delivers a great gaming experience, but 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 BFI feature isn't available at 60Hz when gaming on the PS4 anyway, this isn't a big loss.
Overall, the ASUS VG279Q is the best 1080p gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far, but if you want something a bit cheaper and are willing to compromise on ergonomics and BFI, the ViewSonic XG2402 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.