8 Best Monitors for PS4 and Xbox Gaming

While it’s nice to lay down on the couch, controller in hand, and play the latest games, sometimes you need to get your game on while at a desk, maybe next to your computer while working on something else, fragging out during breaks.

Whatever the case may be, there’s something to be said about having a PC monitor for your consoles. It’s going to bring out the best graphics and performance from your consoles, and it can save a lot of space in a dorm when you can use a single monitor for multiple uses (for your computer, and for your consoles…)

If you want something better than the standard family TV set sitting in the living room for playing your consoles on, there are some great options to choose from. A monitor that’s suited towards gaming is always going to perform better for games than a monitor that hasn’t put a priority on the features that matter to gamers, and generally speaking TV’s aren’t really catered towards gaming unless you’re looking at something more high end.

TV specs can also be a bit misleading when you’re comparing them to gaming monitor specs, they’re not all created equal and sometimes its kind of like comparing apples to oranges.

The monitors we’ve selected will work great with PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox  360, and even newer consoles like the Xbox One X and whatever comes next to take the throne from the current most powerful console. We’ll also include a great gaming TV if you want that massive screen living room experience without having to give up picture quality or speed.

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Top Pick - ASUS VP28UQG

We wanted to choose a monitor with FreeSync since Xbox One X can support FreeSync. This display his two HDMI inputs and DisplayPort, so you can have it connected to two consoles and a PC at the same time, and you can easily switch between them on the fly. Break time from homework?

Pop over to your co

You can even use the same monitor for your PC gaming, and switch between inputs so one moment you’re doing homework or playing some tower defense in your web browser, and the next moment you’re making people rage quit on Xbox Live.

With the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X making waves, it’s worth pointing out that the Xbox One X supports monitors with 1440p resolution, however the PS4 Pro does not. Just something to keep in mind. We’re going to be featuring a 1080p monitor for your consoles, and a 4K monitor for those of you with systems that support 4K. If you have an older version of the Xbox One or PS4 and can’t run 4K, and don’t plan on upgrading your console anytime soon or using the monitor with a gaming PC, then you can save a few bucks by going with a 1080p monitor instead of a 4K.

At the end of the day, consoles don’t push the requirements of a gaming monitor as hard as PC games do. With PC games you’ll have higher framerates, and greater precision of controls with a keyboard and mouse, so every little improvement in your monitor’s performance can help a lot. That’s not to start a flame war between consoles and PCs, because in this case it’s good news, it means that as a console gamer, you can save some cash by not paying extra for features on the monitor that your system won’t be able to take advantage of or push to the max. Saving money is a good thing, right?

 Panel TypeScreen SizeResolution Frequency & Response TimeCheck Price
ASUS VG275Q TN75-Inch1080p75Hz, 1ms
BenQ GL2460HMTN24-Inch1080p60Hz. 2ms
BenQ Zowie RL2755 TN27-Inch1080p60Hz, 1ms
ViewSonic VX2757-MHD TN27-Inch1080p75Hz, 2ms
Dell SE2417HG TN24-Inch1080p60Hz, 2ms
ASUS VP28UQP TN28-Inch4k60Hz, 1ms
Dell U2415 IPS24-Inch1200p60Hz, 6ms
Viotek NB24CB VA24-InchCurved75Hz, 5ms

Here’s the Top Monitors for Playstation and Xbox:

1. ASUS VP28UQG – 3840x2160 4k Resolution 28" Monitor

We wanted to choose a monitor with FreeSync since Xbox One X can support FreeSync. This display his two HDMI inputs and DisplayPort, so you can have it connected to two consoles and a PC at the same time, and you can easily switch between them on the fly. Break time from homework?

Pop over to your console, get in a couple rounds of whatever you’re playing, and when its time to focus on work again just hit pause and flip back over to your desktop.

It has native 4K support over DisplayPort 1.2. It has a series of features called GamePlus, which enhance the experience when you’re playing games. 

You can set a timer, use a custom crosshair that’s built right into the monitor, count your frames per second, and more. None of this GamePlus stuff is really going to make or break the purchase, but it’s kind of neat to have. You may not end up using any of it, or you may find it really useful.

In either case, most of the GamePlus features are built into many games already (Like displaying the frame rate, or customizing your crosshair) but they can still be useful for other titles, especially having a crosshair built right into your monitor that you can customize.

We love that it has a 3 year warranty and that Asus will even cross-ship a replacement so that you can get back in action more quickly. Normally, when you’re sending it in for warranty repair or replacement, you’d have to ship it and then wait for them to receive it and then wait for them to send you a new one.

This way, you ship it, and they ship the new one to you at the same time, so you get it in a matter of days instead of a couple weeks. It’s the type of thing that you likely won’t have to use or worry about, but if you do, you’ll be glad you have it!

There’s a little joystick on the back that helps you more-easily dial in different settings on the fly, which is cool and intuitive since sometimes, the controls for monitor settings can be kind of annoying and weird to figure out. These take a second or two to get the hang of, and then you’re all set.


2. GL2460HM – 1080p Resolution Gaming Monitor

We like this monitor a lot, it’s a budget option if you don’t want to spend too much, or if you meet any of the criteria below then this is a safe bet.

You don’t have to spend much for a gaming monitor, especially if you don’t have the latest version of either console, since you aren’t going to be pushing the monitor to its limits either way.

This is the one to go with if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • If your console doesn’t support 4K and you don’t plan on upgrading soon,
  • If you won’t be using this monitor as a PC gaming display along with using it for your console,
  • If you just don’t want to spend the money on 4K…

If you’re going to be gaming in 1080p in the near future, just stick to getting a monitor that supports that. You’ll save a lot of money vs buying a 4K display, and by the time you do eventually upgrade to 4K, chances are the prices on 4K gaming displays will have dropped more than enough to off-set the purchase of a 1080p monitor to use in the meantime.

If you decide to go the 1080p route, you can get some GREAT monitors for console games at wicked prices. 1080p has fallen out of favor for PC gamers building rigs these days, and so has a refresh rate of 60Hz.

But 60Hz won’t be an issue for console games. Because of those specs, a console gamer buying a monitor can save a small fortune. You don’t always have to be at the cutting edge, being just a tiny bit behind means you can save hundreds on hardware easily, and even into the thousands, while still playing and enjoying great games.

3. ASUS VG275Q FHD Console Gaming Monitor

Designed for gaming and other general uses, ASUS VG275Q is a workhorse and can handle both PC gaming and console gaming. It’s the perfect monitor for casual as well as hardcore gamers.

Featuring console-ready dual HMDI ports, ASUS VG275Q is the monitor you need for that complete control over your console gaming and eSports experience.

The monitor also comes equipped with GameFast Input technology alongside the two low input lag HDMI ports. And thanks to its 1ms response time and the 75Hz refresh rate, this ASUS monitor is your gateway to enjoying a smooth gaming experience.

ASUS VG275Q comes equipped with Adaptive FreeSync technology which syncs the refresh rate with the Radeon GPUs effectively helping deliver smooth visuals with superior reaction times and devoid of any screen tearing or stuttering.

ASUS VG275Q 27-Inch has a 1920x1080 resolution that guarantees brilliantly sharp images. Besides, it comes equipped with GameVisual and GamePlus technology that allow you to optimize the visuals via the six pre-set modes and gain better control of your gameplay.

Once the action becomes intense, quitting is not an option for hardcore gamers. It’s Game On for the better part of the night. Does that describe you? Then you’ll appreciate the ASUS Eye Care technology featuring flicker-free and blue light filter to help significantly reduce eye strain and fatigue.  

After the action takes root, any distractions are not welcome. Swivel, rotate, height and tilt the ergonomic adjustable stand to achieve the desirable comfortable viewing angle.

Key Feature Highlights

  • FHD 1080p 27-Inch LED display
  • Console-ready dual HDMI ports
  • TN Panel
  • 1ms response time
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • AMD FreeSyc Technology
  • GameFast Input technology
  • ASUS Eye Care technology

It doesn’t matter if you have the PS4 or Xbox, ASUS VG275Q is about to transform your console gaming experience.

4. ViewSonic VX2757-MHD Console Gaming Monitor

Whether you’re into PC gaming, console gaming or both, an excellent monitor, in this case, ViewSonic VX2757-MHD will go a long way. Regarding features, performance, and functionality, this console gaming monitor packs a punch.

ViewSonic VX2757-MHD with commands a modern design and has a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution TN display that promises nothing short of crisp and detailed visuals.

Its ViewSonic’s Black Stabilization feature will brighten and provide more detailed visuals in the darkest scenes helping you spot the enemy from miles away.

The monitor takes pride in its ultra-fast 2ms response time and a 75Hz refresh rate which ensure it renders smooth visuals with zero input delay and without screen tearing or stuttering. And to make those fast-paced actions more fluid, ViewSonic VX2757-MHD comes equipped with AMD FreeSync technology that virtually eliminates the annoying effects of blurring, screen tearing, and ghosting. 

Switch between PC gaming and console gaming with the flexible connectivity options including DisplayPort, VGA, and HDMI port through which you can connect your game consoles and other 3-D multimedia devices for more fun. ViewSonic VX2757-MHD is also VESA wall mountable and has two inbuilt speakers capable of amplifying the game explosions and shooting effects as if in the real world.

VX2757-MHD also has Game Mode Hotkey that gives way to pre-set MOBA, FPS and RTS settings. Take advantage of the 3 customizable ‘Gamer’ settings to optimize for specific gaming scenarios.

Key Feature Highlights

  • 27-Inch 1080p LED display
  • TN display
  • Console-ready HDMI port
  • 2ms response time
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • AMD FreeSync technology
  • ViewSonic Black Stabilization
  • DisplayPort, VGA, audio output, and HDMI signal inputs
  • VESA wall mount

Although less appreciated, flexible connectivity is an integral trait in gaming monitors. VX2757-MHD has you covered in that respect in that you can hook your gaming consoles such as the Xbox and PS4, and other multimedia devices.

5. Dell U2415 Ultrasharp 24”1200p LED Monitor

Combining immersive viewing experiences and extensive connectivity options, Dell U2415 Ultrasharp is an excellent monitor for console gaming.

Let’s talk about the design. Dell U2415 Ultrasharp boasts an anti-glare IPS panel complete with ultrathin 6.9mm bezels that allow you to enjoy borderless 178° wide-angle viewing on dual or multiple monitors.  

The 1920x1200 resolution display and the in-plane switching (IPS) panel guarantee crisp and brilliant visuals while still maintaining the 16:10 aspect ratio. And despite all that awesomeness, the monitor remains remarkably affordable.

U2415 Ultrasharp has 6ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate both of which ensure fluid actions without input lag, screen tearing or ghosting.  The monitor comes already tuned at 99% of the sRGB spectrum, a property that makes it the perfect monitor for gamers and other general users who attach massive value to color consistency.

Although the monitor will handle PC gaming perfectly well, it also comes equipped with multiple ports that make it possible to hook a wide array of 3-D multimedia devices such as gaming consoles. These signal inputs include 2 HDMI ports, DisplayPort, a mini DisplayPort, audio line out and a USB port for quick charging. If you have an Xbox or PS4, use the HDMI port to switch between PC gaming and console gaming.

What’s more, U2415 Ultrasharp features an adjustable stand that you can swivel, tilt and rotate to adjust the height and angle for that comfortable view. Even better, it’s also VESA wall mountable.

Key Feature Highlights

  • 24-Inch 1200p LED display
  • IPS panel
  • 6ms response time
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, audio out
  • 99% sRGB spectrum
  • VESA wall mountable
  • Adjustable stand

Although U2415 Ultrasharp has a relatively small screen, a disappointing response time and low refresh rate, it’s an IPS panel display with a higher 1200p resolution meaning you can expect stunning visuals.

6. Dell SE2417HG Gaming Monitor

Dell presents you yet another gaming console gaming monitor, but this time, it’s a TN panel display with a higher response time. Let’s us explore what Dell SE2417HG has to offer.

The 23.6-Inch screen design will wow you right off the butt. Dell SE2417HG takes pride in its sleek design with a black piano finish complete with an anti-glare matte screen and glossy thin bezels. Add that to the screen’s Full HD 1920x1080 resolution and you’ll be in for panoramic visuals.

Featuring a 1000:1 contrast ratio, the matte screen significantly minimizes indoor light reflection granting you a better view of the game.

SE2417HG has an ultra-fast 2ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate. Together with the 1080p display resolution, these features ensure that you enjoy stunning visuals with minimal input lag, zero screen tearing or stuttering. ,

Dell SE2417HG Gaming Monitor was designed to bring convenience in every quest you participate. Use the dual HDMI ports to switch between PC gaming and console gaming. Hook in your favorite speakers via the audio line out and enjoy theater-like sounds.

You also connect a multitude of other multimedia devices using the HDMI, audio line out, and VGA and take your gameplay and entertainment to a higher level.

Key Monitor Features

  • 23.6-Inch Full HD 1920x1080 display
  • TN panel
  • 2ms response time
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • HDMI, VGA & audio line out signal inputs

Sure, Dell SE2417HG may appear a relatively simple, but it’s a pretty good gaming console monitor if you have a small budget.

7. Viotek NB24CB Xbox Ready, Curved

In gameplay, a curved monitor will always feature and right now, we explore the Viotek NB24CB Xbox Ready, Curved gaming monitor.

Viotek NB24CB is a 24-Inch VA panel display designed for gaming as well as professional office use. Enjoy stunning game and video visuals on a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution console-ready gaming monitor.

The 1800R curvature provides wide 178° viewing angles making it possible to enjoy true immersion. With the 1080p resolution, the high 1M:1 dynamic contrast ratio and the 96% sRGB gamut, you’ll be in for stunning blacks and whites irrespective of the scenes.

Besides, the monitor has a 5ms response time and 75Hz refresh rate (both somewhat disappointing, but quite okay for a budget monitor) which render smooth, lag-free visuals with no screen tearing or stuttering.

Featuring an ultrathin design and a bezel-less frame, Viotek NB24CB allows you to enjoy brilliant, and immersive visuals from edge to edge. For the comfort of your eyes, the screen is antiglare treated effectively reducing eye strain and fatigue. Activate the eye saver mode to filter out the excessive harmful blue light.

Despite packing a compact super-thin design, the monitor comes integrated with multiple connectivity options that include VGA and HDMI. Use the monitor for PC gaming or hook in your gaming consoles via the HDMI cables to switch to console gaming.

And to enhance the sound of your games as well as entertainment, the monitor comes with internal speakers.

Moreover, Viotek NB24CB features an adjustable stand that you can tilt, swivel, rotate to adjust the angle as well as the height of the monitor for a comfortable view. Set aside a gaming den and build your perfect rig using the VESA mount. 

Key Feature Highlights

  • 24-Inch 1920x1080 resolution 1800R curved display
  • A VA panel
  • 5ms response time
  • 75Hz refresh time
  • VGA and HDMI
  • 1M:1 DCR, 96% sRGB gamut
  • VESA mount
  • Adjustable stand

Viotek NB24CB is a VA panel display and delivers incredible visuals. And the best part? The curved monitor is console-ready.

8. BenQ Zowie RL2755 eSports Gaming Monitor

Console eSports gaming requires a monitor that delivers and BenQ Zowie RL2755 will not disappoint. Rated very highly, this monitor packs a lot of awesomeness.

BenQ Zowie RL2755 comes equipped with dual HDMI ports through which you can connect your gaming console, say an Xbox or a PS4 and still hook in another HDMI device to this very monitor.

This monitor boasts an ultra-high 1ms response time plus a 75Hz refresh rate that provide a low input lag platform perfect for immersive console gaming. However intense the action gets, you can enjoy smooth visuals with zero lag and without the annoying smearing and ghosting effects.

With 1920x10800 resolution and a high 12:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Zowie RL2755 delivers sharp and colorful visuals for your games as well as entertainment.

Reached an intensely dark scene? BenQ Zowie RL2755 comes equipped with Black eQualizer capable of enhancing the visibility in the darkest scenes so you can spot the foe from afar. While at it, the feature ensures the bright areas aren’t overemphasized.

Do you often find yourself completely hooked into the action to the level where stopping isn’t an option? The monitor ZeroFlicker and Low Blue Light properties help reduce eye strain and fatigue effectively increasing eye comfort so you can play for long hours.

What’s more, BenQ Zowie RL2755 comes with customizable game modes. Use the configuration such as FPS and RTS mode to optimize and enhance each game.

Flexible connectivity is possible thanks to the multiple connections options that include dual HDMI ports, DVI-D, D-sub & Headphone jack Line/in ports. Also, the monitor has a fully adjustable stand and is VESA wall mountable.

Key Feature Highlights

  • Ultra-fast 1ms response time
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • Black eQualizer
  • Eye Care technology
  • Customizable Game Modes
  • HDMI, DVI-D, D-sub & audio out signal inputs
  • VESA compatible

BenQ Zowie RL2755 is gaming console-ready and with its ultra-fast response time, you can expect extremely low input lag in those fast-paced actions.

Final Thoughts on Choosing a Monitor

Knowing which monitor to choose for Xbox One or PS4 depends on what your budget is, what your current setup is, what else you’re going to be using the monitor for, and what your plans are for upgrades in the future.

Consoles will take some flack from PC gamers over the refresh rates and resolutions they can output at, but when it comes to buying a monitor, you can save some serious dough. By knowing the specs of your systems and what they can actually output, you can avoid over-paying for additional specs in the monitor that you won’t even be able to take advantage of.

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