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The 6 Best Monitors For Xbox Series X - Winter 2023 Reviews

Best Xbox Series X Monitors

If you have an Xbox Series X and there are plenty of monitors to choose from. The console supports all common resolutions, meaning you can get 1080p, 1440p, and 4k monitors, depending on your needs. If you have the Xbox Series X and want a 4k monitor with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, they're becoming more common and more accessible than they once were, but they still cost more than other options. You can also find lower-cost 1080p and 1440p monitors, but those don't take full advantage of the Series X as they lack HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so choosing the best option really depends on your budget.

We've bought and tested more than 265 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 monitors, and the best 1440p gaming monitors, and the best 120Hz monitors.

  1. Best Monitor For Xbox Series X

    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 is the best monitor for Xbox Series X that we've tested. It's a fantastic gaming display with low input lag and an incredibly fast response time across its entire refresh rate range, ensuring a smooth and responsive gaming experience with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects. Although the Xbox Series X can't take full advantage of its 165Hz refresh rate, it delivers an impressive gaming experience even at 120Hz, and it's fully compatible with everything the Xbox offers, including 4k @ 120Hz gaming. If you want a high-end monitor that's also versatile for competitive PC gaming, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 is a similar monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, but it costs more.

    The Neo G7's picture quality stands out thanks to its impressive Mini LED backlighting, which allows for fine control of the local dimming zones. It results in a great HDR experience, with bright highlights that stand out next to deep blacks and very little blooming around them. It displays a wide range of colors and, combined with its high peak brightness, those colors look vivid in HDR for a great HDR gaming experience.

    See our review

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

    If you want a high-end monitor but not necessarily all the bells and whistles of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, consider the LG 32GQ950-B. It's a 32-inch, 4k monitor like the Samsung, with the main difference being that it doesn't have Mini LED backlighting. It means that it doesn't offer the same dark room or HDR performance, but if that isn't important to you and your main focus is gaming performance, it's still an excellent option. It has remarkable motion handling, even with 120Hz and 60Hz signals, and it has low input lag for a responsive feel.

    It works without issue with the Xbox Series X because it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that lets you take full advantage of the console. Its variable refresh rate (VRR) feature also works to reduce screen tearing unless you want to play 1440p @ 60Hz games because you need to use the console's HDMI override settings for 1440p @ 60Hz, which disables VRR. Luckily, VRR still works with 1440p @ 120Hz games. Its 4k resolution helps provide sharp images, and the monitor delivers life-like images thanks to its great color accuracy and wide color gamut.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you're looking for something cheaper in the mid-range price category, check out the Gigabyte M32U. It's similar to the LG 32GQ950-B because it has a 32-inch, 4k screen for an immersive gaming experience. However, it's a step down in price and performance because of its worse motion handling compared to the LG, but the response time is still very quick, so motion looks smooth regardless. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on both its HDMI ports, and while it's limited to 24 Gbps HDMI bandwidth, which is half of the LG's 48 Gbps bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz games still work because the Xbox uses compression.

    Luckily, it has a few extra features that the LG doesn't have, like Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes if you want to look at something on your PC while you're using the Xbox. It also has wide viewing angles, making it a great choice for co-op gaming, and its stand offers good ergonomics that make it easy to adjust. If you prefer something with a smaller screen for higher pixel density, the Gigabyte M28U is another good alternative that costs less. However, it doesn't get as bright and has worse ergonomics.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you want something in the lower mid-range price category, there are a few great options, like the LG 27GP850-B. It's different from the Gigabyte M32U because it has a lower 1440p resolution and a smaller 27-inch screen, so images don't look as sharp. Also, it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth either, so you can't use it for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the Xbox, but it can still downscale a 4k @ 60Hz image, or you can use it for 1440p gaming at either 120Hz or 60Hz without issue. It also supports VRR from the Xbox Series X to reduce screen tearing, and HDR works on it, but the Xbox only supports HDR gaming with a 4k signal, and the monitor's HDR performance is also limited due to its low peak brightness.

    In terms of gaming, it's an excellent gaming monitor as its motion handling is fantastic, especially with lower frame rate signals, meaning you won't notice much motion blur with fast-moving objects. It even has a strobing backlight feature to reduce persistence blur, but you can only use it with 120Hz games and not at 60Hz. Lastly, it has low input lag for a responsive feel, so you won't feel any delay while gaming.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you want the best Xbox Series X monitor on a budget and still want a 1440p resolution, look into the Gigabyte M27Q. It's similar in features to the LG 27GP850-B, but it's a step down in its overall gaming performance. It has worse motion handling, particularly with 120Hz signals, leading to more motion blur than on the LG, but the overall response time is still great. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, and most signals work from the Xbox Series X, except for 4k @ 120Hz because it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It can also downscale a 4k @ 60Hz image, which results in a sharper image than a 1440p signal.

    It's well-built with okay ergonomics and wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides, which is great for co-op gaming. It also gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around, but as expected for a budget-friendly monitor with an IPS panel, it doesn't look as good in dark rooms due to its low contrast.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you want a simple and cheap monitor to use with your Xbox Series X, then consider the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx. It has a smaller 24-inch screen and lower 1080p resolution than the Gigabyte M27Q, meaning images aren't as sharp for an immersive gaming experience. Despite its small screen and low resolution, it's a decent choice if you want to use it for co-op gaming, as it has remarkable ergonomics, and the wide viewing angles ensure the image remains consistent from the sides.

    It also has low input lag that remains low across its entire refresh rate range for a responsive feel. While its overall motion handling isn't as good as the Gigabyte either, it still has a great response time at 120Hz, and it's decent 60Hz, but there's inverse ghosting caused by overshoot when you enable VRR. Speaking of which, its VRR support works with the Xbox to reduce screen tearing. Due to its 1080p resolution, it works best with 1080p signals at 60Hz and 120Hz, as it doesn't support a 120Hz refresh rate with higher-resolution signals, and you can't use VRR with 1440p @ 60Hz.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Cooler Master Tempest GP27U: The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U is an amazing high-end gaming monitor that gets even brighter in HDR than the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75. However, there are some issues with its firmware, and it's harder to find. See our review
  • HP X27q: The HP X27q is a cheap 1440p gaming monitor if you want something with a higher resolution than the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, but it also costs more and can't downscale a 4k signal like the Acer. See our review
  • Sony INZONE M9: The Sony INZONE M9 is an excellent gaming monitor that delivers better picture quality than the LG 32GQ950-B. While it can take full advantage of the Xbox Series X, it's mainly designed for use with the PS5, so the console can't take full advantage of all the monitor's features. See our review
  • LG 32GP850-B: The LG 32GP950-B is essentially a larger alternative to the LG 27GP850-B with a bigger screen, as it performs similarly. Get this if you want the bigger screen, but it can be harder to find. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 01, 2023: Replaced the LG 32GP850-B and the ViewSonic XG2431 with the LG 27GP850-B and the Gigabyte M27Q because they're easier to find; replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32B75 because it's cheaper; changed the focus of the article to only be on the Xbox Series X and not the Xbox Series S.

  2. Feb 02, 2023: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 with the LG 32GQ950-B because the Samsung is hard to find with some retailers; replaced the LG 27GP850-B with the LG 32GP850-B because the 32GP850-B is the same price for a bigger screen; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  3. Jan 03, 2023: Updated the text for clarity and accuracy throughout; added the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U, HP X24ih, and the Gigabyte M28U to Notable Mentions.

  4. Nov 30, 2022: Updated text for clarity and accuracy throughout, and verified that the picks are still available.

  5. Nov 02, 2022: Replaced the LG 32GQ950-B with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 because it delivers better picture quality. Replaced the Acer Predator XB273U, Acer Nitro XV272U, and the ViewSonic XG270 with the LG 27GP850-B, ViewSonic XG2431, and the Acer Nitro XF243Y because they're easier to find and for consistency with other articles; updated the Notable Mentions based on changes.

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 1440p and 4k 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.