Having a great gaming monitor is very important. There is nothing worse than logging on the play your favorite game, but not being able to have it displayed well. Consoles tend to be less finicky than a PC because they have a set frame rate and not hundreds of different frame rates. This makes it easier to find monitors that suit the needs of your console. If any on this list are too expensive, check out our article on the Best Gaming Monitors Under $200.
If you are a get to the point kind of person, the BenQ Zowie is the best gaming monitor for PS4 in my opinion. If you would rather dive a little deeper and look at all of the monitors, here are the ones that we recommend:
There are a few basic things that every gaming monitor should have. The first is great quality, I think that this is a given, you don’t want the video quality to be terrible. The second is no lag or tear, this is very important because you don’t want games to be not playable. The final is as little response time as possible, 1 ms is ideal and the best, but 2 ms is just as good.
Size is definitely a very important thing to think about, if you have limited space, you can buy something the size of a tv and set it on your desk. There is a pretty wide variety of sizes on this list, ranging from 23.6″ to 27.” While limited space can influence your decision, it should not control it, you need to think about the aspect ratio of the computer and how wide you want it to be.
Bigger does not always mean better as some people might think, if the aspect ratio is closer to 1:1 (you find this using the diagonal length of the monitor) more of the monitor is in your field of vision, if it is farther, the monitor will be wider and you will see less of it. That being said, if you have the space, I would go for the wider monitor, all of these are small enough that they will be in your field of vision (obviously if you don’t have the space get a smaller one).
This isn't quite as big of a deal because adapters are typically released. If a new input comes out and you can't plug something in, I'm sure that you will be able to find an adapter for it.
If you don't buy any of these monitors for your console, please, please, make sure the monitor you buy has an HDMI input. That is necessary if you plan on actually playing the games on you monitor.
This tends to be less of an issue if you plan on looking at it head on, but if for some reason you want to use it from the side or a tilted angle, make sure the angle is wide enough. All of these monitors have good viewing angles and that shouldn’t become an issue, unless you friends crowd around your monitor at all angle to watch you get the Fortnite Victory Royale.
You want a high resolution because it makes everything look sharper. All of these monitors are 1920 x 1080 pixels, this is Full HD and is what you could call “the standard.” This is something to take into consideration once you bump up your budget, but you want to look for a high Pixels per Inch (number of horizontal pixels divided by the horizontal dimension of the monitor). The resolution can bring you from Full HD to 8k.
This part just comes down to personal opinion, not everyone of these monitors contains every feature from the others, so it comes down to which you like the most. I would opt for any of the ones with blue light filters, those always have a special spot in my heart. But who knows, you may prefer the dual HDMI inputs or the higher quality internal speaker, that is for you to choose.
The LG has one main feature that makes it amazing, the bezel. As you can see in the picture, the thing is basically all screen. The bezel is 2.5mm meaning that there won't be any distraction or cut off made by wide edges. The stand is not very good even though it might look like it. If you look closely, you will see that near the bottom, it thins out and this makes it very wobbly, it is worth investing in a monitor stand, but that is another expense.
Stand is bad/wobbly
HDMI cable included
Almost all screen
As long as you don't mind spending the extra money to get a stand, I think this is a great monitor. I personally don't want to buy a stand considering this monitor is already over $200, but if you are comfortable buying one and can afford it, knock yourself out.
The AOC i2367FH has a 23" display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD display. There is an IPS panel for a consistent display from all angels. Unfortunately, there is a 5 ms response time which does bug me, but it makes up for it. The dual HDMI inputs with HDCP is a huge plus, there is also one VGA input. Finally, it has VESA mount capabilities if you want to switch out the stand.
5 ms response time
Dual HDMI with HDCP
Stand has VESA mount capabilities
Minimal lag and tear
If you are coming from anything lower than 4ms, I would not recommend this. If your console's monitor broke, and it had a 1ms response time, there are others on this list that have that. While it doesn't matter a bunch on controller, it bugs me especially because I play so much. If you are a first time buyer looking for something a little cheaper or you are only going to be gaming a little bit, I think that this is a great monitor for you.
This Full HD, 1920 x 1080 has a stunning display. The colors are great out of the box (you might need a few tweaks) which makes for an easy setup. Unfortunately, the response time is a little bit below average at 4 ms, but as long as you are not using keyboard and mouse, this doesn't really matter. It is a 27 inch monitor (very large) and has minimal lag and tear, there is no FreeSync though.
Colors look great out of the box
4 ms response time
HDMI, DVI, and VGA
Stand is sturdy and small
Minimal lag and tear
I think I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't care about the response time. This might actually be a deal breaker for me because I am used to a 1 ms response time. While the colors are amazing and are probably better than what I play on, I am too used to the 1 ms response time. One of my friends play on a TV something between a 10-15 ms response time (they dropped it moving into their house and he has hit it before) and playing there is a nightmare. The difference is almost unnoticeable, but still there, it really isn't that big of a deal coming from 2ms, but coming from 1ms, it is a little hard to get used to.
This is a very high quality monitor, it has a 1 ms response time with ASUS GameFast technology. It runs at 75Hz and has dual HDMI ports. The stand has height, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments to accommodate anyone. It has very in depth color tweaks that allow you to fix any issues with the color straight out of the box. There is FreeSync technology which basically stops all tearing and game lag for a better experience.
1ms response time
Colors don't look very good out of the box
Dual HDMI ports
Internal speakers are pretty bad
Stand is very adjustable
Colors are very adjustable
I think that this is one of the best monitors for PS4 IF, you are willing to take the time to straighten out the colors. After the colors are adjusted to your preferences, which seems fairly easy to do, this monitor displays the colors beautifully. The FreeSync technology makes for a great gaming experience without any lag or tear and it can run graphics heavy games really well. If you plan on using your own speakers or headphones, then the speakers shouldn't be a problem. If you need a pair of cheap, good quality headphones, check out are article on the Best PS4 Headsets Under $50.
BenQ never stops amazing me. They completely optimized this monitor for console with a 1ms response time and ultra-low input lag technology for console gaming. It has multiple color presets for RTS, FPS, and Fighting games. Its contrast is a whopping 12M:1, which is easily the highest on this list. There is a low blue light feature and flicker free technology which always have a special spot in my heart. It has an insane amount of ports, dual HDMI, DVI-D, Sub-D, and a headphone jack (3.5mm).
1ms response time
Dual HDMI ports
Easy to access headphone jack (3.5mm)
Contrast of 12M:1
Color presets for specific types of games
I would recommend this to anyone in a heart beat. Even if you don't play video games a bunch, it is still worth paying the extra $30 to get this monitor. All of the features that it has beat out all of the other products. It is easily the best monitor for PS4. On top of that, it is specifically optimized for consoles, most monitors are made for both or for PC, but BenQ has gone out of their way to give console gamers their own slice of heaven.
This is gonna be a short one because it is very straight forward. The BenQ Zowie is the best monitor on this list. All of the features that you get are defiantly worth the extra money, especially because it is optimized specifically for consoles.