5 best monitors for Xbox Series S in 2024 from LG to ASUS & more

5 best monitors for Xbox Series S in 2024 from LG to ASUS & more
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Harry Boulton

Last updated 

12th Mar 2024 08:11

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If you're after new Xbox gaming hardware, you may find yourself wondering what the best monitor for the Series S is in 2024 - and since you'll want to get the optimal display for your console, selecting the right model is no easy task. 

So, let's get into the five most ideal monitor options you can pick from on the market, regardless of whether you're looking for a budget price point or something a little higher.

How we choose the best monitor for Xbox Series S in 2024

As the Xbox Series S is comparatively limited power-wise compared to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation, it's much easier - and far cheaper - to pick out the best monitor for the system from a selection of budget-friendly models to fit this Microsoft console.

While you can run games at 1440p (QHD) resolution on the Xbox Series S, you will more often than not struggle performance-wise, so we have focused entirely on 1080p (FHD) displays.

The best thing about 1080p gaming on the Series S is that you can often play games up to 120 FPS - which you will almost certainly want to do whenever you can. To see a difference though, you'll need a monitor with a refresh rate beyond the standard 60Hz, though most gaming monitors these days are equipped with a refresh rate of at least 144Hz.

Image of some of the best monitors for Xbox Series S
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While a monitor like the BenQ ZOWIE XL2566K is one that we recommend overall, as shown by our high-scoring review, it's overkill for what the Series S can output - and you're better off opting for a less powerful display to save you money too.

We'll be looking mainly at supporting monitor features like Adaptive Sync, an IPS panel, fast response times, and adjustable ergonomics - all of which will enhance your gaming experience in various ways.

Best budget monitor for Xbox Series S

ViewSonic VX2418-P-MHD

ViewSonic VX2418-P-MHD, one of the best monitors for Xbox Series S
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  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz

Starting off this list is the ViewSonic VX2418-P-MHD - a monitor that is easily one of the best budget monitors for Xbox Series S in 2024. While this might not be the fastest panel out there, it does absolutely everything you'd want an Xbox Series S monitor to do, and at a fantastic price too.

Kitted out with a 165Hz refresh rate on a VA panel, you will be getting a top-tier dynamic colour contrast ratio of 80,000,000:1, meaning that your blacks and whites truly do stand out.

Along with its Adaptive Sync and immersive stereo sound, this is one of the best cheap Xbox Series S monitors you can find at the lowest price possible.

Other best monitors for Xbox Series S

LG UltraGear 24GN600-B

The LG UltraGear 24GN600-B gaming monitor
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  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz

The LG UltraGear 24GN600-B is both a mouthful to pronounce and a fantastic choice if you're looking for a budget-friendly monitor for your Xbox Series S console. It has an FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate and is kitted out with a 1ms response time and FreeSync Premium.

Importantly, this monitor also has an IPS panel, which makes for excellent accurate colour reproduction, and wide viewing angles. This means that when you're playing the latest big-budget title, it will be filled with vibrant and authentic colours.

The display is also HDR capable, supporting HDR 10 with sRBG 99%, meaning that your colours will appear even more alive when playing supported games.

Samsung Odyssey Gaming CRG5

Samsung Odyssey Gaming CRG5, one of the best monitors for Xbox Series S
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Image via Samsung

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz

If flat displays are not quite cutting it for you, then why not try out a curved display with the Samsung Odyssey Gaming CRG5? In theory, curved displays provide a more immersive experience for gaming, having the image wrap around your vision slightly to envelop you in the experience more.

It can also help you see detail in the periphery of the screen, as it is technically closer to your eyes so you have to move them less.

This exquisite Xbox Series S monitor also has a VA panel, as opposed to the IPS and TN panels that we've spoken about before, and that has its own specific benefits. VA panels naturally produce a higher colour contrast range than the other two types, with this monitor coming in with a contrast ratio of 3000:1.

This creates a wider range between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks, giving the images on screen far more detail. For those wanting an Xbox Series S display as immersive as possible, this budget-friendly curved monitor is for you.

ASUS TUF VG277Q1A

ASUS TUF VG277Q1A gaming monitor
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Image via ASUS

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz

The ASUS TUF VG277Q1A offers pretty much the best of all worlds for an Xbox Series S monitor. It comes packaged with the features you'd expect like a 165Hz refresh rate, FHD resolution, IPS panel, FreeSync, and a 1ms response time, but it also has a few more tricks up its sleeve too.

First of all, it is a 27" display, which is obviously slightly bigger than the others on this list. Whilst 24" is still the ideal PPI for 1080p gaming, 27" is still a nice bonus that can make your games seem more impressive.

It is also an ergonomic display, with fully adjustable height and tilt, meaning that you can tweak the screen to suit you best. I find this to be incredibly helpful in all of my setups, as it gives you much greater flexibility and more room for comfort too. While you could always swap out the stand for a monitor arm, having the options straight out of the box is definitely a good sign in my book.

Finally, it is one of the few monitors with built-in speakers, and while they are certainly not going to blow you away, it can save you from buying an auxiliary sound device when you just want to blast out loud.

What is the best monitor for Xbox Series S in 2024?

BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710S

BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710S, one of the best monitors for Xbox Series S
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Image via BENQ

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz

Perhaps the best monitor for Xbox Series X when it comes to being the most stylish, the BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710S offers an alternative to the very popular but slightly outdated ZOWIE XL2311K. First of all, the EX2710S is the largest monitor on this list, coming in at 27", so it is best suited if you're slightly further away from your screen.

However, this monitor has a wide selection of excellent features on display, including a whopping 165Hz refresh rate, IPS panel, 1ms response time, FreeSync Premium, built-in speakers, and HDR capability. It also has colour-focussed technology like BenQ's Black eQualizer and Color Vibrancy modes, and while it might not have DyAc, it does have motion blur reduction technology to help create a smoother image.

Finally, while you can't adjust the tilt of the screen, you can still change the height of the monitor, giving you enhanced ergonomics to create a more comfortable gaming set-up.

Check out our hardware and lists page for more guides. Otherwise, you can find the best reclining gaming chair, the best gaming tablets, and the best SteelSeries headset.

If you're in a dark room - or typically game into the late hours of the night - pairing one of these monitors with the BenQ ScreenBar Halo monitor light can transform a setup under the right conditions (we've got a a review on that too.)

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Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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