The 10 Best HDMI Monitors

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2018. HDMI is ubiquitous throughout both the television and PC monitor markets because of its high bandwidth and extremely wide adoption. Just about every modern display sports at least one HDMI input, so we've focused on those that are the most reliable, perform the best, and offer the widest range of convenience-and-performance-related features for a variety of users, from professionals to gamers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Dell U2520D

2. Gigabyte FI27Q

3. Asus PB278QV

Editor's Notes

May 21, 2020:

The HDMI standard is in a bit of a transition period at the moment and will remain so for the next couple of years without a doubt thanks to the introduction of version 2.1 of the popular protocol. As such, you'll notice we've included one option, the Sony X900H, that's quite definitely a TV and not a computer monitor, but its future-proofed support for the new protocol minimizes or eliminates many of the drawbacks of HDMI 2.0 when used with high-performance computing equipment. It's hard to argue against its technical superiority to many last-generation TVs, although it is expensive and may be too big for many users' PC setups. For something with a lot of space that's considerably more manageable, consider the Philips 328E1CA, which measures 32 inches diagonally and is curved to minimize distortion and discoloration at the edges. The Asus ProArt PA329C is similarly large and ideal for professional media use but not marketed for everyday use by the average consumer due to its high cost.

For those not on the bleeding edge of computer graphics, the Asus TUF VG27BQ is a good choice, although some buyers report quality control issues such as dead pixels and significant backlight bleed. If you do, however, win the panel lottery, as it's often termed, you'll end up with a highly capable display at a reasonable price. The Acer XF270HU is a significantly more reliable investment, and the ViewSonic Elite XG270QC is a newly released model that boasts a range of powerful features. The Gigabyte FI27Q, while slightly more expensive, boasts even more high-end components and should satisfy all but the most demanding gamers.

For those not entirely concerned with blazing fast performance and low response times, there are plenty of options that look great and cost notably less. The Dell U2520D is the latest in a series of monitors that essentially never disappoints due to quality engineering and above-average quality control and the Asus PB278QV offers reliability and good image quality backed by a similarly respectable reputation. If you're looking for a secondary display to add to your setup, the Asus VP228HE is worth a look due in part to its impressively low cost.

Special Honors

LG CX One of the most advanced displays ever released, LG's flagship OLED is among the first TVs to offer near-complete HDMI 2.1 compatibility. While there aren't any GPUs or home theater controllers yet available to support it, it would make a good investment as long as you have the room for it. lg.com

Nvidia Big Format Gaming Display A cross between a TV and a PC monitor, this class of extremely expensive displays combines high-end display technology with the connectors and high performance levels often seen only in powerful gaming monitors. There are only a few available and they come in LCD and OLED varieties. nvidia.com

4. ViewSonic Elite XG270QC

5. Acer XF270HU

6. Philips 328E1CA

7. Sony X900H

8. Asus TUF VG27BQ

9. Asus ProArt PA329C

10. Asus VP228HE


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on May 23, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

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