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The 20 Best 1440p Gaming Monitors

The future is here. And that future is composed of many, many tiny pixels. Yes, we’re talking about those enticing 1440p gaming monitors you’ve probably heard plenty about. One of the biggest upgrades you can make to your gaming experience nowadays is upgrading to a shiny new 1440p monitor. This upgrade becomes that much juicier when you spend a bit extra for one with G-Sync or FreeSync.

Some people have already jumped in and purchased one of these new monitors without a second thought, but many folks are still on the fence. Are they worth the price? Is the timing right for gamers to pick one up? Do games even support these new monitors? What sort of FPS can you achieve? We venture to answer all these questions in this 1440p gaming monitors overview feature. In our top 20, you’ll find a mix of gaming spec monitors, as well as some professional/multimedia monitors that do a little of everything.

First up, we provide our readers with a discussion about if it really is the right time to buy a 1440p monitor for gaming purposes. Then we talk system requirements and who may be the right fit for upgrading. If you don’t know much about gaming monitor tech, you may want to check out our Tactical Advantage Monitor Guide.

Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors. At no extra cost to you, HGG may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Zoom Out: A Comparison Table of the 20 Best 1440p Gaming Monitors

Here’s our comparison chart of 1440p monitors. The monitors are sorted by price ascending. We’ve also rated these monitors on a few important factors.

ImageMonitorDisplayPopularityPrice
1. VIOTEK GNV27DB27" / VA / 144Hz / 4.8ms
2. Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor27" / IPS / 240Hz / 1ms
3. LG 27QN600-B27" / IPS / 75Hz / 5ms
4. Acer ED323QUR Abidpx32" / VA / 144Hz / 4ms
5. SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor27" / VA / 144Hz / 1ms
6. BenQ BL2420PT24" / IPS / 60Hz / 5ms
7. LG 34GN850-B UltraGear34" / IPS / 144Hz / 1ms
8. Dell 32 Inch LED Curved Monitor32" / VA / 165Hz / 4ms
9. Porsche Design AOC Agon PD2727" / VA / 240Hz / 0.5ms
10. ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD27" / IPS / 144Hz / 1ms
11. BenQ PD2500Q 25 inch QHD25" / IPS / 60Hz / 4ms
12. BenQ EX2780Q27" / IPS / 144Hz / 5ms
13. Monoprice Zero-G Curved Gaming Monitor32" / VA / 165Hz / 1ms
14. Acer KG271U bmiippx27" / TN / 75Hz / 1ms
15. ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B27" / VA / 165Hz / 1ms
16. Acer XF270HU Cbmiiprx 27" WQHD27" / TN / 144Hz / 1ms
17. LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear27" / IPS / 144Hz / 1ms
18. Alienware AW3420DW34" / IPS / 120Hz / 2ms
19. Sceptre 35 Inch Curved UltraWide35" / VA / 100Hz / 4ms
20. AOC CQ27G2 27" Super Curved Frameless27" / VA / 144Hz / 1ms

1440p Gaming Monitor Guide Part I: General Thoughts on 1440p vs. 4K Resolution

If you want our short answer, we think the time is right to upgrade from 1080p to 1440p for most gamers. You can skip to our best-of list section or read on if you want our long answer.

Unlike their 4K big brothers, 1440p monitors have had the chance to come down in price. As you can imagine, you’ll pay a premium for any bleeding-edge tech like 4K or 8K, just as you would for that brand new smartphone, for example.

Not only will you pay a higher cost for the 4K monitor itself, you’ll pay an arm and a leg for a rig that is capable of powering all those pixels (those latest and greatest GPUs aren’t cheap if you haven’t heard).

One thing to keep in mind is that simply throwing more pixels at your setup is not going to make things look miraculously better. First, a lot of game tech is still trying to catch up with hardware tech. Before 4K makes sense, rendering quality must improve via new and improved game engines as well as new real-time graphics techniques.

When you upgrade your monitor, how much visual quality improvement you see will depend on which games you play. While most games — including most in development — will support 1440p resolution, that is not yet the case with 4K resolution. It will take time for game technology to ‘catch up’ and run seamless (seamless being the keyword here) experiences at pixel-packed 4K resolutions and beyond.

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On top of game technology, you’ll probably want to factor in hardware requirements. For those not in the know, 4K refers to an approximately 4,000 wide pixel display (3840 x 2160 pixels to be exact). Pop that into your calculator, and you’re looking at 8,294,400 million pixels. That’s right: 4K displays have a crap ton of pixels. And the more pixels, the greater the load on your graphics card.

Let’s just say you’re not going to power a 4K display with an integrated graphics card. That little integrated GPU will probably blow itself up (and take your processor with it) as soon as you change the graphics settings to 4K. The bottom line is you’ll need a monster gaming rig to play the latest games at a respectable frame rate. That’s why a lot of pro gamers still opt to game on 1080p displays — they don’t want to sacrifice a shred of performance for extra eye candy.

Benefits of 1440p monitors over 4K:

  • More games support 1440p
  • You don’t need a dual GPU set up to maintain a decent frame rate
  • The monitor itself costs significantly less
  • Easier to find a monitor with G-Sync or FreeSync integration

1440p Gaming Monitor Guide Part II: Monitor Specifications, We Did the Math

Don’t get us wrong. You’re still going to need a badass system to run a decent FPS at max settings with a 1440p monitor. But it is a lot more feasible.

1440p is the shortened name for 2560 x 1440 resolution displays. Do the math: 2560 multiplied by 1440 and that comes out to 3,686,400 million pixels. Compared to the 8,294,400 million pixels of 4K displays, it doesn’t seem so astronomical. You’ll still need a nice gaming computer, but you don’t need to drop $5,000-$10,000 on a computer that is capable of powering the entire matrix.

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Remember, the difference isn’t going to be jaw-dropping if you’ve got a high-quality 1080p monitor already, but it will be noticeable. 1080p displays have 2,073,600 pixels (1920 multiplied by 1080). Consequently, upgrading from 1080 to 1440 will net you about 1.5 million more pixels.

To power a 1440p pixel count, you’re going to want at least an NVIDIA GTX 780 or R9 290 GPU. Ideally, a video card with 4GB of ram. And if you are a competitive gamer that relies on near-perfect performance for split-second reactions, you’ll want a GPU that is even more powerful.

High Ground Perspective: 1920 x 1080p = 2,073,600 pixels vs. 2560 x 1440p = 3,686,400 pixels. That’s about a 78% increase.

Why do you need a juicy graphics card? Well, 1440p monitors have a higher pixel density than older monitors. A new 27-inch monitor will usually have a pixel pitch rating of around 110 PPI. That’s more than a 27-inch 1080p with a pixel pitch of ~80 PPI. It is interesting to note that a 50 inch 1080p TV has ~45 PPI. Of course, most people sit pretty far from their TV’s, so you don’t really notice the lower pixel count as much.

Conversely, monitor users will sit on average 20 inches from their screens (about an arm’s length). That’s why a jump in pixel count makes things look a lot prettier. Aside from games, browsers, desktop UI, and text will all appear much crisper.

Much of the visual improvement you notice will depend on the size of the monitors as well. For example, if you have a 23” 1080p monitor and upgrade to a 27” 1440p monitor that’s a jump from 95 PPI to 109 PPI (about a 15% increase). Compare that to a 27″ 1080p monitor at 82 PPI to a 27″ 1440p monitor at 109 PPI (about a 33% increase).

We want to mention, as an aside, that your FPS rate doesn’t matter nearly as much if you don’t play competitive games. The chief reason why most competitive gamers still use 1080p gaming monitors is that they don’t want to sacrifice a shred of performance. Making things look prettier isn’t worth dying more at the competitive level. Most gaming-grade 1080p monitors have extremely low response times and high refresh rates.

Getting those sorts of gaming-grade specs on a 1440p monitor will cost you a lot more. The takeaway? If you’re going to play eSports but are itching to get a 1440p monitor for gaming, you need one hell of a system to back it up. You’ll also shell out a lot more cash for the monitor itself to get those pro gaming quality specs.

Word of Warning: Who Should Buy a 1440p Gaming Monitor

Before you spend $200 or more on a new monitor, you probably want to fall into at least a couple of the following categories:

  • Your gaming rig can support it. If your system is older and doesn’t have the proper graphics card, we recommend spending your money on upgrading it first rather than having a subpar experience with a new high-res monitor. If you don’t have a fairly beefy system, you may want to consider upgrading your rig first before looking at monitors. It can be a frustrating experience to set up a shiny new monitor and not be able to play your favorite games on it.
  • Due for an upgrade. The monitor you have right now is crappy, and you’ve been looking to upgrade for some time. If you’re already looking to spend $350+, you may as well make the jump instead of buying a brand new 1080p monitor. 1440p prices have come down enough to make it a decent value proposition. If you recently bought a new 1080p monitor, spending the money to get 1440p isn’t worth it unless you’ve got a hole to burn in your pocket.
  • You are not overly concerned about performance. If you’re a hardcore competitive gamer, you may not want to risk any performance issues. In particular, FPS and MOBA players will want to play on 120Hz+ monitor with at least a 5ms response time. It’s a great deal cheaper to get these sort of specs with a 1080p monitor.
  • You use your computer a lot for other tasks outside of gaming. If you’re someone who uses your gaming rig to get work done, watch movies, or browse the web, a 1440p monitor will make all of these tasks more enjoyable. Text is easier to read, and more real estate is always welcome for multitaskers.
  • PC gamer.Though most console players opt to game on their TV’s, there is a growing division who hook their console up to gaming monitors for the best performance. However, the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles play games at 1080p or even 720p in some cases. Therefore, they wouldn’t be able to make use of a 1440p monitor (even if they had the hardware to run it). As of now, only newer PC games fully utilize this relatively new display resolution.

Here’s a great video from LinusTechTips about the sharp Acer Predator X34 1440p monitors:

Zoom In: A Closer Look at the Top 20 Best 1440p Gaming Monitors

Here, we take a closer look at some of the best 1440p monitors for gaming. Among all the new monitors available, there are some standouts. Our main goal for this list? Finding powerful monitors at all different price points.

Delay time, refresh rate, colors, adjustability, and panel type are all factors we took into consideration. Many gaming type monitors are still rocking TN panels because it is less costly to deliver better response times than via an IPS panel.

1. VIOTEK GNV27DB

VIOTEK GNV27DB

The best 1440p gaming monitor overall

Manufacturer: VIOTEK | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 4.8ms | Price: 💰💰

The VIOTEK GNV27DB gaming monitor is our choice for the best 1440p gaming monitor overall because it has everything most gamers need at a great price.

It has a 27″ curved VA panel, which is great since 27″ is an ideal size for 1440p displays. There are higher refresh rates than 144Hz available, but you probably won’t be hitting them at a 1440p resolution anyway. Even the Nvidia RTX 3090 averages 120FPS at 1440p. It also comes with both FreeSync and G-Sync, ensuring that it will work smoothly with AMD and Nvidia GPUs. The 4.8ms response time isn’t the best on the market, but it’s more than adequate for most people’s needs.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Great image quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Lacks menu features
  • Mediocre response time
  • Not as bright as other panels

2. Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor

Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor - AW2721D

The best premium 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Alienware | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 240Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

The Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor is expensive, but it’s easily the best in its class. Its 27″ IPS display strikes a graceful balance between the picture quality associate with VA panels and the speed associated with TN panels.

The 240Hz refresh rate ensures that your panel will be able to keep up with your PC no matter how fast your GPU might be. It’s also certified for Nvidia G-Sync ultimate, meaning it will match an Nvidia GPUs frame rate exactly for an even more seamless viewing experience. Likewise, the 1ms response time means that you’ll never see any ghosting.

  • USERS LIKE
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • Great image quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • IPS glow
  • Expensive
  • Tricky GUI

3. LG 27QN600-B

LG 27QN600-B

The best cheap 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: LG | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 75Hz | Response Time: 5ms | Price: 💰💰

Looking to get into 1440p gaming without dropping a ton of cash? The LG 27QN600-B 27″ QHD is an excellent option for getting into the world of ultra-high-definition and saving a few bucks along the way. It’s a great option for console gamers.

A 75Hz refresh rate is far from ideal, but it’s a far sight faster than most televisions, and it’s enough to keep up with most low to middle-grade graphics cards. 5ms response time is plenty fast, and LG is known for their fantastic picture quality. It even has FreeSync!

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • Good picture quality
  • Good color accuracy
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Poor stand
  • Low refresh rate
  • No built-in speaker

4. Acer ED323QUR Abidpx

Acer ED323QUR Abidpx

The best 32″ 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Acer | Size: 32″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 4ms | Price: 💰💰💰

Want a bigger screen? Of course you do.

The Acer ED323QUR Abidpx has a curved 31.5″ VA display, a 144Hz refresh rate, a 4ms response time, and FreeSync. I actually use this as my gaming display, and I can personally attest to its superb image quality.

It’s a good design and comes at a great price.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • 32″ VA panel
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • No G-Sync
  • Mediocre response time
  • Not as bright as other panels

5. SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor

SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor

The best 27″ 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Samsung | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 144Mz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

No one beats Samsung when it comes to brightness and color accuracy, which is why their panels tend to cost a fair bit more than some of their peers’.

The SAMSUNG 27-Inch Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor has a VA panel, a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync Premium, and a 1ms response time. It also has one of the more stylish designs (in our opinion) and comes with some RGB.

Fast refresh, stylish design, and some of the best picture quality in the industry? What more could you ask for?

  • USERS LIKE
  • Bright
  • Color accurate
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Expensive
  • No G-Sync
  • Cheap cables

6. BenQ BL2420PT

BenQ BL2420PT

The best 24″ 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: BenQ | Size: 24″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 60Hz | Response Time: 5ms | Price: 💰💰

Bigger isn’t always better. Maybe you want to match a smaller screen you already own, or maybe your desk is simply short on space.

There aren’t many options for 1440p monitors this size, but the BenQ BL2420PT is a solid choice. The 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time leave something to be desired, but the picture quality is truly outstanding, and the price is more than reasonable.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Bright
  • Picture quality
  • Can save multiple display presets
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Confusing menu
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Mediocre response time

7. LG 34GN850-B UltraGear

LG 34GN850-B UltraGear

The best ultrawide 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: LG | Size: 34″ | Panel Type: Nano IPS | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰💰

The LG 34GN850-B 34 Inch 21: 9 UltraGear Curved QHD is a great option for anyone who wants to get an edge on the competition by widening their field of view. It has a 34″ ultrawide nano IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. It also has G-Sync, FreeSync, and can be overclocked to 160Hz!

The price tag can be hard to swallow, but that’s just part of the territory with ultrawide monitors, unfortunately.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Ultrawide display
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre stand
  • Poor viewing angles for non-gaming tasks

8. Dell 32 Inch LED Curved Monitor

Dell 32 Inch LED Curved Monitor

The best curved 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Dell | Size: 32″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 165Hz | Response Time: 4ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

VA displays have some of the best picture quality, but can lose some of that quality when you look at them from an angle. Curved monitors mitigate those issues, and the Dell 32 Inch LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor is one of the best. 

It has a 165Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and AMD FreeSync. It’s pricy, but the performance makes it worthwhile.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Bright
  • 165Mz refresh rate
  • Superior image quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Expensive
  • No G-Sync
  • Mediocre response time

9. Porsche Design AOC Agon PD27 27″ Gaming Monitor

Porsche Design AOC Agon PD27 Gaming Monitor

The best 240Hz 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Porsche Design and AOC | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 240Hz | Response Time: 0.5ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

That’s right, Porsche partnered with AOC to make a gaming monitor, and it’s just about the coolest looking thing ever. It also has some of the best specs on the market.

The 1000R curved VA panel is exquisite. 244Hz is the premier gaming monitor refresh rate. Pair that with a 0.5ms response time and FreeSync Premium Pro, and you have a monitor whose speeds are virtually limitless.

The stand looks awesome too.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Unique design
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Finicky with macs

10. ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

The best 144Hz 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: ViewSonic | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰

144Hz is considered the “sweet spot” between wanting to make sure you have enough headroom on your monitor that you aren’t sacrificing FPS and the extreme expense that comes with faster refresh rates.

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD represents this balance well. It’s reasonably priced, has a 1ms response time, and FreeSync Premium. The design is a little simple, but not everything needs to be drowning in RGB.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • IPS glow
  • No G-Sync
  • Some instances of flickering

11. BenQ PD2500Q 25 inch QHD

BenQ PD2500Q 25 inch QHD

The best 60Hz 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: BenQ | Size: 25″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 60Hz | Response Time: 4ms | Price: 💰💰💰

You might consider getting a monitor with a lower refresh rate if you prefer picture quality to speed or if you’re using a monitor with a console.

The BenQ PD2500Q 25 inch QHD isn’t ideal for FPS gaming, but it does have color and picture qualities that are far superior to other, faster monitors in its price category. 

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • Good colors
  • Good image quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Finicky with macs
  • Border near bezel
  • Some instances of flickering

12. BenQ EX2780Q

BenQ EX2780Q

The best IPS 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: BenQ | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 5ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

IPS monitors strike an ideal balance between speed and image quality, which is why they tend to be more expensive. That’s also why they’re the best for gaming, though.

The BenQ EX2780Q is a beautiful 27″ IPS with a 144Hz refresh rate and comes with FreeSynch premium. The 5ms response time is a little lackluster, but BenQ makes up for it with their image quality and stunning metallic gray design.

The 2.1 channel audio is a nice touch, as well.

  • USERS LIKE
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Great image quality
  • Good speakers included
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Poor HDR
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre response time

13. Monoprice Zero-G Curved Gaming Monitor

Monoprice Zero-G Curved Gaming Monitor

The best VA 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Monoprice | Size: 32″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 165Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰

VA panels are known for their superior image quality and color accuracy. Their high response time has historically been their downfall, but this has been dramatically improved in recent years.

The Monoprice Zero-G Curved Gaming Monitor sports a 32″ VA monitor with a lightning-fast 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It has all the benefits of VA with speed to spare. It also has AMD FreeSync. The price isn’t half bad either.

  • USERS LIKE
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • Great picture quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • No G-Sync
  • No speakers
  • Complicated UI

14. Acer KG271U bmiippx

Acer KG271U bmiippx

The best TN 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Acer | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: TN | Refresh Rate: 75Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰

TN, or twisted nematic panels, generally have the lowest image quality, but they make up for it with the fastest response times and lowest prices. They’re generally considered a good budget option.

Acer’s KG271U bmiippx has a 27″ TN panel with a 1ms response time. Its 75Hz refresh rate isn’t going to win any awards, but the price is fair.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Affordable
  • Sleek design
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Poor overdrive
  • 75Hz refresh rate
  • No height adjustment

15. ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B

The best Asus 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Asus | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 165Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰

Asus is one of the most recognizable brands in the PC world, and their build quality is indisputable. Their TUF Gaming lineup combines quality components with a simple, industrial design. 

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B does this with a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, also featuring FreeSync Premium.

  • USERS LIKE
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • Great image quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Not as bright as other panels
  • Issues with extreme low motion blur
  • Some instances of FreeSync associated flicker

16. Acer XF270HU Cbmiiprx 27″ WQHD

Acer XF270HU Cbmiiprx 27 WQHD

The best Acer 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Acer | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: TN | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰

Acer is known for making quality products at lower prices than most of their big-brand competitors, and the XF270HU Cbmiiprx is no exception. It’s 27″ TN display has a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

It’s everything you need in an affordable and stylish package.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Stylish design
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • No G-Sync
  • Poor colors
  • Mediocre picture quality

17. LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear

LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear

The best LG 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: LG | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: IPS | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰

LG is another quality brand. Their 27GL83A-B has a 27″ IPS panel that boasts great picture quality. The 144Hz refresh and 1ms response are also top quality.

It’s a good middle ground between affordable monitors and the ultra-high-end.

  • USERS LIKE
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • FreeSync and G-sync
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • IPS glow
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre contrast

18. Alienware AW3420DW

Alienware AW3420DW

The best Alienware 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Alienware | Size: 34″ | Panel Type: Nano IPS | Refresh Rate: 120Hz | Response Time: 2ms | Price: 💰💰💰💰💰

Alienware makes quality products, but they come with an unfortunately high cost. Their AW3420DW is a curved, 34″ ultrawide Nano IPS monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time.

It’s an excellent monitor if you can find it on a sale, but its specs fall just short of the LG 34GN850-B, which is also cheaper.

  • USERS LIKE
  • G-Sync
  • Great image quality
  • Excellent build quality
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • IPS Glow
  • Expensive
  • Not as bright as other panels

19. Sceptre 35 Inch Curved UltraWide

Sceptre 35 Inch Curved UltraWide

The best Sceptre 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: Scepter | Size: 35″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 100Hz | Response Time: 4ms | Price: 💰💰💰

Sceptre has made a name for themselves by focusing more on budget-based displays. Their 35 Inch Curved UltraWide VA monitor isn’t going to outperform the ultra-wide monitors from Alienware or LG any time soon, but it costs less than half as much.

100Hz refresh and a 4ms response time are more than enough for most users.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Bright
  • Affordable
  • Ultra-Wide display
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Poor stand
  • Screen doesn’t reach bevel
  • Mediocre color correctness

20. AOC CQ27G2 27″ Super Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor

AOC CQ27G2 27 Super Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor

The best AOC 1440p gaming monitor

Manufacturer: AOC | Size: 27″ | Panel Type: VA | Refresh Rate: 144Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Price: 💰💰💰

AOC is another well-known gaming display brand. Their CQ27G2 27″ Super Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor has a stunning black and red design with silver feet at the base. The 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time are great as well.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Stylish design
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Fast response time
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • No G-Sync
  • Not as bright as other panels
  • Requires some picture adjustment
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