Best Gaming Monitor 2017 (24/27 inch, low Input lag)

What are the best monitors for a gaming pc with sizes ranging from 23/27 inches? Today I am looking for the best monitor to play.

If you are looking for a new gaming monitor for your PC you’re in my same situation. To search for the best gaming monitor I did a search on Google with “best gaming monitor”. I limited the search to the last year so I would not take into consideration articles, reviews, comments and opinions that are too old. I also took into account only LED monitors of 24/27 inches, obviously with full HD and with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels.

By reading the various articles on the internet I understood immediately that I had to have some very clear ideas. If you are about to buy a new monitor for your new gaming pc you have to know the meaning of these terms.

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Best Monitor for your Macbook pro and Mac mini 2015

Regardless of the screen size of our computer, either laptop or desktop, many users opt for an additional external display. If you are looking for a monitor, we show you three options that you might like.

How to choose the external display

Choosing the right screen depends on the needs of each user. Obviously, as you use it, you will know if it’s a good or bad idea for it to have certain features or not.

  • If it’s not greater than 22", the minimum resolution that you should look for is Full HD. With a higher diagonal, it’s better to opt for higher resolutions or you will see too much pixels on the screen.
  • If you want to edit photos, it’s important that the screen must be matte and represent 100% or the maximum color profile with which you work with (sRGB, Adobe RGB).
  • As for connections, this is relative but a minimal DVI is necessary. Then if you can get some extra USB or HDMI ports it’s also interesting because you can use it with other devices, such as game consoles.

Three monitors to consider:

In the market there are many options, surely each of you will have your own preferences. My three options would be these ones below. They cover three prices ranges and each one has their own advantages when buying them.

Benq GW2760HS

Benq GW2760HS is the cheapest 27 inch option. With its price, of around 200 dollars, it has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, thanks to its AMVA panel, it’s Typical Contrast Ratio up to 3000: 1 and has a brightness of 300 nits. 4ms Response Time, It has DVI connection, DisplayPort, an analogic port and several USB ports.

Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM

Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM: a 27’’ monitor with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels and can represent 99% of the sRGB color profile. When it comes to connection options, it is very well equipped: it has HDMI, DVI (HDCP), DisplayPort and 4 USB ports. Maybe you won’t like tha price very much, as it’s around 500 dollars.

Apple Thunderbolt Display

• Lastly, and certainly the most criticized option, the Apple Thunderbolt Display. Apple’s Monitor has negative points, such as the screen glare but also advantages like the Thunderbolt connection. Its price of 950 dollars makes it prohibitive, and that’s why many people in the world of publishing (video or photo) opt for models of other brands. Likewise, it is also good to know that when seeing the current iMac models, Apple’s monitor should receive an update that would imply a change in design, which would be thinner, and the new filter and anti-reflex panel to improve brightness and color.

As I said above, three options. At least you get an idea with these. And if you’re thinking that 27" is just too large, I will tell you that it’s not like that at all. You get used quickly to it and it is very comfortable to work with multiple applications opened at once. Do you have some other interesting proposal?

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Eizo announces its new 4096×2160 ColorEdge CG18-4K monitor.

You read it right, the ColorEdge CG318-4K panel is not exactly 4K, but DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K, this increases the width in 136 pixels to give a bigger margin on its 31 inches of size.

With it, professionals, both in photography and video will get a product completely designed for them, with 149 ppp and the loyal reproduction of the standard DCI-P3, beside also using the Rec. 709, UER, SMPTE-C and reaches the 99% of the Adobe RGB colors. Other characteristics, like the color calibration sensor SelfCalibration, are also implemented on the monitor, besides counting with a 10-bit panel with programmable 16 bits 3D LUT.

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LG 31MU97-B: 31"Curved IPS Monitor with 17: 9 format

We continue the fashion of launching 4K monitors with the LG 31MU97-B, equipped with a curved panel IPS (mate) from 10 bits and 31 inches to a native resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. This is in a format of 17: 9, using AdobeRGB and sRGB color palette of 99.5% with a static contrast of 1000: 1, a response time of 5 milliseconds (5 ms GtG) and maximum brightness of 300 cd / m².

LG 31MU97-B

The features of the LG 31MU97-B are complete with four screen connections: two HDMI 1.4 (30 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.2 (60 Hz) and a Mini-DisplayPort 1.2. It also has four USB 3.0 ports, a pair of speakers 5W in power and is compatible with VESA mounts (100 x 100 mm).

LG 31MU97-B

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BenQ XL2430T: Gaming Monitor with a refresh rate of 144 Hz

BenQ announced today the launch of a new gaming monitor, the BenQ XL2430T, which offers a 24-inch TN panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) with a response time of 1 millisecond (1 ms GtG), and with an adjustable refresh rate of 75, 100, 120 and 144 Hz, yielding a maximum brightness level of 350 cd/m², with a typical contrast ratio of 1000: 1.

BenQ XL2430T

BenQ XL2430T features are complemented by a color range of 72% NTSC, viewing angles of 170/160°, five screen connections for VGA, DVI, two HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 (144 Hz), a maximum consumption of 50W, USB 3.0 connectivity, a controller on the base to switch display modes and various features such as avoiding those harmful blue lights, anti-flicker technology, or motion blur reduction.

Samsung unveils its new 27 inch curved monitor the S27D590C

Samsung has unveiled its new 27 in curved screen monitor the S27D590C designed for the entertainment sector users to experience total immersion in multimedia. According to Samsung, the S27D590C improves a user’s experience compared to a flat panel monitor since it has a uniform view from the center outwards to the borders.

Samsung curved monitor

"Our new 27-inch curved monitor takes the enjoyment of gaming and movies to a new dimension. From its unique curved design to the incredible picture quality and stylish design, the S27D590C represents our desire to provide the user with the best entertainment experience possible, "said Seoggi Kim, vice president of the division of Samsung monitors.

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Display Port 1.3: now presented with 5K support

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announces the new standard of DisplayPort technology that offers 5K (5,120 x 2,880 pixels) resolution support. Using only on cable without compression it also incorporates better updates for 4k resolutions. Like the possibility of using various monitors from one connection.

The new standard offers transmission velocities up to 8.1 Gbps per lane (theoretically maximum of 32.4 Gbps), allowing a connection from a 24 bit and 60 Hz monitor with two lanes and using the remaining two lanes for the USB SuperSpeed and 1 unit of external storage, for example. It also includes support for HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 with CEC provided for future televisions that incorporate the 4k DRM content system.

The important increase in the bandwidth permits it to function with resolution from (5,120 x 2,880 pixels) at the same time it allows to work with two 4k UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels). It uses only one connection thanks to the DisplayPort Multi-Stream technology an exhibition of technical muscle that will take video connection to a new level.

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Dell Presents the UltraSharp monitor 27 UltraHD 5k with resolution of 5,120×2, 880 pixels

We are still seeing the arrival of the 4k monitors on the market and their standardization, a process that will take time for demand to increase and prices to fall, especially when they begin to offer a wider availability of content in that resolution. Although, Dell known for its monitors with more option doesn’t think this resolution is sufficient and has unveiled its new 27 inch screen the UltraSharp 27 5k.

Dell 5K monitor

The 5k in its name makes us think that is its resolution as 4k was taken as a measure to represent 4 times the resolution at 1080p. Although, in this case 5k means that it will supersede the 5000 horizontal pixels. In fact, the panel of this monitor offers us an impressive resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels. That is about 14.75 Megapixels, which is equivalent to more than 7 times the resolution in full HD.

In order to show an image at this resolution the UltraSharp 27k makes use of two ports DisplayPort 1, 2 combined using MTS technology and it has an HDMI port.

Its price will be 2,500 dollars once it reaches the market in December.

LG will present a 34” curved monitor in IFA

Besides this monitor being 34” it comes with superior resolution. Although it doesn’t reach the 4k level, it improves the multimedia experience with regard to Full HD without requiring 4k support for reproduction hardware. The native resolution of this screen is 3440×1440 with a super panoramic aspect of 21:9. The name of this new unit is 34UC97 and will integrate to other leading technologies like Thunderbolt 2 and Maxx audio with speaker in 7W with 2.0 configurations.

LG Monitor

We have to say that this type of screen was already on the market, through other manufacturers, but not in curved format. This new screen will be accompanied by other innovations like the 31MU97, which is a high-end 4k screen with 3840×2160 resolution. This screen comes with an IPS panel, it couldn’t be any other way as this is an LG product, one of the principal manufacturers of this panel. It will have high fidelity color reproduction reaching 99% of the color palette in RGB colors. This monitor will be targeted towards professionals in the photography and design fields.

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ASUS ROG PG278Q with Gsync now on the market

The price is a little scary—799 dollars—but the truth is that this is a gaming monitor with exceptional features. To start with, it has a 27’’ screen and an excellent 2560×1440 resolution. Plus, with a 144Hz max refresh rate, it’s any self-respecting gamer’s dream and, as its star feature, it supports Nvidia’s Gsync technology.


This technology allows the synchronization of the graphics card and monitor at the hardware level, a feature introduced in the new specification of DisplayPort, to improve image defects like the “tearing” seen at low FPS peaks. For this reason, the vertical sync between the monitor and the card is not active.

The PG278Q uses a TN panel with a 1-millisecond GTG response time, 170-degree viewing angle, professional, ergonomically designed stand, VESA 100 compatibility, 3D up to 72 Hz, DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity, and a two-port USB 3.0 hub.