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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 Xbox Series X supports all common resolutions, meaning you can get 1080p, 1440p, and 4k monitors, depending on your needs. If you have the Xbox Series S, you should focus on 1440p monitors, as that's what the console is designed for. 4k monitors with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth are becoming more common and more accessible than they once were, but they still cost more than other options. If you can't find a 4k monitor for your budget, you may have to sacrifice resolution to get a 1080p or 1440p monitor that costs less, and those still support high-frame-rate gaming.

We've bought and tested more than 260 monitors, and below you'll find our recommendations for the best gaming monitors for Xbox Series X, and these are also the best monitors for Xbox Series S. 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 LS32BG852NNXGO 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 S and X can't take full advantage of its fast 240Hz 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. It also has a great selection of gaming features, like variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing.

    Its picture quality stands out thanks to its impressive Mini LED backlighting, which allows for finer control of the local dimming zones than most monitors on the market. It results in a much better 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, but keep in mind that the monitor doesn't support Dolby Vision.

    See our review

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

    If you want something cheaper but still want great picture quality, check out the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, which is the best Xbox Series X monitor in the upper mid-range price category. It's a step down from the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 in terms of features and performance, but most of those differences only have an impact if you also want to use it for PC gaming. For example, the Neo G8 has a higher 240Hz refresh rate compared to 165Hz on the Neo G7, but the Xbox can't hit either max refresh rate anyways.

    Besides that, the Neo G7 has the same Mini LED backlighting that results in decent local dimming and a high native contrast ratio for great dark room performance. If you want to use it in HDR, it has decent peak brightness, so highlights pop and colors look vivid. In terms of gaming performance, it has the same excellent response time as the Neo G8, so motion looks smooth, and it has low input lag for a responsive feel. Also, it doesn't have any issues with the Xbox Series X, including 1440p signals, meaning you can take full advantage of the console.

    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. Like the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, it has a 32-inch, 4k screen, but it doesn't deliver the same picture quality because it lacks Mini LED backlighting, so it has worse dark room performance, and highlights don't pop as much in HDR either, but that's the sacrifice you have to make for getting a cheaper monitor. Still, it's an excellent gaming monitor with a quick response time with 120Hz and 60Hz signals, low input lag, and VRR support to reduce screen tearing.

    It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on both its HDMI ports, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the Xbox Series X. While it doesn't support the full 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1, the Xbox uses compression to send 4k @ 120Hz signals without issue. It looks great in bright rooms, thanks to its high peak brightness and good reflection handling. 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.

    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. If you can't find it through retailers, you can also find it on LG's website. It's different from the Gigabyte M32U because it has a smaller screen and a lower 1440p resolution, 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. It also supports VRR from the Xbox Series X to reduce screen tearing, and HDR also works on it, but the Xbox only supports HDR gaming with a 4k signal, and the monitor's HDR performance is also limited.

    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 has low input lag for a responsive feel, and despite the lower resolution compared to the Gigabyte, it still has good image clarity, so you'll still see details in your games.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you're looking for the best Xbox Series X monitor on a budget, then the ViewSonic XG2431 is a great choice. It has a lower 1080p resolution than the LG 27GP850-B, meaning it's a better choice if you prefer playing 1080p games at 60Hz and 120Hz as the images don't need to be upscaled, but you don't get the same compatibility with 1440p and 4k signals. While it downscales a 4k signal that results in a sharper image than a 1080p signal, it's limited to 60Hz. It doesn't support 1440p @ 120Hz, but you can play 1440p @ 60Hz games on it. However, VRR is disabled, meaning you might see some screen tearing.

    This monitor stands apart from other budget gaming monitors because it has a remarkable response time at 120Hz and remains quick even at 60Hz, ensuring motion looks smooth. There's a customizable backlight strobing feature that you can control the flicker of, which isn't something many monitors can do. Like the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, it also has a 240Hz refresh rate which you can't take advantage of with the Xbox, but at least it's a high refresh rate if you want to use it for PC gaming too.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap Monitor For Xbox Series X

    If you want something cheaper than the ViewSonic XG2431 or don't need the high 240Hz refresh rate, then the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a great alternative. It has a 24-inch, 1080p screen like the ViewSonic, but it has a lower max refresh rate, and its backlight strobing feature isn't as customizable as on the ViewSonic. While its motion handling isn't as good as the ViewSonic 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.

    Like the ViewSonic, it works best with 1080p signals at 60Hz and 120Hz, but you can also use it for 1440p and 4k games at 60Hz, but with VRR disabled with 1440p signals. It also has low input lag that remains low across its entire refresh rate range. 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 accurate from the sides.

    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
  • Gigabyte M28U: The Gigabyte M28U is a smaller monitor compared to the Gigabyte M32U with many of the same features, but it has worse peak brightness and worse ergonomics, so the M32U is better overall. See our review
  • HP X24ih: The HP X24ih is a cheap gaming monitor with better motion handling than the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx. It currently costs more, but if you can find it cheaper than the Acer, it's a great choice. See our review
  • LG 32GP850-B: The LG 32GP850-B is essentially a larger version of the LG 27GP850-B with very similar performance. Get this if you want the larger screen, but you'll have to pay more. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Sep 29, 2022: Restructured the article to better reflect how users are searching for monitors.

  5. Jul 27, 2022: Added the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx as the 'Best Cheap Monitor For Xbox Series X'.

All Reviews

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