Whether you're in a dorm or simply don't have space for a big TV, console gaming on a monitor is a great alternative. Like any technology, not all monitors are created equal, and there are very different requirements depending on your usage. Luckily, the Xbox One can take advantage of many of the recent PC gaming technologies, including FreeSync VRR, and some games support a 1440p resolution, so many of the best monitors for PC gaming are also great for gaming on the Xbox One.
We've reviewed over 75 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox One X to purchase in 2019. See also our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors, the best monitors for PS4, and the best FreeSync monitors.
The ASUS VG79Q is the best monitor for Xbox One X we've tested so far. This monitor delivers an outstanding gaming experience, despite the 1080p native resolution, which might disappoint some gamers. It delivers an outstanding gaming experience, thanks to the excellent motion handling and low input lag, which delivers an incredibly smooth and responsive gaming experience.
When you're not gaming, this is a decently versatile monitor. The screen has decent reflection handling, and it has great peak brightness, making it a great choice for a brighter room with lots of windows. It also has very good viewing angles, making it a good choice for quick co-op gaming with a friend or two.
Unfortunately, the ASUS VG279Q doesn't look quite as good in a dark room, although it has a better-than-average contrast ratio for an IPS monitor. Overall, though, it's an excellent gaming monitor that should please most people.
If you want a higher resolution screen with wide viewing angles, the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is the best 1440p Co-Op gaming alternative to the ASUS VG279Q. This monitor delivers an excellent gaming experience, with an excellent response time and low input lag, as well as FreeSync support for the Xbox One. It has slightly worse ergonomics than the ASUS, and the unit we tested had worse black uniformity, which isn't ideal for gaming in a dark room.
Overall, the ASUS is the best gaming monitor for Xbox One X for most people. If you want to see more fine details in your favorite games, though, and still want wide viewing angles for co-op gaming, the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is the best 1440p co-op gaming monitor for the Xbox One.
If you like the higher resolution screen of the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD but want something that looks better in a dark room, check out the Samsung C27HG70 instead. The Samsung delivers a very similar gaming experience to the Aorus and the ASUS VG279Q, with slightly worse motion handling but nearly identical low input lag. It doesn't have the wide viewing angles of the other two picks, though, so it isn't as well-suited for gaming, but it looks much better in a dark room, as it has very good contrast.
Overall, although the ASUS VG279Q is the best Xbox One gaming monitor for most people, if you like playing in the dark, the Samsung CHG70 is a great alternative, though it doesn't have the same motion handling.
The best 4k monitor for Xbox One X we've reviewed thus far is the LG 27UK650. It's a 27 inch 4k IPS monitor that delivers good picture quality and performs well in most uses. It has low input lag, very good motion handling, and FreeSync support, but it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. This might deter some serious gamers.
For those who game on an Xbox One, this monitor is a great choice. Fast-moving content is crystal clear due to the fast response time, and the monitor is very responsive thanks to the low input lag. The support for FreeSync VRR ensures an almost tear-free gaming experience, which is only limited by the 60Hz refresh rate. The image remains accurate when viewed from the side, thanks to the IPS panel, which is great for co-op gaming.
On the downside, although this monitor supports HDR, it can't make HDR content stand out as it can't get bright enough and doesn't have a wide color gamut. Overall, it's a very good monitor that performs well in most uses, and it's great for Xbox One gaming.
If you like the gaming performance of the LG 27UK650-W but would prefer a larger monitor, check out the LG 32UD99-W. It's a great gaming monitor for the Xbox One X. The 32-inch, 4k screen delivers a more immersive gaming experience, with a 40% larger display area than the smaller LG.
In terms of gaming performance, this monitor is almost identical to the smaller LG, which is great. It also has a few convenience features, including a USB hub on the back, which is great for connecting a charging station or other USB accessories. Choose the LG 27UK650-W if you're looking for something on a smaller scale, but if you must have the most immersive gaming experience, go for the LG 32-UD99-W.
The ViewSonic XG2402 is the best budget monitor for Xbox One gaming. It delivers decent picture quality, and it has outstanding motion handling and excellent low input lag. It has a 144Hz 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 very little 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 60Hz on an original Xbox One, this monitor 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's a great gaming monitor that should please even the most demanding Xbox One gamers.
If you want to save a bit of money, the Acer XF251Q is a cheaper alternative to the ViewSonic XG2402. Although not as versatile, this is a great 1080p gaming monitor. It has an extremely fast response time and excellent low input lag. Unfortunately, it's limited to a 75Hz refresh rate, which may disappoint more serious gamers. Like the ViewSonic, it isn't very versatile and is best suited as a gaming monitor. If you want the most versatile budget monitor, go with the ViewSonic XG2402, but if you're willing to make some compromises on refresh rate, the Acer XF251Q is a cheaper budget alternative.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best gaming monitors for Xbox One 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.