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.
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(Update April 2020) At the time of writing, there are only three 1440p 240hz monitors on the market but there are more in production and will release later in 2020.
- Lenovo Legion Y27gq 25
- HP Omen X27
- AOC AG273QZ
- Samsung Odyssey G7
- Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz (TBC – Release Q4 2020)
1. Lenovo Legion Y27gq 25 Review
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 is 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.
2. HP Omen X27 Review
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
3. AOC AG273QZ 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
4. Samsung Odyssey G7 (TBC – Q2 2020 release)
Pros – TBC
Cons – TBC
Screen size: 30 & 27-inches | Panel type: VA | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Release date: TBC – 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!). They launched in Q2 2020.
The monitors will feature a 1000R curvature which is tighter than most other curved gaming monitors and aims to increase immersion. A 1ms response time is claimed but considering its a VA panel we need to see how it performs in real-world tests.
As the first 240hz 1440p monitors using a VA panel due on the market, we are highly anticipating their release. Watch this space for more updates.
5. Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz (TBC – Q4 2020 release)
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.