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Best gaming monitors for 2021 ( A Complete Guide)

 In this article I am going to discuss best gaming monitor. Further I'll discuss pros and cons of each model.The gaming equipment market is going through a difficult period. And suppose for manufacturers this is a pleasant (for the most part) headache with the instant purchase of all stocks by miners and resellers, then for gamers. In that case, it is a painful time when it is extremely difficult to assemble a PC from scratch, and in general, it is simply pointless given the cost 

We agree with the opinion that for assembling and upgrading a PC, it is worth waiting for some time until cryptocurrencies begin to show a steady decline in value.

That is why perhaps now is the time, in the absence of alternatives for assembling/upgrading a PC, to think about buying a gaming monitor and other gaming peripherals.

Let's start picking the best gaming monitors for early 2021 

The candidates presented for discussion are divided into three categories depending on the diagonal - 24 inches,. Thequalitymanyseven.”,andmonitor’s design,nches, and 32 inches.

Also, we will not go into the issues of choice - frequency, diagonal, TN, VA, or IPS; this has already been said more than once, for example, within the framework of other materials:

 

The best 24-inch gaming monitors

AOC Gaming G2460PF

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Among all 15 candidates, each of whom can compete for the title of the best in their price segment, there are no monitors with a refresh rate of less than 144 Hz, but they will be in the general comparison table consisting of 25 monitors.

AOC Gaming G2460PF is one of the most affordable solutions with an average cost of less than 17,000 QAR at the beginning of February. . The

Before us is a gaming monitor on a TN matrix with a refresh rate up to 144 Hz and support for AMD FreeSync.

The claimed response time is just 1 ms, the brightness level is 350 cd / m2 and the static contrast ratio is 1000: 1, the main connectors are DisplayPort 1.2 x1 and HDMI 1.4 x1.

All this, combined with a nice design, high speed of work, and a 3-year warranty, allows us to call the "AOC Gaming G2460PF" - one of the best monitors in the segment.

pros

  • Affordable price;
  • AMD FreeSync;
  • The speed of work.

Minuses

  • There are questions about color rendering.

 

 

AOC Gaming C24G1

 

Another representative of the AOC brand is a curved AOC gaming monitor (curvature radius 1500R) with a frameless design with an interesting set of characteristics - a refresh rate of 144 Hz, support for FreeSync Premium technology, Flicker-Free technology, 1x Displayport v 1.2 and 2 x HDMI v 1.4 ...

Every QAR spent on it works out.

pros

  • Affordable cost;
  • Decent build quality
  • FreeSync Premium support;
  • Nice design.

Minuses

  • Backlight flickering in 144Hz mode.

 

 

Samsung C24RG50FQI

 

This is one of the most popular gaming monitors in Samsung's budget Odyssey range.

Curved screen with 1800R curvature, VA matrix, FreeSync support, 144 Hz refresh rate, good viewing angles, 250 cd / m2 brightness, and 3000: 1 contrast ratio.

As you can see, the characteristics generally correspond to the "standards" of the price segment, and "Samsung C24RG50FQI" justifies its already low price of 13,990 QAR.

pros

  • Affordable price;
  • AMD FreeSync support;
  • The provenmanyseven.”uality of a proven brand;
  • Work speed;
  • Color rendition and viewing angles;
  • Convenient management.

Minuses

  • Individually. Even the lowest brightness can be uncomfortable;
  • Lean adjustment system.

 

 

ASUS VG248QG

27 '' Gaming Monitor - ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ

 

This model should not be confused with the "VG248QЕ", which could also be included in this list. Before us is an updated gaming monitor from Asus with support for G-SYNC Compatible and AMD FreeSync, and with a declared refresh rate of 165 Hz.

Separately, it is worth highlighting an ergonomic stand that allows you to adjust the position of the screen with a rotation of + 90 / -90 degrees, to a height from the conditional 0 to 130 mm, set the tilt angle to + 33 / -5 degrees, and also switch to portrait mode.

Considering the Asus brand itself, is it worth talking about the functional part with a bunch of proprietary technologies. For example, "GameVisual" with 7 setting modes or "GamePlus".

An excellent qualityand monitor’s design balanced monitor at an affordable price.

pros

  • Ergonomics;
  • Proprietary technologies;
  • G-SYNC and FreeSync support;
  • Affordable price.

Minuses

  • There are questions about color rendering.

 

 

HP Omen X 25f

 

A popular gaming solution worth less than 27,000 QAR with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and support for FreeSync and G-Sync.

The design of the monitor immediately attracts attention - it is a seemingly thin central leg, thin side and top frames, as well as a pleasant and discreet backlighting of the controls.

This design decision affected the ergonomics of the stand, in the form of the absence of a system for adjusting the rotation and exit to portrait orientation.

The OMEN X 25f offers outstanding response times, even when compared to the BenQ Zowie XL2540, which has already disappeared from the mass market. The response time can be adjusted with four different levels.

This monitor is not devoid of the problems inherent in the TN matrix, but even with them and with a relatively low resolution of 1920x1080, it is. Thereest for its price.

pros

  • Design;
  • Response time;
  • G-SYNC and FreeSync support.

Minuses

  • Ergonomics of the stand.

 

The best 27-inch gaming monitors

Samsung C27JG50QQI

 

A few years ago, the "Samsung C27JG50QQI" gaming monitor with WQHD resolution and 1800R curvature made a lot of noise, offering for 30,000 QAR a functional set that competitors could not offer at a similar price.

Now this model can be purchased for less than 22,000 QAR and get not only the bending and resolution of 2560x1440 (16: 9),ut also the screen refresh rate of 144 Hz, good viewing angles, high speed, and decent color reproduction.

The main disadvantage is the lack of support for adaptive frame synchronization technologies.

In addition, it is worth noting the scarcity of the system for adjusting the position of the screen; there is no rotation, no exit to portrait orientation, only a change in the angle of inclination.

Such disadvantages are offset by low cost and high quality of assembly and materials.

Decent choice and decent price / quality ratio.

pros

  • Adequate cost;
  • High-quality materials and craft;
  • High-quality Flicker-free backlighting with no SHI modulation;
  • Convenient five-way joystick for control.

Minuses

  • Lack of AMD FreeSyns support.

 

ASUS VG279QM

 

Many gamers justifiably believe that Asus' TUF Gaming lineup has the best balance between cost and performance.

This line also includes the "VG279QM" gaming monitor, which appeared on the mass market in 2020 (announcements dated December 2019), which immediately won the love and trust of the gaming community.

The declared vertical frequency of the "VG279QM" is 240 Hz with the maximum possible 280 Hz.

To achieve maximum performance, you need to activate the overclocking function using the monitor menu and set the desired frequency - two options - 270 or 280 Hz.

The operating range for VRR is 48-280 Hz, and for its use for players with video cards from "green" (and the Monitor is certified by Nvidia with support for G-Sync Compatible), a Display Port 1.2 connection is required, and HDMI 2.0 is added for "red" ... and Free-Sync support.

As a result, "Asus VG279QM" can be called an excellent high-speed gaming monitor with good headroom for the future.

pros

  • Nice design;
  • Support for NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible Free-Sync in the range of 48-280 Hz;
  • High build quality and materials;
  • Good ergonomic stand;
  • Convenient control system;
  • Good viewing angles and picture stability.

Minuses

  • Only nominal HDR support.

 

LG 27GL850

 

Before us is a gaming monitor with an attractive, austere design and narrow side and top bezels.

The LG 27GL850 is equipped with Adaptive-Sync, AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible support in the 48-144 Hz range, as well as HDR10 (though without much of a deep effect).

The refresh rate of the screen is 144 Hz, the response time is good (of course, more than stated in 1 ms with Overdrive), the brightness and contrast indicators are quite enough for playing with various lighting scenarios, the color gamut is at the level of 94-95% DCI-P3 and decent working model of emulation of the sRGB standard, no SHI modulation (Flicker-Free backlight) and Cross Hatching effect.

The result is a balanced gaming monitor with no obvious drawbacks, except for the features of the matrix type, at a very reasonable cost. For example, in Nvidia,pseudo-10-bit also used by work/office price tag is 34,990 QAR.

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pros

  • Stylish frameless design;
  • Convenient management;
  • Adaptive-Sync, AMD FreeSync, and NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible support;
  • Decent speed of work;
  • Completion and saturation with interfaces.

Minuses

  • Pronounced GLOW effect.

 

 

BenQ EX2780Q

 

Why do many people (including us) value BenQ brand products? That's right, for the absence of loud advertising slogan, and the release of high-quality and affordable gaming solutions. They take and do, and that's great!

Recently, under the BenQ brand, high-speed gaming monitors appeared on the market, which imposed a worthy competition on the recognized leaders of the segment.

The EX2780Q is equipped with a pseudo-10-bit (8-bit + FRC) AAS panel from Innolux, also used by Acer and AORUS.

The frameless design with a rectangular stand creates a really interesting and stylish combination that looks equally good with the bright interior of a gaming room, and in the strict interior of a work / office study.

Decent performance with honest response time, 144Hz refresh rate, official AMD FreeSyns support, unofficial G-Sync Compatible, DisplayHDR400 compliance, and software HDR activation.

An honest gaming monitor for a reasonable price.

pros

  • Nice design;
  • Decent complete set with remote control;
  • FreeSyns support and the ability to work with G-Sync Compatible;
  • Good speed of work;
  • Lack of ShI modulation and Cross-hatching;
  • High-quality even though. The factory setting.

Minuses

  • Lack of sRGB emulation mode;
  • Ergonomics of the stand.

Dell Alienware AW2720HF

 

The design deserves special praise. Despite the fact that only one color solution is available - these are black front bezels and a white body, the monitor fits perfectly into the interior of any color saturation.

The stand can also be praised for its wide adjustment system:

  • Changing the angle of inclination from -5 to +21 degrees;
  • Rotate the screen left and right by 20 degrees;
  • Height adjustment up to 130 mm;
  • Switch to portrait mode.

Up to 240Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, and G-Sync Compatible support, response time up to 1ms at maximum settings, wide dimming range, stable color temperature, minimal crystal effect, and no SHI modulation.

A chic, stylish gaming monitor that costs less than 40,000 QAR.

pros

  • Build quality and choice of materials;
  • Design and color scheme;
  • High speed of work;
  • FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible support

Minuses

  • There are no significant comments.

 

 

Samsung Odyssey G7

 

The Odyssey G7 is Samsung's newest 2020 gaming monitor lineup.

Many have called this model the best gaming monitor of 2020 and with good reason.

The design is impressive. This is a curved monitor with a 1000R curvature and a pronounced curvature on the back. The body is made of matte black plastic with a complex texture pattern, which converges in the central ring of the stand attachment. The ring itself is equipped with switchable RGB LED lighting, adding a futuristic design to the entire design.

The edges of the lower frame and stand are also illuminated.

The leg/stand has hidden cable routing, and (a trifle, but nice) there is a small folding hook for the headset.

Installed 27 "(32" version available) 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) VA panel with Quantum Dot screen.

2560x1440 resolution, maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz, support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro adaptive frequency with operation in the range of 60-240 Hz when connected via DisplayPort and 48-144 Hz andDMI + compatibility with Nvidia G-Sync.

pros

  • Great design;
  • Build quality;
  • High speed of work;
  • Image quality;
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support;
  • Compatible with Nvidia G-Sync.

Minuses

  • High price.

Best 32-inch gaming monitors

LG 32GK650F

 

Perfect for players who value simplicity and conciseness in design, as well as affordable cost, without serious harm to functionality.

The average cost for this model is less than 26,000 QAR, for a fairly interesting set of features.

2560x1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate + AMD FreeSync support, 5ms response time (not very fast, but honestly) + 1ms Motion Blur Reduction, brightness 350 cd / m² (280 minimum), 3000: 1 contrast ratio, two HDMI v2 ports .0 and one Display Port v1.2.

In general, "LG 32GK650F" can be described as one of the best 32-inch monitors costing up to 27,000 QAR, not without the flaws inherent in the VA matrix.

pros

  • Affordable price;
  • Nice design;
  • High-quality assembly;
  • Decent image quality;
  • AMD FreeSync support.

Minuses

  • Everything typical for VA.

 

MSI Optix AG32CQ

 

The 1800R curved gaming monitor uses a 31.5-inch VA matrix.

2560x1440 resolution, 144Hz maximum refresh rate + AMD FreeSync support.

For connection, there are DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and DVI connectors.

It is worth noting that this model dates back to 2018. This leaves its mark on functionality but without serious losses.

With the optimal combination of 2K resolution + 144 Hz frequency, you can also pay attention to the “AG32C” model, which has Full HD resolution + 165 Hz.

The picture is smooth, good color rendering, decent response time.

Without a serious reserve for the future, this is more than an interesting choice for less than 33,000 QAR.

pros

  • High-quality assembly;
  • Affordable price;
  • Nice design;
  • Good image quality;
  • AMD FreeSync support.

Minuses

  • Everything that is typical for VA.

 

 

GIGABYTE G32QC

 

At first glance, there is nothing in this model that could clearly distinguish "GIGABYTE G32QC" from competitors:

DISPLAY: 1500R / 31.5 ”VA Curved, Resolution: 2560 x 1440, Refresh Rate: 165Hz, Response: 1ms MPRT,

BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST: 350 cd / m², HDR up to 400 cd / m² (HDR400 certified), 3000: 1 static contrast ratio

ADAPTIVE SYNCHRONIZATION: Full FreeSync support (48-165Hz), G-Sync certified (48-165Hz)

CONNECTORS: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2b / 2 x HDMI 2.0 / 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A / 1 x mini headphone jack

STAND: removable, adjustable tilt and height

On the other hand, we have a gaming monitor that could combine this into a high-quality solution at an affordable cost.

Words are superfluous. This model advertises itself perfectly.

pros

  • The quality of materials and artistry,;
  • Good ergonomics (even taking into account the lack of the possibility of turning the body to the right and left);
  • HDR support;
  • Supports AMD FreeSync Premium and G-Sync Compatible;
  • Affordable price.

Minuses

  • non-working emulation of sRGB space.

 

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display

 

We understand that we can incur the ire of players who have a negative attitude towards products under the Xiaomi brand, but it would be a big mistake to ignore the Xiaomi Mi Surface Display.

Yes, this model cannot be called a 100% gaming solution, but the characteristics and capabilities deserve the attention of gamers.

Today - this is one of the most affordable monitors in its price segment, costing less than 34,000 QAR with a diagonal of 34 inches, with a resolution of 3440x1440 with an aspect ratio of 21: 9, * VA matrix, with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, support for G-Sync Compatible and AMD FreeSync.

Not a weak set, is it?

But for the sake of accessibility, the manufacturers came to make some sacrifices, which affected the image quality, viewing angles and, in general, the quality of the matrix.

All in all, the “Xiaomi Mi Surface Display” is a monitor full of compromises, ideal for those migrating from affordable TN + Film solutions and * VA-like standard scan displays.

pros

  • Nice design;
  • Good ergonomics;
  • Supports AMD Free-Sync and NVIDIA G-Sync in Compatible mode;
  • Maximum affordable price.

Minuses

  • Low uniformity of illumination on a black field;
  • Poor viewing angles
  • No sRGB emulation mode;

 

 

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