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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors For PS4 - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best Gaming Monitors For PS4
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Whether you're in a dorm or have a small space, monitors are a great alternative to large TVs for console gaming. Monitors are usually cheaper, look great close up, and 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. You can find both 4k monitors for the PS4 Pro or 1080p options if you have the standard PS4. Keep in mind that many new 4k monitors have HDMI 2.1 support, but considering the PS4 is limited to HDMI 2.0 capabilities, it's not worth getting those models.

We've tested over 220 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 PS5 monitors, and the best 4k gaming monitors.


  1. Best Gaming Monitor For PS4: ViewSonic Elite XG270

    8.5
    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 ViewSonic Elite XG270. It's a 27 inch monitor with a 1080p native resolution, so it's best for the original PS4, not the PS4 Pro. It's an excellent gaming monitor overall, with a fantastic response time at 60Hz, so motion looks clear with no overshoot and almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has great low input lag at 60Hz, for a responsive gaming experience.

    It supports HDR, which is supported on all PS4 models, but it can't get very bright in HDR, and it can just barely display a wide color gamut, so it doesn't add much. The IPS panel delivers wide viewing angles, great for co-op gaming, and visibility isn't an issue thanks to its great peak brightness in SDR and impressive reflection handling.

    Sadly, it's not the best choice for a dark room, as it has a low contrast ratio and bad black uniformity, so blacks look grayish and uneven in a dark room. Despite these limitations, it's a very good monitor for most users.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: Dell Alienware AW2521HF

    Size 25"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you're shopping on a smaller budget, consider the Dell Alienware AW2521HF. It's very similar to the ViewSonic Elite XG270, but it has a more compact 25 inch screen. The smaller screen size doesn't feel as immersive, but it does result in a higher pixel density, so your favorite games look sharper. It has slightly lower input lag and a very similar response time, but there's some overshoot in dark scenes, although it shouldn't be distracting. It doesn't support HDR, although you aren't losing much because the ViewSonic can't deliver a true HDR experience due to its limited peak brightness. There are four USB ports but no built-in speakers, so you'll have to get a dedicated setup.

    Overall, the ViewSonic is better because it has faster response times at 60Hz with less overshoot and a bigger screen. However, if you find it too expensive, the Dell is a great alternative, as long as you don't mind compromising a bit.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k Gaming Monitor For PS4 Pro: Dell S2721QS

    7.9
    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 Dell S2721QS. It's a great gaming monitor with a good response time and excellent low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience with little blur behind fast-moving objects. Its 27 inch, 4k screen delivers an incredibly sharp image and an immersive gaming experience, so you can see the finest details in your favorite games. Sadly, although it supports HDR, there's very little benefit, as it has low contrast and just okay peak brightness in HDR.

    Visibility is good in bright rooms, with a great peak brightness in SDR and very good reflection handling. It also has wide viewing angles, making it a great choice for co-op gaming. It has good connectivity, with two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort input, so you can connect a few consoles and a PC if you choose. It also supports picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, so you can display the input signal from two sources at once.

    Note that there are much better gaming monitors available, but as the PS4 Pro is limited to 60Hz and doesn't support any advanced gaming features like FreeSync, they're not worth the extra price for most people. Overall, it's a great monitor for most uses, and it's the best 4k 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 monitor that's better suited for dark rooms, check out the BenQ EW3270U. Like the Dell S2721QS, it also has a 4k resolution but on a larger 32 inch screen, meaning the image isn't quite as sharp. It uses a VA panel with a good contrast ratio, meaning it can display much deeper blacks if you're in a dark room. It has a good response time, and it can display a wide color gamut for HDR. Unfortunately, its ergonomics are significantly worse because it only allows for tilt adjustment, and it doesn't get as bright, meaning that glare might be an issue in well-lit rooms. Its viewing angles are pretty decent for a VA panel, but it's not ideal for co-op gaming.

    Overall, the Dell and the BenQ can both deliver a good 60Hz gaming experience; choosing between them depends on your setup and preference. If you prefer having wide viewing angles, go with the Dell. If you want better dark room performance, check out the BenQ.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Gaming Monitor For PS4: Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx

    8.6
    Gaming
    Size 24"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    165 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is the best monitor for PS4 in the budget category. It's an excellent gaming monitor with an exceptional response time at 60Hz, delivering extremely clear motion with almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects and no overshoot with our recommended settings. It also has excellent low input lag at 60Hz, meaning you can respond quickly to the action on-screen.

    It has wide viewing angles if you want to use it for co-op gaming, and it's easy to place in an ideal position thanks to the 360-degree swivel range. Sadly, it's limited to a 1080p resolution, so it's a better choice to use with the PS4 than the PS4 Pro. Although it's a smaller 24 inch screen, it delivers crisp images thanks to its high pixel density.

    Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark, and it can't display a wide color gamut, so it doesn't deliver the best HDR experience. If you want to use it in a well-lit room, it has high peak brightness and good reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue. Overall, if you're on a budget, it's the best gaming monitor for PS4.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • ASUS VG279QM: The ASUS VG279QM is an excellent gaming monitor, but its input lag at 60Hz is higher than the Dell Alienware AW2521H. See our review
  • LG 27GN950-B: The LG 27GN950-B is a great 4k gaming monitor, but it's hard to find at this time, and it's not worth the expensive price. See our review
  • Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx: The Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx is an excellent gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support, but it's very expensive and not worth it if you have the PS4. It might be worth it if you're planning on upgrading to the PS5 or Xbox Series X. See our review
  • Dell S3221QS: The Dell S3221QS is similar to the BenQ EW3270U in dark room performance, but it has a slower response time. See our review
  • LG OLED48C1: The LG 48 C1 OLED is a 48 inch TV that we tested as a monitor, and it delivers exceptional picture quality, but it's probably only worth spending that money if you're going to upgrade to the PS5. See our review
  • Gigabyte M28U: The Gigabyte M28U is the best 4k gaming monitor we've tested, and even though it doesn't cost much more than the Dell S2721QS, it's not worth getting something with HDMI 2.1 inputs. See our review
  • Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx: The Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx is an excellent 1080p gaming monitor with a 360Hz refresh rate, but it costs more than the Dell Alienware AW2521H. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM is an amazing gaming monitor, but it has a high input lag at 60Hz. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Dec 17, 2021: Validated our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

  2. Oct 18, 2021: Verified our picks for accuracy and availability, and refreshed the text throughout. Removed some older Notable Mentions that aren't really available anymore, and added the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM as a Notable Mention.

  3. Aug 19, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the MSI Optix G272, LG C1, Gigabyte M28U, and Acer Predator X25 to Notable Mentions.

  4. Jun 23, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. Replaced LG 27GN950-B with Dell S2721QS because it's hard to find.

  5. Apr 27, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. Replaced Acer Nitro XV273 with ViewSonic Elite XG270 because the Acer is discontinued, replaced LG 27GN750-B with Dell Alienware AW2521HF.

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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