5 best gaming monitors in SA

The LG IPS235V-BN, M2432D, IPS234V along with the Samsung S24B370HS and Asus VG23AH are some of the best monitors to consider when looking at the ideal gaming setup for your PC.

For a gaming monitor, the most important thing to consider is the display’s performance.

An integral point to look at is input lag, and more importantly, the response time. Response time is how long it takes for a monitor to change the colour of a pixel, and is indicated in milliseconds. You’ll want a monitor that has the fastest response time – around 2ms-8ms is an acceptable response.

This will help avoid the “ghosting” effect that results in images leaving brief traces.

Beyond the response time, you’ll want a monitor that has a high contrast ratio and image processing engine, in order to create the most bright and vivid images without a hiccup.

We also want to consider monitors that have HDMI inputs, as having a screen that would work with current-gen consoles and graphics cards is a huge plus.

So, in terms of gaming, the following monitors have the stats and spec requirements that should do the job:

LG LG-IPS235V-BN 23-Inch Super LED IPS Monitor (Takealot)  – R1,899

The LG-IPS235V-BN is a 23-inch LED monitor that could handle the demands of gaming.

The monitor features LED-backlighting, an IPS panel, 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution, a 5,000,000:1 colour ratio, HDMI, DVI-D and D-sub in, and a 5ms response time.



Samsung S24B370HS Series 3 24-inch LED Monitor (Takealot) – R2,449

Samsung’s S24B370HS is a good answer for a decent-sized gaming monitor.

It features a 24-inch screen, LED diaply, Mega DCR (Static 1,000:1) Contrast Ratio, full 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 2ms response time and HDMI and D-sub inputs.

Samsung S24B370HS

Samsung S24B370HS

LG M2432D 24-inch monitor (Dion Wired) – R2,500.00

The LG M2432D is another 24-inch option that will cater for your gaming needs.

The M2432D has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED backlighting, a wide viewing angle, a 5,000,000:1 contrast ration, 5 ms response time and HDMI and D-sub inputs.

LG M2432D

LG M2432D

LG IPS234V 23-inch LED monitor (Dion Wired) – R2,200.00

The LG IPS234V is a solid monitor for gaming use thanks to the IPS LED display and wide viewing angle (if you’re squashed around the desk with your sibling).

The 23-inch monitor also features 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution, 5,000,000: 1 colour ratio, 5 ms response time, and an anti-glare hard coating.



ASUS Monitor LCD VG23AH (Kalahari) – R4,084.95

If you’re looking to spend a bit more money and pick up a 3D-enabled monitor for gaming in SA, the ASUS VG23AH may just be what you’re looking for.

The 23-inch display features Full HD resolution, an IPS panel, 80000000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, and a 5 ms response time.

What makes the monitor extra special is the 3D technology. The VG23AH features FPR 3D, which eliminates flicker effects generated between the screen and 3D glasses.



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  • Yes! I have this problem :/

  • I thought this was a gaming monitor line up? 5ms? not a gaming response time

  • ArchieChoke

    Got 3 X LG IPS234V 23-inch LED monitor – not really bad, terrible 3D though. However got this monitors for its cheap price and also it supports Mounting brackets.

  • I bought that weird curved Samsung 24 inch monitor, it’s pretty good, cost R3.5k though, so definitely pricey, but I think the ment into its windgat shape. Its got 2 HDMI ports though! Very nice being able to swap out between my PC and my console at the touch of a button, and way less creepy than a full on KVM setup!

  • more like 5 best monitors my wallet cannot afford 😛

  • CrzWaco

    Do explain please.

  • Neji

    The heading should have been “5 best gaming monitors (23″/24″) in SA”.

    Anyway… I would like to see the article for monitors 27″/30″ with resolutions of 2560*1440.
    When the standard of HD (1080p) came out for PCs, I felt as if the industry was trying to dumb down things.

  • We’ll look into faster refresh time/Hz monitors – they’re not the most-widely available options in SA, but we’ll look into it 🙂

  • McTSA

    R1,900 for a monitor ain’t a lot at all.

  • Ninja-J

    What about the Samsung S27A950D 120Hz??? One of the most elegant screens around with amazing colors and contrast ratios 🙂

  • DCWarHound


    It’s expensive,from 5k and up,you shouldn’t spend more then 3k on a gaming monitor,4k is pushing it.

    I don’t think there is really such a big difference between the 2ms and 5ms response times.The difference is ‘barely’ noticeable and you won’t notice the delay if they were put side by side unless someone tell you that one of them has a slower response time then the other.

    I prefer 2ms but must monitors come standard with 5ms these days.

  • You’re right, the 2ms are better, but very hard to find these days. 5ms are often the norm in most retailers – and they’ll perform just fine.

  • LG IPS235V-BN Master Race reporting in

  • “5,000,000:1 colour ratio”
    “(Static 1,000:1) Contrast Ratio”
    “5,000,000:1 contrast ration”
    “5,000,000: 1 colour ratio”
    “80000000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio”

    Getchershit consistent yo.

  • ilitirit

    This article is worthless worthout including input lag values. That’s not the same as response time.

  • Refresh rate, response time… hello? Gaming monitors please 🙁

  • ghosting is extremely apparent on 5ms and higher monitors, 2ms, which has been around for ages, is the preferred gaming option, i have an old Samsung P2350 which is a 2ms monitor which is head on 4 years old now, that is what i am getting at

  • CrzWaco

    Thanks for the explanation, but if you see ghosting on a 5ms screen then,
    1. You are one of those people that always sees it on LCD display. So it would be better just to stay on CRT display’s.

    2 Not all LCD are made the same so would need to see them in action to know if they have ghosting or not.

  • Francois C

    So just to confirm CW, are you with the latter part of the above response saying that none of the reviewed 5ms monitors had, or should have, any ghosting whatsoever visible, even to the experts who reviewed them?

  • I have personally played around with a monitor from the same production time as my own, the Samsung 2494HS, which has a 5ms response time, once you have tried that and gone back to 2ms, trust me you will notice a huge difference between the 2, hence why 2ms is the response time for gamers, and IPS/PLS screen wont be the LED/LCD display on a gaming monitor yet as they are usually slow and cheaper monitors have 5ms response. And to also put this out there, 2ms response screens do cost a bit more, I got my old monitor for R2500 back then, but surely dont regret spending the extra cash.

  • CrzWaco

    Depends from person to person I have not seen any ghosting on 5ms or 2ms screens. Yet I have seen on 12ms screens.
    Jarrod Futter is clearly a person who can see the difference from his explanation. So best would be to check out screens in action and see if you can see ghosting.

  • SuperMecha

    Generally IPS displays have higher response times than TN panels. So you have to decide on picture quality and quality wide viewing angles (IPS) or better response times and lower price (TN).

  • Bl1zz4rd

    Samsung section, line 2: “diaply”?

  • Jose Miguel Gomes

    Two questions:
    1 – Why are the prices for these monitors higher now?
    2 – Can I watch mp4, mkv, avi videos with a usb flash drive on them?

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