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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At the time of writing there are only two 1440p 240hz monitors on the market but there are more in production and will release later in 2019/2020.
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