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 is able to 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 68 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 like the wide viewing angles of the ASUS VG279Q, but want better dark room performance, check out the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD instead. This 27" 1440p gaming monitor is excellent for playing the latest co-op Xbox games with a friend or two, as it has great wide viewing angles. It has excellent low input lag, a fast response time, and excellent overall motion handling. Although it didn't originally support FreeSync with an Xbox One, this has been fixed recently, which is great.
If you like the performance of the ASUS VG279Q but want something with a higher native resolution, check out the Samsung CHG70 instead. This monitor has a native 1440p resolution, which is great if you have a recent Xbox One S or X. Unlike the ASUS, which has an IPS panel, this monitor uses a VA panel and looks a bit better displaying dark scenes in a dark room. It also supports HDR, although this doesn't add very much overall. This monitor is also available in a 32" size for a slightly more immersive gaming experience.
Unfortunately, this monitor doesn't look as good when viewed at an angle, so it isn't as well-suited for co-op gaming or for watching the latest videos with your friends.
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 a 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 cannot 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 is 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.
If you're looking for a cheaper gaming monitor for the Xbox One, 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 is 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.
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.