Gaming Console Monitor Buying Guide
Know what to look for when buying your next monitor for the best gaming experience on a console
For years, console gaming has been a fixture in the living room on the family TV. As we move further into the blurred lines of the latest console generation, gamers are just as likely to connect a new Playstation 5 to a curved monitor as they are to a wall-mounted big-screen television.
In fact, competing console makers have shrunk the divide between themselves and the PC gaming market more than ever with crossplay functionality becoming more common. High-end graphics cards and VA panel curved screens with adaptive sync are no longer just for the desktop crowd. With this trend, it’s not a bad idea to look towards gaming monitors for the ultimate enthusiast-focused experience and create your next at-home media hub.
Deco Gear carries a full lineup of monitors for gaming enthusiasts, professionals, remote workers, students, and more. From 49” multitasking ultrawide monitors to blazing-fast, pro-level gaming monitors, there is an option to suit your needs with the price to match.
Best Gaming Monitor for the PS5
With newfound ultrawide support for displaying larger aspect ratios, the PlayStation 5 is ready to pair with your gaming setup. To take advantage of the PS5’s true 4K graphic capabilities, you need a 4K monitor to match. Fortunately, Deco Gear has among the finest best budget monitors and the newly released Deco Gear 28" 4K IPS Monitor fits the bill.
With the ability to display up to 1 billion colors - again, that’s Billions with a B - this HDR-capable flat monitor has exceptional color accuracy (90% DCI-P3 100% sRGB), image quality, screen size, and field of view.
If speed is more of your thing, you need a high refresh rate. That’s where the Deco Gear VIEW250F 25" 1ms GTG Gaming Monitor comes in. With a 144hz refresh rate, this monitor outpaces the frame rates of most TVs, meaning you can get seamless and fluid motion at a fraction of the price compared to a similar-performing TV. If you play competitively online, this slight difference in a handful of pixels can be the difference between your next win or loss. With HDR support and a TN panel type, not only do you get to enjoy enhanced full HD picture quality, but minimal input lag and excellent color gamut (99% sRGB and 93% DCI-P3).
Best Gaming Monitor for the Xbox Series X
When considering your next Xbox gaming monitor, there aren’t many caveats to look out for with how much Microsoft wants to blend the PC and console ecosystems. Any of the Deco Gear monitors will work with this console, but if the aspect ratio is larger than 16:9 it will automatically resize to display correctly.
While Xbox monitor compatibility does not include DisplayPort support, it does boast an HDMI 2.1 connection which fully unlocks its 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution at 120 Hz refresh rates. The Deco Gear VP2580H 25" Gaming Monitor more than meets the requirements as an Xbox gaming monitor with refresh rates reaching up to 280Hz and a fast 1 millisecond response time. When you combine the LED backlighting and
If you game against others competitively, the extra speed and fluid graphics can become a real advantage. And once again, finding televisions with this kind of spec that are also in this price range is tough.
Best Gaming Monitor for the Nintendo Switch
With a form factor that lends to its portability, thinking about the best monitor for the Nintendo Switch leads to one major conclusion - you should get a portable monitor to match that capability.
The Switch system excels at getting any level of gamer together in person with easy access to spare controllers and a huge catalog of fun multiplayer games. Small in size, bringing this compact console from place to place is simple and Deco Gear can provide a portable monitor that easily fills the role of your next Nintendo Switch monitor.
The PM20 1920x1080 Portable Monitor is feature-packed and provides more viewing real estate when compared to the Switch’s built-in screen. Capable of displaying a stunning 16.7 million colors and 1080p resolution using an IPS panel display, users will notice improved viewing angles and a rich viewing experience with a good contrast ratio showcasing rich depth.
While you won’t find high-end features like HDR10 and freesync with a portable option like this, the PM20 monitor does feature built-in speakers and has multiple connection ports, including HDMI and USB-C. With an adjustable stand, you can find the ideal viewing angle and be ready to party on the go. Grab your switch, pack your portable monitor, bring some spare controllers, and you and your friends are ready to have fun anywhere!
The best curved gaming monitor for consoles?
While some console limitations rule out a number of our ultrawide gaming monitors, the Deco Gear 29-Inch 2560x1080 100Hz Curved Gaming Monitor has the correct aspect ratio and an immersive experience that flat screens don’t offer. An added benefit when using monitors with curvature is reduced eye strain - with the action in front and filling your field of view more comfortably, your eyes don’t need to swivel back and forth as much.
Depending on the type of gameplay you’re looking for, a curved display may or may not be the solution you’re looking for. As noted, the aspect ratio limitations on some consoles could render your curved monitor impaired for console use.