A lowdown on the best gaming monitors for 2020

All gamers know that getting equipped with the right hardware can take their gaming experience to the next level. Few gamers are as obsessive about elite hardware as PC enthusiasts, who consider the latest monitors are essential for taking the immersion of their favourite games to nirvana.

Just as a great TV or pair of headphones let movies or music be enjoyed in the way their creators intended, a great monitor truly presents PC games as they are meant to be enjoyed. Therefore, if you’re in the market for a new monitor, you might want to consider some of these immense offerings which will make present your favourite games as a true art form.

Alienware AW3418DW

Alienware remain one of the first names in PC gaming hardware, and the AW3418DW helps cement that reputation. Armed with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 3440 x 1440 resolution, few monitors offer such an immersive experience. The sleek ultra-wide design and 34-inch screen will look gorgeous in any gaming den, if you favour a more aesthetical pleasing set up. 

The AW3418DW will set you back north of a grand at most retailers, but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment for those who want to game in the greatest definition possible.

BenQ Zowie XL2540

Taiwanese electronic experts BenQ have tailored their products towards the professional gaming market, with the Zowie XL2540 definitely being a more appropriate model for those who take their gaming beyond a casual hobby.

The 16:9 aspect ratio and 1,920 x 1,080 resolution help keep things focussed, and a lightning fast 240Hz refresh rate mean you’ll have the edge in competitive matches. However, be aware that to fully appreciate the benefits of this monitor, you need the right set up, meaning the XL2540 probably isn’t appropriate for more casual gamers.

AOC Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition

This eagerly awaited sequel to the AG352UCG certainly doesn’t disappoint. If the previous model was one of the best received monitors to ever grace the market, then its new brother is here to cause some sibling rivalry. With improved refresh rate and contrast, and the best features from the AG352UCG carried over, Agon’s latest offering is the leader in ultra-wide gaming.

The insane graphics and audio will help players become deeply immersed in gameplay, and the AG352UCG6 is perfectly suited to playing shooter titles, strategy games, or even interactive slots and casino table games that are now available at an NJ online casino, as well as via other platforms.

Again, all these features don’t come cheap, with the AG352UCG6 setting most gamers back around £800, but it’s still a worthy investment if you’re after premium hardware.

Samsung CRG9

If you want to seriously impress your mates when hosting a gaming sesh (although make sure you keep your distance in these bizarre times) then the Samsung CRG9 will see many jaws hit the floor. Boasting an absurdly huge 49-inch screen and a stunning picture from day one, this monitor will make you the envy of all your gaming buddies. 

The CRG9 isn’t just a pretty face however, with a 5,120 x 1,440 resolution and HDR 1000 in its arsenal. With its stunning design and intelligent build, this monitor is the Miss Universe of the gaming hardware world.

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