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.
Due to the fact that the Gigabyte M32U with its IPS panel and 4K resolution also has HDMI 2.1, it made it to our first place. It is closely followed by the Samsung Odyssey G7 in second place, which has a strong all-round performance. The refresh rate even goes up to 240 Hz, which the Xbox Series X does not yet support. If you want it even bigger and are looking for a “monitor” with HDMI 2.1, you can go for LG’s C1 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: Gigabyte M32U
The best choice for the Xbox Series X is the Gigabyte M32U. Not only can you operate various devices with mouse and keyboard connected to the screen via the KVM function but you can also fully utilize the Microsoft console. Thanks to the two HDMI 2.1 ports, 4K gaming @ 120Hz is possible, and due to the IPS panel, you can even playwith several people together in front of the screen, as the viewing angle is very wide.
In addition, the monitor is responsive, so games run smoothly and you are always one step ahead of your opponent. However, you should not use the monitor in dark rooms, because the insufficient contrast and the uneven black are too noticeable. A light source can already remedy this, because the monitor can fight reflections well with a peak brightness of 350 nits.
Strong performance in curved: Samsung Odyssey G7
- 240 Hz
- Native FreeSync support and compatible with G-SYNC
- Great contrast ratio
- Low input lag
- No HDMI 2.1
The best curved monitor for the Xbox Series X is Samsung’s Odyssey G7. It delivers a good picture due to the QHD resolution, even though the 1000R curvature requires some getting used to at first. The VA panel also delivers very solid contrast and deep blacks, which is why you can use it very well in dark rooms.
Gamers will be interested in the 240 Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and support for both FreeSync and G-Sync. The Xbox Series X only supports 120Hz in 4K, but the smooth response time makes the picture look excellent.
Unfortunately, like most VA panel monitors, viewing angles are mediocre, so the G7 isn’t the best option for playing co-op games or sharing content. The monitor has a USB hub with two USB 3.0 ports and RGB bias lighting on the back of the monitor. It also has a Picture-in-Picture mode that allows two input signals to be displayed at the same time – ideal for watching a movie or series while gaming. All in all, the Samsung is a great monitor for the Xbox Series X and should please most people.
The TV among monitors: LG C1
- TV as monitor
- 4K resolution
- HDMI 2.1 port
- OLED panel
- Non-adjustable stand
- Theoretical burn-in
- Poor performance in bright rooms
The C1 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 C1 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 in comparison
Best Xbox Series X Monitor
Samsung Odyssey G7
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