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TOP 10 Gaming Monitors at PB Tech

Posted in Articles on 11/7/2017 (updated on 01/9/2017)

Today we’re taking a quick look at the fastest Gaming Monitors from Asus, LG, BenQ Zowie, AOC, Samsung and Philips!

A quick note for those who are new to ultra fast displays and why we want them; the HZ rate is basically a number of times your monitor can update/redraw the image on the screen - with 144Hz being able to do this up to 144 times per second! With these higher frame rates, all those missing images on the screen come together in a beautiful smooth motion that makes it much easier to target opponents - of course, our PC will need to be able to push out that many frames but that’s another topic so back to the subject at hand…

We feel the need, the need for SPEED!

The new Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Gaming Monitor is all about speed – making it the perfect monitor for the fastest action games. Actually, this Full HD monitor is among the fastest ever, with a 240Hz native refresh rate, 1ms response time and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals.

Featuring a custom heatsink that’s twice the size of those found in other monitors to ensure it stays cool during marathon gaming sessions. Cooling is also aided by a Smart Air Vent design that uses convection currents to generate airflow within the monitor, this fanless system ensures that this ROG Swift operates silently and stays cool.

Catch every detail of motion and enjoy fluid gameplay with the BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz Gaming Monitor. High end BenQ monitors like this one have some pretty cool custom settings designed to give you the winning edge, options like the 'Black eQualizer' mode which increases the visibility in dark spots without overexposing the bright areas are pretty sweet - never fall victim to some cowardly camper in a dark corner again!

Different games or scenarios will require you to use different display settings and to make this easy Ben Q have a special 'S Switch' which is designed for accessing settings and switching between saved modes and different inputs. Whether you are watching, reading, surfing, gaming or connecting with multiple monitors, switching between the presets and different monitors, or navigating among menus is as simple as 1-2-3. This incredible monitor also has fold-out side shields for your screen to block out the sun (or screen-watching cheats). 

The Asus ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor packs an ultra-fast 1ms response time with an astonishing, overclocked 180Hz! For those with Nvidia graphics cards, you'll also get to enjoy G-SYNC with this one which works by dynamically matching the refresh rate of the display to the frame rate output of the GPU. 

The super-narrow bezel makes this one perfect for multi-display setups and your eyes will move swiftly from one monitor to another. It can also be VESA wall-mounted – saving a little space for that killer multi-display gaming setup.

The Asus ROG PG279Q Gaming Monitor is built for victory in the professional gaming arena and features a 2560x1440 resolution IPS panel with a 165Hz overclocked refresh rate for some of the most beautiful visuals you've even seen in games. This monitor features the latest Asus technologies and design touches to make it a must-have weapon for all high-end PC enthusiasts and players.

This one has integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to synchronise the display’s refresh rate to the GPU for super smooth action!

The 34" LG 34UC79G Gaming Monitor combines smooth action with the curved screen, and we just love the optimised and immersive gaming experience.

A monitor’s response time is absolutely critical in games. The 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature will allow gamers to enjoy the precision and accuracy needed to play at a very high level. With a response time that is virtually 1ms, blurring and ghosting are reduced to make the action smoother and gamer reactions more precise.

With the Crosshair feature, gamers can take their skills to the next level. By placing the striking point in the centre of the display, the feature enhances firing accuracy in first-person shooter games.

With FreeSync, gamers can experience seamless, fluid movement throughout hi-res, fast-paced games. FreeSync nearly eliminates tearing and stuttering that can occur because of differences between a graphic card’s frame rate and a monitor’s refresh rate.

Just to make this monitor even cooler, it features a handy headphone holder on the stand :)

The 32" Philips Curved 144Hz Gaming Monitor is a giant compared to most and with ultra-low input lag and no screen tearing, this Philips display is your perfect gaming partner.

The MVA LED display uses an advanced multi-domain vertical alignment technology which gives you super-high static contrast ratios for extra vivid and bright images. It is especially suitable for movies, gaming, and demanding graphical applications. The optimised pixel management technology gives you 178/178 degree extra wide viewing angle, resulting in crisp images.

The 27″ Samsung Curved 144Hz G70 Gaming Monitor provides an exceptionally smooth gaming experience, especially for those with AMD Graphics Cards because it's FreeSync ready :)

Sporting the coolest stand we've even seen you'll be happily pivoting, stretching and tilting this one into the perfect position - the stand also has a handy little headphones holder we really like!

NEW ENTRY! The 24" Samsung Curved 144Hz G70 Gaming Monitor blazes in with the same advanced motion blur reduction technology seen in it's bigger brother above - but in a very tidy 24" frame :) FreeSync ready and boasting a 1ms response time, with this monitor you're able to adjust the Hz from 144Hz right through 120Hz, 100Hz and even 60Hz to perfectly match your system optimal game settings.

Packing in the signature custom settings that will help you see in the dark and spot those enemies the S Switch for this one is really cool and blends in nicely when slotted along the side of the stand. 

The 27" AOC Argon 144Hz Gaming Monitor with AMD Freesync sports a built-in USB hub which provides easy-access ports for convenient connection of USB devices. It's blazing fast so you'll get to enjoy seeing all the critical movement in ultra-smooth motion.

Perfect for pairing with AMD graphics cards, the solid frame on this one even has a sweet red trim that would go well with our latest Ryzen Custom Gaming PC and allows for twisting, tilting and vertical positions. 

The 24" Asus VG245H 75Hz Gaming Monitor screams GAMER much like the ROG models above but in a clean black frame without the added flare.

It sports two HDMI ports with GameFast Input Technology for low input lag and if you're on the AMD graphics card team you'll be happy to see this one also features super smooth visuals thanks to FreeSync. Complete with flicker-free tech and certified low blue light levels this monitor is great for marathon gaming sessions.

WOAH! Ten amazing monitors already! These are just a slice from our massive Monitor range here at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range in-store or online today!

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