All gamers strive to create the perfect gaming environment for themselves as they look to nail down their gaming paradise and experience various gaming creations to the maximum. It isn’t all about computer specs or consoles anymore, though, as a gaming monitor is just as important.
A gaming monitor has several important aspects it needs to succeed at, with refresh rate being one of them. Of course, this all does depend on the type of games you want to play, but a gaming monitor of a good standard can pretty much cater for anything, be it a game of FIFA 20, PUBG or the fabulous entertainment you can enjoy in 2020, such as a live game of roulette. Put simply, a gaming monitor – whatever the genre of the game – is vitally important when it comes to a gaming experience.
With the new year firmly underway and a vast array of monitors hitting the shelves already, we thought we’d go through some of the best 144Hz monitors out there currently. One of the most popular refresh rates currently is 144Hz, so there’s plenty of solid options available really, but here’s just a few that immediately spring to mind.
Previous Samsung monitors, like the Samsung Space S32R750U, have had decent feedback overall and the Samsung C27HG70 appears to be no different. Ideal for dark room gaming, this monitor is of a high standard, and instead of looking grey in a dark room, it looks black. Very similar to the ASUS VG279Q but with much higher contrast ratio, this monitor is a perfect alternative for players who like to game with a far superior dark room performance.
Regarded by many experts as the best 144Hz monitor on the market at this moment in time, the ASUS VG279Q is 27 inches, has a 1080p IPS monitor with a simple design and thin bezels, alongside its fantastic ability to adjust the height and tilt accordingly, complemented by its excellent ergonomics also. Ideal for multi-monitor setups, this monitor has a perfect response time which is a dream when it comes to gaming. Any downsides? Yes, it’s 1920×1080 resolution won’t appeal to some but it certainly doesn’t ruin what is a fantastic option, especially when you factor in the colour and white balance accuracy it has to make up for it too.
A cheaper option when compared to most other monitors on the market, the Dell S2417DG delivers an excellent gaming experience, although it isn’t ideal for co-op gaming as it doesn’t have the best viewing angles, but with its impressive response time, low input lag, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support, it is still well worth considering, especially if you’re after something a little bit cheaper.
Another cheaper but still excellent option, the ViewSonic XG2402 has been hailed by some as the best budget monitor around. If you don’t want to break the bank but still want a monitor capable of showing off some of your favourite games, then this might just be it. Coming in at 24”, with a fast refresh rate, support for FreeSync and its good ergonomics with swivel, height, and tilt adjustments, the ViewSonic represents excellent value for money considering all that it comes with. Chuck in its low input lag, too, and the ViewSonic XG2402 is a brilliant monitor. Any downsides? Well, yes. It doesn’t have the best viewing angles meaning it probably isn’t ideal for sharing content, but considering its price, it’s hard to complain too much.