All the monitors that we are going to describe in this article have the same resolution, 1920 x 1080 and, therefore, an aspect ratio of sixteen, which is the standard used in the industry. So they are not ultra-wide monitors. The reason why we have opted for this type of monitors and not wider ones is simple. We are talking about monitors to play and we are not interested in that the games are presented in a distorted way.
Our selection consists of five different monitors with Full HD resolution, we have selected them taking into account their refresh rate, the type of panel used and the support for HDR. All things being equal, we have opted for the smaller size panel, since this means that it has better image quality as it has a higher definition in pixels.
And what about professional users?
When choosing a monitor, professional users will look for a better color representation rather than the refresh rate, so the order of this list is also made taking into account those who want to buy a 1080p monitor, but that they do not want it to play.
ViewSonic Elite XG270, ideal for gaming and professionals
This 1080p monitor uses a 27-inch borderless panel of the IPS type with the ability to reach 240 Hz refresh rate and is fully compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC, also since its brightness level is 400 nits it has support for high dynamic range, so if you are looking for an HDR monitor this is a good option.
In addition, it is not only adjustable in height, but we can rotate the screen 90º and place it in a 9:16 aspect ratio, and it is not the only thing that is adjustable, since we can level the height and angles for a more comfortable viewing . So it is an extremely complete monitor that is ideal, not only for gaming, but for other uses.
In addition, its 99% sRGB support makes it the best option also as a professional monitor and, therefore, for graphic design and video editing.
LG 27GN750-B Ultragear, excellent value for money
This is another 27-inch IPS monitor with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and that is compatible with both G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync. So it is not much different from the ViewSonic Elite XG270, but it does not have the ability to rotate the screen 90º and neither to adjust the viewing angles of this and the height.
However, it is a monitor that is usually 50 euros cheaper than the ViewSonic and, like this, it supports HDR and, therefore, it is ideal not only to be used as a PC monitor for gaming, but also to connect a console games with support for high dynamic range and stand out with a 1080p monitor. So if you are a user of an Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X, it is an excellent option to get the most out of them in terms of image quality.
The 25-inch Fast IPS panel of the Alienware AW2521HFA provides us with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and with support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium for just over 300 euros. Although it is true that there is a 360 Hz model, we have ruled it out due to the fact that it doubles in price and only those of you who have a high-end graphics card can take advantage of such a refresh rate. Although it all comes down to the fact that it seems expensive to us due to its specifications, hence why we have chosen this model for the list.
The buts that we see? Well, the fact that unlike other monitors on the list does not have integrated external speakers, this means that we will have to buy them separately and that adds to the cost and makes it impractical to use with a console? video games that only transmit audio through their HDMI output? So it is not a monitor to be used with a video game console. On the other hand, it is for a PC.
As a last detail, the brightness level is 400 nits, however, despite this it does not have support for HDR. It is not a bad monitor, however, considering the specifications and price it seems somewhat worse than the ViewSonic and LG options.
ASUS TUF VG259QR, 165Hz with G-SYNC
If you are looking for a smaller 1080p monitor, due to lack of space, then the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QR is a good option. Its 24.5-inch IPS panel with 300 nit brightness and 1000: 1 contrast are pretty standard specs. However, if you have an NVIDIA graphics card it is a fantastic option, since you can take advantage of its 165 Hz refresh rate through G-SYNC and, therefore, you can take advantage of your GeForce with high frame rates.
It is precisely the fact that it does not have support for AMD FreeSync and it is not an HDR monitor that causes it to lose points. However, if you have a low-mid-range graphics card or a standard video game console of the previous generation, PS4 or Xbox One S, then these deficiencies will not be a problem for you to enjoy this 1080p monitor.
GIGABYTE G27F, for modest AMD setups
The first of the 1080p gaming monitors that we have highlighted has a 27-inch IPS panel, a brightness of 300 nits, a contrast of 1000: 1 and a viewing angle of 178º. As for its color representation, it supports 8 bits per component and, therefore, we are not facing an HDR-type monitor.
If you are interested in this monitor to play at high frequencies then you have to know that it reaches a refresh rate of 144 Hz, but only with the DisplayPort 1.2 port that it includes and not with the two HDMI 1.4. The monitor is compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium, although not with NVIDIA G-SYNC, in any case it is a monitor with an excellent relationship between its performance and price, since you will generally find it around 250 euros in price .
The fact that it does not support NVIDIA G-SYNC and its lower refresh rate is what makes it at the bottom of our list.