The 7 Best Computer Monitors 2022

It can be hard to choose the best computer monitor for your needs, as they vary significantly in size, shape, and performance. There are different types of monitors depending on the desired use, and there's no catch-all monitor that is perfect for everyone. However, some monitors are more versatile than others. From ultrawide office monitors to high-performance monitors, there's something for everyone on this list.

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7. Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA

The Samsung LC32G75TQSNXZA is the best 1440p monitor we've tested for PC gaming. It's a premium 1440p model with many gaming features and an incredibly fast 240Hz refresh rate. It's available in 27 and 32 inches, and the results from the 32 inch model are also valid for the 27 inch variant. Whether you have an AMD or NVIDIA graphics card, you will be happy to know it supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility for a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

Motion looks incredibly smooth thanks to the outstanding response time, and there's also a backlight strobing feature that can reduce persistence blur. Like most VA panel monitors, it has a slower response time with dark transitions, but there isn't much black smearing. Speaking of VA panels, it has a great native contrast ratio to display deep blacks, but it has narrow viewing angles. Even in bright rooms, it has great peak brightness and good reflection handling, meaning glare won't be an issue.

Unfortunately, there are a few bugs associated with it. There are reports of distracting backlight flicker with variable refresh rate (VRR) enabled, but it's not a consistent issue across all units. There's a VRR Control setting that, when enabled, causes some issues with VRR at 60Hz, which isn't ideal for console gaming.

6. MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

If you prefer something with wider viewing angles for co-op gaming, then look into the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD. You won't get the same great contrast ratio as the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T because it has a different panel and has a lower 165Hz refresh rate. However, thanks to the IPS panel, the image remains accurate when viewing from the sides, and it has great ergonomics if you want to share the screen with someone sitting next to you. Gaming feels smooth and responsive, thanks to its low input lag and quick response time. Sadly, colors look over-saturated out-of-the-box, so you may need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest.

If you want the best 1440p gaming monitor, the Samsung is an excellent choice because it has a high refresh rate, but if you prefer something with wider viewing angles and don't mind a lower refresh rate, the MSI is a great alternative.

5. Gigabyte M32U

The best 4k monitor for console gamers we've tested is the Gigabyte M32U. It's an excellent gaming monitor, especially for Xbox Series X or PS5 gamers, as it has two HDMI ports with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming with supported games. The large, high-resolution screen delivers an extremely sharp image, ensuring the latest games look incredibly life-like and deliver a more immersive gaming experience.

Its fast 144Hz refresh rate helps it deliver incredible motion handling, with an outstanding response time at any refresh rate, resulting in extremely clear motion with very little blur behind fast-moving objects and just a bit of overshoot with most overdrive settings. It supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC, which can help reduce tearing, and it has an optional backlight strobing feature, which, unlike most monitors, also works with VRR enabled.

Sadly, it's not as good for late-night gaming in a dark room, as expected for an IPS panel. Unless you're gaming in a completely dark room, though, it's not noticeable. Also, it doesn't support full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1, as it's limited to 24 Gbps, so you'll need a graphics card that supports compression for high-frame-rate games in 4k. Overall, it's an impressive monitor for most uses, and it's an excellent choice for console gamers who prefer gaming on a large monitor rather than on a TV.

4. ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV

The ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV is the best office monitor that we've tested. It's an impressive option for office use as it has many features to improve your workflow. There's a USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode, so you can connect a compatible device to display an image from it, and with 65 W of power delivery, which is enough to keep your battery life extended while you're working.

The stand offers outstanding ergonomics as you can swivel it and rotate it into portrait mode in either direction if you want to use it in a vertical orientation. It also has wide viewing angles if you want to share content with someone sitting next to you. It performs well in bright rooms, as it gets bright enough to fight glare, and it has decent reflection handling. The 27 inch, 1440p resolution is big enough to open two windows side-by-side, and it has decent text clarity.

Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for use in dark rooms as it has a low contrast ratio, and without a local dimming feature, blacks look gray. It doesn't support HDR either, which is disappointing if you're a video editor with HDR content, but it's also somewhat expected for a budget-friendly option.

3. Dell S2722QC

If you prefer something with a higher resolution, consider the Dell S2722QC. It has worse out-of-the-box accuracy and a worse SDR color gamut than the ASUS ProArt Display PA278CV, but it has even sharper text thanks to the 4k resolution. It also has a USB-C input, and with Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, you can connect two devices and view both of them at once. It has even better reflection handling and, combined with its great peak brightness, visibility won't be a problem in rooms with a few lights around. It also supports HDR, but it doesn't add much because it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, and it also has a low contrast ratio.

If you want the best monitor for the office, the ASUS is a great choice as it's cost-friendly and versatile. If you prefer something with a 4k screen, check out the Dell.

2. Dell S3422DWG

The best ultrawide monitor we've tested is the Dell S3422DWG. Ultrawide monitors like this one have a 21:9 aspect ratio, which offers more horizontal screen space than traditional 16:9 displays, meaning you can open multiple windows side-by-side. Since the vertical screen size is the same, the screen will still be at eye level.

It's designed with gaming in mind, and it's impressive for that use, but it's versatile enough for other uses as well. It has a fast 144Hz refresh rate with native FreeSync support, and it's also G-SYNC compatible. However, there are some issues with G-SYNC if the frame rate of your game drops below 60 fps. It also has very low input lag for a responsive experience. The response time is excellent, so there's minimal blur trail with fast-moving objects, but like most monitors with a VA panel, it has black smearing due to the slow response time in dark transitions.

Sadly, its stand offers limited ergonomics as you can't swivel it, and it also has narrow viewing angles, so the image looks washed out from the sides. This means that it's not a good choice for co-op gaming, but it's fine if you're sitting directly in front of it.

1. Gigabyte M27Q

The Gigabyte M27Q is the best PC monitor we've tested that's available for a low cost. It's a feature-rich monitor with great overall performance. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, so it's good if you need to share the screen with a friend or coworker, and it's well-built.

It performs well in rooms with a few lights around because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling. It has remarkable out-of-the-box accuracy, and its coverage of the Adobe RGB color space is fantastic, making it a great option for photo editors. You can easily connect to it via its USB-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, so you can display an image from a device and charge it at the same time, but it's limited to only 10W of power delivery. It also has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes if you want to connect two sources and view images from them at the same time.

Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray in the dark, and there's no local dimming feature to improve it. Also, it has a BGR subpixel layout, which can hurt text clarity with programs that don't support it, but text looks fairly clear with most programs.

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best computer monitors currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.