If you are looking for a gaming monitor, it’s natural to get overwhelmed with the variety of options you get in the market. To make things simpler, you can also read our guide about things to consider when buying a computer monitor.
Now that you have decided that you need a gaming monitor, we will help you decide which ones are the best and will fit in a budget of around Rs 20,000.
The LG UltraGear is a 23.6 inch (59.94cm), Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) TN panel. The peak brightness is 300 nits which is adequate to game on. If you read our guide, you might know already that the viewing angles on TN panels aren’t great.
However, the main focus here is the refresh rate of the monitor which is 144 hertz and it is compatible with AMD Radeon FreeSync. If you are using an AMD GPU, you can sync this monitor with it and it will provide you with better and smoother graphics. The response time is 1ms.
The port selection is really good as you get a display port along with 2 HDMI ports and also a 3.5mm audio output port. You can also mount this on a wall or even a monitor arm as it is VESA compatible. This is one of the cheapest 144hz gaming monitors you can get right now.
Lenovo is well known for its Legion gaming laptops. The G-Series monitor is yet another TN panel. This is a 24.5 inch Full HD (1920×1080 Pixels) monitor. 400 nits peak brightness paired with Lenovo’s HDR decoding technology makes it a great multimedia consumption device. The bezels on this monitor are so thin that it almost looks like a bezel-less monitor. The only visible bezel is at the bottom.
You get AMD Radeon Freesync and it’ll help boost performance if you are using an AMD GPU. This is a 144Hz refresh rate monitor paired with a 1ms response time making it ideal for FPS games. It has TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification which will protect your eyes from harmful blue light.
For the ports, you just get one display port, one HDMI port, and an audio output jack. This can be a deal-breaker if you connect more than 2 devices to one monitor but that is highly unlikely. Mounting won’t be an issue as this monitor is VESA compatible.
You can also get this monitor in a 27-inch size with the same specs.
BenQ Zowie XL2411P
BenQ Zowie XL2411P is the monitor you should consider if all you want to play are e-sports titles like CSGO, Valorant, DOTA, etc. It is yet another Full HD TN panel with a peak brightness of 350 nits. It supports exclusive colour vibrance and black eQualizer technology to enhance visual clarity and you can customise this in colour settings.
There is no support for Nvidia G-sync or Radeon Freesync but it has Nvidia 3-D vision. Height adjustment on this monitor is one of the best available in this price bracket. You can even keep it in portrait orientation. The blue light levels are low and it is a flicker-free display.
The ports on this monitor are interesting. There is an HDMI port, a display port, and a DVI-DL port, and 144Hz can only be attained on the latter two. The HDMI port can give you a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. VESA mount compatibility is present here too.
Samsung Odyssey G3
Samsung doesn’t need any introduction. It is known for a lot of products and is in the second place in manufacturing displays. The Samsung Odyssey G3 is a 24 inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixel) monitor. The bezels are overall are narrow and the monitor looks aesthetically pleasing.
AMD Radeon Freesync is available and you can benefit from it if you’re using an AMD GPU. The response time is 1ms paired with a 144-hertz refresh rate. You can use this monitor in landscape or portrait mode by just tilting it and this makes it a great option if you want a secondary display in portrait orientation.
For ports, you get one HDMI, one display port and a D-Sub port for input, and a 3.5mm audio output port. VESA compatibility is missing but you can still mount it with a 100×100 mount.
BenQ MOBIUZ EX2510
BenQ MOBIUZ EX2510 is a 24.5 inch Full HD, HDR 10 certified monitor with 99% sRGB. Now you might be wondering how the sRGB rating is so high and how is it HDR certified and the answer to this is it is an IPS panel. An IPS panel provides both a smooth gaming experience and an option for productivity as well. It even has dual 2.5W built-in speakers. The bezels are also very minimal.
The panel features a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync, Eyecare features, and more. This is one featured-packed monitor you can get right now without breaking the bank. It also has BenQ proprietary Brightness Intelligence Plus technology that adjusts screen brightness and colour temperature for an ideal viewing experience.
Two HDMI ports and a display port are available with a 3.5mm audio output port. All these amazing features but wall mounting will be difficult as it isn’t VESA compatible. However, there is always a workaround to mount monitors on a monitor arm.
The Gigabyte G27F is the only 27-inch, 144Hz Full HD monitor available in this price range. This is an IPS panel with Studio Grade 125% sRGB and 95% DCI-P3 Color Gamut. Now, this is something you should be getting if you want to maximize screen real estate for productivity or media consumption.
Gaming on this monitor will be also very smooth as it has a 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. If you want to play games on high graphics, you will not miss out on the details on this monitor. It is also AMD FreeSync compatible.
You get a display port, an HDMI port, USB 3.0 with a 3.5mm audio output jack. There is no VESA compatibility but wall mounting is possible.
Congrats! You now know the available options in this price range and can select the one that best suits your needs. Make sure what your priority is and you will know which monitor to get. Going through our guide will give you a better understanding of which panels are useful for different purposes.
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