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The 5 Best TVs For PC Monitors - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Monitor TVs

PC monitors and TVs are close relatives. TVs usually have more advanced image processing capabilities than monitors and come equipped with tuners, and they're usually bigger. TVs offer a PC Mode option, which removes the extra image processing and ensures the lowest possible input lag. The most important thing to consider when choosing a TV for PC monitor usage is the TV's ability to display proper chroma 4:4:4 for clear text. You'll also likely want a TV with a wide viewing angle so the image remains accurate at the edges if you sit close.

We've bought and tested more than 385 TVs, and here are our recommendations for the best TVs to use as a PC monitor. See our picks for the best TVs, the best LED TVs, and the best movie TVs. Brands have been releasing their 2023 lineups, so vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.

  1. Best TV Monitor

    The best TV to use as a monitor that we've tested is the Samsung QN90B QLED. It's a fantastic TV for use as a PC monitor. It delivers a fantastic desktop experience, with support for HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports, so you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz (4k @ 144Hz on the 43 and 50-inch models) while still getting clear text with full chroma 4:4:4 support. It has a wide viewing angle, so the sides of the screen remain uniform if you're sitting up close, and it has decent gray uniformity. It's even available in a wide range of sizes, meaning you can find the best size for your needs. Note that the 43 and 50-inch models have a worse viewing angle than the bigger models.

    It has fantastic low input lag, ensuring a smooth desktop experience with no lag in cursor movements, and there's very little blur behind fast-moving objects thanks to its quick response time. It looks amazing in a bright room thanks to its superb reflection handling and high peak brightness, so even if you're in a very bright room, you won't have any problems seeing the screen or cutting out glare.

    See our review

  2. Best Monitor TV For PC Gaming

    The best TV for PC monitor use for gamers that we've tested is the LG C2 OLED. It delivers a better PC gaming experience than the Samsung QN90B QLED thanks to its nearly instantaneous response time, meaning motion is incredibly smooth and crystal-clear, with no distracting blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has a near-infinite contrast ratio, making it an incredible choice for late-night gaming in a darker room. It also has an even better viewing angle than the QN90B, which is nearly perfect on the C2; this is great if you like to sit extra close to the TV to fully immerse in the action.

    Unfortunately, like all OLED displays, there's a possibility of permanent burn-in when the TV is exposed to static elements, like a PC's user interface. This makes the QN90B the better choice overall for PC users, but if you plan on using it mainly for gaming and take a few precautions, like hiding your taskbar, the C2 is also a fantastic choice.

    See our review

  3. Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor TV

    The best upper mid-range TV monitor we've tested is the Samsung QN85B QLED. It's amazing to use as a PC monitor because it has a wide viewing angle, which ensures that the sides of the screen remain consistent if you sit close. There are no issues using it in a bright room since it easily gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI inputs, allowing for 4k @ 120Hz signals from a PC or console, and it displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with 4k resolutions, which is essential for clear text from a PC.

    It's less versatile than the LG C2 OLED and the Samsung QN90B QLED, as it's unavailable in smaller 42-inch and 48-inch sizes. It also delivers worse picture quality overall than the QN90B, as it's not as bright, especially when gaming or watching videos in HDR. It has a similarly good viewing angle, which is great for PC use as the sides of the screen remain consistent when sitting close to it.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range Monitor TV

    The best 4k TV monitor in the mid-range price point that we've tested is the Hisense U8H. It's an impressive TV overall for desktop PC use. It has a superbly low input lag and a fast response time, so there's little delay between your actions with your mouse or keyboard and the action on-screen. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI inputs, allowing it to display proper text with full chroma 4:4:4 support, even with 4k @ 120Hz signals, meaning you can enjoy a fast refresh rate and a high-resolution screen.

    Unfortunately, this TV has a narrow viewing angle, unlike the more expensive Samsung QN85B QLED, Samsung QN90B QLED, or LG C2 OLED. It's important that you don't sit too close to the screen; otherwise, the sides of the screen fade and lose uniformity. As long as you're sitting at a comfortable viewing distance, though, it looks great in most rooms, with high peak brightness to overcome glare and a high native contrast ratio for deep blacks in a dark room.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Monitor TV

    The best TV for computer monitor use we've tested in the budget category is the Hisense A6H. It's a great TV for use as a PC monitor, with a wide viewing angle, ensuring the sides of the screen remain uniform when sitting up close. It also has incredibly low input lag, making your mouse movements smooth and responsive. It doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, but it displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with 4k @ 60Hz signals, essential for clear text from a PC.

    Unfortunately, when going with a budget model, there are some limitations. It can't get very bright, so glare is an issue in a bright room. It also has a slower response time than the Hisense U8H, so there's a more noticeable blur when scrolling quickly through documents or web pages.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung S95B OLED: The Samsung S95B OLED is fantastic for a PC monitor because it gets bright for an OLED and has a wide viewing angle; however, there's color fringing, and the text clarity is just okay. There's also a strong risk of permanent burn-in when exposed to static elements, like the UI elements on a desktop computer. It's a fantastic choice for PC gaming but not for desktop use. See our review
  • LG OLED Flex: The LG OLED Flex is unique in that it can curve itself; you can use it as a typical flat panel TV or curved in increments up to a 900R curve. However, it's very expensive, only available in a 42-inch size, and has an unremovable stand. As its overall performance is the same as the cheaper LG C2 OLED in almost every metric, the C2 is the better buy. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 24, 2023: Added the LG OLED Flex as a Notable Mention and refreshed the text for consistency and accuracy.

  2. Mar 02, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency and refreshed the text.

  3. Jan 11, 2023: Replaced the Hisense U8G with the Hisense U8H, as the text clarity issues with the U8H have been fixed in a firmware update. We haven't retested this update yet, but other owners have confirmed that it's fixed.

  4. Nov 07, 2022: Added the LG C2 OLED as the 'Best TV Monitor For PC Gaming', and updated the Samsung QN85A QLED to the 2022 model, the Samsung QN85B QLED. Removed the Sony KD-43X80J, as the Hisense A6H is also available in small sizes.

  5. Sep 08, 2022: Restructured the article; added the Samsung QN90B QLED as the 'Best TV', the Hisense U8G as the 'Best Mid-Range', and the Hisense A6H as the 'Best Budget'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs to use as a PC monitor for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.