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Best Gaming Monitors of 2017 in Different Categories

By on September 24, 2017

Whenever it comes to PC gaming or even video gaming in general, your display will always be an integral part of your entire rig. Without good graphics, then you’re just going to get one-half of the entire gaming experience. Sure, you’ll be able to proficiently kill enemies in Battlefield 1, but you’re not going to relish the moment as a whole because of the shoddy graphics you might have.

For competitive gamers, having the right monitor is even more vital than looking at the computer peripheral as a casual video gamer. For one thing, there might be some low-quality computer monitors out there with strong input lags, and this can become a huge difference between acquiring the “Chicken Dinner Win” in PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds and a crushing defeat. However, different gamers call for varying interests. As such, here’s a list of the best gaming monitors of 2017 found in different categories.

Best Overall Gaming Monitor

If you’re looking for a gaming monitor that can do more than let you play Overwatch or Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for hours on end, then you might want to look at the Dell 24 S2417DG. This unit packs vibrant colors, the NVIDIA G-Sync support, and a highly responsive display with a native resolution of 1440p. Perhaps the only drawback for this monitor is that users might want to use a bit more force than normal when using the built-in navigation buttons. Other than that, you’re going to get the best gaming experience you can possibly aim to acquire in a gaming display. You can even use it to watch movies, create documents, and even do photo and video editing on it and it’ll still perform magnificently.

Best Budget-Friendly Monitor

 If you don’t want to spend a lot of your hard-earned cash on a good gaming monitor, then consider getting the Asus VG245H. This budget-friendly model boasts a sharp and highly responsive picture performance, an intuitive interface, and the AMD FreeSync support. Furthermore, you can’t go wrong with its design because it looks every bit of a gaming monitor that you’d want to see. Perhaps the only shortcoming of this budget-friendly model is that the brightness levels won’t go very far, but that might not be an issue when you’re playing games inside a well-lit room.

Best Curved Gaming Monitor

 There is a certain appeal when looking at curved gaming monitors that draw the attention of the PC gaming community. With that being said, if curvy monitors are your thing, then you’d definitely want to consider getting the Acer Predator X34. This 34-inch beast of a monitor presents a gorgeous image quality, the NVIDIA G-Sync support, low latency, and an impressive design. It even has built-in speakers that work better than most. However, prepare to put a huge dent in your wallet if you’re aiming for this monster because it’s expensive.

So there you have it; here are the top gaming monitors of 2017 from different categories that might pique your interests. If you didn’t see your preferred monitor on this list, what would be your “best” gaming monitor on the market?

 

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