Best 240Hz Monitor

Scroll down to see our review and comparison of the best 240Hz monitor at 1080p and 1440p resolution.

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Best 240hz Monitor


Best 1080p 240Hz monitor

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The 240Hz monitors reviewed below are the best 1080p 240Hz monitors on the market. They all offer extreme performance coupled with ultra fast response times

*Update November 2019 – Until recently only TN Panel monitors could achieve 1ms response times at 240Hz refresh rate. However in October 2019 we saw the introduction of the worlds first 240hz IPS monitors offering extreme performance coupled with better colors and wider viewing angles than TN Panels can provide. Whilst we still expect TN panels to have the edge on performance, the gap has considerably narrowed and many gamers may want to consider the new generation of 240Hz IPS monitors that are being released in late 2019 and throughout 2020. 

Many of the major monitor brands make their monitors using panels manufactured by AU Optronics Corp. When different brands use the same panel type you can expect the performance to be similar. For example the Alienware AW2720HF and Acer Nitro XV273X are both made using the same AU Optronics IPS Panel. In most cases your decision should come down to other factors like build quality, panel size, customer service, adaptive sync tech,  and out of the box calibration.

Most models have a G Sync and FreeSync version. Note that some competitive gamers with high performance PC’s choose not to enable adaptive sync since it introduces a small amount of input lag and also because screen tearing does not occur if you can maintain 240 FPS, in this case you could opt for the cheaper FreeSync version since you would not be enabling the feature.

Best TN 240Hz Monitors:

  1. Alienware 25 AW2518H
  2. ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q
  3. Acer Predator XN253QX
  4. BenQ ZOWIE XL2546
  5. AOC AGON AG251FG

Best IPS 240Hz Monitors:

  1. Alienware AW2720HF
  2. Acer Nitro XV273X
  3. Viewsonic Elite XG270

Best 1080p 240Hz Monitors:

ModelReleasedPanelSizeResponse TimeVRRProsPrice
Alienware 25 AW2518HJune 2017TN24.51msG SyncSlick, Premium Design | High Build Quality | Best Customer supportCheck Price on Amazon
ASUS ROG Swift PG258QMarch 2017TN24.51msG SyncComprehensive, easy to use OSD menu | Attractive design & standCheck Price on Amazon
Acer Predator XN253QXAugust 2019TN24.50.4msG SyncFirst monitor with 0.4ms response time | Thin Bezels | Premium, Solid Build QualityCheck Price on Amazon
BenQ ZOWIE XL2546July 2017TN24.51msNoneDyac and black eQualiser tech | S-Switch | Minimalist designCheck Price on Amazon
AOC AGON AG251FGAugust 2017TN24.51msG SyncGood out of the box color accuracy | Solid metal standCheck Price on Amazon
Alienware AW2720HFOctober 2019IPS271msBothPremium Alienware Design | High Build Quality | Best Customer supportCheck Price on Amazon
Acer Nitro XV273XOctober 2019IPS271msBothWorlds first IPS 240hz monitor | Low Response Time Check Price on Amazon
Viewsonic Elite XG270November 2019IPS271msBothMore Affordable | Mouse Cable Anchors & Headphone HookCheck Price on Amazon


1. Alienware 25 AW2518H Review

Alienware AW2518H
Alienware AW2518H © Alienware

Pros – Slick, Premium Design | High Build Quality | Best Customer support

Cons – Average out of the box accuracy

Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 

The Alienware AW2518H is one of the most popular premium 1080p 240Hz monitors. It is the official gaming monitor powering the LCS, LEC, and League of Legends Global Esports events.

Performance:  This monitor has extremely high performance but we wont compare this factor, See above for the reason why.

Design & Build Quality: As with most of Alienware products the black and silver design looks great and will appeal to most gamers. It has a very premium look and feel with a high-build quality. There are 3 lines of LEDs along the back together with the Alienware logo which can be configured to display a range of colors. There are thin bezels around the edges with a thicker one at the bottom side which contains the Alienware logo on the bottom right corner. The are a generous selection of ports hidden on the underside including 4 USB ports, although older connections like DVI are absent.

Adaptive Sync Technology: There are both G Sync (AW2518H) and FreeSync versions (AW2518F). 

OSD, Calibration and Setup: Out of the box accuracy is average but acceptable by most users. There are multiple preset modes available but gaming professionals will need to spend some time customising the settings to get the most out of this monitor.

Other Considerations: One benefit is the fantastic customer support offered by Dell (Alienware is a subsidiary of Dell) if you have any technical issues with your monitor, for example if it is faulty, you can often easily secure a next day replacement.

 

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2. ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q Review

ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q © Asus

Pros – Comprehensive, easy to use OSD menu | Attractive design & stand

Cons – Average out of the box calibration

Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9

The ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q is ASUS’ flagship 1080p 240Hz monitor and is a popular choice for many gamers.

Performance:  This monitor has extremely high performance but we wont compare this factor, See above for the reason why.

Design & Build Quality: The monitor has a stylish copper trimmed 3 pronged stand with a ASUS ROG logo light that projects down onto your desk. The light has 3 different intensities and can be turned off. The monitor has thin bezels which is good if you want a multi monitor setup. There is a HDMI, Displayport, 3 USB Ports and an audio jack. The ports and cables are nicely concealed around the back in a cavity with a detachable cover. 

Adaptive Sync Technology: There are both G Sync (PG258Q) and FreeSync versions (XG258Q)

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The out of the box calibration is average and you will benefit from manually adjusting the Gamma, Contrast and RGB sliders. The good news is that the onscreen display menu is very comprehensive and easy to navigate, with either the built in joystick button or your keyboard and mouse. Like other ROG monitors you get a gameplus menu that allows you to easily turn on overlay features like FPS, crosshairs and timers. There is also the gamevisual menu that contains all the preset display modes like Racing(default), FPS, Cinematic, Scenary and RTS etc.

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3. Acer Predator XN253QX Review

In this article we review the Acer Predator XN253QX.

 

XN253QX ReviewAcer Predator XN253QX ©  Acer

Pros – First with 0.4ms response time | Thin Bezels | Premium, Solid Build Quality

Cons – Price

Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 0.4ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Released: August 2019

The Acer Predator XN253Q was released in August 2019 and is the first monitor to use the latest AU Optronics TN panels boasting a blisteringly fast 0.4ms GTG response time. It superseeds the XB252Q which uses the older TN panel with 1ms response time.

Performance:  This monitor has extremely high performance since its the first 1080p 240Hz monitor to offer a 0.4ms response time.

Design & Build Quality: The design is high quality and similar to other Acer Predator monitors and features some of the thinnest bezels.  There are a total of 5 USB ports, HDMI, Displayport, audio jack and two speakers built into the monitor. The tripod stand is extremely sturdy allowing you to adjust the screen with ease. The OSD is controlled by a joystick and buttons on the right edge of the screen.

Adaptive Sync Technology: G-Sync

OSD, Calibration and Setup: There are multiple pre-set display modes which are above average in out of the box accuracy.

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4. BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 Review

BenQ Zowie XL2546 © BenQ

Pros – Dyac and black eQualiser tech | S-Switch | Minimalist design

Cons – No adaptive sync

Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 is packed with features aimed directly at esports gamers, and boasts excellent blur reduction but you need to decide whether you can do without adaptive sync.

Performance:  This monitor has extremely high performance but we wont compare this factor, See above for the reason why.

Design & Build Quality: The design is minimalistic and has a small but sturdy base which allows you to position your mouse and keyboard closer to the screen than many of the other monitors reviewed here. There are detachable shields on either side of the screen that are designed to help you avoid distractions during public gaming events. One unique features is the s-switch which is a small controller that fits into the monitor base that allows you to easily change between color presets or to navigate the OSD.  There is one DVI port, 2 x HDMI, 1 x Display link on the back. On the side there are two USB ports, an audio jack and even a bar that pops out to hang your headphones on.

Adaptive Sync Technology: None. BenQ do not utilise G Sync or FreeSync so the refresh rate will always be 240hz. This is not an issue if you have a powerful enough PC to maintain 240 FPS, if your FPS drops then then you will experience some screen tearing, the effect becomes more noticeable the lower your frame rate drops.

OSD, Calibration and Setup: As with many of the monitors the out of the box color accuracy is poor and you need to spend some time adjusting the colors to make it look better.

Other Considerations: The monitor has some unique features for gaming. Firstly there is Dyac (Dynamic accuracy) which is BenQ Zowies proprietary technology to reduce eye tracking motion blur. It works in a similar way to NVIDIA ULMB (Ultra low motion blur) which can be turned off/on in G-Sync monitors, however Dyac is always on. Seconding is the Black eQualizer setting with increases the visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas, allowing you to spot enemies hiding in dark areas.

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5. AOC AGON AG251FG Review

AOC AGON AG251FG © AOC

Pros – Good out of the box color accuracy | Solid metal stand

Cons – Below average OSD controls and features

Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: TN | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9

Performance:  This monitor has extremely high performance but we wont compare this factor, See above for the reason why.

Design & Build Quality: AOC have gone with their trademark metal stand with a v-shape base. The bezels are quite thin, 10.5mm on the sides and thicker on the bottom. The underside of the monitor is V-shaped with the displayport and HDMI port on the right, and two USB and audio jacks on the right. There is a headphone jack on the back with an arm that folds down to hang your headphones off.

Adaptive Sync Technology: There are both G Sync (AG251FG) and FreeSync versions (AG251FZ)

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controlled by buttons on the right hand underside of the monitor and is below average in terms of features when compared to similar monitors. However the out of the box the color accuracy is good.

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6. Alienware AW2720HF Review

Alienware AW2720HF

Pros – Premium Alienware Design | High Build Quality | Best Customer support

Cons – Average out of the box accuracy

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Released: October 2019

The Alienware AW2720HA is Alienwares first 240Hz IPS monitor. As such,  It offers extreme performance with richer colors and better viewing angles than the Alienware AW2518H.

Performance: This is one of the worlds first monitors to feature the ultrafast AU Optronics 27-inch 240hz 1080p IPS panel with 1ms G2G response times, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles with a standard 99% sRGB colour gamut. Therefore, you can expect amazing performance with wider viewing angles and higher contrast than a TN panel. Note that this monitor uses the same panel as the Acer Nitro AV273X.

Design & Build Quality: As expected with Alienware, the design is excellent. The front panel is matte black and the rear has a satin silver premium plastic finish. On the back there are customizable LEDs on both the neck and the Alienware logo. In addition there are a generous selection of ports found under a removable cover on the back and the stand provides excellent cable management. In terms of connectivity there is 1 x  DisplayPort 1.2a connector, 2 x HDMI 2.0 , a 4-port  USB 3.1 and a lineout and headphone jack.

Adaptive Sync Technology: Freesync and G-Sync Compatible

OSD, Calibration and Setup: Out of the box accuracy is average and it takes a little bit of time to adjust the settings to get the best out of the monitor.

Other Considerations: One benefit is the fantastic customer support offered by Dell. If you have any technical issues with your monitor, for example if it is faulty, you can often easily secure a next day replacement. Most countries offer a 3 year Dell Warranty.

 

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7. Acer Nitro XV273X Review

Acer xv273x Review

Pros – Worlds first IPS 240hz monitor | Low Response Time 

Cons – 

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Released: October 2019

The Acer Nitro XV273X is the worlds first 240Hz Monitor with an IPS Panel. It was released in October 2019 before a 24.5 inch model the Acer Nitro XV253Q X.

Performance:  This is the worlds first monitor to feature the ultrafast AU Optronics 27-inch 240hz 1080p IPS panel with 1ms G2G response times, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles with a standard 99% sRGB colour gamut.  As such, you can expect amazing performance with wider viewing angles and higher contrast than a TN panel.  Note that Acer advertise the 27-Inch monitor as capable of a 0.1ms minimum GtG response time but it remains to be proven if this can be achieved under regular conditions.

Design & Build Quality: The design is clean and simple with a matte black finish and features narrow bezels at the top and sides. The stand offers both tilt and swivel adjustments. There are 4 x USB ports, audio jack, display port 1.4 and 2 x HDMI ports and 2 x 2W Speakers. There is a joystick on the back for controlling the OSD.

Adaptive Sync Technology: Both FreeSync and G-Sync Compatibility

Other Considerations: You may want to consider the 24.5 Inch version depending how close you sit to your screen.  Many gamers prefer the smaller screen size for 1080p gaming.

 

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8. Viewsonic Elite XG270 Review

Viewsonic Elite XG270 Review

Pros – More Affordable | Mouse Cable Anchors & Headphone Hook 

Cons – Basic Design | No Cable Management

Screen size: 27-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms | Refresh rate: 240Hz | Aspect ratio: 16:9  | Released: November 2019

The Viewsonic Elite XG270 is one of the worlds first 240Hz IPS monitor. As such, It offers extreme performance with richer colors and better viewing angles than TN panel monitors.

Performance: This is one of the worlds first monitors to feature the ultrafast AU Optronics 27-inch 240hz 1080p IPS panel with 1ms G2G response times, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles with a standard 99% sRGB colour gamut. Therefore, you can expect amazing performance with wider viewing angles and higher contrast than a TN panel. Note that this monitor uses the same IPS panel as the Acer Nitro AV273X and Alienware AW2720HF.

Design & Build Quality: The build quality is relatively basic and the main reason why this is more affordable when compared to the Alienware and Acer alternatives. The monitor is matte black and has relatively thing bezels, with the Elite logo in the middle of the thicker, bottom bezel. In addition there are customizable LED lights found on the back and underside of the monitor. We like that they added both a headphone hook and mouse cable anchors.  In terms of connectivity there is 1 x  DisplayPort 1.2a connector, 2 x HDMI 2.0 , 3 x USB 3.1 Ports, 3.5mm Audio and 2 x 3W Inbuilt Speakers

Adaptive Sync Technology: Freesync and G-Sync Compatible

OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controller by a small joystick and buttons on the underside of the bottom bezel. Viewsonic also announced the Elite ALLY, a USB peripheral to quickly and easily control your monitor settings.