The best
Xbox Series X monitors
compared

For the best gaming fun with Microsoft's next-gen console

The new console from Microsoft and the successor of the very successful Xbox One has been available since November 2020 and sold faster than hot cakes. But a good console is only worthwhile with a corresponding screen, and not everyone plays on their TV in the living room. In times when the Twitch platform has long been established, many streamers also want to stream the latest console games in their usual PC setup, which is why a suitable monitor is also needed. We’ll show you which ones are best suited for this here. Of course, the presented monitors are just as suitable for the Xbox Series S.

LG’s 27GN950-B with its IPS panel and 4K resolution can achieve a response time of 1ms, which is why it made it to our first place. Additionally, it offers all features that are important for gaming, except for an HDMI 2.1 port. Closely followed in second place is the EW3270U from BenQ which is especially suitable for dark rooms. The refresh rate is only 60Hz at 32 inches, but all other values are still right to recommend it as a good monitor for the Xbox Series X. If you want it even bigger and are looking for a “monitor” with HDMI 2.1, you can go for the CX from LG in 48 inches. Even though it is a TV, it is an excellent gaming monitor for the Xbox Series X in terms of technical features.

Best Xbox Series X Monitor: LG 27GN950-B

  • Response time 1ms
  • DisplayHDR
  • almost frameless design
  • G-SYNC compatible
  • no HDMI 2.1 port
Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
144 Hz
Response time
1ms
HDR

The 27GN950-B from LG is the front-runner in this category because it achieves a response time of 1ms with its IPS panel and a 4K resolution. In addition, there is an excellent color brilliance, for which the IPS panel is responsible. However, this is not so well suited for dark rooms, as the monitor has a very low contrast. Additionally, the monitor features VRR, FreeSync and is G-Sync compatible. The 144 Hz are unfortunately not fully utilized, since this monitor still lacks a HDMI 2.1 port. However, 4K@60Hz runs wonderfully smoothly.

The cheaper alternative: BenQ EW3270U

  • 4K resolution
  • Suitable for dark rooms
  • Price
  • 32 inch
  • no HDMI 2.1 port
  • 60Hz

An inexpensive alternative to the first-place monitor is the EW3270U from BenQ. This screen is especially suitable for dark rooms and is therefore a good alternative to our first place. The 32 incher comes with a VA panel, a thus higher contrast, as well as only 60Hz refresh rate. However, since the HDMI 2.1 port is missing here as well, this does not play a big role in connection with the Xbox Series X, since only 4K@60Hz can generally be achieved. Nevertheless, BenQ’s monitor scores with a low response time of 4ms, VRR, FreeSync and a G-SYNC compatibility.

The TV among monitors: LG CX

  • TV as monitor
  • 4K resolution
  • HDMI 2.1 port
  • OLED panel
  • Non-adjustable stand
  • Theoretical burn-in
  • Poor performance in bright rooms
  • Price

The CX from LG is of course not a monitor in the classic sense, but if space and budget allow it, a wonderful alternative to get everything out of the Xbox Series X. The CX is still considered one of the best TVs currently on the market, and thanks to its small 48-inch size, it’s super suitable as a gaming monitor. The OLED panel allows the TV to display perfect black and it has a very wide viewing angle. It also supports VRR, FreeSync and a response time of 1ms. The existing HDMI 2.1 port can also achieve the 4K@120Hz.

Xbox Series X monitors compared

Best Xbox Series X Monitor
LG 27GN950-B
LG 27GN950-B
BenQ EW3270U
BenQ EW3270U
LG CX
LG CX
Size 27 Inch 31,5 Inch 48 Inch
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS VA OLED
Refresh rate 144 Hz 60Hz 120Hz
Response time 1ms 4ms 1,7ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1000:1 3000:1 unendlich
Jack 3.5mm
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