BIILT’s TOP 5 Gaming Monitors in 2018
Getting a new gaming monitor is tough, we understand. There are too many factors that the average consumer just can’t comprehend. Every gamer wants a 144Hz display, 1ms latency monitor and we understand why. So here are our picks of the year that will aid in your decision making.
1. Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ
Screen Size: 27 Inch | Price: $3,499.00 SGD
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) | Refresh rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 4ms
Ranking at Number 1 is the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ features a 4K UHD display with HDR support that will show you the whitest white and the blackest black. It also has flicker-free technology which helps a lot for gamers who stares at their screen for long hours. The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ also incorporates Gameplus Technology, which changes the setting of the monitor to suit the programme you’re running. It also had an ergonomic design that allows you to tilt, height adjust and also portrait mode. It has many cool features that support a totally immersive experience, however, it all comes at a cost. A very huge cost. Despite that, it’s performance mountains many other gaming monitors out there. Truly deserving to clinch the spot as the top gaming monitor of 2018.
Photo Credit: ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Gaming Monitor – 27″ 4k UHD (3840 x 2160), Overclockable 144Hz, G-SYNC HDR, Quantum-dot, IPS, Aura Sync. Retrieved from ASUS, URL: https://www.asus.com/sg/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG27UQ/
2. Samsung CHG70 QLED
Screen Size: 27 Inch | Price: $549.99 SGD
Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440 | Refresh rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms
Samsung’s display is a force to be reckoned with, especially in the monitor segment. The Samsung CHG70 QLED has a 1ms response time, paired along with a 144hz display, it’s every gamer’s dream. It is also curved for that extra immersion when you game while supporting HDR and Freesync. It’s sold at a ridiculously low price for the specs it brings to the table, so get one if you don’t mind missing out on 4K displays. Hence, the CGH70 QLED’s perfect balance in performance and incredible value made it the winner for the runner up spot on our list.
Photo Credit: 27″ CHG70 Gaming Monitor with Quantum Dot. Retrieved from Samsung, URL: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1134/C32HG70
3. AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition
Screen Size: 35 Inch | Price : $1,248.00 SGD
Resolution: 3440 x 1440 | Refresh Rate: 120Hz | Response Time: 4ms
The AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Black edition is a reiteration of the previously successful model of AOC. They improved the Refresh Rate and Contrast of the monitor, which makes it one of the best monitors of 2018. It also has a curved screen that features G-sync. AOC has also incorporated a game mode for quick changes for presets. It features an ultra-widescreen, which is all the rage for monitors in 2018 due to the improved immersion experience. Therefore, this beast of a gaming monitor is the third best gaming monitor of 2018.
Photo Credit: Review: AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition. Retrieved from Hexus.net, URL: https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/monitors/117800-aoc-agon-ag352ucg6-black-edition/
4. Acer Predator X27
Screen Size: 27 Inch | Price: $2,998.00
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 4ms
Just like the Asus ROG Swift monitor, the Acer Predator X27 is expensive. However, there are some that only want the best for their set-up and do not mind spending a couple extra bucks just for it. If you are one of them, this is the monitor for you. The Acer Predator X27 has more features than you can dream of, features such as G-Sync, HDR, Gameview and so much more. If you recently won the lottery, this is the monitor we recommend. Similar to the 1st placing in our list, the sheer performance of the Predator paves the road for it to take up the fourth spot in our list.
Photo Credit: Predator X27. Retrieved from Acer, URL: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-model/UM.HX0AA.004
5. BenQ Zowie XL2540
Screen Size: 24 Inch | Price: $699.00
Resolution: 1,920 x 1080 (1080P) | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Response Time: 1ms
You know its good if most of the professional E-sports teams use this monitor. Boasting a 240Hz refresh rate, expect your gameplay to be buttery smooth. In addition to that, it also comes with a shield for deeper gaming immersion. There is also a switch for easy access to profiles which can be saved for up to 3 games. All these come at a small price of just $699.00, which honestly, is a very good deal. The immense value and reputation of the Zowie XL2540 is the reason why this is a must to include in our list. Thus, the BenQ flagship product takes the fifth and last position in our list of Top 5 Gaming Monitors of 2018.
Photo Credit: ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz 24.5 inch e-Sports Monitor. Retrieved from BenQ, URL: https://zowie.benq.com/en/product/monitor/xl/xl2540.html
Most of the monitors mentioned above have its pros and cons but are sincerely good for gaming. Ultimately, not all monitors are created equal. It is up to you, the gamer, to choose which monitor suits your needs, as well as your budget for the monitor. This is just a curated list of what we deemed as the best gaming monitors of 2018.
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