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The 10 best HDMI 2.1 monitors for your PS5 or Xbox Series X

On the hunt for an HDMI 2.1 monitor to take your next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X gaming up a notch? Let’s check out 10 of the best.

When we think of HDMI, we don’t usually think of generations. But just like USB, not all connections are created equal. Now with powerful next-gen consoles such as the PS5 or Xbox Series X on the market, you’ll need a HDMI 2.1 monitor to make the most of them.

First of all, you can take advantage of 4K resolution at 120 frames per second (FPS). There’s also variable refresh rate — allowing your screen to sync up with the display of your console, higher audio bandwidth, and so on. In short, an HDMI 2.1 monitor offers up plenty of advantages, so let’s check the best examples on the market right now.

HDMI 2.1 monitor

Acer Nitro XV282K

Acer is one of the biggest names in PCs and peripherals out there, so it stands to reason that they would be at the forefront of monitor tech too. And this 28-inch model is tailor-made for the next-gen battlestation.

One of the company’s first forays into the HDMI 2.1 monitor world, it sure has made a splash. With an extremely quick response time and more features that are catered toward gamers, it’s a solid option.

More details are available on the Acer website.

LG OLED48CXPUB

LG is one of those ubiquitous names in domestic electronics: TVs and monitors are its bread and butter. Powered by OLED pixels the 48CXPUB is a sharp, intensely colourful display.

Unless your battlestation is massive, this 48-inch beast is probably better off in the living room. We couldn’t imagine anything better for local multiplayer fun.

More details are available on the LG website.

ViewSonic XG320U

At 32 inches, this one’s luxuriously sized for your desktop. And with HDR 400 certification, 4K display, and a 144Hz refresh rate, gamers will get the most of out the stunning visual output of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

A great choice for desktop gamers who want something just a little big bigger and more immersive.

More details are available on the ViewSonic website.

VIZIO M-Series

If you’re not too fussed on high-grade specs, but still want your games to look great in a big room, the VIZIO M-Series is a no-brainer.

While the refresh doesn’t measure up to some of the others on this list, its HDMI 2.1 input will still ensure that gaming on next-gen consoles will look great. Plus, it ships with Chromecast and AirPlay capabilities.

More details are available on the Vizio website.

Samsung Odyssey G7

This model is as close to the ultimate desktop HDMI 2.1 monitor as you’re likely to find. Measuring at 28 inches, 144Hz refresh rate and next to zero latency in response time, its looks and performance define sophistication.

It also has plenty of connectivity, featuring three USB ports, a 3.5 mm audio jack for your headphones and of course, multiple HDMI 2.1. inputs.

More details are available on the Samsung website.

Gigabyte M28U

Another desktop powerhouse, the Gigabyte M28U is one of the more budget-friendly monitors on this list (though we are talking HDMI 2.1, so we use that term advisedly).

4K resolution on a 28-inch looks suitably stunning, and with a frankly ridiculous response time of 0.5 milliseconds, the most demanding of next-gen gamers with be satisfied by this display.

More details are available on the Gigabyte website.

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ

Everything about the ROG Swift from ASUS screams gamer. This is definitely the HDMI 2.1 monitor that’ll impress your teammates – or your followers – when you show off images of your setup.

Next-gen consoles and PCs will both perform admirably on this beast, with up 144Hz refresh rates at 4K resolution. Its adjustable height and angle mean that it’ll slot perfectly into any setup.

More details are available on the ASUS website.

Gigabyte AORUS FI32U

This 32-inch machine is just about the perfect size for immersive gaming. With 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms latency, the experience is smooth as silk.

Add true 10-bit colour to the mix and the depth, detail, and sheer beauty of next-gen games will shine through on this powerful monitor, making it very hard to go past.

More details are available on the Gigabyte website.

LG G1 OLED TV

Let’s take it back to the living room with this one. LG’s G1 comes in a variety of sizes, maxing out at a whopping 75 inches! This is next-gen gaming on a grand scale.

With four HDMI 2.1 ports, you’ll be plugging your console, laptop, PC, and whatever other peripheral you like into this monster. The whole family will thank you.

More details are available on the LG website.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A

1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, and HDR 400 certification (meaning ultra-crisp colours and deep black); put simply, it doesn’t get much better than this for a mid-size monitor.

Perfect for swapping between your gaming and day-job worlds, the TUF VG28UGL1A is a versatile, high-quality monitor that will offer up premium performance in any workflow.

More details are available on the ASUS website.

Samsung QN90A Mini LED TV

Like the aforementioned LG, the Samsung QN90A offers up a luxuriously sized gaming experienced — definitely one to enjoy with the whole family.

Equipped with MiniLED technology, the colours on this thing are particularly inspiring and a perfect complement to the incredibly powerful GPUs of next-gen consoles.

More details are available on the Samsung website.