Best Monitor Brands 2024

This guide contains information about popular monitor brands, what they do right, what they could improve, and what their most popular models are.

In truth, there’s no such thing as the best monitor brand since everyone has different preferences when it comes to displays.

So, we don’t recommend buying your next monitor based on its brand.

Of course, if you’ve had a bad experience with a certain company’s product or customer service, it’s understandable that you’ll want to try your luck with another brand.

In contrast, if you’ve been satisfied with a brand’s product and support, you’ll most likely want to continue supporting the company you trust.

So, in this article, we won’t be focusing on things like brand customer service as it obviously varies from person to person, region, and/or the nature of the problem.

Instead, we’ll cover the best-selling monitors by the most popular brands and briefly go over the company, what they do right, what could be improved, etc.

Note that the list is not ranked.

About The Brand

Samsung monitors are the ones you’ve probably heard most about bad quality control, flickering issues and similar negative experiences. However, as they’re one of the most popular brands and people are more likely to share negative experiences than positive ones, this shouldn’t dissuade you from purchasing a Samsung display.

However, you should still make sure you’re ordering from a retailer with a good and hassle-free return policy since panel defects are very common. These include dead/stuck pixels, excessive backlight bleeding/glowing, flickering, etc.

Note that there are two separate Samsung companies. One develops QD-OLED panels for other brands to purchase, and the other manufactures monitors and TVs. Naturally, this allows Samsung to sell monitors and TVs using their own panels exclusively or at a lower price than their competitors.

At the moment, Samsung is the only company that sells a 57″ 7680×2160 240Hz super-ultrawide gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G95NC, while their Samsung OLED G9 monitor with a 49″ 5120×1440 240Hz QD-OLED panel is the model with most aggressive pricing – always cheaper than the competition.

One thing we’d like to see Samsung improve upon is their warranty. At the moment, their OLED warranty does not cover burn-in (at least not in the US).

About The Brand

Dell’s most popular display is the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF. It’s also one of our top-recommended displays thanks to its excellent image quality, performance and value for the money.

While it uses Samsung’s QD-OLED panel, Dell actually offers a 3-year warranty that covers burn-in and the AW3423DWF model is actually cheaper than Samsung’s OLED G8 variant, which are just some of the reasons we highly recommend it.

Dell is also very popular in the home/office space and their UltraSharp line-up is well-known among professional photographers, video editors and the like.

About The Brand

LG also has two separate companies, one that develops IPS and W-OLED panels, and one that manufactures monitors and TVs. As a result, they offer displays at more competitive prices, such as the LG OLED42C3 TV, which many gamers opt to use as a desktop monitor due to its excellent value for the price.

While LG also used to offer competitively priced budget and mid-range displays, their main focus has shifted to the OLED market. So, you will rarely see a 1080p 144Hz, 1440p 240Hz, ultrawide or 4K 144Hz LED-backlit LG gaming monitor recommended in our guides as other brands usually offer much better value for the money.

They do offer excellent monitors using their W-OLED panels, such as the OLED42C3 and the LG 27GR95QE. Additionally, LG offers exceptional super-ultrawide IPS displays, such as the LG 49WQ95C, as well as monitors using their IPS Black panels.

The OLED battle between LG’s W-OLED panels and Samsung’s QD-OLED panels is yet to get interesting in 2024 with all the new monitors and panels announced by both companies.

We were pleasantly surprised when LG announced a retroactive 2-year burn-in warranty for their OLED monitors.

About The Brand

Although relatively new to the monitor market, Corsair managed to establish themselves as one of the best thanks to their good high-end monitor selection and a 3-year warranty that covers OLED burn-in.

Their Xeneon Flex is also the only reasonably priced bendable OLED gaming monitor currently available yet it’s only $100 more expensive than LG’s own W-OLED model with a fixed screen curvature.

Further, the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is often the most affordable 27″ 1440p 240Hz W-OLED gaming model yet it offers a 3-year warranty and premium features, such as USB-C with 65W PD and built-in KVM – though it’s a bit more conservative when it comes to brightness performance.

About The Brand

ASUS often teams up with NVIDIA and panel makers such as AU Optronics to deliver state-of-the-art gaming displays. Their ASUS PG27AQDM model offers the best brightness performance thanks to its integrated heatsink, but sadly, ASUS’ warranty doesn’t cover OLED burn-in.

The ASUS PG248QP is currently the fastest gaming monitor available with a 540Hz refresh rate, low input lag and rapid pixel response time speed. It’s using AUO’s revolutionary E-TN panel and it’s equipped with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC module and ULMB2 backlight strobing technology.

Similarly, the ASUS PG27AQN is currently the fastest IPS gaming monitor thanks to its Ultrafast IPS panel by AUO, the Dual-Layer Voltage Driver technology and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC module with ULMB2 support.

They have two groups of gaming displays: ROG, which is more premium and the more budget-oriented TUF series.

ASUS also offers excellent displays for professionals with their ProArt line-up, such as the ASUS PA279CRV.

About The Brand

Just like ASUS, Acer works with NVIDIA and panel manufacturers to make exceptional gaming monitors. However, most of the time, their models aren’t as well-tuned as those of ASUS yet go for a similar price. They are usually worth considering if you find them on a sale, that is, at a lower price than that of ASUS’ models.

They do, however, offer excellent value-for-money displays in the mid-range category, such as the Acer XV272UV and the Acer XV271U M3. Their Acer X32FP model is also an outstanding and popular mini LED gaming monitor.

There are two main gaming series, Nitro and Predator. The Predator models are supposed to be more premium, but the difference between the two is often negligible.

About The Brand

AOC makes excellent budget gaming monitors, such as the popular AOC 24G2, with plenty of features, sturdy and ergonomic stands and good performance at affordable prices.

However, with them silently changing the panel of the AOC 24G2 and the newer AOC 24G2SP model having a notably higher price than the competition, we’ve started recommending other monitors, such as the BenQ EX240, the KTC H24T09P and the Gigabyte G24F2, as the best budget models.

AOC still manages to entice users by offering new models with excellent value for the price, such as the AOC Q27G3XMN, which is the cheapest gaming monitor with proper HDR support thanks to its 336-zone mini LED FALD backlight.

About The Brand

Gigabyte also offers excellent value-for-money monitors by including features such as built-in KVM, height-adjustable stand, wide color gamut, USB hub and a plethora of features at affordable prices.

Some of their best-value products include the Gigabyte M32U and the Gigabyte M27U, which offer more features than competing models at lower prices.

About The Brand

If you’ve watched any FPS eSports tournament, chances are you’ve seen that the players are using BenQ’s ZOWIE gaming monitors.

BenQ’s gaming monitors, such as the Zowie XL2566K, are equipped with the industry-leading DyAc+ backlight strobing technology for CRT-like motion clarity with minimum penalty regarding brightness levels and strobe crosstalk.

The Zowie displays also offer plenty of additional gaming features, such as XL Settings To Share, shading hoods, S. Switch device for remote OSD adjustments and more. Check out our XL2566K detailed review for more information.

BenQ also announced their ZOWIE XL2586X model, with a 24.5″ 1080p 540Hz TN panel and DyAc 2 backlight strobing implementation.

They also offer exceptional displays for color-critical work, such as the BenQ SW321C and BenQ PD3220U. Their MOBIUZ line-up also consists of some excellent value displays, such as the BenQ EX240, which is our top-recommended budget gaming monitor.

Notable Mentions

  • ViewSonic – offers plenty of excellent value-for-money displays and are currently the only brand to feature Blur Buster’s Approved certifications for superior backlight strobing performance. Check out our ViewSonic XG2431 review for more details.
  • Innocn – offers exceptional image quality and performance at alluring prices. For instance, the Innocn 27M2V and 32M2V models feature better mini LED FALD backlights than competing models at a lower price. However, they only have a 1-year warranty and their design and firmware quality are subpar.
  • KTC – a similar situation to Innocn’s, except that they’re more popular among budget and mid-range displays, such as the KTC H24T09P and the KTC M27T20
  • HP – a popular brand in the home/office space, but they also have a few exceptional gaming displays, such as the HP Omen 27qs
  • MSI – another popular brand; although they have some excellent value options, such as the MSI G321CU, other brands usually have more and/or better offerings
  • Sceptre – offers great value-for-money displays, usually without the bells and whistles of the more popular and expensive brands. Most importantly, the image quality and performance are up to par, which makes Sceptre monitors ideal for those who don’t want to pay more for niche features. Our top-recommended models include the Sceptre C345B-QUT168, the Sceptre E345B-QUN168W and the Sceptre E325B-QPN168.

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.