With the rise in the graphical processing power of GPUs, it makes more sense to get a 1440p 144hz gaming monitor for your gaming needs nowadays. 1440p is the sweet spot since it gives more details on the display and while gaming the graphics look much more clear and crisp.
We will be listing 10 of the best 1440p 144hz monitors that you can buy right now and along with them, we will also list the features of each of these monitors so that you can choose which one you should be going for.
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#1. Acer XB271HU – 27-inch
Acer’s Predator series of monitors are known for their build quality and performance and this new monitor is a new addition to the same lineup. This monitor has a 27-inch IPS panel display of 1440p and it sports a refresh rate of 144hz. With a Red and Black design, the monitor looks absolutely stunning. But looks are not the only impressive thing about this beast. The monitor has a native refresh rate of 144hz which can be overclocked to 165hz if required.
With a configuration of 1440p with 144hz at a 27-inch size, this monitor is guaranteed to give you an immersive experience while you game on. It has a response time of 4ms and comes with Nvidia G-Sync for GPU synchronization.
#2. ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch gaming monitor with 1440p resolution and 144hz refresh rate. This is one of the monitors that don’t just offer high refresh rates but also very less response time and the response time on this monitor is 1ms. This was possible on this monitor since it uses a TN Panel display instead of an IPS panel. It also comes loaded with NVIDIA G-Sync which will be helpful if you are getting high frame rates to the upwards of 144fps. G-Sync makes sure you don’t face any screen tearing, ghosting or input lag.
The monitor itself comes with full tilt and swivel capabilities and you can also mount it using a VESA mount.
#3. Acer XG270HU
This monitor comes with AMD FreeSync which does the same job as the NVIDIA G-Sync. This monitor has a TN Panel with a resolution of 1440p and comes with a response time of 1ms. Of course, this has a refresh rate of 144hz but there are some tradeoffs that you will be making here. For example, there’s no swivel or tilt functionality or you cannot overclock the refresh rate. All these tradeoffs don’t mean that this monitor isn’t good or doesn’t do its job well. It is, in fact, a great gaming monitor and you can choose to have it if you want to save some bucks.
#4. BenQ ZOWIE XL2730
BenQ is a known name in the gaming monitors scene and this specific monitor is largely used in competitive gaming tournaments of CS:GO, Overwatch and more. The XL2730 comes with a 1440p resolution, 144hz refresh rate, a response time of 1ms and it has a TN panel. It also comes with AMD FreeSync which will reduce the screen tearing, ghosting, and input lag while you’re gaming on the monitor.
Apart from all this, you get features like black eQualizer which is BenQ’s own thing to display deeper blacks. The monitor itself is quite sleek and comes with tilt and swivel features which is always a great thing.
#5. Dell Gaming S2716DGR
Dell has been upping their game with products targeted towards the gaming community. This monitor is a new addition to their gaming series of products and it comes with a 27-inch TN panel which has a resolution of 1440p and a refresh rate of 144hz. It also comes with NVIDIA G-Sync. If you look at the pictures, you will see it has a very simple design and doesn’t really carry the extra bells and whistles that most gaming monitors do. This might be a good thing for many since many people look for functionality in a package that looks simple.
It has all the functions such as tilt, height adjustment, swivel and also comes with support for VESA mount. This is a good release from Dell indeed!
#6. VIOTEK GN27D
This is a very unusual addition to our list but this thing is a great value for money. If you prefer curved monitors over flat ones, this is the one you are looking forward to buying. It comes with Samsung VA panel of 27-inches and has a resolution of 1440p and refresh rate of 144hz. It comes with AMD FreeSync so you have a great option to go for if you are running on an AMD GPU.
It lacks the functions like swivel, tilt etc. but since it is a curved monitor and is priced so low, we are willing to not look at the tradeoffs. This is a great monitor to go for!
#7. AOC AGON AG271QX
AOC is a well-known name when it comes to monitors and with their AGON series of gaming monitors, they are touching base with the gaming community as well. This specific monitor has a 1440p resolution on a 27-inch TN panel and it has a refresh rate of 144hz. It comes with Adaptive Sync which functions just like NVIDIA G-Sync or the AMD FreeSync. It has a height adjustable stand that also supports tilt so you are good to go.
#8. ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q comes with a native refresh rate of 165hz which, according to me, is definitely impressive. It also has all the other goods such as NVIDIA G-Sync, IPS panel of 27-inches which can display the full sRGB gamut. It also comes with Asus’s own EyeCare which will help in reducing the stress on your eyes due to the prolonged usage of the monitor.
Coming to the monitor’s stand, it comes with a stand that can easily tilt, swivel and is also height adjustable. The monitor also supports VESA mount which can be used to mount it on a wall or with a monitor arm.
We recommend this monitor: Asus VG248QE (Read our review)
#9. BenQ ZOWIE XL2735
This monitor from BenQ comes with a 27-inch 144op display with a refresh rate of 144hz. The monitor itself comes with tactical shields which are removable and it has everything else that the monitor from BenQ mentioned above, specifically the BenQ ZOWIE XL2730. This monitor comes with all the good BenQ stuff like the Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, S-Switch and a stand that is height adjustable as well.
#10. ViewSonic XG2703-GS
ViewSonic is definitely a known and reliable brand when it comes to monitors. It comes with a 27-inch 1440p IPS panel with a refresh rate of 165hz. It also comes with NVIDIA G-Sync and also has two speaks included right into the monitor. It comes with all the other goods as well like the VESA mount which can be used to mount the monitor on the wall and a monitor arm. This is certainly a good buy if you are looking for a monitor that isn’t only 1440p but has a refresh rate of 165hz as well.