Updated: June 2019
Not sure what gaming monitor to look for? We give our recommended list of gaming monitors currently available on the market to help you make your next purchase easy. Below, you’ll find our top recommended monitor as well as a few other recommendations for different categories. This page will be updated with our latest recommendation when new products drop or change.
4K High-End Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator x27 27″ 144Hz 4K UHD G-Sync HDR IPS Gaming Monitor
When it comes to the top of the line, you can’t dismiss the Acer Predator X27 – a flagship gaming monitor which includes everything you want… at a price. Coming in at a whopping $2,499, the Acer Predator X27 is pretty much you get what you pay for, a premium featuring 144Hz 4K on a G-Sync IPS panel suited for those wanting the best out of their overall setup. We tried out this monitor at launch and we couldn’t go past how impressed we are with the performance and definitely recommend this for those wanting to complement their high-end PC.
Price: $2,499 | Buy Now From MWAVE.COM.AU
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27″ 144Hz 4k UHD HDR G-Sync Gaming Monitor – the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is pretty much a carbon copy of the ACER, however, comes at an unreasonably steep price point of $2,999
Esports (Competitive Gaming)
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q 25″ FHD 240Hz G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor
Whether you’re a career pro player or competitive gamer, you want something with the best performance. Things you should look at are fast refresh rate, motion blur reduction and a competitive sized panel. While many brands have focused on competitive features mentioned above, ASUS currently takes the cake with their ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q. This monitor features a 25″ Full HD panel featuring a fast 240Hz refresh rate and is FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync compatible. The ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q is also priced well within the market against its competitors for the same features coming in at $529 AUD.
Price: $529 | Buy Now From MWAVE.COM.AU
BenQ ZOWIE XL2536 24.5″ FHD 144Hz with DyAc – 144Hz recommended alternative but slightly more expensive with hardware controlled motion blur reduction. $599 AUD.
BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 24.5″ 240Hz 1ms Gaming Monitor with DyAc – This was the 240Hz king for a while. But since then, cheaper alternatives from competitors including motion blur reduction plus better features leave it overpriced and out of our top recommendation. $749 AUD.
Ultrawide Gaming Monitor
BenQ EX3501R 35″ UWQHD 100Hz Curved FreeSync HDR VA LED Gaming Monitor
If you’re looking for an all-rounder gaming monitor that has the features you need for PC gaming as well as day to day PC work, the BenQ EX3501R has to be in our recommendation list. The screen is a beastly curved 35″ 21:9 ratio (3440 x 1440 Resolution) featuring HDR and BenQ’s exclusive Brightness Intelligence technology, the monitor should suit plenty of gamers out there with FreeSync compatibility. While competitive gamers may skip something this big and pricey, the BenQ EX3501R is a perfect fit for those looking at a big screen which caters for both work and gaming. The widescreen allows plenty of space for video editing and creative professionals as well and most of our content personally at Respawn Ninja has been created on this monitor.
Price: $1,035 | Buy Now From MWAVE.COM.AU
Acer Predator X34P Curved 34″ Ultra-Wide 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor: Alternative to the BenQ. While slightly expensive, the model offers a G-Sync alternative for those looking at the feature. $1,199 AUD
Samsung LC34H892WJEXXY 34″ 100Hz Ultra-Wide QHD Curved FreeSync Monitor: A cheaper alternative to the BenQ. While it’s missing features like HDR and Brightness Intelligence Plus (BI+), the Samsung comes really close while cutting away a huge portion of the price. $779 AUD
The Budget Gamer
ViewSonic VX2458-MHD 24″ 144Hz Full HD 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor?
Not everyone can splurge on their gaming setup and this is where Viewsonic really steps up. Price for performance, the ViewSonic VX2458-MHD offers the best value for money when it comes to budget gaming monitors. Featuring a 24-inch 144Hz Full HD Panel, the ViewSonic VX2458-MHD has a fast refresh rate for casual and competitive gamers. Priced at $249 AUD, this is perfect for budget gamers.
Price: $249 | Buy Now From MWAVE.COM.AU
Viewsonic VX2757-MHD 27″ Full HD 75Hz 1ms Freesync LED Gaming Monitor – if you’re looking at something slightly bigger, the Viewsonic VX2757-MHD is a good alternative but coming at a lower 75Hz refresh. Recommended for casual gamers. $249 AUD
ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD 32″ 165Hz Full HD Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor – if you can push your budget further, the ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD is a massive curved 32-inch with a 165Hz. At $369 AUD, the ViewSonic VX3258-PC-MHD is well priced and great for those wanting a big gaming screen with performance.