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Console gaming offers a great alternative to PC gaming, as it doesn’t require as much of an initial investment as a decent gaming PC does. But what if you don’t have a lot of space? If you’re in a dorm or just have a small space, PC monitors make a great alternative to big screen TVs for console gaming. Many PC monitors specifically target gamers, and they typically have better motion handling and lower input lag than TVs, not to mention save on space.
We’ve reviewed 77 monitors, and below you’ll find our picks for the best ones for PS4/PS4 pro gaming.
Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD: The best PS4 gaming monitor
The best monitor for gaming on the PS4 we’ve tested so far is the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD. It delivers a remarkable gaming performance, and has an extremely fast response time that makes motion look crisp with minimal blur trail behind fast-moving content. The input lag is low, and the backlight is flicker-free at all levels, which helps motion look smooth. The 27 inch screen is a good size for gaming together with a friend, and the monitor’s wide viewing angles ensure that you both enjoy an accurate image.
This monitor supports HDR, which works well with the ‘Automatic’ settings on the PS4. It also offers several inputs to connect multiple devices simultaneously, which is great if you want to avoid switching cables. It has 2 HDMI ports and one DisplayPort for connecting to a PC. The built-in USB hub can help you keep your PS4 controllers charged.
Just like most IPS monitors, it doesn’t look that great in a dark room due to its poor contrast ratio and bad black uniformity. Overall, however, most PS4 gamers will be happy with their choice.
Samsung CHG70: The best dark room gaming monitor for PS4
If you prefer to play video games in a dark room. The best dark room gaming monitor for PS4 we’ve tested is the Samsung CHG70. It’s available in 27 inch and 32 inch sizes, so you can choose what’s best for your gaming setup. This monitor offers a remarkable gaming experience on the PS4. It’s flicker-free and has excellent response time that delivers crisp motion. The input lag is low, and the monitor feels very responsive.
Dark room performance is great, thanks to its high native contrast ratio, and the very wide color gamut helps HDR look very vibrant and saturated. Although this monitor has a native resolution of 1440p, it can also accept a 4k input and downscale the image, which is great for PS4 Pro owners.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a good choice if you often play games with friends, as the viewing angles on this monitor are poor due to its VA panel. Overall, this is an excellent gaming monitor with excellent dark room performance.
Dell U2718Q: The best 4k gaming monitor for PS4 Pro
To make the most of your PS4 Pro, you need a 4k monitor. The best 4k monitor for gaming on the PS4 Pro that we’ve reviewed is the Dell U2718Q. This 4k monitor delivers a great gaming experience regardless if it’s connected to a PS4 Pro, an original PS4, or even the PS4 Slim.
It has an excellent response time that delivers crisp motion, and a very low input lag that makes it feel responsive. It comes with a nice selection of inputs, including 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Mini DisplayPort, and 4 USB ports, two of which you can use to charge the PS4 controllers even while the monitor is in standby. The picture quality is decent, with good peak brightness, wide viewing angles, and decent reflection handling, which makes it suitable for most bright rooms.
Unfortunately, the dark room performance isn’t that great, and although it supports HDR, including with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, it can’t get very bright in this mode and can’t display a wide color gamut. Overall, however, this is a good 4k gaming monitor that should please most PS4 Pro owners.
LG 27UK650-W: A more versatile gaming monitor for the PS4
If want a monitor that you can use for gaming not only on your PS4 or PS4 Pro but also on your PC or the Xbox One, then check out the LG 27UK650-W. This monitor is a more versatile choice, as it supports AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology for a nearly tear-free gaming experience, and is completely flicker-free. This technology is not compatible with the PS4, but many graphics cards and the Xbox One support it.
This monitor delivers a great gaming experience when connected to a PS4 or PS4 Pro. It has a 4k resolution, so it can display every little detail of your game and feels very responsive thanks to the excellent low input lag. Motion is crisp due to the fast response time, and the great viewing angles favor co-op gaming.
Unfortunately, the dark room performance is lacking and HDR doesn’t add much. Overall, however, the LG 27UK650-W delivers an impressive gaming experience regardless which platform you choose to game on.
ASUS VG279Q: The best 1080p gaming monitor for PS4
The PS4 and the PS4 Slim only support resolutions up to 1080p, so a monitor with an FHD resolution can deliver a great gaming experience. The best gaming monitor for an original PS4 or a PS4 Slim that we’ve reviewed is the ASUS VG279Q. It’s a good monitor that delivers excellent gaming experience thanks to its extremely fast response time, remarkably low input lag, and decent overall picture quality. You can place it in a bright room without issues as it can easily fight glare and handle reflections well. It also has wide viewing angles that favor multiplayer gaming.
This monitor is great for gaming on the 60Hz PS4, but can deliver an even better gaming performance when gaming on a PC. This monitor has a native 144Hz refresh rate and supports AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which delivers a nearly tear-free gaming experience.
Unfortunately, the dark room performance isn’t that great, and the single HDMI input might be a bit limiting if you have more than one console. Overall, it’s a great monitor for gaming on the PS4.