Best 1440p 240Hz monitor

In our monitor buying guide we recommend a 1440p 240hz monitor as the best gaming monitor for most gamers. Unless you are an esports player or play mainly fast paced FPS competitive games in which case you should consider a 1080p 240hz monitor or wait for a 1080p 360hz monitor (releasing Q4 2020).

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(Update September 2020) At the time of writing, there are five 1440p 240hz monitors on the market but there are more in production and will release later in 2020. With the upcoming 30X0 nvidia GPUs you can expect an increase in demand for 240hz 1440p monitors.

1440p 240hz TN Monitors:

  1. Lenovo Legion Y27gq 25
  2. HP Omen X27
  3. AOC AG273QZ

1440p 240hz VA Monitors:

  1. Samsung Odyssey G7

1440p 240hz IPS Monitors:

  1. Dell Alienware 27 AW2721D
  2. Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz (TBC – Release Q4 2020)
  3. Acer Predator XB273 GX (TBC – Release Dec/Jan 2021)

Best 1440p 240Hz Monitor


1. Lenovo Legion Y27gq 25 Review

Y27gq

Pros – Worlds first 1440p 240hz monitor | Narrow bezels | Ergonomic stand

Cons – Average cable management | Inbuilt fan

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 0.5ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Released: EU August 2019, US Q4 2019 TBC

The Lenovo Legion Y27gq  was announced at CES 2019 and is the worlds first 1440p 240hz monitor. It was released for sale in August 2019 in Europe via the Lenovo website, but was not available in US until later in 2019.

Performance:  This is the worlds first monitor to feature the ultrafast AU Optronics 27-inc 240hz 1440p panel with 0.5ms G2G response times, 90% DCI-P3 coverage and NVIDIA G-Sync HDR support. As such, you can expect blistering performance and great color accuracy for a TN panel.

Design & Build Quality: The design is clean and simple with a matte black finish and features extremely narrow bezels at the top and sides. The ergonomic stand is makes it easy to adjust the screen and it doesnt take up too much space on your desk unlike some other monitors. There are 3 x USB ports, audio jack, display port 1.4 and 2 x HDMI ports on the back, unfortunately there is nothing in the design to help with cable management. There is also a detachable Harman Kardon certified bluetooth speaker.

Adaptive Sync Technology: NVIDIA G Sync HDR. Note that since this monitor supports G Sync Ultimate there is a built in fan to cool the G Sync module which may annoy those users with an ultra quiet setup.

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2. HP Omen X27 Review

HP Omen X27

Pros – Incredible performance |  Low profile stand

Cons – Average out of box color accuracy | Poor stand ergonomics

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Release date: September 2019

The HP Omen X27  was announced at Gamescon 2019 and was released in September 2019.

Performance:  This is one of the worlds first monitors to feature the ultrafast AU Optronics 27-inc 240hz 1440p panel with 1ms G2G response times and 90% DCI-P3 coverage. As such, you can expect amazing gaming performance and great color accuracy for a TN panel. You can expect neglibigle motion blur.

Design & Build Quality: The design is clean and simple with a premium build quality feel. The stand is solid metal and doesnt take up too much space. Unfortunately the stand only allows you to tilt the monitor and does not allow you to swivel or rotate. Therefore it could be harder to achieve an optimal viewing angle. There are 3 x USB ports, audio jack, display port 1.4 and 2 x HDMI ports on the back with limited cable management.

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controlled by buttons but it quite well layed out and easy to navigate. The out of the box color accuracy is average. However, it can be greatly improved with a bit of tweaking.

Adaptive Sync Technology: AMD FreeSync 2

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3. AOC AG273QZ Review

Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz Review

Pros – OSD Controller Accessory |  Great Stand Ergonomics

Cons – Average out of box color accuracy | Deep Stand Profile

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 0.5ms MPRT (rather than GtG) | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Release date: February 2020

The AOC AG273QZ was released in February 2020 and is among the first few 1440p 240Hz monitors to market. 

Performance:  Featuring one of the new AU Optronics 240hz 1440p TN panels you can expect incredible performance. This monitor is aimed at competitive gamers who want the extra screen space offered by a 27-inch monitor and QHD resolution. Note that AOC is quoting a Moving Picture Response Time instead of the usual Grey to Grey response time figures we see with most other monitors.

Design & Build Quality:  The Sturdy Metal Stand allows for full adjustments and has a neat carrying handle built into the top, however, the feet protrude quite deep into your desk. Their LightFX menu in the OSD allows you to customize the lighting on the back of the monitor. There is a good range of connections with 4 x USB ports, 3.5mm headphone and mic jack, 2x display port 1.4 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports. 

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The monitor comes with a nice OSD controller accessory that allows you to easily navigate the menu and presets without having to use the fiddly joystick on the monitor itself.  The out of the box color accuracy is average but the brightness is set very high. It can be improved with a bit of tweaking.

Adaptive Sync Technology: AMD FreeSync Premium Pro ( Freesync 2) and G-Sync Compatible

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1. Samsung Odyssey G7

Samsung Odyssey G7 Review

Pros – High Build Quality | Fast TN-Like Response Times

Cons – Some Backlight Bleed | Protruding Stand

Screen size: 30 & 27-inches | Panel type: VA | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Release date: June 2020

In January 2020 Samsung announced its new line-up of groundbreaking 240hz Curved Gaming monitors, the Samsung Odyssey G7 (32 and 27 Inch Models), and G9 (49 Inch!). 

The Samsung Odyssey G7  (32 and 27 Inch Models) were released in June 2020 and they are the first VA panel 1440p 240Hz monitors on the market. 

Performance:  The Samsung Odyssey G7 delivers incredible performance and can compete with the TN equivalents like the HP Omen X27. It is aimed at competitive gamers who want almost TN level response times but with a better contrast ratio, viewing angles, and color range offered by a VA panel. 

Design & Build Quality:  The build quality is excellent and the design is stylish. The stand allows for full adjustments and the only negative is that protrudes quite deep into your desk. Samsungs Infinity Core RGB lighting is integrated into the back of the stand.  The monitor is extremely curved at 1000R and some users find this extremely immersive but others may not like it.  There is a good range of connections with 2 x USB ports, 3.5mm headphone, and mic jack, 2x display port 1.4, and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports. 

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controlled by a toggle on the center bottom of the monitor. The OSD modes are fairly average and not as comprehensive as many of the other high-end monitors on the market. Out of the box, the calibration is above average and does not require a large amount of tweaking. 

Adaptive Sync Technology: AMD FreeSync Premium Pro ( Freesync 2) and G-Sync Compatible

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1. Dell Alienware 27 AW2721D Review

Alienware AW2720

Pros – First IPS 1440p 240hz monitor | Narrow bezels | Integrated Light Sensor

Cons – No ULMB Mode

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms GtG | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Released: Oct 2020

The Alienware AW2721D is one of the first 1440p 240hz IPS monitors. It was released for sale in October 2020.

Performance:  This is one of the first monitors to feature the LG Display Nano IPS 240hz 1440p panel with 1ms G2G response times and supporting VESA Display HDR600.  As such, you can expect good performance paired with better viewing angles and color accuracy than the TN Panel alternatives. Note that the 1ms response time is only achievable in extreme mode which introduces some overshoot.

Design & Build Quality: The design is standard for Alienware featuring a very premium build and a sci-fi gaming style. The monitor features extremely narrow Dual-stage bezels on all sides. The ergonomic stand contains an LED Alienware logo in the neck which can be adjusted along with the power button color in the OSD. The OSD is controlled by a joystick and buttons at the rear of the panel. There are 3 x USB 3.2 ports, audio jack, display port 1.4 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports on the back, underneath a removeable plastic port cover. There are additional USB and audio ports located on the bottom center of the monitor for easy access. An ambient light sensor is included that allows the monitors brightness to adjust according to room lighting.

Adaptive Sync Technology: NVIDIA G Sync Ultimate. Note that since this monitor supports G Sync Ultimate there is a small but quiet built in fan to cool the G Sync module.

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2. Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz  (TBC – Q4 2020 release)

Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz Review

Pros – TBC

Cons – TBC

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Release date: TBC – Q4 2020

In 2019 Eve announced Eve Spectrum, a crowd-funded project to develop a series of three gaming monitors with previously unseen specs. One of the three models is a 240Hz 1440p IPS monitor which would be the first of its kind. According to the January 2020 announcement, it is available for pre-order for shipping in Q4 2020. 

The specs boast a 1ms response time with G-Sync and Freesync compatibility.

As the first 240hz 1440p monitors using an IPS panel due on the market, we are highly anticipating the release.  Watch this space for more updates.

 


3. Acer Predator XB273U GX  (TBC – December 2020 / January 2021)

Acer Predator XB273U GX

Pros – TBC

Cons – TBC

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Release date: TBC – December 2020 / January 2021

In June 2020 Acer announced a new range of gaming monitors to be released later this year including a 360hz Acer Predator X25 and the 240hz Acer Predator XB273U GX.

The Acer Predator XB273U GX specs boast a 1ms (GtG) response time and that it can be overclocked to 270hz which is something we haven’t seen yet.

We will update this section once the monitor has been released. It is expected to release in Europe in December 2020, and USA in January 2021.