Best 1440 gaming monitors (update july 2019)


#1 Dell Alienware AW3418DW 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor

If you have a bit of room in your budget and are looking for one of the best gaming monitors around, take a look at the Dell Alienware AW3418DW G-SYNC Gaming Monitor. This is a great, premium option that delivers everything you can ask for in a 1440p monitor.

Performance

This 1440p monitor features a stunning IPS display panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and 4ms 120Hz Overclocked Refresh Rate allowing for smooth, flawless gaming action. And, having a 3440 x 1440 WQHD resolution that will deliver sharp and crystal clear graphics. Also, to set the mood on a game you are playing the Dell Alienware AW3418DW has AlienFX which is a fully customizable RGB lighting system with 4 different lighting Zones.

Design

With its iconic Alien ware design and 1900R curved infinity display with 21:9 aspect ratio helps enhance gameplay by extending the display to your peripherals. Plus, having 3-sided bezel for expansive 34-inch screen space. with Dell Alienware Eye Care technology, its curved screen maximizes your field of vision, reducing eye movement, so you can stay comfortable on marathon gaming sessions.

Size

At 34”, this Dell Alienware AW3418DW is a large monitor that will take advantage of the graphics and details of any RPG, sports, FPS, or action game you want to play.

Connectivity

For easy use, this versatile Dell Alienware AW3418DW Curved 1440p monitor is built with several connection options including DisplayPort 1.2m HDMI 1.4, Headphone jack, and four USB 3 ports.

#2 BenQ EX3501R 35″ UWQHD HDR10 Curved Monitor

BenQ is one of the leading names in gaming monitors and rounds off our list of the top 10 models of 2019 with the EX3501R Curved gaming Monitor .

Performance

This 1440p curved gaming monitor offers HDR technology for optimum brightness, detail, and contrast. Backed by AMD Free Sync technology, it offers smooth gameplay without broken frames or screen tearing. And its 100 Hz refresh rate ensures that it can keep up with fast-paced games without any hint of lag.

Design

With 1800R curvature, this monitor offers terrific wide-angle viewing and delivers an immersive gameplay experience. For added comfort, the stand is ergonomically designed with adjustments for height and tilt. And, thanks to its ultra-slim design, it is sleek and is perfect for multi-monitor setup.

Size

The EX3501R curved gaming monitor measures 35”, making it a great option for anyone looking for a large monitor to highlight the graphics and detail of even the most advanced PC games.

Connectivity

This is a versatile monitor for gaming that comes with an HDMI port, a UBS-C port, a DisplayPort, a USB upstream port, and a USB downstream port, ensuring you can connect it to your rig in various ways.

#3 ViewSonic VA2719

The ViewSonic VA2719-2K-SMHD is a 1440p IPS monitor. Many find the 27″ screen size to be perfect as it’s neither too small nor too big.

Furthermore, 1440p perfectly suits the 27″ screen size as it provides the ideal pixel density of 108 PPI. So, there’s no scaling necessary yet you get plenty of screen space as well as vivid details.

Image Quality

In addition to the larger screen and a more practical pixel density, the ViewSonic VA2719 brings support for 10-bit color depth via dithering (8-bit + 2-bit FRC) for 1.07 billion colors as opposed to 16.7 million of the previous two 1440p monitors.

Other specs remain the same including the standard peak luminance of 300-nits, 178-degree viewing angles, and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The response time speed amounts to 5ms while the maximum refresh rate is 60Hz.

#4 Dell Gaming Monitor S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen

Dell is known for their Alienware gaming line as well as being one of the leading names in laptops. But they made our review of the top 10 1440p monitors with the Dell S2417DG Gaming Monitor.

Performance

Dell’s ultra-sharp S2417DG delivers stunning visuals and graphics with its QHD resolution. And for impressive speed without any hint of lag, it features a 165hz refresh rate. With NVIDIA G-Sync, it offers optimum performance in any gaming genre and, thanks to its useful preset modes, you can adjust your visual settings for RPG, FPS, or RTS games with just one click.

Design

Dell’s ultra-sharp monitor is designed with an ultra-thin bezel, similar to what you’d find in an office model. But this design allows you to enjoy seamless dual or multi-unit setup since you can flawlessly set multiple monitors next to each other.

Plus, the stand features tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustability for optimum comfort as well as a hole in the stand that’s perfect for cable management. And if you’re interested in mounting the monitor on the wall, it’s also VESA compatible.

Size

Dell’s ultra-sharp gaming monitor is a medium model measuring 24”, making it a good option for anyone sitting close to the screen though it might not be practical for marathon sessions when mounted on the wall.

Connectivity

While it might have fewer connectivity options than some other models, the Dell S2417DG is still pretty versatile, featuring an HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as 5 USB 3.0 ports.

#5 AOC AGON AG241QX

This 1440p gaming monitor has a TN panel which in comparison to the previously mentioned displays has the worst color reproduction and viewing angles. However, it also has the fastest response time speed.

TN panels have viewing angles of 170°/160°, so the image will shift in contrast, brightness, and color when it’s looked at skewed angles. This shouldn’t bother you as long as you’re directly in front of the screen though.

Now, the colors are not as vibrant as they are on IPS and VA panels; in fact, they look somewhat washed out in comparison.

In order to compensate for weak colors and viewing angles, TN panels have the best response time performance of only 1ms which removes all ghosting and motion blur of fast-moving objects.

Another thing you have to keep in mind is the pixel density. Because the monitor is only 24″, 1440p results in a high pixel-per-inch ratio and while this means you get plenty of screen space and sharp details, you will also need to scale the image for small items such as text to become readable.

Some applications (including certain video games) don’t scale well. So, check out how the games that you play handle scaling or invest in a 27″ 1440p monitor instead.

#6 ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ

It doesn’t get better than a full-array backlight, 4K resolution and HDR10. Our testing showed the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ to have virtually identical gaming performance to the very similarly specced Acer Predator X27. The Acer is more color-accurate upon opening, but you can calibrate the Asus to match it.s accuracy (see our settings in the review). Plus, the ROG Swift PG27UQ has a response time that’s 1ms faster than the Predator X27, securing its position as the best 4K gaming monitor we’ve tested. 

#7 LG 34GK950F-B

Ultra-wide monitors with a 144 Hz refresh rate are rare. The LG 34GK950F has all that and then some, including wide gamut color coverage and low framerate compensation (LFC). Despite its wider ratio, our testing revealed that this gaming monitor’s performance is on par with the best 16:9 screens. With a 1900mm curve radius, it’s a little less curvy than our favorite curved gaming monitor above. 

#8 Acer Predator X27

There’s a certain group of PC gamers out there that need the absolute best hardware that money can buy, and the Acer Predator X27 might be the best gaming monitor for them. The menu of high-end features packed into this display is almost as long as our arm – 4K resolution, HDR-10, G-Sync, 144Hz refresh rate – and you’d be hard pressed to find a more advanced display. Once you get a look at this monitor in person, it’ll be hard to look back. That is, until you see the price tag – at around $1,600, only those with deep pockets need apply. Though you can always save some money to take it home.

#9 Samsung CHG90 Series 49-Inch

With this monitor, Samsung not only brings QLED to gaming displays in a massive way, but also gets bragging rights to the widest ultra-wide monitor on the market today. Coming in at 49.5 inches, this goliath takes up a lot of space – it’s likely to jut out over the sides of your desk. However, with its impressive 3,840 x 1080 resolution and HDR, you will be blown away by the image. Even if you decide not to play in this resolution (it will require a beefy rig), you can still use all that extra real estate to browse the internet or watch movies on the same screen. Its price tag is Herculean as well, but for a monitor this premium, it may very well be worth it.

#10 AOC AGON AG322QC4 31.5″

A little HDR is always a welcome treat, even if it’s not true HDR. And yet, the AOC Agon AG322QC4 has more than that ace up its sleeves. With 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync 2 and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, this is among the best gaming monitors of 2019, offering users gorgeous, super smooth visuals and looking good while doing so. While it’s not exactly a steal, the Agon AG322QC4 is still pretty affordable for gamers who aren’t looking around in the bargain basement.