Gamers definitely want the best window into the virtual worlds before them. As with most things in life, size matters in the screen arena too, but other key factors are backlighting (typically fluorescent or LED these days), a good response time (nothing more than 8ms), and a good contrast ratio.
Below is a list of screens that we think would be great for gaming.
We have balanced size, response time, and resolution, and made sure they were all available in South Africa.
Price took a back seat, but fear not, we will have an “affordable” screen round up coming soon.
ASUS VG248QE 24-inch LED Monitor – R6,100.00
This screen has a 1ms response time, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a contrast ratio of 80 000 000:1 – a solid choice for gaming.
Dell UltraSharp U3014 30-inch monitor – R16,600
It comes with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, a 16:10 apect ratio, a 6ms response time, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.
BenQ XL2420TX 24-inch monitor – R9,500
Its stats are quite impressive too – a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms response time, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio
AOC G2460PQU 24-inch LCD – R5,200
Its specs are: 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 80 000 000:1 contrast ratio, and a 1ms response time.
ASUS PB278Q 27-inch LED – R9,200.00
The Asus screen comes with the standard 16:9 ratio, a response time of 5ms, 2560 x 1440 resolution, and a 80 000 000:1 contrast ratio.
ASUS PQ321Q 31.5″ (4K) LED – R52,000.00
This one we added in soley because it was over R50 000. The ultra-high definition screen comes with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 8ms response time, and a contrast ratio of 800:1. Not ideal for gaming, but you would want one for the prestige alone. If you had more money than brains, that is.
Are any of you running one of these monitors? If so, let us know how they perform.