New Monitors In 2021: What To Expect

The only resource you need in order to keep track of upcoming monitors. We write about their specifications, traits and release dates so you know what's coming up.

In this article, you will find the latest news regarding monitor panel development by the three biggest monitor panel manufacturers, which include LG, Samsung, and AU Optronics, as well as Innolux, BOE, and Sharp.

We’ll also add all new and exciting monitors that get announced. Feel free to bookmark this page to always stay on track with the latest monitor releases and news.

Keep in mind that the dates in the tables below imply when the said panel should go into mass production and that these dates may change.

For news regarding OLED monitors, check out our dedicated guide about OLED panels.

Updates +

  • March 2021:
    – The Acer Predator X34GS is now up on Amazon for $1,200; quite expensive considering you can get the LG 34GP83A with basically identical specifications (160Hz vs 180Hz overclocking being the main difference) for $800. So, if you’ve been waiting for this model, be sure to check out our LG 34GP83A review too.
    – Sceptre released a 32″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor for just $400, the Sceptre E325B-QPN168.
  • February 2021:
    02/23/2021:
    – The Acer XB253QGW and the Acer XV252QZ 25″ 1080p 240Hz (280Hz OC) IPS gaming monitors are now up on Amazon. That makes a total of 13 different monitors based on the same 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS panel, 6 of which are Acer models, at least that we know of!
    – The Acer XV272U V is now up on Amazon. It’s a 27″ 1440p 170Hz IPS gaming monitor based on a new Innolux IPS panel with 1ms GtG and 95% DCI-P3.
    02/22/2021:
    – The ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR (1080p 360Hz IPS NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer) and the Acer Predator XB323UGX (32″ 1440p 270Hz IPS HDR600) are now up on Amazon.
    02/18/2021:
    – The Acer Predator X38P is now up on Amazon for $1660. It offers the same specifications as the LG 38GL950G.
    02/17/2021:
    – The ASUS PA32UCX and the PA27UCX 4K 60Hz IPS professional monitors with Adobe RGB gamut, Delta E < 1 factory-calibration, Dolby Vision, and mini-LED FALD backlights (576-zone for 27″, 1152-zone for 32″) are now up on Amazon.
    02/12/2021:
    – ASUS updated their page for the ASUS ProArt PA32UCG; it’s now ‘coming soon’ and they added HDMI 2.1 support!
    – The MSI Artymis 343CQR is now up on Amazon for $900, which is quite expensive considering that you can find an ultrawide monitor with similar specifications for $400, such as the Gigabyte G34WQC. You can also get an IPS model at that price range, the LG 34GP83A.
    02/08/2021:
    – The LG 27EP950 27″ 4K OLED monitor is now up for pre-order for $3,000.
    – Added the new MSI Artymis 242C – it’s a 24″ 1080p 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor based on a 1000R curved VA panel.
    – Added the new Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q, a 32″ 1440p 170Hz IPS gaming monitor with 94% DCI-P3 gamut, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, and HLG HDR. It also features Gigabyte’s new Aim Stabilizer Sync technology that allows VRR and MBR to be simultaneously active, just like ASUS’ ELMB-SYNC.
    02/05/2021:
    – LG will also release a 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor, the LG 27EP950, with identical specifications to the 32EP950.
    02/02/2021:
    – Added the newly announced ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ 34″ 3440×1440 75Hz IPS ultrawide curved monitor with HDR10, 400-nits peak brightness, an ergonomic stand, built-in speakers, and an affordable $388.99 price.
  • January 2021:
    01/28/2021:
    – We added a list of all 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors available/announced. Since newer revisions of some monitors have replaced their standard PANDA panel with a BOE panel, we’ll keep track of which monitor uses which panel in the list.
    – Added the LG 27GN800 and the Cooler Master GM32-FQ to the BOE IPS panel list.
    01/15/2021:
    – The ASUS VG34VQL1B is now up on B&H (coming soon). It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz FreeSync ultrawide 1500R curved gaming monitor with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 550-nit peak brightness, 90% DCI-P3, 4ms GtG, and variable overdrive.
    01/13/2021:
    – Added newly announced monitors at CES including the ASUS PG279QM, the ASUS VG28UQL1A, and the AOC AG274QG. You can check out their specifications in the table below.
    – Added two new 1080p 360Hz IPS gaming monitors, the AOC AG254FG and the ASUS PG259QNR, both with dedicated G-SYNC modules + Reflex Latency Analyzer.
    01/12/2021:
    – The LG 27GN800 is now up on Amazon.
    01/11/2021:
    Check out all new ViewSonic Monitors.
    – ViewSonic announced a bunch of displays for 2021 including five new designer monitors, one of which is a 32″ 8K screen with Adobe RGB gamut, and five new ELITE gaming monitors, such as the ViewSonic XG321UG with 1152-zone Mini-LED FALD.
    Check out all new LG Monitors.
    – LG revealed the LG 27GP950 27″ 4K 144Hz Nano IPS monitor with 98% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR 600, and HDMI 2.1. It’s basically the LG 27GN950 with two HDMI 2.1 ports instead of HDMI 2.0.
    – LG also announced new OLED displays including 83″ and 42″ OLED TVs, the LG UltraFine 32EP950 32″ 4K monitor with an OLED panel for professionals (99% DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB gamut, USB-C 90W PD), and they mentioned making 20″ – 30″ OLED panels; more info on that will be added as soon as available!
    – Other interesting monitors announced by LG at CES 2021 include the 40″ 5K2K ultrawide (LG 40WP95C), the LG 32GP850 32″ 1440p 180Hz 1ms Nano IPS model, and the LG 34GP950G 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz DisplayHDR 600 ultrawide display with G-SYNC Ultimate.
    01/08/2021:
    – Acer announced the new Acer Predator XB273UNX 1440p 275Hz (OC) IPS G-SYNC gaming monitor and revealed more information about the upcoming XB323QK and XV282K 4K 144Hz IPS models.
    – A Swedish website has listed the Acer Nitro XV252QF, a 1080p 390Hz (overclocked from 360Hz) IPS gaming monitor with a 0.5ms response time speed, 99% sRGB color gamut, HDR400, and FreeSync support.
    01/06/2021:
    – Dell announced several new monitors mostly intended for professional and office-related use.
    01/05/2021:
    – Acer released the ConceptD CP1 CP1241Y V monitor. It’s a 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS display with a 2ms GtG quoted response time speed, a 165Hz overclocked refresh rate, and a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut with Delta E < 2 factory-calibration making it an ideal budget option for both gaming and work.
    – The Acer CP3271U V 27″ 1440p 165Hz Nano IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The Acer CM3271K 27″ 4K 60Hz IPS monitor with Adobe RGB gamut is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI Creator PS321QR 32″ 1440p 165Hz IPS Adobe RGB display is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS Adobe RGB monitor is now up on Amazon.
    01/04/2021:
    – Dell released the UltraSharp UP3221Q 32″ 4K 60Hz monitor with a 2000-zone Mini-LED backlight, 99% DCI-P3 gamut, DisplayHDR 1000, and Thunderbolt 3. It’s based on LG’s Nano IPS panel.
    – LG Display revealed a 48″ bendable OLED panel.
  • December 2020:
    12/26/2020:
    – Philips announced the new 279P2MRX 27″ 4K IPS monitor with a 2304-zone FALD Mini-LED backlight, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, 100% Adobe RGB gamut, and DisplayHDR 1400.
    12/25/2020:
    – BenQ announced the PD2725U 27″ 4K IPS designer monitor with a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
    12/17/2020:
    – Added the Philips 329M1RV 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG response time.
    – The Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-X actually uses an IPS panel by Sharp, not AUO as previously speculated.
    – The Acer XV272U KV and XB273U NV use an IPS panel by Innolux, not AUO.
    12/15/2020:
    – Samsung announced the new Odyssey G3 budget series. It consists of the 24″ F24G3 and the 27″ F27G3 1080p 144Hz flat-screen gaming monitors featuring VA panels with a 250-nit peak brightness, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, FreeSync Premium, ergonomic stand, and 1ms response time (MPRT quoted, GtG not specified).
    12/02/2020:
    – The Philips Momentum 558M1RY is now up on Amazon. It’s a console gaming monitor with 4K 60Hz and 1440p 120Hz support over HDMI 2.0, and 4K 120Hz support over DisplayPort 1.4. It also supports FreeSync Premium Pro and DisplayHDR 1000, but goes for ~$1,500, at which point you should also consider LG’s OLED TVs with better performance, image quality, and HDMI 2.1.
    12/01/2020:
    – Samsung’s M7 smart monitor, the 32M70A, is now up on Amazon. It’s a 32″ 4K monitor with a VA panel, USB-C (65W Power Delivery), HDMI, Bluetooth, Wireless, and Tizen OS.
  • November 2020:
    11/25/2020:
    – Added the ASUS VG34VQL1B, a new 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz FreeSync ultrawide curved (1500R) gaming monitor with a 550-nit peak brightness, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, most likely based on the upcoming AUO’s VA panel.
    11/19/2020:
    – The Dell Alienware AW2721D is now up on Amazon. It’s a 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600 and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC module.
    11/17/2020:
    – The Samsung Odyssey G5 series now also includes a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz gaming monitor, the Samsung C34G55T with a 1000R curvature, FreeSync, and HDR support. It’s up on Amazon UK at the moment, while the price should be ~$600. It has a 1ms response time speed quoted, but it’s unclear if it’s GtG or MPRT.
    11/16/2020:
    – The Acer Nitro XV272U X, 27″ 1440p 240Hz (270Hz OC) gaming monitor with 99% Adobe RGB gamut is now up on Amazon.
    – Added the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X, another 27″ 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor based on AUO’s IPS panel with Adobe RGB color gamut.
    11/13/2020:
    – LG revealed the new LG 24GN650 and LG 27GN650 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors with fast 1ms GtG response time at Amazon Japan and LG Japan. These will be the first 1080p IPS 1ms models available allowing you to enjoy great colors and rapid response time on a budget. The LG 24GN600 and the LG 27GN600 will be available too, with tilt-only stands. No word on pricing and availability yet.
    – The Acer Predator XB273UGX 27″ 1440p 240Hz 1ms IPS gaming monitor with HDR400, G-SYNC Compatibility, 270Hz factory-overclock, and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut is now up at Acer webstore and Microcenter for ~$700.
    – Added the MSI MAG274QRF-QD, a 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS gaming monitor with a fast 1ms GtG response time speed and a wide 99% Adobe RGB gamut, based on AU Optronics’ panel with quantum-dots. It also supports Motion Blur Reduction but lacks an sRGB emulation mode.
    11/04/2020:
    – The ASUS ROG Swift PG329Q is now up on Amazon. It’s a 32″ 1440p 144Hz (175Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, G-SYNC Compatibility, DisplayHDR 600, and 99% Adobe RGB gamut for $700 – that’s $100 less than Acer’s XB323UGP based on the same panel.
  • For older updates, go here.

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Popular Upcoming Monitors

In the list below, we’ll keep the most looked-for upcoming monitors. The latest additions are in bold. To check out all recently announced or released displays, keep scrolling down!

MonitorSpecificationsRelease Date, Price
Acer X32
ASUS PG32UQX
ViewSonic XG321UG
32” 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400,
G-SYNC Ultimate
N/A
ASUS PA32UCG32” 4K 120Hz IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400, VRR, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1N/A
ASUS PG27UQX27” 4K 144Hz IPS 576-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1000,
G-SYNC Ultimate
N/A
ASUS PG32UQ
ViewSonic XG320U
32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR600 HDMI 2.1 99% Adobe RGBQ1 2021
Philips 328M1R32” 4K 120Hz VA HDR600 HDMI 2.1Q1 2021
Acer XB323QK NV32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 HDMI 2.1May, $1200
Acer XV282K KV28” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 HDMI 2.1May, $900
ASUS VG28UQL1A28” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 HDMI 2.1Q2 2021
LG 27GP95027" 4K 160Hz IPS HDR600 HDMI 2.1April 2021
Philips 329M1RV32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400N/A
Philips 279P2MRX27” 4K 60Hz IPS 2304-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400N/A
Dell UP3221Q32” 4K 60Hz IPS 2000-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1000$5000
ASUS XG43UQ43” 4K 144Hz VA HDR1000 HDMI 2.1Q1 2021
Acer XB323UGX
Acer XV322UX
32” 1440p 270Hz IPS HDR600N/A
Acer XB273UNX27” 1440p 275Hz IPS G-SYNC + NRA*May, $1100
AOC AG274QG27” 1440p 240Hz IPS G-SYNC Ultimate (likely HDR600) + NRAN/A
ASUS PG279QM27” 1440p 240Hz IPS HDR400 G-SYNC + NRAQ1 2021
Dell U4021WQ
LG 40WP95C
Lenovo P40W
40” 5120x2160 60Hz IPSJanuary, $2100
Acer X34S34” 3440x1440 200Hz G-SYNC + NRAN/A
LG 32EP95032" 4K OLED 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGBN/A
LG 27EP95027" 4K OLED 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB$3000
ASUS PG259QNR
AOC AG254FG
MSI NXG253R
Acer X25
Dell AW2521H
24.5" 1080p 360Hz IPS G-SYNC + NRA & ULMBJanuary 2021, $800 (MSI)
ViewSonic
VP3268-8K
32" 7680x4320 Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3Summer 2021, $5000

*NRA – NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

Samsung

Samsung VA PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 60Hz CurvedNow availablePhilips 499P9H
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR1000Now availableSamsung CRG9
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR400Now availableAOC AG493UCX
Sceptre C505B-QSN168
43” 3840x1200 120Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung C43J89
ASUS ROG Strix XG43VQ 

(+HDR400 and FreeSync 2)
Monoprice CrystalPro
43.4” 3840x1200 144Hz FreeSync 2 HDR CurvedNow availableLenovo Legion Y44W
Lenovo ThinkVision P44W
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1800R CurvedNow availableMSI Optix MPG341CQR
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1500R CurvedNow availableAOC CU34G2X
Nixeus NX-EDG34S
Viotek GNV34DBE
Lenovo G34W-10
Philips 345M1CR
MSI PAG343CQR
Iiyama GB3466WQSU-B1
Cooler Master GM34-CF
Monoprice Dark Matter
Gigabyte G34WQC
Acer Nitro XZ342CK P
32” 4K 120Hz CurvedN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung U32R590
MSI MAG321CURV
Philips 328E1CA
AOC CU32N2
AOC CU32V3
27" 1440p HDR600N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR400N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR600N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 60Hz CurvedN/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz FreeSync 2 HDR400 CurvedNow availableDell S3220DGF
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000R 1500RN/AMSI MAG342CQR
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000R HDR400Now availableMSI Artymis 343CQR
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000R sRGBNow availableSamsung C34G55T
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000RN/AAOC CU34G3S
49" 5120x1440 240Hz HDR1000 1000R Curved 13 June 2020Samsung Odyssey C49G95T
27" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C27G75T
27" 1440p 240Hz HDR400 1000R CurvedN/AAOC AGON PD27 (Porsche Design)
32" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C32G75T

AU Optronics

Auo Panels 2019

Mini-LED Technology

The mini-LED technology shouldn’t be confused with the micro-LED technology.

In short, miniLED panels are improved versions of LED-backlight displays with higher contrast ratio and faster response time speeds, whereas microLED is similar to OLED as it produces its own light but it’s also brighter and more stable.

AUO Mini-LED PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
32” 4K IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, Dolby Vision,
99% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, Delta E < 1,
Thunderbolt 3
Now availableASUS ProArt PA32UCX
27” 4K IPS 576-zone mini-LED FALD, Dolby Vision,
97% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, Delta E < 1
Now availableASUS ProArt PA27UCX
27” 4K 144Hz IPS FALDQ4 2019ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX
32" 4K 120Hz VRR IPS
1152-zone Mini-LED FALD DisplayHDR 1400 HDMI 2.1
N/AASUS PA32UCG
65" 4K 144Hz VA 1000-zone FALD, 2500-nits peakN/AN/A
32" 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zone Mini LED FALD,
DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate
October 2020 (~$3,600)ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX
Acer Predator X32

AUO TN Panels

AUO TN PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms G-SYNCNow available in some regionsLenovo Legion Y27GQ
27” 1440p 240Hz 1ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableHP Omen X 27
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableAOC AG273QZ
Lenovo Legion Y27GQ-25
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.4ms G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XN253Q X
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF252Q X
27” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF272 X

AUO IPS Panels

AUO IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
24.5" 1080p 144HzNow availableAcer Nitro XV253Q P
Acer VG252Q P
Acer Predator XB253Q G
ASUS VG259Q
BenQ EX2510
27” 4K 144Hz HDR G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XB273K
27” 4K 144Hz 99% Adobe RGB HDR1000 576-zone FALDDecember 2020N/A
24.5" 1080p 165Hz 90% DCI-P3 HDR400 (8-zone local dimming)January 2021N/A
27" 1080p 144HzNow availableASUS VG279Q
Acer VG271
LG 27GL650F
27" 1080p 144Hz G-SYNCNow availableAcer XB273P
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer XV253QX
Acer XB253Q GX
Acer XB253Q GZ
Acer VG252Q X
Acer XV252Q Z (280Hz OC)
Acer XB253Q GW (280Hz OC)
Dell AW2521HF
MSI MAG251RX
Lenovo Y25-25
ASUS VG259QM
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
Pixio PX5H2
Pixio PX259 Prime (280Hz OC)
Aorus FI25F
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSyncNow availableViewSonic XG270 ($430)
AOC AG273FZE
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSync DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer Nitro XV273X
Acer VG272 X
Dell Alienware AW2720HF
Acer XB273GX
ASUS VG279QM
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
27" 1080p 240Hz 0.1ms (GtG) G-SYNC Module + Adaptive-SyncNow availableAcer Predator XB273 X
27" 1440p 240Hz, 99% Adobe RGB, 400-nitsNovember 2020 (XV272UX)
November 2020 (XB273UGX)
Acer XV272UX
Acer XB273U GX (270Hz OC)
27" 1440p 240Hz 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsNovember 2020N/A
32" 1440p 240Hz, 99% Adobe RGB, 600-nitsSeptember 2020Acer Predator XB323U GX
(270Hz OC, December 2020, $900)
32" 1440p 165Hz HDR600October 2020N/A
32" 4K 144Hz FALDN/AN/A
32" 4K 144Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBDecember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 95% DCI-P3 1ms (GtG)Now available (ASUS)ASUS VG27AQL1A
ASUS XG279Q
Acer Nitro XV273U S
Acer VG272UV
Acer Predator XB273UGS
ASUS XG27AQ
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR 99% Adobe RGB 1ms (GtG)November 2020MSI MAG274QRF-QD
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBSeptember 2019Acer CP5271UV (170Hz OC, June 2020, ~$700)
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR600 95% DCI-P3October 2020N/A
32" 1440p 144Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBNow available (Acer)MSI PS321QR (165Hz)
Acer XB323U GP (170Hz OC)
ASUS PG329Q (175Hz)
32" 1440pNovember 2019N/A
27” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGBN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGB HDR1000 576-zone FALDDecember 2020N/A
32” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGB 300-nitsOctober 2020N/A
32” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3 DisplayHDR 400Now availableBenQ EW3280U
25" 1080p 360Hz G-SYNCNow available (ASUS)ASUS PG259QN
ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR
MSI NXG253R
Acer X25
Dell AW2521H
AOC AGON PRO AG254FG
27" 4K 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ4 2020N/A
27" 4K 99% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A
27" 4K 95% DCI-P3 HDR1000 384-zone FALDH1 2021N/A
24" 1920x1200 sRGB 350-nitsOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 90Hz sRGB 300-nitsOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz sRGB 300-nitsNovember 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A
27" 4K 99% Adobe RGB + 99% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A

AUO VA Panels

AUO VA PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
35” 3440x1440 200Hz FALD-HDRNow availableAcer Predator X35
ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ
AOC AGON AG353UCG
35" 3440x1440 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRQ4 2019Cooler Master GM219-35
43”4K 60Hz HDR600June 2019N/A
43”4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRSeptember 2019ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q
65” 4K 144Hz FALD-HDRNow available (ASUS)HP Omen X Emperium 65
Acer Predator 65
ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ
43” 4K 144Hz HDR600Q3 2019N/A
43” 4K 144Hz FreeSync HDR1000Now availableAcer Predator CG437K
ASUS PG43UQ (with DSC)
27" 1080p 200HzN/AN/A
30" 2560x1080 200HzQ4 2019/
Now Available
Cooler Master GM219-30
MSI PAG301CR
MSI MAG301CR
Sceptre C305B-200UN
30" 2560x1080 240Hz 200Hz 1500R 300-nits 85% NTSCOctober 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz CurvedNow available
(Samsung and MSI)
Samsung C27RG5
AOC C27G2Z
MSI MAG272CRX
Philips 272M8CP
AOC AG273FCZE
27" 1080p 240HzN/AMSI MAG272RX
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500R Curved2020AOC C32G2Z
Philips 322M8CP
32" 1440p 240HzApril 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500R CurvedMay 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1500RDecember 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1500RDecember 2020ASUS VG34VQL1B
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1000RJanuary/February 2021N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1000RJanuary 2021N/A
32" 4K 144Hz 1000RQ2 2021N/A
32" 1440p 165Hz 1000RQ4 2020N/A
32" 1440p 240Hz 1000RApril 2021N/A
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500ROctober 2020N/A
32" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
32" 1080p 240Hz 1000RDecember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 1000RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 1500RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1000RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1000RQ1 2021N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1500RQ1 2021N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz 1000RH1 2020N/A

LG

Nano IPS Panels

LG Nano IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
32” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRNow availableLG 32UL950
27” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRN/AN/A
34” 5120×2160 HDRNow availableLG 34WK95U
MSI PS341WU
27” 1440p 144Hz 1msNow available (LG)
August $620 (Acer)
July $570 (Dell)
LG 27GL850
LG 27GL83A
LG 27GN850
LG 27GN800
Dell S2721DGF (165Hz OC)
Acer CP3271U (165Hz OC, Delta E < 2)
Philips 275M1RZ
HP Omen 27i
Lenovo Legion Y27q-20
Eve Spectrum QHD 144Hz (crowd funded)
27” 1440p 165Hz 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNCNow availableViewSonic XG270QG
27” 4K 144Hz 1ms HDR600H2 2020N/A
38” 3840×1600 175Hz HDR400 G-SYNC CurvedNow AvailableLG 38GL950G
Acer Predator X38 P
38” 3840×1600 144Hz HDR600 G-SYNC Ultimate CurvedN/AMSI MEG381CQR
38” 3840×1600 144Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedNow available (LG)
Q3/Q4 2020 (MSI)
Q4 (Acer)
LG 38WN95C
Acer XR383CKP
38” 3840×1600 160Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedN/A ($1600)LG 38GN950
LG 38GN95B
34" 3440x1440 60Hz 98% DCI-P3 Flat-ScreenN/ABenQ PD3420Q
34” 3440×1440 144Hz HDRNow availableLG 34GK950F
34” 3440×1440 144Hz 1ms HDR400Now availableLG 34GN850
34” 3440×1440 180Hz OC 1ms HDR400N/AAcer XR343CKP
Acer X34 GS
34” 3440×1440 200Hz G-SYNC 1ms HDR400N/AAcer X34 S
34” 3440×1440 120Hz G-SYNCNow availableLG 34GK950G
Dell AW3420DW
27" 4K 144Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless'July 2020 (LG)
Q1 2021
LG 27GN950
Eve Spectrum 4K 144Hz (crowd funded)
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless'Now available (Dell)Dell Alienware AW2721D
Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz (crowd funded)
31.5" 4K, 99% DCI-P3, HDR1000, Mini-LED w/ 2,000+ zonesNow availableDell UP3221Q ($5,000)
31.5" 4K 144Hz 98% DCI-P3 HDR1000Q4 2021N/A
31.5" 8K Adobe RGBN/AN/A
40" 5120x2160 98% DCI-P3 2500R Q1 2021N/A

LG IPS Panels

LG IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 CurvedNow availableDell U4919DW
LG 49WL95
49” 5120x1440 144Hz CurvedQ4 2019N/A
31.5" 4K HDR1000 BT2020Q4 2019N/A
25" 1920x1200 sRGBN/AN/A
27" 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms GtG sRGB
G-SYNC compatible
Now availableLG 27GL83A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ4 2019N/A
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A

Innolux

Innolux IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
Megazone 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) HDR1000 94% DCI-P3
Q2 2020N/A
MiniLED 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) 1000-nits 95% BT 2020
Q3 2020N/A
31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
7ms (GtG)
June 2020N/A
28” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
5ms (GtG)
Q4 2020N/A
28” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3
4ms (GtG)
Now available
September 2019 (Acer)
Samsung U28R550
ASUS VG289Q
Acer VG280K
Acer CB282K
Philips 288E2A
Philips 288E2E
27" 1440p 144Hz DP 1.2AvailableViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
27" 1440p 144Hz *DP 1.2 HDR400AvailableAcer VG271UP
Acer XV272U
27" 1440p 144Hz **DP 1.2+ HDR400AvailableGigabyte Aorus AD27QD
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q
27" 1440p 165Hz ***DP 1.4 HDRAvailablePixio PX7 Prime
BenQ EX2780Q
27" 1440p 165Hz DP 1.4 HDR400Now availableRazer Raptor 27
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P
27" 1440p 165Hz
7ms (GtG) w/o overdrive
March 2020N/A
27" 1080p 144Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3April 2020N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ2 2020N/A
24" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 4K 60Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR400Q3 2020Acer XB323QU NV
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
28" 4K 144Hz 1ms GtG 98% DCI-P3 HDR400
HDMI 2.1
May 2021Acer XV282K KV (~$1,000)
27" 1440p 165Hz 95% DCI-P3 1ms (GtG)N/AAcer XB273U NV (170Hz OC)
Acer XV272U KV (170Hz OC, Delta E < 1, December 2020, $400)
Acer XV272U V (170Hz OC)

BOE

Here, you’ll find the latest panel developments regarding BOE’s ADS (Advanced Super Dimension Switch), basically IPS, panels.

BOE’s also working on their BD Cell technology, aiming to compete with OLED. It involves a dual-cell panel with ‘pixel-level backlight control’ that should bring 12-bit color depth support and a contrast ratio of up to 2,000,000:1. We’ll add more information regarding this technology and its development as it becomes available.

BOE IPS Panels

BOE IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27” 4K 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 300-nitsSeptember 2020N/A
27” 4K 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 400-nitsSeptmeber 2020N/A
27” 4K 90% Rec2020Q1 2021N/A
32” 4K 90% Rec2020N/AN/A
27” 4K 144HzJuly 2021N/A
27” 1080p 360HzFebruary 2021N/A
27” 1440p 240HzFebruary 2021N/A
32” 4K 144HzJanuary 2021N/A
23.8” 1080p 240HzOctober 2020N/A
34” 2560x1080 165HzApril 2021N/A
34” 3440x1440 144Hz (1900R)H2 2021N/A
29” 2560x1080 165HzMay 2021N/A
29” 3440x1440May 2021N/A
25.7” 2560x1080Septmber 2020N/A
34” 5120x2160May 2021N/A
39.7” 5120x2160 (2500R)October 2021N/A
24” 2560x1600 95% DCI-P3N/AN/A
27" 4K 1000-zone Mini-LEDDecember 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 3000-zone Mini-LEDN/AN/A
32" 4K 4000-zone Mini-LEDQ4 2021N/A
27" 1440p 144Hz 1ms GtGNow availableLG 27GN800
32" 1440p 165HzMarch 2021, $500Cooler Master GM32-FQ

24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS Panels

MonitorMaximum
Refresh Rate
HDRBrightness
(cd/m²)
Color GamutErgonomicsPanel
Acer CP1241Y V165HzYes25095%
DCI-P3
Full
Acer RG241Y P144HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer RX241Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBFull
Acer VG240Y S165HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer VG240YP144HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer VG242Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer XF243YP165HzYes250sRGBFull
Acer XV240Y P165HzYes250sRGBFull
Acer XV242Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBFull
AOC 24G2144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Full
AOC 24G2U HDN-ATN144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
FullPANDA LC238LF1F
AOC 24G2U HDP-AWB144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
FullBOE MV238FHB-NG0
ASUS VG249Q144HzN/A250sRGBFull
ASUS VG249Q1R165HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
ASUS VP249QGR144HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
HP X24i144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
HP X24ih144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, Height, VESA
LG 24GN600144HzYes300sRGBTilt, VESA
LG 24GN650144HzYes300sRGBTilt, Height, Pivot, VESA
MSI G241144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA
MSI G242144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA
MSI G242P144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Full
Pixio PX247144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
Pixio PX248 Prime144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
Pixio PX248 Prime S165HzYes400sRGBTilt, VESA
Sceptre E248B-FPT168165HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
ViewSonic XG2405144HzN/A250sRGBFull
Philips 242M8144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA

In 2020, BOE Technology bought Gen 8.5 and Gen 8.6 fabs by PANDA, the panel manufacturer that made the popular 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors.

Now, some of the popular models, such as the AOC 24G2, have replaced the older PANDA LC238LF1F panel with the newer BOE MV238FHB-NG0 panel.

The BOE (TPM238WF1-FHBNG0) panel sacrifices some of the contrast ratio (from ~1,500:1 to ~1,000:1) and brightness (from ~350-nits to ~250-nits) for a faster pixel response time speed. Note that brightness and contrast vary across different units of monitors, too.

The AOC 24G2 has a specified contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and peak brightness of 250-nits, but many reviewers were getting results closer to 1,500:1 and 350-nits, respectively.

The newer 24G2 models using the BOE panel will have contrast ratio and brightness closer to the specified values, but slightly better pixel responsiveness.

Besides the AOC 24G2, it looks like the ASUS VG249Q and VP249QGR models also use the BOE panel.

As the situation develops, we’ll be adding which panel is used by which monitor in the table above.

We’re also keeping an eye on the new models by HP and LG, which quote a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed for their models. We have yet to see if they’re actually using different and faster panels, or if it’s just marketing shenanigans.

Sharp

Sharp IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27" 1440p 240Hz, 100% Adobe RGB, HDR400N/AGigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X
27" 1440p 170Hz, BGR layoutNow availableGigabyte M27Q

New Monitors

Below, you will find more information about new monitors by various popular manufacturers. Some of these monitors use the above-mentioned panels, but for most of them, it’s unknown what panel will be used. Click on the monitor manufacturer to jump to their models.

Acer
ASUS
LG
Philips
AOC
MSI
Samsung
Lenovo
Gigabyte
ViewSonic
BenQ
Dell
Other

Acer Monitors

Acer Predator XB3 Series

acer predator xb3 monitor
Acer Predator XB323QK NV

The Acer Predator XB323QK NV is a long-anticipated budget-friendlier variant of a 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor.

Unlike the previously announced (~$3,600) Acer X32 and ASUS PG32UQX 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS models with expensive FALD systems, the XB323QKNV will only support VESA’s entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Although the XB323QK will be quite pricey (~$1,200), it’s still significantly cheaper than the X32 model yet it’ll offer an incredibly immersive and responsive SDR gaming experience.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, dithered 10-bit color depth, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, and 178° viewing angles.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB type C port (65W PD), a quad-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack while the design boasts full ergonomic support. Sadly, no HDMI 2.1.

The monitor will also support AMD FreeSync (will likely be certified as G-SYNC Compatible) and the new Acer VisionCare 4.0 technology that includes a built-in sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness and color temperature according to ambient lighting and dims or turns off the display if no one is in front of it.

The release date should be in May 2021 for North America.

Acer Predator XB273U NX
Acer Predator XB273U NX

Another interesting monitor from Acer’s new XB3 series is the Predator XB273UNX.

It uses a 1440p 240Hz (275Hz factory-OC) IPS panel with a fast 0.5ms GtG response time speed, a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR support.

Equipped with a dedicated G-SYNC module, the monitor ensures flawless VRR performance with compatible NVIDIA graphics cards. Just like the XB323QK model, it features USB-C with 65W PD and the new VisionCare 4.0 technology.

While it does support HDR, we don’t know to what extent as the peak brightness or the use of local dimming is not specified.

The monitor will be priced at ~$1100 once it’s released in May 2021.

Acer Nitro XV282K KV
Acer Nitro XV282K KV

Finally, we have the Acer XV282KKV based on Innolux’s 4K 144Hz IPS panel with a wide 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400 support, and fast 1ms GtG response time.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, a USB-C port with 65W PD, and a quad-USB hub. Acer VisionCare is supported on this model as well.

The release date is scheduled for May 2021, while the price will be ~$900.

ASUS Monitors

New HDMI 2.1 Monitors

asus hdmi 2.1 monitors

ASUS announced three new monitors (28″, 32″, and 43″ sized models) with HDMI 2.1:

  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A – 28″ 4K 144Hz IPS DisplayHDR 400
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS DisplayHDR 600 (Delta E < 2, 98% DCI-P3, 1ms GtG, FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible, ELMB-Sync)
  • ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ – 43″ 4K 144Hz DisplayHDR 1000

Will update this section with more information, including pricing and availability, as soon as we get it.

LG Monitors

LG Monitors 2021

At CES 2021, LG announced several exciting new displays:

  • LG 27GP950 – 27″ 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) Nano IPS DisplayHDR 600, HDMI 2.1
  • LG 32GP850 – 32″ 1440p 165Hz (180Hz OC) Nano IPS
  • LG 34GP950G – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz (180Hz OC) Nano IPS DisplayHDR 600 with G-SYNC Ultimate
  • LG 40WP95C – 40″ 5120×2160 Nano IPS
  • LG UltraFine 32EP950 – 32″ 4K OLED with 99% Adobe RGB/DCI-P3

More information, including price and release date, will be added as we get it.

Philips Monitors

Philips 279P2MRX

Philips 279P2MRX

The Philips 279P2MRX is a 27″ 4K IPS monitor featuring a mini-LED backlight with a 2304-zone full-array local dimming solution for an amazing HDR image quality; it even has VESA’s high-end DisplayHDR 1400 certification.

Other specifications include a wide 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. More information to follow.

Philips 329M1RV

Philips 329M1RV Monitor

Philips announced the new 329M1RV 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor, following the Acer XB323QK NV with the same key specifications.

Main specifications include quick 1ms GtG pixel response time, wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, 400-nit peak brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit color depth, and 178° viewing angles.

The display also features Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, FreeSync, Ambiglow RGB lighting, and DTS integrated speakers.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports (sadly no HDMI 2.1), and a USB-C port.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

New Console Gaming Displays

Philips 4k Console Gaming Monitor

Philips has introduced three new console gaming monitors to their Momentum series:

  • Philips 558M1RY – 55″ 4K 120Hz VA display with HDR 1000 and edge-lit local dimming. It also offers three HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub. The HDMI ports are limited to 60Hz at 4K or 120Hz at 1440p. For 4K 120Hz, you will need to use the DisplayPort input.
  • Philips 559M1RYV – 55″ 4K 144Hz VA display with HDR1000, HDMI 2.1, and USB-C (with 65W PD and DP Alt Mode).
  • Philips 328M1R – 32″ 4K 120Hz VA monitor with HDR 600, 1ms MPRT, and the same connectivity options as the 55″ variant + HDMI 2.1.

Both monitors support AMD FreeSync and feature the Ambiglow RGB lighting technology.

The release date of the Philips 328M1R has been pushed to Q1 2021, as Philips wants to implement HDMI 2.1 to make the monitors ready for the next-gen consoles.

AOC Monitors

New AOC Gaming Displays

  • AOC AG323QCXE – 32″ 1440p 144Hz curved (1500R) model with FreeSync, HDR, 550-nits, and 91% DCI-P3 gamut
  • AOC CQ27G3S – 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1000R curved VA monitor with FreeSync and HDR
  • AOC CU34G3X – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide 1000R curved VA gaming monitor
  • AOC U34G3X – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz IPS ultrawide flat-screen gaming monitor with FreeSync and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut
  • AOC AG274QG – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS G-SYNC Ultimate
  • AOC AG254FG – 25″ 1080p 360Hz IPS G-SYNC

MSI Monitors

New MSI Monitors

msi meg381cqr monitor
  • MSI PS321QR – 32″ 1440p monitor aimed at designers and gamers with a 165Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR 600, and 1ms GtG response time, 95% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut
  • MSI PS321UR – 32″ 4K IPS designer monitor with 95% DCI-3, 99% Adobe RGB, and DisplayHDR 600 
  • MSI MEG381CQR – 38″ ultrawide monitor with an innovative human-machine interface which includes a small extra OLED display. It’s based on LG’s IPS panel with 3840×1600 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 175Hz), Display HDR600, and G-SYNC Ultimate.
  • MSI 242C – 24″ 1080p 165Hz FreeSync 1000R Curved, 90% DCI-P3, 1ms MPRT

Samsung Monitors

Samsung Odyssey G5

samsung odyssey g5

Samsung’s Odyssey G7 and G9 models delivered surprisingly good pixel response time performance. They are the first VA displays with a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed allowing you to enjoy both high contrast ratio and smooth motion clarity.

For more information, you can check out our Samsung G7 and Samsung G9 reviews.

Just like the G7 series, the G5 models will be available as 27″ and 32″ variants with QHD resolution and steep 1000R screen curvature.

However, they’ll have a lower 144Hz maximum refresh rate and no DisplayHDR 600 support. Instead, they’ll just support basic HDR with a 250-nit peak brightness and a 2,500:1 static contrast ratio. Color gamut is not specified.

While Samsung specifies a 1ms response time speed, it implies the MPRT measure, not the GtG measure like that of the G7 and G9 series. Hopefully, the G5 will have a fast enough GtG response time to eliminate the notorious VA black smearing.

Update: It seems that the GtG response time speed is not 1ms, based on this video. Bad news, but also somewhat expected for $300.

The 27″ Samsung G5 is available for $300 on Amazon while the 32″ G5 model is $350.

Lenovo Monitors

New Lenovo ThinkVision Monitors

lenovo thinkvision t34w 20 monitor

Lenovo showcased several displays at CES 2020 including:

  • Lenovo ThinkVision T34W-20 – 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide curved (1500R) monitor with a VA panel, 60Hz, and ~99% sRGB color gamut. Other features include a quad USB hub, USB-C with 75W PD, and PiP/PbP support. The release date is scheduled for March 2020, priced at $800.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27H-20 – 27″ 1440p monitor with USB-C PD (90W) and a height-adjustable stand. It should be available in March as well, for $500.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision T24V-20 – 24″ 1080p IPS monitor with an integrated Full HD camera, facial recognition, and dual microphones; available in April 2020 for $264.
    Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27 –  27″ 4K IPS monitor for professional use with 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, factory-calibrated.
    Other specs include a 1,000-nit peak brightness, a 14ms GtG response time speed, and an 1152-zone Mini-LED local dimming solution.
    The monitor will also feature USB-C with 90W PD, DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, a quad USB hub, and an ergonomic stand with a smartphone holder. It should be available in April for $2,500. More info here.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision 32H-20 – 31.5″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and USB-C
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27Q-20 – 27″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and DP, mDP, and DP-out ports as well as a WiFi smartphone charging base

Gigabyte Monitors

gigabyte gaming monitors
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q – 32″ 1440p 165Hz (170Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, HLG, 94% DCI-P3 gamut, and the new Aim Stabilizer Sync technology (allows for backlight strobing and VRR at the same time)
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, 100% Adobe RGB gamut, and Aim Stabilizer

ViewSonic Monitors

ViewSonic Elite XG320U

ViewSonic announced plenty of interesting monitors for 2021 for both gaming and professional use:

  • ViewSonic VP3286-8K – 32″ 8K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3; Summer 2021, $5000
  • ViewSonic VP3286-4K -32″ 4K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3; Summer 2021, $2000
  • ViewSonic VP2786-4K – 27″ 4K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Summer 2021, $1000
  • ViewSonic VP2776-4K – 27″ 4K IPS, 100% DCI-P3
  • ViewSonic VP2776-2K – 27″ 1440p IPS, 100% DCI-P3
  • ViewSonic XG320Q – 32″ 1440p 165Hz, Adobe RGB, DisplayHDR 600
  • ViewSonic XG320U – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS, Adobe RGB, DisplayHDR 600, HDMI 2.1
  • ViewSonic XG321UG – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS, DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate, 1152-zone Mini-LED FALD
  • ViewSonic XG271QG – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS, DisplayHDR 400
  • ViewSonic XG2431 – 24″ 1080p 240Hz, DisplayHDR 400
  • ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ – 34″ 3440×1440 75Hz IPS FreeSync 1800R Curved; $390

BenQ Monitors

BenQ PD2725U

BenQ’s latest designer monitor, the PD2725U, uses a 27″ 4K IPS panel with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut (100% sRGB and Rec.709) and Delta E ≤ 3 factory-calibration.

Other useful features include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with both input and output for daisy-chaining, a built-in KVM switch, ‘Mac-to-Monitor Color Sync’, a hotkey puck for remote and quick OSD setting shortcuts, and what appears to be a color and brightness uniformity compensation feature.

No word on availability and pricing at the moment.

Dell Monitors

Dell Monitors

Dell has announced several new monitors for Q1 2021, the most interesting one being the Dell U4021WQ, the first 39.7″ ultrawide display.

It also boasts a high 5120×2160 resolution, which on its 39.7″ sized screen results in a rich pixel density of 140 PPI. The monitor is basically as tall as a regular 32″ 16:9 screen, but ~30% wider.

Other noteworthy specifications include an IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB gamut with Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, 5ms response time, 60Hz, 300-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles.

Connectivity options include USB-C (15W PD), Thunderbolt 3 (90W PD and DP Alt Mode), an Ethernet port, dual 9W speakers, DP 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub. PiP/PbP and KVM are supported as well.

It should be available by the end of January 2021 for ~$2,100.

Other monitors announced by Dell are intended for professinoal and/or office use and include:

  • Dell U3821DW – 38″ 3840×1600 IPS ultrawide with 60Hz, 95% DCI-P3 gamut, USB-C (90W PD); January, ~$1500
  • Dell U2722D – 27″ 1440p 60Hz IPS model with 95% DCI-P3 gamut; March, $530
  • Dell U2722DE – same as above + USB-C with 90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; March, $630
  • Dell U2422H – 24″ 1080p 60Hz IPS model with 85% DCI-P3 gamut; March, $330
  • Dell U2422HE – same as above + USB-C with 90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; March, $430
  • Dell C2422HE – same as above + 5MP webcam and microphone built-in; February, $520
  • Dell C3422WE – 34″ 3440×1440 60Hz ultrawide with with a built-in 5MP webcam and microphone, USB-C (90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; February, $1150
  • Dell C2722DE -27″ 1440p 60Hz IPS model with a built-in 5MP webcam and microphone, USB-C (90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; February, $720

New Display Technology

360Hz Gaming Monitors

The new 360Hz gaming monitors are based on a 24.5″ 1080p IPS panel made by AU Optronics and feature a native G-SYNC module.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 8-bit color depth support, 99% sRGB color gamut, 178° viewing angles, DisplayHDR 400 support, and 1ms GtG response time speed.

These 360Hz G-SYNC gaming monitors also support ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) at 144Hz and 240Hz, as well as Adaptive-Sync in order to provide VRR for AMD GPU users.

NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

All of the above-mentioned 360Hz models, except for the PG259QN, will support NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer (NRA) that allows you to effortlessly and precisely measure latency using a compatible mouse from ASUS, Logitech, SteelSeries, or Razer.

Other non-360Hz models that will support NRA include:

  • Acer Predator X34S
  • Acer Predator XB273U NX
  • AOG AGON PRO AG274QG
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM

ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit

Back at CES 2018, ASUS showcased a triple monitor setup with lenses attached where the bezels of the monitors meet which made the gaps appear more transparent.

There wasn’t any news regarding these kits for a while, but they have finally appeared on Amazon. Check the video below to see what’s it all about.

Looking Glass Factory – 32″ 8K Holographic Monitor

Looking Glass Factory just released a 32″ 8K holographic display for 3D content viewing without the need of using any headsets or glasses.

The monitor is not intended for gaming though but rather for medical and marketing use. Some of the specs include 8K resolution at 60Hz, 10-bit color depth support, two DisplayPort inputs, and a USB type B port.

For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website.

LG 48″ Bendable OLED Display

LG Bendable OLED TV

LG Display revealed their new 48-inch bendable OLED panel. Basically, it’s a flat-screen OLED TV that you can bend to curvature of up to 1000R for a more immersive gaming experience.

Just like the 2019 and 2020 LG’s OLEDs, the bendable display will support a variable refresh rate with a 40-120Hz range and have an instantaneous 0.1ms response time speed.

Additionally, the display will feature the CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) technology, which was previously known as ‘Crystal Sound Display.’ CSO allows the display to vibrate and emit sound without using any speakers.

More information regarding panel specifications, pricing, and release date will be added as soon as available.

Updates +

  • October 2020:
    10/30/2020:
    – Added a new section containing the latest panel developments by BOE Technology.
    10/22/2020:
    – Updated AUO’s IPS panel list. The most interesting additions include various new FALD models, 30″ 2560×1080 high refresh rate IPS ultrawides, and more information about already known panels. All new changes are put in bold in the table below.
    – Updated AUO’s VA panel list. Added many variations of high refresh rate curved gaming monitors (both 1000R and 1500R) including new 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawides. AUO’s VA panels are less prone to VRR brightness flickering than Samsung’s, so we’re excited to see how these will perform. Hopefully, response times will be on par with Samsung’s Odyssey G7 and G9 models!
    10/15/2020:
    – Updated LG’s Nano IPS panel list. The most interesting additions include a 40″ 5120×2160 ultrawide, a 32″ 8K Adobe RGB gamut display, and a 32″ 4K 144Hz HDR1000 panel.
    10/1/2020:
    – The LG 38GN950 is now up on Amazon.
    – Acer announced the Acer Predator X34 S, a 34″ 3440×1440 200Hz IPS ultrawide curved gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module, wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR400, and 1ms GtG response time speed. There’s also the Acer X34 GS model with FreeSync support and 180Hz overclockable refresh rate (from 144Hz).
    – MSI announced the 343CQR, a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor with a 1000R curved VA panel.
  • September 2020:
    09/30/2020:
    – The LG 34GP83A is now up on Amazon. It features identical specifications as the LG 34GN850 yet it’s $200 cheaper at $800! Based on the difference between LG’s 27GL850 and 27GL83A, it’s possible that they made a mistake, and that the LG 34GP83A only has 100% sRGB gamut, and not 98% DCI-P3 as specified. We’ll keep an eye on it.
    – AOC announced the AOC CU34G3S, a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz VA gaming monitor with a steep 1000R screen curvature, FreeSync support, and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut.
    09/23/2020:
    – The Acer Predator XB323U GP 32″ 1440p 175Hz IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600, 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, 0.5ms GtG response time speed, and G-SYNC Compatibility is now up on Amazon for $800!
    09/21/2020:
    – A 32″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming, the Acer XB323U GX, has appeared on NVIDIA’s list of G-SYNC Compatible monitors.
    09/17/2020:
    – AOC released the AOC C24G1A, a 24″ 1080p 165Hz curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and wide color gamut. It’s the updated model of the popular C24G1.
    – Pixio and HP announced new gaming models based on PANDA’s 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS panel, including the Pixio PX248 and the HP X24i and X24ih (with a height-adjustable stand).
    09/14/2020:
    – Acer announced the XV282K KV 28″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux. Other features include 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDR 600 support, a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, and HDMI 2.1.
    – The MSI Creator PS321QR is now available on Newegg. It’s a 32″ 1440p 165Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS gaming monitor with 99% Adobe RGB gamut and DisplayHDR 600.
    – The 32″ Samsung Odyssey G5 is now up on Amazon for $350.
    09/11/2020:
    – The 27″ Samsung Odyssey G5 is now up on Amazon. The product page over at Amazon specifies a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed, but there’s a YouTube video of the monitor running Blur Busters’ ghosting test that suggests otherwise, sadly.
    – The Gigabyte G27Q is now available on Amazon for $330. It’s a new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor based on AUO’s IPS panel.
    09/08/2020:
    – Added more information about the upcoming 360Hz gaming monitors.
    – Added more information about Samsung’s Odyssey G5 monitors.
    – Added the ViewSonic XG320U 32″ 4K 144Hz display with HDMI 2.1.
    – Added the new BenQ XL2546K and XL2411K gaming monitors.
  • August 2020:
    08/26/2020:
    – ASUS released more information about their PG259QN 1080p 360Hz IPS gaming monitor including a marketing video, price, and availability ($700, September 2020).
    – Acer announced a new ultrawide gaming monitor, the Acer XR343CKP with 3440×1440, 180Hz overclock, and LG’s Nano IPS panel.
    08/25/2020:
    – It seems that MSI’s new MAG342CQR monitor won’t have the steep 1000R curvature as previously reported, but a more subtle 1500R curvature.
    – AOC announced the AOC CQ27G3S 27″ 1440p 165Hz VA gaming monitor with a 1000R curved screen, FreeSync, and HDR support.
    08/01/2020:
    – ASUS announced three new monitors with HDMI 2.1.
  • July 2020:
    07/30/2020:
    – The LG 27GN950 27″ 4K 144Hz Nano IPS monitor with 1ms GtG response time, DisplayHDR 600, DSC, and FreeSync Premium Pro/G-SYNC Compatible is now up for pre-order on Amazon.
    07/24/2020:
    – ASUS announced the PG329QN 32″ 1440p 175Hz IPS gaming monitor with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and DisplayHDR 600, likely based on the same panel as the XB323U and the MSI PS321QR.
    07/21/2020:
    – ViewSonic’s XG2405 and XG2705 gaming monitors based on Panda’s 1080p 144Hz IPS panels are now up on Amazon US (in stock as of August 23). 
    07/20/2020:
    – A DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 active adapter is now available. If you have an HDMI 2.1 display (such as an LG’s OLED TV), you can now get 120Hz at 4K via DisplayPort 1.4 on your graphics card. However, variable refresh rate is not supported.
    – Added more information about Acer’s XB323QK 32″ 4K 144Hz (price will be ~$1,430) and X25 1080p 360Hz gaming monitors.
    07/13/2020:
    – Added more information about the Acer XB273U GX 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with 99% Adobe RGB color gamut.
    07/11/2020:
    – Samsung announced the Odyssey G5 series which includes more budget-friendly variants of the high-end G9 and G7 Odyssey models such as the Samsung C32G75T which we reviewed recently.
    The G5 series will be available as 27″ and 32″ models as the Samsung C27G55T and the Samsung C32G55T, respectively. They will feature the same 1000R curved design and be based on wide color gamut VA panels, but with a lower 144Hz refresh rate and only basic HDR support with a 250-nit peak brightness. At the moment, it’s unclear whether they will have as fast 1ms GtG pixel response time speed. For more information, you can visit the official product page.
    – Acer Nitro XV340CKP is now up on Amazon. It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide IPS gaming monitor with a flat-screen panel.
    07/01/2020:
    – Added the Philips 288E2A and 288E2E 28″ 4K monitors with wide color gamut and FreeSync based on Innolux’s IPS panel, the same one used in the ASUS VG289Q.
  • June 2020:
    06/29/2020:
    – Added the Philips 275M1RZ, another 27″ 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor based on LG’s 98% DCI-P3 1ms GtG Nano IPS panel.
    06/26/2020:
    – Added more information about Acer’s XB3 gaming monitor line-up.
    06/25/2020:
    – The release date of the Philips 328M1R 32″ 4K 120Hz VA-panel gaming monitor has been pushed to Q1 2021 in order for HDMI 2.1 to be implemented.
    06/24/2020:
    – Acer announced many exciting monitors including the Acer XB323QK NV, a 31.5″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 0.5ms GtG response time, FreeSync, and DisplayHDR 400. The release date should be in September, but the price is unknown at the moment.
    – Also announced is the Acer XB273U GX, a 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor. The release date is in September, but no word on pricing yet.
    – Acer announced their monitor based on the 360Hz IPS G-SYNC panel too, the Acer Predator X25. It should be available in November for ~$1,100. You can check out the Acer Predator X25 product page here.
    – For more information, visit Acer’s press release regarding these monitors.
    – Added the Dell S2721DGF and the Acer CP3271U 1440p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitors based on LG’s Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut.
    – Added the Acer CM3271K 32″ 4K Adobe RGB professional monitor to Acer’s ConceptD series of monitors.
    – Added the Acer XR383CKP 38″ 3840×1600 ultrawide curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and DisplayHDR 600. It will use the same panel as the LG 38WN95C.
    06/20/2020:
    The LG 38WN95C 37.5″ 3840×1600 IPS ultrawide gaming monitor with 144Hz, 1ms, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayHDR 600, FreeSync Premium (G-SYNC Compatible), and 98% DCI-P3 is now up on Amazon.
    06/17/2020:
    – Viotek released the Viotek GNV29CB, a 29″ 2560×1080 120Hz VA-panel ultrawide gaming monitor with a steep 1200R screen curvature and AMD FreeSync.
    06/11/2020:
    – The Cooler Master GM34-CF is now up on Amazon. It’s based on the same 3440×1440 144Hz 1500R curved VA panel as the AOC CU34G2X.
    – Added more information about the Philips 558M1RY 55″ console gaming monitor.
    06/05/2020:
    – The Gigabyte G32QC 32″ 1440p 165Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    06/02/2020:
    – The Samsung C27G75T 27″ 1440p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – Added the Acer CB282K 28″ 4K IPS monitor based on the same Innolux IPS panel as the ASUS VG289.
    06/01/2020:
    – The Acer Predator XB273P is now available on Amazon. It’s a 27″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module.
    – Pixio released a new display called the Pixio PX278. It’s a 27″ 1440p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitor based on a TN panel with a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut and HDR support!
  • May 2020:
    05/30/2020:
    – The Samsung C32G75T 1440p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now up on Amazon!
    – Added the Pixio PX5H2, another 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor.
    05/29/2020:
    – The Samsung C49G95T 5120×1440 240Hz HDR1000 super-ultrawide curved gaming monitor is now up for pre-order on Amazon for $1,700. Release date is June 13, 2020. 
    – The LG 38GN950 should be available soon, priced at $1,600 – that’s $200 less than the G-SYNC model, the LG 38GL950G – yet the 38GN950 has a better HDR600 implementation (as opposed to HDR400 of the 950G) and certified G-SYNC compatibility. No G-SYNC module though; we’re looking forward to seeing how its pixel response time performs across different refresh/frame rates.
    05/28/2020:
    – Added some information about Looking Glass’ 32″ 8K Holographic monitor.
    05/24/2020:
    – Added the Acer XV272UX, a 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with a 1ms GtG response time speed and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut. More info here.
    – Acer announced two monitors based on new curved VA panels by CSOT with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p resolution, FreeSync, and 240Hz refresh rate, the Acer XZ270X and the Acer XZ320QX.
    – The AOC CQ27G2 affordable 27″ 1440p 144Hz curved gaming monitor is now finally available in the US.
    – The ViewSonic Elite XG270QC 27″ 1440p 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 400, 90% DCI-P3 gamut, and 550-nit peak brightness is now available on Amazon!
    – ASUS released two new ProArt displays, the PA248QV (24″ 1920×1200 IPS) and the PA278QV (27″ 1440p IPS) with 100% sRGB gamut and DeltaE < 2 factory-calibration.
    05/21/2020:
    – Sceptre released 24″ and 27″ gaming monitors based on the popular 1080p 144Hz IPS panels by PANDA, the Sceptre E248B-FPT168 and the Sceptre E275B-FPT168, respectively. While they are more affordable than some alternatives by more famous brands, they still aren’t as cheap as the ASUS VP249QGR.
    05/18/2020:
    – After ASUS, Dell announced a 360Hz model as well called the Dell Alienware AW2521H. It turns out that the new 360Hz models will be based on an IPS panel!
    05/17/2020:
    – Added the Acer CP5271U V. It’s a 27″ 1440p IPS gaming monitor with a 170Hz refresh rate (OCed from 144Hz), a quoted GtG response time speed of 0.7ms, quantum dots, Adobe RGB 99% color gamut, DeltaE < 1 Pantone-certified color accuracy, DisplayHDR 600, and USB-C with 65W PD and DP Alt Mode.
    The release date should be sometime in June 2020 while the price should be around $700.
    – The ASUS XG17AHP 17″ 1080p 240Hz IPS portable monitor is now up on Amazon. Unlike the XG17AHPE model, this one also comes with a tripod allowing you to use it as a full-on desktop monitor.
    05/13/2020:
    – The Nixeus NX-EDG274K is now up on Amazon! This is a 4K 144Hz FreeSync IPS gaming monitor with DSC and 128-level adjustable overdrive.
    – The Acer Predator XB273 X is now up on Amazon. It’s the first 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module. It also supports Adaptive-Sync over DP, and VRR over HDMI.
    05/12/2020:
    – The Samsung C32T55 32″ 1080p 75Hz monitor with a 1000R curved VA panel is now up on Amazon for $300 which is a bit steep considering you can get a 32″ 1440p 144Hz curved model at that price range. Hopefully, the 24″ and 27″ T55 models will be more reasonably priced.
    05/10/2020:
    – The Dell Alienware AW2521HF 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS monitor is now up on Amazon.
    05/05/2020:
    – The MSI MAG301CR 30″ curved ultrawide monitor with 2560×1080 and 200Hz is now up on Amazon.
    – Added the HP Omen 27i, another 27″ gaming monitor based on LG’s 1440p 144Hz Nano IPS panel.
  • April 2020:
    04/28/2020:
    – Acer has announced a new monitor: the Acer Predator XB323U – a 32″ 1440p 144Hz (170Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut. 04/24/2020:
    – The Acer Predator XB253Q GX is now up on Amazon. It’s a 25″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR400 and certified G-SYNC compatibility.
    – MSI released more information regarding the MSI PSI321QR 32″ 1440p 165Hz IPS monitor aimed at both gamers and designers with 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB, 95% DCI-P3, and DisplayHDR 600. No word on price or release date yet though, nor whether it will support FreeSync or G-SYNC.
    – Gigabyte announced two more new monitors: the Gigabyte G27Q and the Gigabyte G27FC.
    – Added the Viotek GNV34DBE 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz VA-panel curved ultrawide gaming monitor, based on the same panel as the AOC CU34G2X.
    – Added more info about the Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27.
    – Added the Philips 322M8CP 32″ 1080p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor.
    – Added the Dell U2421HE and the Dell U2721DE UltraSharp monitors with USB-C, DP-Out, and RJ45 ports. They feature 1080p and 1440p IPS panels with Delta E < 2 calibration and 99% sRGB color gamut. 04/23/2020:
    – Added the Acer Predator XB253Q G 24.5″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, ~1ms GtG response time, and DisplayHDR 400.
    – Added the Philips 345M1CR 3440×1440 144Hz curved (1500R) VA-panel gaming monitor.
    04/18/2020:
    – The ASUS VG259QM 1080p 280Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon for $320!
    – The Dell U2720Q 4K professional monitor with USB-C 90W PD is now up on Amazon.
    04/16/2020:
    – MSI has revealed the MSI MAG301CR, a 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz ultrawide gaming monitor based on the same panel as the Viotek C305B-200UN.
    – The LG 27GN950 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG response time, DSC, and DisplayHDR 600 has started appearing in some stores in the UK! For more info, go here.
    04/15/2020
    :
    – Samsung’s 27″ and 32″ G7 1440p 240Hz curved (1000R) VA gaming monitors have appeared on their Vietnamese website! For more info, click here.
    – The LG 34GN850 is now up on Amazon. It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz curved ultrawide gaming monitor with a Nano IPS panel rocking 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1ms GtG response time!
    – Added the Acer VG272UV, a new monitor based on AUO’s 1440p 144Hz 1ms IPS panel.
  • March 2020:
    03/13/2020:
    – Last year, Cooler Master announced their entry to the gaming monitor market with the Cooler Master GM219-35 and GM219-30 ultrawide models.
    No word on those models yet, but they do have a product page up for the new GM34-CW model with 3440×1440, 144Hz, and HDR400 support meaning that it will feature the same Samsung panel as the AOC CU34G2X, hopefully, with a better VRR implementation as FreeSync 2 is mentioned on Cooler Master’s website.
    – The LG 27GN750 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The Lenovo Legion Y44W is now up on Amazon.
  • February 2020:
    02/28/2020:
    – The ASUS VG279QM 1080p 280Hz (overclocked) IPS monitor with ELMB-Sync is now up on Amazon!
    – The Acer VG272 X is now available on Amazon as well. It’s the same monitor as the Acer XV273 X, but with a tilt-only stand.
    02/11/2020:
    – Th/e Dell U4320Q monitor is now up on Amazon. It’s a 43″ 4K IPS professional-use display with an ergonomic stand and USB-C (90W PD) – among other things.
    02/08/2020:
    – The ASUS PG43UQ 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DSC and DisplayHDR 1000 is now up on Amazon.
    – We have yet another 24″ 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor based on the Panda IPS panel, the Pixio PX247.
    – The ASUS XG17AHPE 240Hz IPS portable monitor with a built-in battery is now up on Amazon.
    02/04/2020:
    – The ASUS VG289Q is now up on Amazon. It’s a 28″ 4K monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux with 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR support, and AMD FreeSync.
    – Samsung announced a new T55 series which consists of 1080p 75Hz displays based on a 1000R curved VA panels.
  • January 2020:
    01/22/2020:
    – The ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is now up on Amazon. It’s a 1440p 144Hz (170Hz overclocked) IPS gaming monitor with a specified response time of 1ms GtG, DisplayHDR 400, and ELMB-Sync.
    – The MSI Prestige PS341WU 5K2K ultrawide monitor with HDR600, Thunderbolt, and 98% DCI-P3 gamut is now available on Amazon.
    01/21/2020:
    – MSI released the MSI G241 and the MSI G271 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors based on the popular Panda IPS panel. Just like AOC’s models, the G241 and the G271 feature wide color gamut support with 95%/92% DCI-P3.
    01/20/2020:
    – The MSI Optix MAG251RX 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up for pre-order on Amazon.
    01/17/2020:
    – The ASUS XG43VQ 3840×1200 120Hz DisplayHDR 400 FreeSync 2 gaming monitor is now available.
    01/14/2020:
    – The Acer VP249QGR is now available on Amazon for just $159!
    It uses the same 1080p 144Hz IPS panel by Panda as the Acer VG240YP, the AOC 24G2, and the ASUS VG249Q, but it has a tilt-only stand.
    01/10/2020:
    – Added the Dell UP3221Q 31.5″ 4K IPS monitor with 2,000 mini LED dimming zones.
    01/09/2020:
    – Added more info about MSI’s newly announced monitors.
    – Gigabyte announced three new gaming displays.
    – The ASUS XG43UQ is now replaced by ASUS PG43UQ. Same specs, just different names.
    01/06/2020:
    – ASUS announced a new 360Hz gaming monitor!
    – We’re finally getting 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitors, and quite good ones at that, by ASUS (PG32UQX) and Acer (Predator X32). The monitors will feature a Mini LED backlight, G-SYNC Ultimate, and DisplayHDR 1400, and won’t be cheap.
    – Nixeus announced a new 27″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DSC and ‘adaptive’ overdrive
    – MSI and Lenovo announced their monitors based on AUO’s 1080p 240Hz IPS panel.
    01/04/2020:
    – ASUS’ Bezel-Free Kit is now available on Amazon for $109.
    – Apple’s Pro Display XDR 6K monitor is now available for purchase.
    – Plenty of new and exciting monitors have been announced and showcased at CES 2020.
    Click on the links below to learn more about the monitors by their respective manufacturers.
    – Samsung – new 1000R curved gaming monitors such as the Odyssey G9 5120×1440 240Hz ultrawide display
    – MSI – a new 38″ ultrawide monitor with a cutting-edge user interface that includes an extra OLED display
    – LG – new budget 1080p IPS monitors with USB-C (45W power delivery and DP Alt Mode)
    – Lenovo – new monitors for professional use including the Creator Extreme P27 with an 1152-zone Mini LED local dimming implementation 01/03/2020:
    – The LG 38GL950G is now finally up on Amazon for $1,800.
    – Dell announced three new displays to their UltraSharp series aimed at professional designers.
  • December 2019:
    12/28/2019:
    – The MSI MAG272QR 1440p 165Hz flat-screen VA gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT and FreeSync is now available on Amazon for $350.
    12/25/2019:
    – The Aorus FI27Q (non -P version) is now up on Amazon for $600. Keep in mind that this monitor uses the same panel as the ~$300 ViewSonic VX2758-2KP, so make sure you check it out as well.
    12/23/2019:
    – All the way back at CES 2018, ASUS showcased the ROG Bezel-Free kit that would make the gaps between multi-monitor setups appear more ‘transparent’. There weren’t any updates regarding this until now as the kit has actually appeared on Amazon. For more info, click here.
    12/21/2019:
    – Updated the table for Innolux’s IPS panels. There’s a lot more information about the previously announced panels including their availability. In addition, there are plenty of new IPS panels announced including 32″ 1440p 144Hz HDR400/600, 24″ 1080p 165Hz DCI-P3, 27″ 1440p 240Hz HDR600, and more! All new changes are made in bold.
    12/20/2019:
    – The ASUS VG249Q is now available on Amazon. It’s based on the same 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS panel that’s used in the AOC 24G2 and the Acer VG240YP.
    12/19/2019:
    – LG announced exciting new gaming monitors including the LG 27GN950 4K 144Hz display and the LG 38WN95C 3840×1600 144Hz ultrawide monitor. Both are based on Nano IPS panels with FreeSync, HDR600, 98% DCI-P3 gamut, and 1ms response time speed.
    – The AOC AG493UCX 49″ 5120×1440 120Hz gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    – ASUS announced a new gaming monitor, the ASUS VG279QM, with a 27″ 1080p IPS panel and a 280Hz refresh rate (factory-overclocked from native 240Hz). It will also support ELMB-Sync and DisplayHDR 400.
    12/17/2019:
    – Updated the tables for LG’s Nano IPS panelsAUO IPS panels, and AUO VA panels. There are plenty of changes and new panels announced, so click on the links above to jump to the respective table. All new changes are in bold.
    – The MSI MAG272CRX 1080p 240Hz curved gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT is now up on Amazon.
    – Sceptre rolled out an affordable new 35″ 3440×1440 100Hz gaming monitor, the Sceptre C355W-3440UN.
    12/12/2019: 
    – Viotek just released the first 22″ gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate! The Viotek GFV22CB is based on a VA panel with 5ms response time, FreeSync, and G-SYNC compatibility according to Viotek. It’s priced at only $130!
    – The AOC CU34G2X 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT, FreeSync, and 91% DCI-P3 gamut is now available on Amazon for only $450.
    – Added the Dell AW2521HF, another newly announced monitor which will be using the 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS panel by AUO.
    12/10/2019: 
    – AOC announced the AOC C27G2 1080p 165Hz curved (1500R) gaming monitor with a VA panel, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, FreeSync, and 1ms MPRT. 
    2/02/2019: 
    – BenQ announced a new 34″ 3440×1440 60Hz IPS flat-screen ultrawide monitor called the BenQ PD3420Q based on LG’s Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 gamut, Delta E ≤ 3 factory-calibration, and USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 65W PD.
  • November 2019:
    11/29/2019:
    – Acer announced the Acer Predator X38 P which will be based on the same Nano IPS panel as LG’s 38GL950G.
    11/22/2019:
    – The ASUS CQ32UQ 4K DiplayHDR 600 console gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    11/18/2019:
    – The ViewSonic XG270QG is now up on Amazon.
    – Added more info about the upcoming Acer XV240Y P and the ViewSonic XG2405 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS models.
    11/16/2019: 
    – The ViewSonic XG270 1080p 240Hz 1ms FreeSync gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    – Added the ASUS VG252QX, a new 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS model.
    – Added the Philips 392M7C, a newly announced 38.5″ 1920×1080 144Hz gaming monitor.
    – Added the NEC PA311D, a new high-end professional monitor.
    – Added the Acer VG240Y S, a new version of the VG240YP with a slightly higher 165Hz refresh rate.
    11/13/2019: 
    – The Acer CP3271K (27″ 4K 144Hz FreeSync HDR400) and the Acer CP7271K (27″ 4K 144Hz G-SYNC Ultimate) ConceptD gaming monitors are now available on Amazon, priced $1,300 and $2,200 respectively.
    11/11/2019: 
    – The ASUS TUF VG259Q 24.5″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT is now up on Amazon.
    – The Acer Predator CG437K P 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 is now available on Amazon.
    11/8/2019:
    – Added the Nixeus NX-EDG34S 3440×1440 144Hz curved gaming monitor which is now up for pre-order on Amazon for ~$550.
     11/7/2019:
    – The following monitors are now up on Amazon:
    – LG 38GL950G
    – LG 27MD5KL
    – LG 34WN80C
    – ASUS ProArt PA32UCX
    – ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ
    – ASUS TUF VG35VQ
    – AOC revealed the AOC AG273FXE based on the same panel as the AOC 27G2 with all the same specs – plus HDR support.* 10/7/2019: Added a section for Dell’s new monitors and included the Dell UP2720Q with a built-in colorimeter.
    – The AOC CU34G2X 3440×1440 144Hz curved ultrawide monitor with FreeSync and 1ms MPRT has appeared on Amazon as well. To track its availability and price, visit its Amazon page. It should be available in December for around $450.- Added the Samsung U28R550 28″ 4K monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux with 90% DCI-P3 gamut HDR support, and AMD FreeSync.
    – Added more new gaming monitors by MSI.
  • October 2019:
    – The MSI Omen X 27 is now available on Amazon for $650. It’s one of the first 1440p 240Hz displays available.
    – The LG 27GL83A is now up on Amazon for $380. This model is basically the sRGB gamut version of the 27GL850 1440p 144Hz IPS monitor with the same 1ms GtG response time speed, but no wide DCI-P3 color gamut.
    – Added two new monitors: the ASUS VG249Q and the AOC AG323QCXE.
    – Xiaomi announced their first monitors including a very affordable 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz display.
    – Added more information about the new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS displays such as the Razer Raptor and the BenQ EX2780Q.- The Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P is now available on Amazon.
    – The Acer XV273X and the Dell Alienware AW2720HF 1080p 240Hz IPS displays are now available on Amazon.- The AOC 24G2 and the AOC 27G2 1080p 144Hz IPS models are now available on Amazon!
    – Included more info about the upcoming Aorus FI27Q and the Aorus FI27Q-P and how they compare to other models based on the same Innolux panel.
    – Added the MSI MAG272RX, a 1080p 240Hz VA panel display with a flat screen and 1ms MPRT.
  • September 2019:
    – The ASUS TUF VG259Q is now up on ASUS’ website.
    – ViewSonic introduced new gaming monitors including the ViewSonic XG270QG which will be based on the same Nano IPS panel as the LG 27GL850. However, it will have a G-SYNC module (maybe ULMB too) and be overclockable to 165Hz. It will also offer premium design with RGB lighting, mouse bungees, and a headphone hook. Naturally, it will be more expensive than LG’s model. It will be priced at $600 while the release date is in November. More info here.
    – Other interesting newly announced monitors include the AOC AG273QCX2 and the ViewSonic XG270QC 27″ 1440p 165Hz curved (1500R) VA gaming monitors with FreeSync 2, 550-nits peak brightness, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, 3ms (GtG), and 1ms (MPRT). – Three of ASUS’ TUF gaming monitors with ELMB-SYNC are now available on Amazon.
    – There are new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS models revealed including the Lenovo Y27Q-20 and Pixio PX7 Prime.
    – The Philips 328E1CA is now available on Amazon for $350.
    – The ASUS PA32UCX Mini-LED monitor is up for pre-order.
    – MSI announced new monitors including a 1200R curved 24″ 1080p 144Hz model and a 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz ultrawide display. – Tables in this article are now mobile-friendly!
    – Acer introduced four new displays to their Nitro XV3 series, all of which will be based on AUO’s IPS panels including 25″ 1080p 144Hz and 25″ 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG).
    – ASUS revealed a new monitor called the ASUS ProArt PA32UCG which will be based on a 32″ 4K 120Hz IPS panel with an 1152-zone mini-LED local dimming system for a peak brightness of 1,600-nits.
    – ASUS unveiled a gaming laptop with a 300Hz refresh rate screen.
    – ViewSonic revealed their 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor, the ViewSonic VX2480-HD-PRO, which uses the same panel as the Acer VG240YP.
    – Acer introduced the Acer VG272 X, a 27″ IPS 1080p gaming monitor with 240Hz, 1ms (GtG), and HDR400.
  • August 2019:
    – The ASUS VG259Q, a 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor based on a 24.5″ IPS panel by AUO, has appeared in China.
    – The ASUS TUF VG32VQ with ELMB-Sync is now available on Amazon.
    – AUO has announced new 65″ and 32″ VA panels with Mini LED backlights.
    – The ASUS XG438Q 4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDR (600) display has appeared on Amazon, if you want to track its availability, you can do so here.
    – Added the LG 27GL83A, a 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG and G-SYNC compatibility like the 27GL850 model, but without the wide color gamut, only the standard sRGB.
    – AOC has released a 27″ 1440p 144Hz VA-panel curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and 1ms MPRT for only $280, the AOC CQ27G1.
    – Philips revealed three new Momentum-series displays for console gaming.
    – AOC has announced plenty of new displays that you can check out on this page.
    – Added a few new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors including the budget-friendly ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD which is already up for pre-order for only $355.
    – The Acer Nitro VG240YP is now available on Amazon.
    – The LG 27GL850 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added several newly announced monitors. Some of the more interesting ones include the Dell AW2720HF 1080p 240Hz IPS monitor, the ASUS XG27UQ and XG43UQ 4K 144Hz models with DSC, and the HP Omen X27 1440p 240Hz TN display. 
    – Added three more ASUS monitors from the TUF gaming series.
    – The Samsung C27RG5, the first 240Hz monitor with a VA panel, is now available on Amazon.
    – The first 1440p 240Hz monitor, the Lenovo Y27QG, is now available in certain regions.
    – A 30″ 2560×1080 ultrawide gaming monitor with 200Hz is now available by Sceptre.
    – Added more info about the upcoming 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors by AOC, Philips, and ASUS.
  • July 2019: Added two new 240Hz monitors to the list (the Acer Nitro XF252Q with 0.3ms GtG and FreeSync, and the Acer Predator XN253Q with 0.4ms GtG and G-SYNC) as well as Apple’s new 4K and 5K UltraFine displays by LG: the LG 24MD4KL and the LG 27MD5KL respectively.
    – The Acer Nitro XV273X appears to be the very first 1080p 240Hz desktop gaming monitor with an IPS panel! It will feature a rapid 1ms response time speed, AMD FreeSync, and DisplayHDR 400.
    – The Acer Predator X35 is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
    – The MSI Optix MPG341CQR has appeared on Amazon. It’s the first 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide gaming monitor with a VA panel.
    – A new 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS model has surfaced, the Acer Nitro VG240YP.
    – The MSI Optix MAG321CURV is now available on Amazon.
    – Added more information about the ASUS PA32UCX.
  • June 2019: Added panel development plans by Innolux.
    – Just like the LG 27GL850, LG’s new 38″ ultrawide display based on the next-generation IPS technology, the LG 38GL950G, will have a 1ms (GtG) response time speed.
    – Samsung announced their first 240Hz model, the Samsung C27RG50. It will also be the first 240Hz monitor that’s based on a curved VA panel. Other specs include 1080p resolution, FreeSync with G-SYNC compatibility, and a 4ms response time speed. It should be released in July and it will be available for just under $400.
    – More information about the LG 27GL850 is now available. It will be the first IPS panel with a 1ms (GtG) response time speed.
    – The Samsung C49RG9 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added Apple’s new 6K (6016 x 3384) display dubbed as the Apple Pro Display XDR. It’s a 32″ IPS monitor with 576-zone FALD, 1600-nit peak brightness, Thunderbolt 3, and a $5,000 price tag – and that’s without the stand!
    – Cooler Master announced their first two gaming monitors, the Cooler Master GM219-30 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync and HDR, and the Cooler Master GM219-35 35″ 3440×1440 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDR display. Both ultrawide VA-panel curved gaming monitors will be released in Q4 2019 with $399 and $999 MSRP respectively. Other known specs include height-adjustable stands and 1ms MPRT.
  • May 2019: AUO announced several new panels including 32″ 4K 144Hz and 1440p 240Hz IPS models as well as 240Hz VA panels.
    – Added the MSI Optix MPG341CQR, the LG 27GL850, and the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX to the list. Also added a new heading where we’ll keep track of new monitors. Added two ASUS TUF gaming monitors with ELMB-Sync (simultaneous VRR and backlight strobing) and a 17″ 240Hz IPS portable monitor, the ASUS ROG Strix XG17.
  • April 2019: AOC has announced a new G2 series of gaming monitors which consists of four IPS models including the very first 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS model to be announced!
    – Added four monitors from the new Acer ConceptD series: Acer CP3271K (27″ 4K 144Hz model), Acer CP3271U (27″ 1440p 144Hz HDR400), Acer CP7271K (27″ 4K 144Hz G-SYNC Ultimate), Acer CM7321K (32″ 4K mini-LED).
    – The Acer Predator CG437K has been announced. It’s dubbed as LFGD (Larger Format Gaming Display), similar to the 65″ BFGDs (Big Format Gaming Display). It won’t have FALD nor G-SYNC as previously speculated though. Instead, this 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor offers FreeSync and DisplayHDR 1000 with edge-lit local dimming, so it’s priced significantly lower as well ($1,300 vs $5,000 BFGD).
    – We finally have more information about the long-awaited 35″ 3440×1440 200Hz G-SYNC HDR ultrawide displays with 512-zone FALD. The AOC AGON AG353UCG should be available in June (or October at the latest) 2019 with an estimated price tag of $2,000 – $2,500.
    – Changed the release dates to Q2 2019 for the monitors not released in Q1 2019 as scheduled. Hopefully, they won’t get abandoned. Some displays did get released which are now marked as ‘now available‘ in the tables below.
  • January 2019: Added the Samsung CRG9, the Samsung UR59C, and the LG 27GL850G.
    Also added the Lenovo Legion Y27GQ (27″ 1440p 240Hz AUO panel), Lenovo Legion Y44W (43″ 3840×1200 144Hz FreeSync2 HDR VA panel), and the ASUS XG438Q (43″ 4K 120Hz AUO panel).
    The HP Omen X 65 Emperium BFGD is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
  • December 2018: Added the LG 49WL95 49″ 5120×1440 display and the LG 38GL950G 3840×1600 144Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor (LG IPS models).
  • November 2018: Updated the article. Some release dates have been pushed back, some of them due to certain panel changes.
    Also, new panels have been announced. The most interesting new panels include the 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS and 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS models by LG as well as the 25″ and 27″ 144Hz/240Hz IPS models by AUO.
  • October 2018: Added the Dell U49149W (LG IPS panel).

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Rob Shafer
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.