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Are you planning to use a monitor for your Xbox Series X|S rather than a TV? Then, you'll require one with the right refresh rate, technical requirements, and 4K resolution for the Series X and 1080 for the Series S. Below are some of the best monitors for Xbox Series X and S you can purchase.


With the latest consoles, there is no doubt that 4K resolution and AMD FreeSync technology will be standard, which will deliver smooth gaming experiences with high refresh rates. However, you will need to have the right screen to make this happen.


The Xbox series X supports 4K content at 120 frames per second via an HDMI 2.1 input. Therefore, the best option is to use 4K and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth with VRR, which minimizes or eliminates visual artifacts such as screen tearing and frame pacing problems. This results in more fluid gameplay, with scenes rendering smoothly, graphics that look clearer, and inputs that experience less lag in many Series X titles.


The Xbox Series X and, in some cases, the Series S can support 1440p resolution. But any ultra-wide displays aren't compatible with any of these two consoles. Therefore, your best choice is to buy a 1080p, 1440, or 4K resolution screen.


Alternatively, If your budget is limited and therefore you are searching for the best value/performance monitor, In that case, an entry-level monitor is your most suitable option, and I recommend a 4K with at least 60 Hz if you want to get the best image with decent frames per second. The difference in image quality between 4K and 1080 is most evident at close range, like a gaming desk setup than in a living room gaming setup with a distance between the TV and the couch.


In contrast, some gamers prefer to sacrifice resolution for fps, particularly in competitive games such as Warzone, Fornite, or racing games. And the Series X shines in this aspect as it has a decent amount of games running at 120fps, which is different from the PS5 with its very limited catalog. Therefore, the best option is a full HD 1080 monitor with more than 120 HZ.


Getting a 4K monitor with the Xbox Series S is unnecessary since its standard resolution is 1080 and, in some cases, 1440.



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So, based on the fact that HDMI 2.1 monitors are beginning to become more popular, the best monitor for Xbox Series X and Series S is:


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1) Gigabyte M32U

Best monitor for Xbox Series X overall
Gigabyte M32U

If you want to connect to your next-gen console the best gaming monitor available and displays all its power, In that case, the Gigabyte M32U is the best monitor you can get for the Xbox Series X, as it delivers the best performance among the other available options. All Series X features are supported on this device as it has a 4K resolution, 144hz with HDMI 2.1, VRR and low input lag, which ensures a responsive gaming experience. In addition, when hooked up to a next-generation console or gaming computer, it provides excellent performance when playing at 120fps, with games looking very clear while eliminating blurry motion when playing fast-moving games. HDR is also supported with a slight brightness reduction.

Also, thanks to its range of adjustments, this monitor can be positioned in an ideal viewing position, providing a great viewing angle. Moreover, the screen's peak brightness is perfect for rooms that receive a lot of sunlight from the outside.


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​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

Refresh rate (max)

144Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1


 

2) Acer Nitro XV282K

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Acer Nitro XV282K

The Acer Nitro XV282K is an excellent alternative and a perfect gaming monitor for the Xbox Series X. The 4K panel with 2 HDMI 2.1 has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a response time of 1ms. While playing fast or competitive games, the variable refresh rate (VRR) on this monitor minimizes input lag and reduces screen tearing, improving the fluidity and softness of graphics. Furthermore, the screen delivers crisp images in its large 28-inch screen and UHD resolution. With its excellent IPS panel, the monitor produces vibrant colors, sharp image quality, and better viewing angles, but its 1000:1 contrast ratio isn't the best. With all this consideration, the Nitro XV282K looks great and offers a stellar gaming experience across a wide range of games.


The monitor can be swiveled all the way around 360 degrees on its round stand, making it highly ergonomic.


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​Panel type

​IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

​Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

​Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1



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3) LG 27GP950-B

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LG 27GP950-B

LG panels are known for their high quality and performance, and the LG 27" 27GP950-B is no exception, as it features an excellent NANO IPS panel with a 4K display that won't disappoint. The display supports two HDMI 2.1 connections with a solid 48Gbps bandwidth, 144Hz refresh rate, VRR, and 1ms response time, perfectly compatible with Xbox Series X. Whether you're playing at 60 or 120 frames per second, you'll find that the motion is smooth and input lag is minimal regardless of resolution. With the IPS panel, the image stays accurate from any direction, even when playing co-op games; however, the monitor stand cannot be swiveled, making it less ergonomic.


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​Panel type

​IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

​4K (3840 x 2160)

Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

​Available

​Ports

​2 x HDMI 2.1

 

4) Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70

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Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70

As a flat panel monitor with outstanding features and solid performance, the Samsung G70A flat panel is a good choice for the Xbox Series X. The 4K monitor supports 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs, has a high refresh rate of 144Hz, and has a wide viewing angle. It also offers native variable refresh rate (VRR) support, reducing screen tearing, and a quick response time ensuring smooth motion.

In comparison with the other top alternatives, the G70A struggles with brightness and sharpness. Despite this, it offers excellent performance with the latest firmware, making it a solid option to consider.


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​​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

​Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

​Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1

 

5) ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q 28”

Best budget 4K monitor for the Series X

This is the best budget 4K monitor you can get for the Xbox Series X at a reasonable price, but it sacrifices HDR quality and a faster refresh rate that generates fluid images and smoother gaming. However, on the other hand, The Asus VG289Q with VRR has incredibly detailed and crisp visuals thanks to the DCI-P3 90% colour gamut and contrast performance. Also, it helps spot enemies and vital items in dark areas by clarifying them without overexposing brighter ones. Additionally, this monitor offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments, allowing you to easily find the ideal viewing angle.


If you are seeking to enjoy the great imaging that the next-gen consoles provide but sacrificing a better refresh rate, this is definitely the top option. In fact, playing games in 4K and 60fps is still a very decent setting.


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​​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

​Resolution

​4K (3840 x 2160)

​​Refresh rate (max)

60 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

Ports

​2 x HDMI 2.0


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ASUS TUF Gaming VG279Q1A

Best budget 1080 monitor for the Series S

With its high refresh rate that is able to sustain 120 FPS easily and responsiveness, this full HD display takes our top spot among HD displays, and it is easily one of the best monitors for the Xbox Series S available right now.


Xbox Series S owners will enjoy a full 1080p experience with this 27-inch monitor, as many titles support native 1080p on the system from launch. This IPS panel offers bright, vivid visuals and wide viewing angles, although no HDR is available.

Additionally, this monitor offers a 144Hz refresh rate with onboard FreeSync, keeping titles tear-free and gameplay fluid. It supports low input lag and rapid response times, contributing to a great gaming experience.


In addition, it works well with other Xbox consoles, including the Xbox Series X, thanks to its use of 4K supersampling for flawless images. Therefore, you can expect a fluid gameplay experience when using this display with the Xbox Series X.


The ASUS VG279Q monitor is well-suited to the Xbox Series S and also the powerfull Series X. Its spec sheet makes it suitable for the newest consoles thanks to its full HD resolution, which keeps the price budget-friendly while at the same time making it both appealing and reliable.


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​​​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

Full HD (1920 x 1080)

​​​Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

​​Variable refresh rate (VRR)