Choosing a monitor that adapts to your characteristics is a task within this hobby that is both necessary and compromising, because as a result of our choice we will improve some aspects of our gaming experience to the detriment of others, especially when we have a budget of tight purchase.
This monitors purchase guide has been developed with the purpose of streamlining this process, exposing some models of what we consider the best monitors in your field within a range as wide as the one you can. offer us this sector. It was also the objective of the first publication of this special: to be able to bring to the list of recommended products for those users with more doubts. But the passage of time and variations in the market have led us to make a small update of this that serves the same purpose.
It is important to note that in it we will focus on the figure, among all the types of existing screens, the desktop monitor, for being the one that has the most offer for players, but within this group we will leave out the ultra-panoramic monitors, which will receive their own input next to the TVs.
The 1080p resolution is still the most popular among the players. All current consoles behave well at this resolution, although sometimes make use of reductions of it, especially outside the intergenerational consoles, is also the most widespread format on PC where you can enjoy it without performance problems from the low or medium – low range, so There is a wide range of these screens. Most of the FHD monitors from 100 euros upwards should be of sufficient quality to be able to enjoy any title in that resolution, even if we look for specific characteristics, such as high refresh rates or low latency, we will have to increase the price. Its recommended size revolves around 24 – 26 inches. Our ideal monitor in this respect depends on how we are going to use that screen, for competitive players we recommend low latency TN panels and high refresh rates, while for players who simply want to enjoy their titles in the best possible way IPS technology and a screen of 60 to 144Hz would be the perfect option, considering that most of the current graphic cards behave very well in this resolution.
In the case of monitors of resolutions higher than the FHD the offer is also wide, especially in the case of the 1440p monitors the second great standard in resolutions, with special prominence in PC, where it is gaining a great popularity for its better aspect and the ease to execute the current titles at a good rate of frames per second on the part of the middle – high and high range of graphic cards. Although its price is much higher than the offer that we can find in FHD, the ideal characteristics to play on a 1440p monitor are very similar to those of its younger brothers. How in the previous case the monitors of high refresh rates do not have a great price difference in the range of 75Hz to 144Hz so the latter will be the best most attractive for the greatest number of players, even more considering the number of GPU executing competitive Titles at this resolution with high framerates. In terms of size, these monitors appreciate the dimensions on which they rotate the 27 inches.
The 4K resolution has made a strong breakthrough in the multimedia world, although in video games this jump has not yet ended. The most powerful consoles of the current generation work with re-scaled and adaptations of this resolution and only high-end PCs can play with ease and without worrying about the graphic configuration with such a number of pixels on the screen. Although companies take advantage of this to offer their most complete, innovative and expensive products. Reason for this is that unlike the previous two we do not recommend 4K monitors with high refresh rates, but in order to get the best possible image even if we have to sacrifice other points such as latency. This resolution will be attractive for those players with a system capable of taking advantage of it and whose game sessions will not focus exclusively on the online multiplayer competitive.