Best gaming monitor 2020

Best gaming monitor 2020: Check out our top 7 picks for HD, quad HD, 4K, curved and ultrawide PC gaming monitors to boost your setup

Searching for the best gaming monitor in 2020 can be a daunting prospect. With brands like BenQ and MSI continuing to push the envelope, terms like “Quad HD” and “ultrawide” being thrown around, and the debate between refresh rate and resolution raging until the end of days, it can be a little bit of a jungle.

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of our 7 picks for best gaming monitor 2020, complete with links to buy them at the very best prices. We’re sure you’ll find your new favourite monitor to boost your setup here, whether you’re in the market for 4K, 240 Hz, or just a budget monitor to go with your PC gaming setup.

Read on for the full list…


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The best all-round monitor: LG UltraGear 27GL83A

Everything you need

Screen type: IPS LCD • Screen size: 27″ • Resolution: 2560 x 1440p (Quad HD) • Refresh rate: 144 Hz • Response time: 1 ms

Our pick for the best all-round gaming monitor is this 27″ quad HD offering from LG’s UltraGear range. With a 1440p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate for under £500, this is a perfect choice for any budding PC gamer.

The best 4K UHD monitor: Samsung U32H850UMU

Make the step up

Screen type: LED • Screen size: 32″ • Resolution: 3840 x 2160p (4K) • Refresh rate: 60 Hz • Response time: 4 ms

If you wanna go one up in resolution, this Samsung 4K ultra HD monitor could be the one for you. Available for under £450, this monitor will enable you to see every little detail – key when you’re looking to get the jump on enemies before they even see you.

The best budget 4K monitor: iiyama ProLite 27" 4K

See it all for less

Screen type: IPS LCD • Screen size: 27″ • Resolution: 3840 x 2160p (4K) • Refresh rate: 60 Hz • Response time: 4 ms

If you really need the 4K option but are on a strict budget, then this offering from relative newcomer iiyama is a tried-and-tested option. Put simply, this is a 4K ultra HD PC monitor which costs less than £350 – you don’t see that every day.

The best wide 1440p monitor: MSI Optix MPG341CQR

Expand your worldview

Screen type: LED • Screen size: 34″ • Resolution: 3440 x 1440p (Quad HD) • Refresh rate: 144 Hz • Response time: 1 ms

Those looking for a wider play area have a great array of choices. But for its low price, proven performance and stunning design, our choice is this 34″ quad HD monitor from MSI. With its thin edges and curved design, this monitor will immerse you in all your gaming adventures.

The best ultrawide 1440p monitor: Samsung 49" QHD

Go for broke

Screen type: QLED • Screen size: 49″ • Resolution: 5120 x 1440p (Quad HD) • Refresh rate: 120 Hz • Response time: 1 ms

Want to go even wider? Look no further than this beautiful creation from juggernaut electronics manufacturer Samsung. The CRG9 is a mammoth QLED monitor which delivers an incredibly impressive 1 ms response rate and 120 Hz refresh rate, all on a 49″ screen!

The best gaming monitor under £200: Lenovo G24-10

The bare basics

Screen type: TN LCD • Screen size: 23.6″ • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) • Refresh rate: 144 Hz • Response time: 1 ms

For the true bargain hunters out there, Lenovo’s fantastic G24-10 monitor is the best of the best. Available for under £150, this full HD 24″ monitor is proven to perform at a fraction of the price of many of its competitors. This is our favourite for under £200.

The best 240 Hz gaming monitor: BenQ Zowie XL2740

Compete at the top level

Screen type: LED • Screen size: 27″ • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) • Refresh rate: 240 Hz • Response time: 1 ms

Take competition to the next level with this BenQ Zowie 27″ HD gaming monitor. Designed with eSports competition in mind, the XL2740 features a blistering 240 Hz refresh rate which enables you to catch every detail without missing a thing. It also features innovative side shields, which you can use to block out distractions from the outside world.


André Pusey