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The 5 Best Monitors for Xbox One X - Fall 2018
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Best Monitors for Xbox One
53 Monitors Tested
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Whether you are in a dorm, or simply don't have the space for a big TV, console gaming on a monitor is a great alternative. Like any technology, not all monitors are created equally, and there are very different requirements depending on your usage. Luckily, the Xbox One is able to take advantage of many of the more recent PC gaming technologies, including FreeSync VRR, so many of the best monitors for PC gaming are also great for gaming on the Xbox One.

We've reviewed 53 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox One X to purchase in 2018. See also our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors.

  1. Best Gaming Monitor For Xbox One X: Samsung C27HG70

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    The Samsung CHG70 is the best monitor for Xbox One X gaming that we've reviewed so far. It is an excellent curved gaming monitor that delivers decent overall picture quality, a great 1440p resolution, and it supports HDR. It also has excellent low input lag, ensuring that you are able to respond quickly to every thing happening on screen.

    This monitor is great for the Xbox One S or X, as they can now output 1440p @ 120 Hz. The CHG70 has outstanding motion handling, with an excellent response time and a great FreeSync range. Unfortunately though, when FreeSync is enabled over HDMI the maximum refresh rate drops to 100 Hz, which means on the Xbox One you have to choose between a 120 Hz refresh rate without FreeSync, or a 60 Hz refresh rate with FreeSync, as the Xbox doesn't support 100 Hz.

    It doesn't look that great in a dark room, as there is quite a bit of clouding in dark scenes. It also has narrow viewing angles, so it is best enjoyed from directly in front. Overall, the Samsung CHG70 is a very good monitor that is an excellent choice for an Xbox One gaming monitor. It is available in two sizes; we reviewed the 27", but it is also available in 32".

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: AOC AG271QX

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you like the Samsung CHG70, but want something a bit cheaper, check out the AOC AGON AG271QX. It is a great gaming monitor, with the same 1440p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate as the CHG70, and it also supports FreeSync. Unfortunately, the AGON doesn't support HDR, and although it has a faster response time, it doesn't have an optional black frame insertion feature to reduce persistence blur. Unlike the CHG70, the AGON supports the full FreeSync range even when using an HDMI cable, so you can get the full benefits of 120 Hz 1440p and FreeSync on the Xbox One S/X.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k Gaming Monitor For Xbox One X: LG 27UK650-W

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 3840x2160
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    The LG 27UK650 is the best 4k monitor for Xbox One gaming that we've reviewed so far. It is a great gaming monitor that is slightly more versatile than the Samsung CHG70, but it is limited to a 60 Hz refresh rate, which may disappoint some gamers. The UK650 delivers good overall picture quality, great motion handling, and excellent low input lag.

    Xbox One gamers will appreciate the fast response time and low input lag, and although it is limited to a 60 Hz refresh rate, it supports FreeSync, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience on the Xbox One. The 4k resolution is also great for multitasking and it provides a more immersive gaming experience, making the 27UK650 a slightly more versatile choice than the C27HG70.

    Unfortunately, although it does support HDR, there isn't much benefit to it as it can't get bright enough for HDR content to stand out, and it doesn't have a wide color gamut. Overall, it is a very good 27" monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. Larger Alternative: LG 32UD59-B

    Size : 32 "
    Resolution : 3840x2160
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you like the LG 27UK650 but would prefer a larger screen, check out the LG 32UD59-B. It is a very good 4k gaming monitor that delivers decent picture quality, with good motion handling and low input lag. Unfortunately, the 32UD59-B doesn't support HDR, and it uses a VA panel, so unlike the 27UK650, the image doesn't remain accurate when viewed at an angle. The 32UD59 has a slightly slower response time than the UK650, so there is a little more blur behind fast moving objects.

    See our review

  5. Best 1080p Gaming Monitor For Xbox One X: ViewSonic XG2402

    Size : 24 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you have an original Xbox One that doesn't support 1440p or 4k, the ViewSonic XG2402 is the best 1080p monitor for Xbox One gaming. It delivers decent picture quality, and it has outstanding motion handling and excellent low input lag. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate, great if you do have a newer Xbox One, and it supports FreeSync for a  nearly tear-free gaming experience on any Xbox One.

    Motion looks crystal clear, thanks to the extremely fast response time, so fast moving objects have no blur trail. It supports AMD FreeSync over HDMI for the Xbox One, and over DisplayPort if you want to hook up your PC too. Even if you're gaming at 60 Hz on an original Xbox One, the XG2402 has excellent low input lag.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look great in a dark room due to the disappointing contrast ratio and poor black uniformity. Overall, it is a great gaming monitor that should please even the most demanding Xbox One gamers.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • BenQ Zowie XL2540. Excellent gaming monitor, but the Xbox One can't take advantage of the 240 Hz refresh rate. See our review
  • LG 32UD99. A great larger alternative to the 27UK650, but far more expensive than the 32UD59-B. See our review
  • LG 34UC79G-B. A great 1440p gaming monitor, but the 27UK650 is better overall and cheaper. See our review
  • ASUS ROG PG279Q. An excellent gaming monitor, but the G-SYNC VRR is not compatible with the Xbox One. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for Xbox One X 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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