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25 Best Gaming Monitors (2017) which you can’t stop Seeing!

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Everyone who has a computer would have definitely played games on it. While some people leave it or do it very infrequently, there are others whose passion is computer games. For the former any monitor is okay, but for the latter every pixel, every millisecond, every flicker, and many more like these counts a lot towards winning or losing.

This post is for the passionate computer gamers to help them find their best gaming monitors 2017.

 

Let’s start off with monitors below $10,000 which are most expensive and most amazing of all.

 

Planar PS PS8250T Gaming Monitor, Price $9881.75

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PS8250T from Planar belongs to their PS series of monitors. It is an energy efficient monitor. One interesting aspect about this monitor is that its bezel which is made up of meta is logo free. This slim panel supports only landscape orientation and it can be controlled by RS232. It is compatible with windows, linux and iOS.

 

Key features:

  • It features a new technology called as LED backlit technology.
  • It has 10 touch points for interactive gaming.
  • It is designed to be used 24×7.
  • It is made of commercial grade display panel ensuring reliability and long life.

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 82 inches (viewable size)
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16 : 9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): Not disclosed
  • Display technology: Edge-lit LED LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 5000 : 1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 8
  • External Connectors: HDMIx2, DisplayPort, VGA, Component Video, Composite Video, PC Audio In, Line Out, SPDIF out, USB
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: 2 speakers, 10 W each

 

Planar PS4661T Gaming Monitor, Price $3075.82

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PS4661T from Planar is one more touch gaming monitor which is designed for very heavy and continuous use. It consumes less power and it is slim which looks quite nice. The display can be controlled by IR, RS232, LAN or keypad. It is VESA compatible hence can be hung on walls where its viewing angle of 178 degrees will make it look amazing to anyone who sees it.

Key features:

  • It features LED backlit technology.
  • It has 6 touch points which is useful for interactive gaming.
  • It is designed to be used non-stop 24×7.
  • It is made of commercial grade components ensuring reliability and long life.
  • It is compatible with windows, linux and iOS.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 46 inches (viewable)
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920×1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): Not disclosed
  • Display technology: Edge-Lit LED LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 4000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 6.5
  • External Connectors: DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, DVI
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 10 watt each

 

Samsung U28D590D Gaming Monitor, Price $1746.49

Samsung U28D590D Gaming Monitor

 

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The U28D590D gaming monitor from Samsung has world’s best-in-class response time which means that you can see very fast motions very clearly without any judding, or motion blur or ghosting. This is ideal for games having very fast motion and movements.

Key features:

  • It supports 1 Billion colors. This means everything looks the way it is supposed to look with natural colors, clarity and details.
  • It has a brightness level of 370 cd/sq. m. At this brightness the colors look very rich and vibrant.
  • It has built-in technology to interface with lesser resolution inputs. It automatically up-scales them with noise filtration to create clear and sharp pictures.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 28 inches
  • Resolution: 4K UHD 3840 x 2160
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: Not disclosed
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): TN
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LED
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 1
  • External Connectors: Display port, 2 HDMI EA
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: No
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ASUS VG236H Gaming Monitor, Price $1379.52

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VG236H gaming monitor from ASUS comes with NVIDIA 3D Vision kit comprising of state of the art 3D vision emitter, wireless NVIDIA 3D vision compatible glasses, and the required advanced software. NVIDIA 3D vision will cleverly convert all your 2D contents to 3D. So now don those glasses and see your favorite content like you have never seen before. It doesn’t matter whether your content is with you on laptop or it is on the internet.

Key features:

  • It has ‘ASUS Contrast Ratio’ technology to automatically adjust contrast which gives natural images
  • It also has ‘ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology’ for optimizing quality of picture and also presets.
  • It is super bright at 400 cd/sq. m.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 23 inches
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920×1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS):
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 100,000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 2
  • External Connectors: dual-link DVI (supports NVIDIA 3D Vision), HDMI and YPbPr
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: No

 

Eizo Foris FS2735 Gaming Monitor, Price $1289.00

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FS2735 is Eizo’s most advanced monitor for gaming and entertainment. From gaming perspective, it has everything that gamer would require. One noteworthy point about this monitor is that you can save, share, and use someone else’s color presets including getting presets from professional gamers. This can easily be the best 27 inch gaming monitor.

Key features:

  • It has patented ‘smart insight demolition’ technology which greatly improves visibility in games. It works specifically on areas which are too bright or too dark and makes them much more clear and visible.
  • You can pair your phone with this monitor using Bluetooth. If you have G-ignition app (free to download) on your phone, then whenever you get a communication on your phone such as calls, the monitor will notify you by an icon. This makes you free to put on your headphones and not worry about incoming communication on your phone
  • In addition of default setting of 56 – 144 Hz, another setting of 35 – 90 Hz is also available for FreeSync.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 27 inches
  • Resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 144 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): IPS
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LED
  • Contrast ratio: 1,000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 4
  • External Connectors: 1 DisplayPort (with HDCP), 1 DVI-D 24 pin (with HDCP), 2 HDMI (with HDCP), 2 USB3.0
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: AMD FreeSync enabled
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 1 Watt each

 

Acer Predator X34 bmiphz Gaming Monitor, Price $1243.95

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Predator X34 is world’s first curved gaming monitor. So with this monitor get immersed in a brand new and unforgettable gaming experience which has only smoothness and no stuttering or screen tearing that you may be seeing until now. It’s hard sharp angles make it look like it is from future, and it will pull you in its magical experience by automatically setting the right brightness depending on your ambience.

Key features:

  • Possible to over clock refresh rate up to 100 Hz without causing any distortions.
  • X34 has zero frame meaning no bezel which makes multi-monitor setups much more perfect. So feel free to join as many monitors as you want.
  • Flicker and blue light are eliminated by its EyeProtect technology. This protects eyes and also reduces eye strain so that you can play longer and comfortably.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 34 inches (Curved viewable)
  • Resolution: UWQHD (3440 x 1440)
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz (default)
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): IPS
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LED
  • Contrast ratio: 100,000,000 : 1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 4
  • External Connectors: Display port, HDMI
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: NVIDIA G-Sync
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 7 W speakers with DTS
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Philips 272G5DYEB Gaming Monitor, Price $1171.43

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The 272G5DYEB monitor from Philips is NVDIA 3D Vision ready. It comes with the full NVIDIA 3D Vision kit comprising of the emitter, the glasses and the advanced compatibility software for PCs which have NVIDIA GPU.  This is the best 27 inch gaming monitor from Philips. Go on annihilate your competition.

Key features:

  • SmartRespose technology gives judder, ghost image and motion blur few images.
  • NVIDIA ultra low motion blur effectively removes blur even at high refresh rates.
  • NVIDIA 3D lightboost technology gives much more brigher and colorful images in 3D

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 27 inches
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 144 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): TN
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): WLED Backlit0 – TFT LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 1
  • External Connectors: 1 Display port 1.2, and 4 USB3.0 ports with a charger.
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: NVIDIA G-Sync
  • Built-in speaker: No

 

LG 34UC98-W Gaming Monitor, Price $1045.00

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34UC98-W is LGs contender for the top class gaming monitor. It can not only display fast, it can also transfer data super fast (upto 20 Gbps) with Thunderbolt2.0. The same monitor is also available without Thunderbolt option.

LG gives a very good example to show how big and wide it is. Example is that if you will open Microsoft excel normally (not changing any sizes etc), then you will see 63 rows and 47 columns.

Key features:

  • Most of the people will miss to notice this, but it is coated with antiglare which helps you keep gaming even if there is a light behind you. You will hardly see the glare.
  • It has SplitScreen 2.0 feature which allows you to split the display into virtually different screens. This helps a lot when you are doing multiple things together.
  • The SplitScreen also supports PIP.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 34 inches (visible curved)
  • Resolution: WQHD (3440 x 1440)
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): IPS
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 5
  • External Connectors: 2 HDMI2.0, 1 Display port, 2 Thunderbolt2.0, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB3.0 up, 1 USB3.0 quick charge
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: AMD FreeSync
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 7 Watt speakers with MaxxAudio

 

Dell U3417W Gaming Monitor, Price $1017.72

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With U3417W monitor, Dell has made their monitors curvier and more connected. The curvature of this model is 3800R with a viewing angle of 178 degrees. So it will easily cover your entire sight including the edges and immerse you in vibrant colors and amazing graphics.

Key features:

  • The ComfortView feature removes flickers and Blue light making it more comfortable to use for prolonged period of time without eye strain.
  • The Dell Easy Arrange function will let you view multiple applications in one shot.
  • It has PiP (Picture in Picture) and PbP(Picture by Picture) which makes it easy to work on multiple projects or activities

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 34 inches
  • Resolution: WQHD (3440 x 1440)
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): IPS
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): Back LED-lit LCD
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical)., 5,000,000 : 1 (dynamic contrast ratio)
  • Pixel response: 5 ms for fast mode and 8 ms for normal mode
  • External Connectors: 1 DP1.2 (HDCP1.4), 1 mDP1.2 (HDCP1.4), 1 DP 1.2 (out) with MST (HDCP1.4), 2 HDMI 2.0 (HDCP1.4), 4 USB 3.0 downstream port (2 x BC1.2 charging capabilities at 2A (max)), 2 USB 3.0 upstream port.
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 9 Watt

 

Those were the crème-de-la-crème. Let us now see gaming computer screens below $1000.

 

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LG UM95 34UM95 Gaming Monitor, Price $853.9

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This model is with ThunderBolt. The other variant is without ThunderBolt. It has sRGB coverage of 99% of the palette. This gives very accurate colors which looks very natural. It is a widely acclaimed monitor and has won Best monitor of the year 2014 from Reviewed.com, 2014 best in show from CE week and TIPA award for 2014. UM95 34UM95  is the flag bearer for LG gaming monitors.

Key features:

  • It is compatible to Mac.
  • It has a Dual-link feature. Using this feature you can view two separate inputs simultaneously.
  • It allows to split the screen in 4 separate and independent screens making doing multiple things very easy.

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 34 inches
  • Resolution: UWQHD (3440 x 1440)
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): IPS
  • Display technology(LCD/LED):
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical) and 5,000,000 : 1 (dynamic contrast ratio)
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 5
  • External Connectors: 1 display port, 2 HDMI, 2 ThunderBolt, 1headphone
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: 2 x 7 Watt

 

BenQ XL2420G Gaming Monitor, Price $799.00

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This monitor gives you the option to choose either G-Sync mode or BenQ mode. Therefore, among other features, you can take advantage of BenQ’s rich and powerful ‘Revolution Eyes’ technology. And whenever you want you can switch to G-sync mode to have smooth gaming in very fast motion content.

Key features:

  • One of the technology inside ‘revolution eyes’ is the technology which removes low blue light and flickers, thus reducing eye strain.
  • It is NVIDIA 3D ready. So you can view your 3D contents or play 3D games.
  • BenQs Motion Blur Reduction technology removes all blurs caused by fast motion especially for high FPS games, thereby giving a smooth experience for games where each millisec matters.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 24 inches
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 144 Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): TN
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LED
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical) and 12,000,000:1 (dynamic contrast ratio)
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 1
  • External Connectors: 1 display port1.2, 2 HDMI, and 1 DVI
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: NVIDIA G-Sync
  • Built-in speaker:No

 

Samsung S22D390H Gaming Monitor, Price $795.74

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S22D390H monitor from Samsung is loaded with technologies to improve the displayed content. Also, these components are packed in very elegant looking beautiful and sleek black colored body having a nice narrow bezel. It is perfect from inside as well as from outside. This makes it a very good pc gaming monitor.

Key features:

  • You can switch between normal mode and gaming mode by just pressing a button. Game mode automatically adjusts all aspects of monitor to give you a great gaming experience even for high motion games.
  • Its ‘Magic Upscale’ feature improves pictures and prevents image degradation when scaling up the pictures. So your pictures look much better on this monitor than in your hands.
  • This monitor has marvelous looks.

 

Key specifications:

  • Panel Size: 5 inches
  • Resolution: FHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: Hz
  • Panel Tech (TN/VA/IPS): TN
  • Display technology(LCD/LED): LED
  • Contrast ratio: 1000: 1
  • Pixel response (ms GTG): 5
  • External Connectors: HDMI, VGA
  • G-sync or FreeSync available: Not disclosed
  • Built-in speaker: No

 

Acer XB0 XB270HU ABPRZ Gaming Monitor, Price $769.99

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The XB0 XB270HU ABPRZ monitor belongs to XB0 series of Acer monitors. This series is designed to only have revolutionary gaming performance. No wonder that it got Gold award from hardware.info. It proudly sits on ErgoStand which move up, down, tilt, pivot and swivel which gives you your best angle from where enemy is visible clearly. Then it gives you all the required ammunition to do the remaining job.

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