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 110 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox One X. See also our recommendations for the best curved gaming monitors, the best monitors for PS4, and the best FreeSync monitors.
The best 4k gaming monitor for Xbox One X is the LG 27UK650-W. It has good all-around performance and includes great gaming features packed into a stylish, modern design. It has two HDMI 2.0 ports so you can connect your Xbox One and a computer at the same time.
It's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but this shouldn't a problem if you're just gaming with an Xbox One X. It has FreeSync support to drop the refresh rate as low as 40Hz to help reduce screen tearing. Its response time is great, resulting in minimal motion blur, and it has a low input lag which only slightly increases with VRR enabled. It has great out-of-the-box colors, it can get very bright, and due to its IPS panel, it has wide viewing angles, which is great for co-op gaming. It supports HDR10, but it doesn't display a wide color gamut and it doesn't get bright enough to bring out highlights, so content in that mode doesn't look much different than SDR content.
Unfortunately, it doesn't perform well in dark rooms as it has a low contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity. However, it has excellent gray uniformity as only the edges of the screen are slightly darker and there's no dirty screen effect in the center. Overall, this is the best gaming monitor for Xbox One X with a 4k resolution that we've tested so far.
If you're looking for a bigger monitor for your Xbox One X, then the BenQ EW3270U is a good alternative. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 27UK650-W but instead, with a VA panel, it has much better dark room performance as it's able to produce deep blacks and it has decent black uniformity. It's also limited to 60Hz but it supports FreeSync VRR and it has a good response time, but there's still some motion blur. It has a low input lag, and this monitor is also a better choice for HDR gaming as it can display a wide color gamut, but unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright in that mode. Sadly, it has bad ergonomics as you can only tilt it, but it has built-in speakers if you don't want to pay extra for an external setup or if you don't use headphones while gaming.
The best 4k monitor for Xbox One X we've tested so far is the LG, but if you want a bigger screen for a more immersive gaming experience, look into the BenQ.
The best gaming monitor for Xbox One is the Acer Nitro XV273X. It's a good overall monitor with excellent gaming performance, and even though the 1080p resolution is limiting for other uses, it's perfect for Xbox One gaming. It has a 240Hz refresh rate and it has native FreeSync support.
When playing with a 60Hz refresh rate, motion looks exceptionally clear as this monitor has an incredible response time. Even though there are other monitors with a lower input lag at 60Hz than this one, it's still incredibly low and better than most TVs, giving you a responsive gaming experience. The picture quality is good, despite the low resolution, as it has remarkable out-of-the-box color accuracy, wide viewing angles, great peak brightness, and if you game in a bright room, it has decent reflection handling.
Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio, which is normal for a monitor with an IPS panel. It supports HDR10, but it doesn't display a wide color gamut for that mode, so HDR gaming isn't anything special. Luckily, it has built-in speakers and a USB hub to charge your devices. Overall, this is the best monitor for Xbox One that we've tested so far.
If you prefer a monitor with a higher native resolution, then check out the LG 27GL850-B. It doesn't have as good ergonomics as the Acer Nitro XV273X, but it has one of the best response times at 60Hz that we've seen on a monitor so far, even better than the Acer. It also has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing and the input lag is low. Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio and poor black uniformity, so it's not ideal for dark-room gaming, but its wide viewing angles make it suitable for co-op gaming. It also displays a wide color gamut for HDR gaming, but it doesn't get very bright in that mode. On the upside, it gets bright enough to combat glare and it has good reflection handling.
All in all, if you want the best gaming monitor for Xbox One that we've tested so far, you can't go wrong with the Acer, but if you want a 1440p monitor, then the LG is a great choice.
The best budget gaming monitor for the Xbox One that we've tested so far is the ASUS VG279Q. This 27 inch monitor is well-built for its budget price, and it has outstanding ergonomics, making it easy to adjust the monitor to your optimal viewing position.
This monitor has great motion handling that results in a clear picture with minimal blur trail behind fast-moving objects. Response time is good, even when playing at 60Hz, and it has an optional black frame insertion feature that helps reduce motion blur. The input lag is also really low at 60Hz, although it increases a bit with VRR enabled. There are a few extra features that may be useful for some, such as the ability to put a crosshair on the screen for shooter games and a frame rate counter overlay. It has a matte coating that diffuses light well and its impressive peak brightness can overcome glare in any bright environment.
Sadly, dark room performance is a different story, as its IPS panel has a mediocre contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity. All-in-all, it delivers great gaming performance, making it the best budget gaming monitor for Xbox One.
07/15/2020: Changed the LG from '1440p Co-Op Gaming' alternate to '1440p' alternate. Updated text for clarity.
03/31/2020: Removed LG 32UD99-W, Gigabyte AD27QD, Samsung CHG70, Samsung C27HG70, ViewSonic XG2402, and Acer XF251Q. Added BenQ EW3270U, Acer Nitro XV273X, LG 27GL850-B.
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.