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 85 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox One X to purchase. See also our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors, the best monitors for PS4, and the best FreeSync monitors.
The LG 27UK650-W is the best 4k monitor for Xbox One X gaming that we've tested so far. It's a great gaming monitor, with an excellent response time, resulting in exceptionally clear motion with very little blur behind fast-moving objects. It supports FreeSync, which results in a nearly tear-free gaming experience with supported games.
This is a great monitor for almost any use. Like most IPS monitors, it has wide viewing angles, great for co-op gaming. It also has great peak brightness and great reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue in most rooms, and it has excellent gray uniformity.
Unfortunately, it isn't as well-suited for gaming in a dark room, as it has a low contrast ratio. It's also limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but there are very few Xbox One games that support anything higher anyway, so this isn't an issue for most people. Overall, it's a great monitor for almost any use, and it should please most Xbox One X gamers.
If you like the LG 27UK650-W's gaming performance 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.
Overall, due to the significant price difference, the 27UK650-W is better for most people. If you want a larger monitor, though, the 32UD99-W is a great alternative.
The ASUS VG79Q is the best gaming monitor for Xbox One that we've tested so far. 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. It's limited to a 1080p resolution, so it isn't the best choice if you have a more recent Xbox One S or X, but it's a great choice if you're still gaming on an original Xbox One.
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 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, and one of the best gaming monitors for Xbox One X. 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 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 Aorus is the best 1440p co-op gaming monitor for the Xbox One.
If you like the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD's higher resolution screen but want something that looks better in a dark room, check out the Samsung C27HG70 instead, one of the best Xbox gaming monitors. 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 is the best Xbox One gaming monitor for most people, if you like playing in the dark, the Samsung is a great alternative, though it doesn't have the same motion handling.
The best budget gaming monitor for Xbox that we've tested so far is the ViewSonic XG2402. While this monitor has a fairly basic 1080p resolution and the screen size can feel a little cramped, it excels at motion handling. It has a high 144Hz refresh rate, an exceptionally low response time, and it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. Unfortunately, viewing angles are quite poor, but that's to be expected of most TN panels.
Input lag is outstandingly low, and out of the box color accuracy is impressive as well, but contrast ratio and black uniformity are rather disappointing, which is less ideal if you like to game in a dark room. For bright rooms, this monitor has good peak brightness to overcome glare, and it has good reflection handling too. If you tend to game for long periods, this monitor has a flicker-free backlight to help reduce eye strain.
Overall, if you're looking for a monitor with good performance without having to spend a fortune, check out this one.
If you're shopping on a very tight budget, there's a cheaper alternative to the ViewSonic XG2402: the Acer XF251Q. It has a slightly bigger 25 inch screen with a 1080p resolution, but the refresh rate is limited to 75Hz. You still get the same outstanding response time and input lag, and there's support for FreeSync as well. Surprisingly, contrast ratio is slightly higher and black uniformity is significantly better, but it has fewer input selections and it doesn't have a USB hub to charge your mobile devices. It has a flicker-free backlight too, but sadly, color accuracy is sub-par.
If you can stretch your budget a bit, the ViewSonic is a better choice, as it has better overall performance; if cost is a concern, the Acer will do just fine.
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.
01/31/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.
01/02/2020: Made changes to text for clarity.