Console monitor | The best of 2022
By now not all gamers armed with consoles are satisfied with what common televisions have to offer them: many, in fact, focus on gaming monitors , which allow them to equip themselves with panels that emphasize not only the resolution, but also take full advantage of the console GPUs, and fully exploit frame rates that go beyond 60 fps, with appropriate refresh rates.
So, after seeing what are generally the best monitors you can buy to play, today we want to focus on the best console monitors – that is, those that allow PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4 and Pro, Xbox One S and X and the little and beloved Nintendo Switch to give absolutely the best of themselves.
Our selection will look at all types of pockets , offering solutions both for those who want to play in full HD and for those who aim for 4K, so that you can find the ideal gaming monitor for the experience you are looking for.
Best console gaming monitors
MSI Optix MAG321CURV
Acer Predator XB271HU
Asus TUF VG289Q
MSI Optix MAG321CURV
To play in 4K
Always focused on PC gaming, MSI has also and above all winked at console gamers with its MSI Optix MAG321CURV . It is a 32 ″ VA curved panel that reaches the coveted 4K , a reference point for the experiences we want to live on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but also on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. The screen in question also offers extremely fast response times, equal to 1 ms , to minimize any input lag and give you the opportunity to give your best even in competitive experiences.
As for the refresh rate , the monitor reaches 60 Hz , thus establishing itself as the ideal one for gamers who, when they have to choose between native 4K and frame rates above 30 fps, focus above all on image quality. It means that, for example, the monitor will not keep up with the update of the images it shows in the case of games at 120 fps, but in this regard it is worth noting that you will hardly ever be faced with a title that goes in 4K. and at 120 fps.
Additionally, this fierce monitor is also equipped with FreeSync technology , making it an ideal choice for Xbox gamers. Since the eye also wants its part, it is also equipped with LEDs for RGB backlighting, which you can customize at will.
A great choice for Xbox Series S at 1440p
Acer Predator XB271HU
Acer Predator XB271 is a monitor equipped with a 27 ”IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels that offers a response time of 4 ms , a contrast ratio of 1000: 1 and a refresh rate of 144 Hz . In short, you will immediately notice that it is a perfect monitor for those who have Xbox Series S, which aims at gaming experiences up to 120 fps and up to 1440p, with the QuadHD which is natively supported.
As a plus, the monitor also has an abundance of four USB ports, which will allow you to power additional peripherals at your gaming station.
A monitor accessible at 1440p
LG 27GL850 Ultragear
If it is true that 1440p is not natively supported by PS5, it is also true that the console still scales its image for this resolution (the output still goes to 2160p and is resized), so even if not at the best of possibilities you can evaluate a 1440p also for the Sony console. The situation is different for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which support 1440p and are ideal to be combined with a panel like LG 27GL850 . This 27 ″ 2560×1440 monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate , which means it allows you to enjoy the increased frame rates you might have access to by scaling the resolution from the basic 4K that the next-gen would like to offer.
Full HD with speakers
An excellent and complete full HD solution is represented by the LG 24ML600S monitor , ideal especially for old generation consoles and for your Nintendo Switch. This 24 ″ 1920 × 1080 panel features a 75Hz refresh rate , allowing you to enjoy even games running at 60 fps to the fullest, without being penalized by an out-of-step refresh rate. In addition, it features a headphone jack , in case you prefer to connect to the controller, and stereo speakers , so you can hear game audio directly from the monitor. This is accompanied by a response time of 1 ms, plus an essentially frameless body.