5 Best 240Hz Gaming Monitor For Hardcore Gamers

best 240hz gaming monitor

Here we list the best 240 Hz gaming monitors for ultra fast gaming. We tested BenQ, HP, MSI, Viewsonic, Asus, Acer, LG and Samsung for finding the best 240Hz monitor and these are the winners in budget ranging from $300 to $500.


Best 240Hz Gaming Monitor List


BenQ Zowie XL2546 Gaming Monitor – Pricey but flawless!

$499 onwards

PROS

Gorgeous display S-Switch is infinitely useful, 

Quality of life additions like USB ports and headphone jacks,

Desk stand is sturdy and excellent with great degrees of adjustment, 

High refresh rate is a game-changer in competitive shooters, 

Great colour depth and brightness

CONS

Blind flaps continue to be redundant and useless

BenQ has made a name for themselves with their premium gaming monitors over the last few years. The BenQ Zowie XL2546 sticks to that trend, is destined to be a favourite among the more dedicated Esports purists. It comes up in the category of high refresh rates which inspires competitive shooters.  It has a sharp 1080p resolution, but BenQ’s much touted proprietary DyAc technology is strangely absent.

Design

The latest from BenQ concentrated more on the aesthetic and functional part resulted in a difference in looks from the last ones which is a good thing. The excess outside light from hitting the screen directly are blocked by two blinders that screw onto the sides of the monitor. It can be useful at the LAN parties. Points for BenQ for designing a product specifically with Esports environments in mind.

The monitor has a minimalist look with ll black with red accents, and the reds are used with relative restraint compared to most of its competitors. It comes up with a easy use stand where the elevation can be adjusted without any hassles. The base of the stand is so wide and it has a circular indent on it for the S switch. The S switch acts as a controller which helps you for viewing presets and to assign shortcuts for filters. Using the S-Switch is bit talented but it is useful to switch between different games or between my PC and PS4, for instance. 

In the connectivity part wo USB ports for charging or connecting peripherals, are situated at the left side of the monitor, as well as a headphone and mic jack and retractable headphone hanger. Two HDMI slots and a DVI slot along with the receptacle for the S-Switch is situated at the backside.

Performance

The screen sizes  24/5 inches with a 1080p screen and a 240Hz refresh rate along with excellent viewing angles. In the color spectrum is beautifully represented and the red and the greens are amply saturated.

Conclusion

The BenQ Zowie XL2546 is destined to be a favourite among Esports purists with high refresh rates and the overall design will give you clarity and smoothness in your gaming. Editors choice in the 240Hz category.


HP Omen X 25f – Feature-rich!

$419 onwards

PROS

Ultra-fast refresh rate. 

Feature-rich.

Headphone hanger on the back. 

FreeSync support and G-Sync Compatible.

CONS

Stand is not fully adjustable. 

So-so color reproduction in some tests. 

HP’s software control panel not as function-rich as the hardware OSD.

HP’s Omen X 25f comes under the category of high-refresh gaming monitor which was highly rated because of its gaming features. HP’s latest, Omen X 25f comes in the category of high-refresh-rate, with 1,920-by-1,080-pixel and 25 inch class panel with flying colors.

Design

HP’s Omen X 25f is a TN-based gaming monitor with 24.5-inch, that joins the ranks of others in providing extremely high-refresh with smoothest gameplay, with decent speeds. The panel is rated for a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz.

Omen X 25f comes in smaller size in the category of 240Hz refresh rate. Normally these categories will comes in compact size but smaller size are advantage because you can keep your eyes as close to the screen as possible.

The comfortable and cute stand allows you to play comfortably with facilities of tilting the keybord either underneath the monitor stand, or at least be able to position the stand so that the monitor can still swivel into a straight-on position while the keyboard is at your desired angle. One of the drawback of the stand is there’s no ability to swivel the monitor independently. The HP stands allows 45 degrees or with a VESA mount you can mount the monitor to another surface

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In the connectivity part the bottom edge of the panel is equipped with all the ports including one DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 video inputs one upstream and two downstream USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone-out jack.

Omen X 25f settings can be controlled the HP Omen Command Center software or using the five-way joystick found on the back of the unit. The OSD menus are very feature rich with the total monitor control which includes superimposing a speed running timer on the top-right of the screen, adjusting customized RGB-gain values etc.

Performance

The monitor displayed excellent colors in color accuracy testing. HP Omen is good for watching movies and TV shows. In the brightness part it ticked a contrast ratio of 1,010:1. One of the drawbacks is HP Omen X 25f may not have the G-Sync certified badge, but it is an Nvidia G-Sync Compatible monitor and it also works with AMD FreeSync.

Conclusion

Specialized for a group of players HP Omen X 25f focus on games that can reliably and regularly push hundreds of frames per second. It is certainly an excellent option iy you are looking for a screen size of what it possess. Omen X 25f gives gamers the smoothing experience with ultra-fast refresh rates at a price that remains competitive with other monitors in its category.


MSI MAG251RX

$322 onwards

 

PROS

  • Vibrant and accurate colors
  • Quick response time
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Height-adjustable stand and rich connectivity options
  • FreeSync and MBR up to 240Hz

CONS

 Lacks Swivel and pivot options

One of the best in the business rated high demanded one in the category of 240 hertz gaming monitors comes up with excellent features and performance which satisfies the needs of gamers.

The features starts with quick response time, wide viewing angles and vibrant colors and it comes up with additional features such as Motion Blur Reduction, a height-adjustable stand, certified G-SYNC compatibility and rich connectivity options.

Design

The monitor comes up with a matte anti glare coating with thin bezels.  Screen can be tilted by -5°/20°and can elevate the screen of the monitor up to 130mm.  24.5″ 1080p 240Hz gaming monitor MSI MAG251RX comes with an IPS panel with vibrant colors, quick pixel response time, wide viewing angles etc. Those who enjoy fast competitive games you will love it.

The MSI MAG251RX has a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a 400-nit peak brightness, 1080p resolution, 10-bit color depth support, ~100% sRGB color gamut and 178° wide viewing angles.

Along with this what makes MSI MAG251RX stands out is the high 240Hz refresh rate and rapid 1ms pixel response time. With the above features, you get incredible motion clarity in fast-paced video games without motion blur in addition to vibrant, accurate and consistent colors.

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The MSI MAG251RX provide you with a pixel density on the 24.5″ viewable screen with 1920×1080 resolution. With roughly 90 pixels per inch you will get clear text and details and while running in low resolution you can maintain high frame rates in the competitive titles which will ensure smoothness.

MSI MAG251RX supports HDR and has a minimal IPS glow and possess VESA’s entry-level DisplayHDR 400. One of the drawbacks is it lacks wide color gamut and local dimming and HDR’s content is not better.

In the connectivity part it includes USB-C, DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a headphones jack, and four USB 3.0 ports. 

Performance

The best thing is that the input lag time of MSI MAG251RX is just below 3ms, so you won’t feel any delays and it has a pixel response speed of 1ms GtG. In addition, to this the actual response time is good enough to eliminate trailing’s. You can change the response time (Normal, Fast, Fastest) according to your in-game. The flicker-free backlight and its integrated low-blue light filter helps you to game for hours without straining your eyes.

AMD FreeSync technology and NVIDIA-certified G-SYNC compatibility allows you completely free tear free gameplay and FreeSync/G-SYNC helps to change the refresh rates according to the frame rates. Anti Motion Blur technology helps to strobe the backlight up to 240HZ and however you cannot use FreeSync/G-SYNC while Anti Motion Blur is active.

Other features include Screen Assistance, pre-calibrated picture presets, Night Vision, refresh rate tracker etc. RGB LED strip with customizable lighting colors and patterns are situated behind the back of the monitor which can be synced with the rest of the MSI Mystic Light compatible peripherals.


ViewSonic Elite XG270 – Blazing Fast!

$400 onwards

PROS

  • Blazing fast 240Hz refresh rate on an IPS panel.
  • Low motion blur and input lag.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Subtle use of RGB.
  • Affordable price.

CONS

Color results could be better.

ViewSonic Elite XG270 is one of the first 240Hz IPS displays to hit the market. It comes up with a combination of an IPS panel and the HDR 10 spec which makes it lightning fast. It is a 27 inch, 1080p monitor, is the fastest, best-looking buy on shelves, and it easily earns an 5 star.

Design

The ViewSonic Elite XG270 comes with an entirely black housing that’s accented on the back with a single ring of RGB LED lighting. It has a VESA mountable XG270, including a stand that swivels up to 45 degrees left or right with a tilt range of -5 to 20 degrees. 90 degrees pivot is also possible for who wants to use it as a secondary display.

Two RGB strips that can be controlled independently of the strip on the back, which are situated at the bottom of the unit. Two mouse bungees on either side of the RGB hexagon make it easy to manage your mouse cable.

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It comes up with a pair of 3 watt speaker which is situated on the back of the Unit with a treble heavy output with almost no bass to back it up. But the extra watt of power that the XG270 will make a difference while the gamer opt for a headset.

In the connectivity part ViewSonic Elite XG270 is equipped with three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and a single USB 3.1 Type-B, one HDMI 2.0 port and one DisplayPort 1.4b slot.

Performance

It has more of a contrasted ratio well above the advertised ratio of 1,000:1. XG270 input lag figure of near to 1.6ms. if you’re on the hunt for a 240Hz gaming monitor that features speed on all fronts—response time, refresh rate, and input lag—the XG270 is a top contender across the board.

Conclusion

One the first and finest product in the category of 240Hz with excellent display of colors, finest rated contrast ratio which is good for fast competitive games. Editors choice and my rating is 4.3 out of 5.


Asus ROG Strix XG258Q – The Best Under $350

$320 onwards

PROS

  • Support for G-Sync and FreeSync
  • 240 Hz refresh rate at peak
  • Additional OSD overlays for gaming

CONS

  • Prominent clouding on the panel
  • Awkward cable routing

Bottom line

The XG248Q is the elder version of the older XG258Q.  The XG248Q packs more I/O options and saves on power. The OSD features remains the same between the two units but the XG248Q is more economically priced. XG248Q is one of the better units we’ve seen in the category of monitor with compatible G-Sync but also with FreeSync which is becoming more common by the day. The only downside is the clouding that is quite prominently observed on this unit.

Design

ASUS’s ROG Strix XG248Q is one of the few 240 Hz gaming monitors which supports both, FreeSync and G-Sync and got a 23.8-inch viewable area. Being an ROG Strix unit, the monitor features the signature red and black design language and it comes up with 3 year warranty on manufacturing parts.

The ROG Strix XG248Q 24-inch front side with bezels which are about a centimeter thick on the top and the sides whereas the bottom bezel is slightly thicker than the rest and the bezels comes with a matte finish. The 3 point stands of ROG Strix XG248Q is quite stable and there is no rocking motion even on uneven surfaces and there is a ROG logo from the base of the monitor. The OSD panel helps to adjust the brightness of the panel and you can swivel the panel 50 degrees clockwise and counter-clockwise. The height adjustability of the panel is 12 centimetres and can be pivoted by degrees in a clockwise fashion.

In the connectivity part it has 2x HDMI, 1x DP, 3.5mm stereo out, USB 3.0 pass through and 2x USB 3.0 ports and the OSD keys along with 5-way joystick and a circular RGB LED array around the mounting point are situated on the rear of the monitor.

Performance

The XG248Q comes with a native refresh rate of 240 Hz and has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and has a W-LED backlight. Considering the factor of response time the maximum is rated as 8ms and the minimum is rated as 1ms. In color reproduction average delta E observed was 2.62 and the maximum was 19.09. A lot of clouding was noticed at the time switching background to a true black image which is quite prominent while you playing games with dark backgrounds.

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Coming to the the contrast ratio measured to be about 970:1 which is very close to spec and brightness, we clocked it at 380 nits which is close to spec as well. It’s not the highest we’ve seen from ASUS. In the case of power consumption, the average power draw was about 31 watts.

Conclusion

Excellent with gaming features and one of the best moved product from Asus in the 240Hz category which can satisfy all your needs for a smooth gaming experience.