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The 5 Best Monitors For Xbox Series X - Spring 2024 Reviews

Updated May 28, 2024 at 12:34 pm
Best Xbox Series X Monitors

There are plenty of great monitors you can get to use with your Xbox Series X. The console supports everything you'd expect to find for gaming, like VRR and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k gaming up to 120Hz, and it also supports 1440p and 1080p signals. This means that a 4k monitor with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth can take full advantage of the console. You can also get a lower-resolution monitor for cheaper, but because the Xbox only supports HDR in 4k, you'll need to make sure those lower-resolution monitors can downscale a 4k signal for HDR gaming.

Monitors with high contrast, good local dimming, and vivid colors help provide good picture quality for realistic and vivid images. Additionally, a fast response time is important for crisp motion, and low input lag results in a responsive feel. The Xbox Series X maintains a connection of 120Hz with the display, provided you configure it to connect at 120Hz in the Xbox's settings. As a result, monitors with low input latency at 120Hz provide a responsive feel with 30 fps and 60 fps games, even if the monitor has high input lag at 60Hz.

Another thing to consider is that a few monitors don't have an audio output. This isn't a problem if you're using headphones, as you can connect them directly to the Xbox controller. However, if you plan to use speakers with your Xbox, getting a monitor with an audio output is easiest, as you would need to use an HDMI audio extractor with a monitor that doesn't have a proper audio output.

We've bought and tested more than 310 monitors, and below you'll find our recommendations for the best gaming monitors for Xbox Series X. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 4k gaming monitors, the best 1440p gaming monitors, and the best monitors for Xbox Series S.

  1. Best Monitor For Xbox Series X

    The Dell Alienware AW3225QF is the best monitor for Xbox Series X that we've tested. It's a fantastic gaming display with an exceptionally fast response time, and you can buy the monitor directly through Dell's website. Although the Xbox Series X can't take full advantage of the monitor's 240Hz refresh rate, it still delivers an incredible gaming experience at 120Hz with crisp motion handling, and it works well with the Xbox thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

    Besides the Dell monitor's outstanding gaming performance, it also delivers exceptional picture quality. It displays perfect blacks next to highlights that are bright enough to truly pop, though deep blacks can appear slightly purple in a room with a lot of ambient light. Additionally, colors look rich and vibrant thanks to its QD-OLED panel. Its 32-inch screen also provides enough screen space for an immersive feel, and its wide viewing angles are ideal if you need to share the screen with a friend next to you for a co-op gaming session.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you don't need such a high-end monitor and prefer saving money, check out the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75. It has a 32-inch, 4k screen like the Dell Alienware AW3225QF, delivering detailed images, but it doesn't have the same outstanding picture quality as it lacks an OLED panel with deep and inky blacks. It doesn't have the same near-instantaneous response time for outstanding motion handling, but that's the trade-off if you don't want to get the best Xbox Series X monitor.

    That said, it still has a great response time at 120Hz and 60Hz, so motion is sharp, and it can take full advantage of the Xbox thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It also delivers good picture quality thanks to its high contrast and Mini LED local dimming feature, so there isn't much blooming around bright objects. Although the Xbox can't take advantage of the monitor's 165Hz refresh rate, it's at least useful if you also want the monitor for PC gaming.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you find the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 still too much out of your price range, a mid-range option like the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx is an excellent, less expensive alternative. Although it has worse contrast than the Samsung, it still displays deep blacks next to bright highlights with HDR content, thanks to its full-array local dimming. It actually gets slightly brighter than the Samsung, and highlights truly pop. It also displays slightly more vivid colors in HDR.

    It has great motion handling, and fast-moving objects look almost as crisp as on the Samsung. It supports VRR with the Xbox for a smooth feel while gaming and can display a 4k @ 120Hz image, thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. However, it has high input lag at 60Hz, so you'll need to set the Xbox to connect at 120Hz in settings for the best performance.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you're looking to spend a lot less money but still want a great gaming experience, consider the AOC Q27G3XMN. It has a lower resolution display than the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, so games look less detailed, but it still has excellent image quality. It displays vivid, rich colors in HDR, and it gets bright enough for highlights to pop. If you game in a dark room, you may actually prefer the AOC over the Acer. The AOC's contrast is much better, so you can see deep blacks next to bright highlights in a dark room, even if you aren't using backlight dimming.

    Fast-moving objects look crisp on both monitors, though, unlike the Acer, it has dark trails behind dark, fast-moving objects. Additionally, the AOC can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal from the Xbox. This means you have to choose between HDR, which is only available at 4k with the Xbox, and a 120Hz refresh rate, which is only available at 1440p and 1080p with this monitor. However, given how much less expensive the AOC is, you have to expect trade-offs like this.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you don't have much to spend on a monitor for your Xbox Series X, then the Dell G2724D is a great choice, which you can get directly from Dell's website. Luckily, it doesn't have compatibility issues with the Xbox, and it can downscale a 4k @ 60Hz signal for HDR. However, it's a step down from the AOC Q27G3XMN, with the main trade-off being that it has worse image quality. Its HDR colors look far less vivid and rich, and deep blacks appear gray in a dark room. It also doesn't get bright enough for highlights to pop.

    However, it still works well for gaming with the Xbox. Fast-moving objects look fairly crisp, and it supports VRR with the Xbox for a smooth gaming experience. However, like the AOC, it can't downscale 4k @ 120Hz signals, so you can't use HDR while playing a game at 120 fps. It also doesn't have an audio output, so if you want to use speakers, you'll need to use an HDMI audio extractor or connect speakers directly to your Xbox controller.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dell Alienware AW2725DF: The Dell Alienware AW2725DF is a QD-OLED like the Dell Alienware AW3225QF, delivering crisp motion and vivid colors. It costs much less, but it has a less detailed image and can't display HDR and 120Hz signals at the same time as the Xbox because it lacks HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A is cheaper than the Dell G2724D, but it has a smaller screen and lower resolution. It's also less compatible with the Xbox. See our review
  • LG 27GS95QE-B: The LG 27GS95QE-B is an alternative to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 that displays deeper blacks in a dark room and has better motion handling. However, games don't look as detailed, as it has a lower-resolution display. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 28, 2024: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 as the upper mid-range pick as it costs less and performs similarly to the PS5. Replaced the LG 27GR93U-B with the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx as 'Best Mid-Range,' as it performs better. Removed the 'Best Lower Mid-Range' category with the Dell Alienware AW2724DM and selected the AOC Q27G3XMN as 'Best Budget,' which has better performance and a lower price. Renamed the Dell G2724D as 'Best Cheap' as it has a consistently low price. Also added the LG 27GS95QE-B to the Notable Mentions.

  2. Apr 29, 2024: The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 was replaced with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 because the Neo G8 is easier to find. Removed the Gigabyte GS27QC as 'Best Cheap' because it's similar in price to the Dell G2724D. Replaced the LG 27GR95QE-B with the Dell Alienware AW2725DF in the Notable Mentions.

  3. Mar 25, 2024: Replaced the LG 32GR93U-B with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 because the Samsung has better picture quality. Replaced the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B with the Dell Alienware AW2724DM for consistency with other articles. Added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 and ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A to the Notable Mentions.

  4. Feb 29, 2024: Updated the introduction with additional information about HDR and audio with Xbox consoles. Replaced the Gigabyte M27U with the LG 27GR93U-B as 'Best Mid-Range,' as the Gigabyte is now harder to find. Replaced the Dell Alienware AW2724DM with the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B as 'Best Lower Mid-Range,' as the LG has an audio output.

  5. Feb 09, 2024: Added the Dell Alienware AW3225QF as the 'Best Xbox Series X Monitor' and made the Dell Alienware AW2724DM the best 'Best Lower Mid-Range,' replacing the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best gaming monitors for Xbox Series 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.