Top Gaming Monitors 

Buying Guide  

By: Jason T. Curtiss
November 2017
If you want to make a smart purchase, without regret for a product that does not meet your needs. pay attention to the following list where we explain what you should know to choose the best gaming monitor.

The task of choosing the best gaming monitor is not at all simple these days. We might think it is, but with all the features they have and the technology behind them, it has become a much more complete process.

We can no longer go to the store and buy the first model we see, as we did before, where only the screen size or resolution mattered. a few years ago, the difference was minimal between one model and another or between one brand and another.

Today, if we want to make a purchase that we will not regret, we have to familiarize ourselves with certain concepts such as LED and OLED, Panel types,  image resolution Full HD, 4K or UH, curved or flat screens, Refresh Rates, Frequency, Response Time, 3D or 2D, among many other things.​

Before we begin reviewing our list of the best gaming monitors, we want to talk about certain aspects that you should keep in mind when choosing a good gaming monitor.
The first thing to see is:


Resolution is the number of pixels that can be displayed on a screen at the same time. This is usually one of the points that most people generally handle well by affinity to other electronic devices. The easiest would be to simply choose the model with higher resolution and screen size.​​

If we want to take 100% of the equipment, we have to balance this aspect along with another detail that is usually left out, and this is the distance we are from the monitor.

There are certain parameters in this area suggested by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
These stipulate that to enjoy Full HD resolution, for example, the minimum distance between the monitor and the viewer should be twice the width of the monitor.

If we talk about monitors with UHD resolution, which would be 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, 4K or 8K, the previous distance is reduced by half.

Display Size.

The two most common references for gaming monitors are 24 or 27 inches. For several reasons, the most recommended option is the 24-inch. Not only are cheaper, they are also perfect for narrower spaces. They are also large enough to occupy your entire viewing angle.

However, larger monitors also have their advantages. One of these is the resolution.

Most 24-inch monitors come with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high), which is the equivalent of full HD, the same resolution as many standard monitors.

Most 27-inch gaming monitors, on the other hand, offer a resolution of 2560 x 1440. This increase results in sharper images for those obsessed with graphic detail.

Refresh Rate.

This is one of the main points to keep in mind, especially if you are a First Person Shooter (FPS) player. The refresh rate indicates the number of times the image on your monitor is refreshed per second. This value is measured in hertz (Hz).

In the case of a gaming monitor for a player who wants to increase their professional level, the recommended values are 120 to 140 Hz. So the image of your gaming monitor is updated at least 120 times per second. In the case of other types of games, the refresh rate is not vital, but it is a factor to keep in mind. Another important note is that this difference, in the case of computers, is only visible if your computer and game of preference are able to run more than 60 frames per second.


Panels can be confusing for someone who is not soaked with the technical specifications of a computer. In simple terms, when we talk about panels we mean the technology of the screen.
In the case of gaming monitors, there are three types of technologies to take into account: TN, VA, and IPS. Each of these has its pros and cons.

TN panels: are often found on inexpensive gaming monitors. Its strengths are in refresh rate and response times (how long it takes the screen to show an action performed with the mouse, for example). The problem is that they do not deliver good color quality at different angles and often suffer from fidelity to colors.

The VAs panels: are on the other side of the spectrum, they offer good contrast and vibrant colors, although they may fail in color fidelity. Another problem they may present is ghosting (the perception of shadows or grays chasing the moving objects).

In general, most users tend to lean toward

IPS screens: Its strengths are a good reproduction of color, good angles of vision and fidelity to color. Unfortunately, they do not have as good response time as VN panels and are more expensive.

Where To look first?

Asus (MG248Q)

Screen Size:             24-inch
Refresh Rate:          144Hz
Response Time:     1ms
Resolution:              1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio:          16:9
Contrast ratio:        1 million:1 
Brightness:              350 cd/m2 
Viewing Angle:        170°(H)/160°(V)
Display Colors:       16.7M

Display Port, Dual-Link DVI-D, and HDMI ports
Designed for intense, fast-paced games, ASUS MG248Q also comes with Built-in Speakers, an ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment and VESA mount compatibility, is a gaming display with an ultra-fast 1ms response time and  144Hz refresh rate delivering an ultra-smooth motion in even the most chaotic action scenes. This lets you react instantly to what you see onscreen, especially in fast-paced games like First Person Shooter (FPS) or Racing Games, allowing you to take corners like a pro, or get that headshot.
Anti-Glare screen, so you won't see your reflection or any other possible distraction. The VG248QE monitor features extensive connectivity options including DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual-link DVI. Easily both PCs and consoles to the same monitor
3 years warranty service with free cross-shipping included.

Negative Customer Feedback.

Out of box color and gamma setting are not the best. However, after adjusting the monitor settings, the picture quality improves immensely. 
Some users report dead pixel after few months of use.This can be common with LCD monitors but still a problem. Some dithering and banding issues can be spotted, it is just because of the type of the monitor that this is. (6-bit TN panel)
Does not have USB ports. (For some it may be a concern, depending on your set-up)