Developed hand-in-hand with Apple, the LG UltraFine is built to accommodate the company’s flagship line of notebooks. It uses a special protocol that simulates two DisplayPort connections over a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, meaning Windows users are somewhat out of luck.
- 500-nit peak brightness
- 10-bit color processing
- Incredibly high price
Relatively affordable for such an advanced display, the BenQ EL2870U connects via HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 to drive its 4K panel and built-in speakers. It features a smart sensor that adjusts color temperature and brightness based on ambient conditions.
- 12 million to 1 dynamic contrast
- 1-ms response time prevents ghosting
- Limited to 60-hertz refresh rate
Outfitted with the 2nd generation of AMD’s anti-tearing tech, the BenQ EX3203R varies up to 144 hertz, and manages to secure VESA’s esteemed DisplayHDR approval. Its 2560 by 1440 resolution allows many gaming rigs to crank their settings up and still get a good frame rate.
- Moderate 1800r curvature
- Wide range of high-bandwidth inputs
- Not compatible with vesa mounts
If you’re a firm believer that bigger is better, the LG WK95C-W may be the one for you. This ultrawide beast is one of the biggest ways to dynamically lock refresh rates to your AMD GPU, and its 3840 by 1600 resolution is about as good as it gets for gaming at a desk.
- Supports hdr10 playback
- Multifunctional usb-c connectivity
- One of the most expensive options
Manufactured by Dell for their performance-oriented subsidiary, the Alienware 25 is remarkably well priced, considering its professional-grade, 240-hertz panel. It’s the perfect size for fast-paced gaming where you can’t afford to miss any of the action.
- Four-way adjustable stand
- Above-average 400-nit rating
- Almost zero motion blur
The G-Story 173H is a very different beast from most PC monitors. It weighs under 7 pounds and its stand folds flush when not in use, making it perfect for gaming on the go with a slim console or compact PC build, and its 17-inch screen looks fantastic at 1080p.
- Covers the whole srgb spectrum
- Ideal for smartphones and tablets
- Powerful 120-hertz ips panel
Aspiring eSports pros should consider the ViewSonic VX2458 , which operates at up to 144 hertz, and costs less than almost any other. Its flicker-free, blue-light-filtering screen will keep your eyes fresh and active during long matches.
- Presets for different types of game
- Ultra-low input lag
- Displayport and hdmi inputs
To drive its 125 percent-sRGB, QLED screen, the Samsung CJ791 relies on the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 protocol, which also lets it serve as a multidevice charging station. Its 3,000:1 static contrast ratio and 100-Hz refresh rate are nearly unheard-of on monitors this size.
- Ultra-wide form factor
- Works with pcs and macs
- Immersive 1500r-curvature va panel
At under $300, the LG 29WK600-W’s rock-bottom price falls right in line with one of the famed Radeon family’s biggest selling points. It covers nearly the entire sRGB gamut, and adds exceptional productivity with its built-in split-screen function.
- Also comes in a 34-inch version
- 21 to 9 aspect ratio
- Supports high dynamic range content
The HP Pavilion is one of very few in this class to receive VESA’s official, second-tier DisplayHDR certification. It has two HDMI and one DisplayPort that all support HDCP 2.2, and it’s constructed using relatively environmentally friendly methods and materials.
- 2560 by 1440 native resolution
- 5-millisecond gray-to-gray time
- 95 percent dci-p3 coverage