Choosing Your Gaming Peripherals Part 5

Gaming Monitor

Having a good, responsive gaming monitor is the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing one for your gaming setup. Maybe you prefer larger monitors with thicker bezels, and maybe you like medium-sized ones with thinner bezels, it’s all up to you. But when choosing a monitor that will be suitable for gaming, you need to take into account the response rate, the number of displayed colors, whether it’s an IPS panel or not, viewing angle, and so on. Today, I’ll try to make that choice a bit easier for you.

Asus VC239H 23″ Slim Bezel

Asus VC239H

Asus VC239H

When it comes to monitor design and display quality, you can’t do better than Asus. In my opinion, their monitors have been the best both quality and design wise for a while now. Especially the VC239H 23″ model. It’s a 23-inch monitor with 5ms response rate and 80,000,000:1 ASCR. It features the latest IPS technology with about 178 degrees wide-view angle, which is insanely good for a monitor of this price. I have been using this monitor for a while now, and have yet to see any backlight leaks. Its design is flawless if you’re into thin bezel thing. It’s just a beauty to look at. Speakers are not as good, but you should not be using monitor speakers at all, so that’s nothing to worry about. It has 3 signal inputs: HDMI, Display Port, and DVI-D. I probably don’t even have to mention this, but yes, the resolution is FULL HD 1920×1080

Asus VN279Q 27″

Asus VN279

Asus VN279Q

Another proof of Asus’ quality design. Asus VN279Q is a 27-inch thin bezel monitor featuring yet another LED-backlit LCD panel with 178-degree viewing angle. It’s very similar to the VC239H model, but a bit larger and with a higher quality stand. It can be rotated in any direction up to about 30 degrees. The horizontal refresh rate is 31.5 to 67.5 kHz and vertical refresh rate 56 to 75 Hz. It features 4 signal inputs: Headphones, HDMI, VGA, and Display Port.

BenQ Zowie RL2755 27″

BenQ Zowie RL2755 Monitor

BenQ Zowie RL2755 Monitor

Now, let’s get into the real deal. BenQ has been known to manufacture high-quality gaming monitors for a while now. Usually, their monitors feature a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. This one, however, is a bit more on the budget side. It’s a 27-inch gaming monitor with 1ms response time and 75Hz refresh rate. RL2755 is significantly cheaper than other BenQ’s gaming monitors and therefore available to you if you’re looking for a good budget gaming monitor.

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