4 Best Monitors for Gaming PC India

Which Monitor should you buy for your Gaming PC? Does it suit your PC configuration? 

What is the point of buying all that fancy PC hardware if the monitor is not good? The result of all the graphics card and processor’s muscle is “What we see on the Monitor Screen.” Moreover, without an excellent monitor everything else is useless.

Lot of  Gamers I have interacted in the last couple of years, try to set a lower budget for the monitor. Without realizing how much difference it makes to your gaming experience when you have a great monitor.

Also, the same thing applies to the gaming laptop. You should buy an FHD laptop in comparison to an HD. Graphics details and overall experience is way better on a Full HD display in comparison to HD.

The 4K or Quad-HD display is great, but it is taxing on the hardware. In-fact to run games on a 4K display, you will need the top of the line graphics card like a GTX 1080 Ti or GTX 1080.

I have listed 4 monitors starting for the budget buyers who use starting Range PC Hardware to the enthusiast level who game at 1920*1080. I do not include 2K/4K monitors in this article, let’s save that for another day.

Additionally, I have recommended the best-suited graphics card with the monitor.The suggestions are indicative, and you can use any similar graphics card.

Starting with the 15.6 inch Monitor from AOC for the Basic Gaming PC Configuration:

1) AOC 15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD – e1670Swu Monitor priced @ Rs. 4500 or $75

For starters, AOC – Admiral Overseas Corporation (AOC) was founded in Chicago in 1934, Illinois, by Ross Siragusa as the Asian arm of his Admiral Corporation. Later it was established in Taiwan in 1967, as the first manufacturer of color televisions. It may not be a popular name in some of the Asian countries, but they are a reliable and trustworthy brand with long experience in monitors and especially in LCD/LED displays.

AOC 15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD is available for Rs. 4,500 or $75. Moreover, It is a good starting range monitor with 1366 x 768 Pixels Resolution. Let’s check the detail specs for the monitor below.

 

 

Full Specifications of AOC 15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD – e1670Swu Monitor
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Display & Screen Size 15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD Display.
Backlight LED Backlight.
DISPLAY FEATURES
Number of Colors 16.7 M Colors.
Response Time 16 ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 50° (2D)
Other Display Features Vertical Frequency: 60 Hz.
Brightness 220 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle 90° (2D)
Pixel Pitch 0.252 mm
Contrast Ratio 500:01:00, 11520:01:00 (Dynamic).
Horizontal Scanning Frequencies 30 – 60 kHz (Analog).
WARRANTY 3 Years
Power Requirement 5V / 3A Power through USB Connector.
Power Consumption 7 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Height 142.8 mm
Width 370.7 mm
Depth 298.6 mm
CONNECTIVITY
VGA Yes, D-sub.
Controls & Features Exit, Color Temperature, Color Boost, Reset, Picture Boost, OSD Setup, Luminance, Extra, Image Setup.
Weight 1.5 KG

It has a high response time, but for the budget price, it is acceptable.

But before we proceed further let’s understand the crucial terms, the response time, viewing angle and the Pixel Pitch.

What is a Response Time for Monitor and how does it Impact the Gaming Performance of the Monitor ?

Simply put  – Response time is the amount of time a pixel in a display takes to change. It is measured in Milliseconds(ms). Lower numbers mean faster transitions and therefore fewer visible image artifacts. Older monitors with long response times would create Display motion blur around moving objects, making them unacceptable for rapidly moving images. The 16ms is a high response time, but in this budget this is acceptable.

Understanding the viewing Angle

The viewing Angle for the monitor is 90 degree that is good for watching the monitor even if you are not directly placed in front of it. In fact, it is better to have a higher viewing angle to enable better visibility of the screen.

In display technology parlance, viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.

What is a Pixel Pitch?

The pixel pitch is the distance from the center of an LED cluster (or pixel) to the center of the next LED cluster/pixel measured in millimeters. It is acceptable for this AOC monitor.

It has low power consumption 7 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby), great to reduce your electricity bill.

Overall Features Rating AOC 15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD :

  • Design: 7/10.
  • Looks – 6.5/10
  • Response Time:  4/10
  • Viewing angle: 6/10
  • Connectivity: 6/10.
  • Color reproduction: 6.8/10.
  • Controls: 7/10.
  • Ease of Use: 9/10
  • Power Consumption: 9/10.

Suitable for Budget Buyers who are looking for buying it for basic PC configuration – Recommended Graphics Card and Processors Listed Below:

Graphics Cards – Nvidia GT 610 , GT 620, GT 630 , GT 730 , GT 740, GT 640 R7 -240, R7 250 , R 7 260 or AMD HD 7770 or AMD HD 7750

The second monitor on our list of Best Monitors for Gaming PC is Dell E1914H.

2). Dell E1914H 18.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor priced @ Rs. 5600 or $90

Second on the list is the 18.5 inch Dell monitor. It is one of the highest Selling Monitors and an incredible value for money deal. Let’s go through the detail specs and features for the Dell 18.5 Inch display.

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Full Specs Dell E1914H 18.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor
HD Yes
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Backlight LED Backlight
Display 18.51 inch LED Backlit LCD Display TN Panel.
Color Depth 16.7 M Colors.
Response Time 5 ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 65° (2D).
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Brightness 200 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle 90° (2D).
Pixel Pitch 0.3 mm
Display Screen Coating Anti-glare with Hard Coating 3H.
Contrast Ratio 600:01:00
Horizontal Scanning Frequencies 30 – 83 kHz (Analog).
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz (Analog).
WARRANTY 3 Years Onsite Warranty.
Power Consumption 18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Power Requirement 50/60 Hz, AC 100 – 240 V, 1.5 A
DIMENSIONS WITH STAND
Weight 2.99 kg
CONNECTIVITY
VGA Yes, 15 Pin D-sub.
Other Features Dell Display manager, Power Saving Mode.
Plug and Play Yes
System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8

The Dell Monitor is one of the best value for money monitor’s available.

Pros – Dell E1914H 18.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor –

  • The 18.5-inch screen with native 1366*768 resolution. Also, offers antiglare coating for convivial long hours use.
  • Good horizontal viewing angle 90 degrees.
  • Maximum refresh Rate of 75 Hz.
  • 3 years Dell Warranty.
  • Very good Response Time of 5 ms.
  • Very affordable for the features only Rs 5,600.

Overall Features Rating Dell E1914H 18.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor  :

  • Design: 7/10.
  • Looks – 7/10.
  • Response Time:  8/10.
  • Viewing angle: 6/10.
  • Connectivity: 6/10
  • Color re-production: 7/10.
  • Controls: 7/10.
  • Ease of Use: 9/10.
  • Power Consumption: 9/10

Best Suited Graphics Cards – HD 7970 HD 7950, AMD R9 270X, AMD 29 280 and 280X , AMD R9 285 , AMD R9 290X , Nvidia GTX 670 , GTX 680, GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 970

Number 3 on the list is the best monitor I can recommend for playing Games at 1080p and the monitor is quite affordable for the price.  Moreover, I have been using this monitor for a year and it is amazing for all purpose use.

3). Dell S2240L  Virtually Borderless Full HD 1920*1080 Monitor for an Affordable Price of Rs. 8700

 

Key Specs Dell S2240 L Full HD Monitor 
HD Yes
Backlight LED Backlight.
Display 21.5 inches LED Backlit LCD Display.
Full HD Yes 1920*1080.
Panel Type IPS
Number of Colors 16.7 M Colors.
Response Time 7 ms
 Refresh rate   75Hz.
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° (2D).
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Brightness 250 nits (2D).
HD Standard 1080p.
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° (2D).
Pixel Pitch 0.265 mm.
Contrast Ratio 1000:01:00, 8000000:1 (Dynamic).
POWER FEATURES
Power Consumption 18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
DIMENSIONS WITH STAND
Weight 3.69 kg
Height 380.2 mm
Width 499.1 mm.
Depth 175.8 mm.
VGA Connectivity Yes
HDMI Connectivity Yes
Stand Tilt.
Security Lock Slot Yes.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Virtually Borderless, Ultrawide Viewing Angle, Stunning Clarity, Customizable Color, Environment Responsible – Energy Star
Wide Screen TFT Active Matrix LED, Horizontal Viewable Image Size of 20.05 inch and Vertical Viewable Image Size of 11.28 inch, Diagonal Viewable Image Size of 23 inch

 

Key Features and Pros of Dell S2240L

  • This a gorgeous monitor with IPS panel that is superior to the TN panel used in the first 2 monitors.
  • Moreover, It is a borderless Monitor with minimal Bezel frame.
  • The response time is 7ms but I have used it for a year but never felt any performance issue or artifacts.
  • Also, the stand is sturdy and little heavy, it makes the monitor unshakable.
  • The color reproduction is excellent.
  • Furthermore, the brightness is very good with 250 nits.
  • The viewing angle is simply superb for the price 178 degrees. You can view the monitor clearly from any side without the image getting blur.
  • Also, it comes with HDMI connectivity and Power saving mode.
  • The included software, Dell Display Manager, offers great modes for Gaming, Reading, Multimedia and Movies.
  • The monitor is best suited for Upper Mid Range gaming PC. If you are building a PC with good configuration above Rs 60,000 this is a must buy product.

Other Features : You can even set your preferred viewing angle with extensive tilt adjust ability. You can tilt the S2240L panel up to 4° forward or 21° backward. Besides, it can easily connect to your laptop or desktop with VGA connectivity. The HDMI port is an added advantage for easy connectivity.

Best Suited Graphics Cards – HD 7970 HD 7950, AMD R9 270X, AMD 29 280 and 280X , AMD R9 285 , AMD R9 290X , Nvidia GTX 670 , GTX 680, GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 970, GTX 1060, GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and even the GTX 1070.

Overall Features Rating Dell S2240L LCD Monitor :

  • Design: 8/10.
  • Looks – 9/10.
  • Response Time:  7/10.
  • Viewing angle : 8.5/10.
  • Connectivity: 8.5/10
  • Color re-production: 8/10.
  • Controls : 7/10
  • Ease of Use : 8.5/10
  • Power Consumption: 8/10.

The last Monitor on the List ( 4 Best Monitors for Gaming PC Build India 2015) is the Dell S2440L 24 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor.

 4). Dell S2440L 24 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor Priced @ Rs 18,900

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The monitor has Contemporary Styling,  Virtually Frameless an Edge-to-edge Glass Design, Low response time, Ultra-wide Viewing Angle, Stunning Clarity and vivid Display.

Key Specs Dell S2440L 24 Inch Monitor
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD.
Display 24 inch LED Backlit LCD Display.
Backlight LED Backlight.
Panel Type VA
Full HD Yes
Part Number S2440L
Number of Colors 16.7 M Colors.
Color Gamut 89%
Response Time 6 ms
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° (2D).
Brightness 250 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° (2D)
Pixel Pitch 0.277 mm
Contrast Ratio 5000:01:00, 8000000:1 (Dynamic).
Power Consumption 18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Connectivity
VGA Yes
HDMI Yes
Dimensions with Stand
Weight 4.95 kg
Height 417.9 mm.
Width 567.4 mm.
Depth 190.8 mm.
Mounting Features
Stand Tilt.
Security Lock Slot Yes

 

Key Features and Pros of Dell S2440L

  • This a gorgeous monitor with VA panel which is superior to the TN panel.
  • Additionally, it is borderless Monitor with minimal Bezel frame.
  • The response time is 6 ms – How important is low response time – it will not matter much once you have a monitor having response time less than 8 ms there is minimal difference.
  • The Color re-production is excellent.
  • Also, the brightness is very good with 250 nits.
  • The viewing angle is simply superb for the price. It has 178 degrees viewing angle, You can view the monitor clearly from any side.
  • Even comes with HDMI connectivity and Power saving mode.
  • Dell Display Manager software offers great modes for Gaming, Reading, Multimedia, and Movies.
  • Lastly, it is best Suited for Upper Mid Range gaming PC if you are building a PC with good configuration above Rs 70,000.

Best Suited Graphics Cards – HD 7970, AMD R9 290 & AMD R9 290X , Nvidia GTX 670 , GTX 680, GTX 770, GTX 970, GTX 980 GTX 780ti GTX 1060, AMD RX 470 or AMD RX 480, RX 570 or RX 580.

Overall Features Rating Dell S2440L LCD Monitor  :

  • Design: 8/10.
  • Looks – 9/10.
  • Response Time:  7.5/10.
  • Viewing angle : 8.5/10
  • Connectivity: 8.5/10.
  • Color re-production: 9/10.
  • Controls : 8/10.
  • Ease of Use : 9/10.
  • Power Consumption: 8/10.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Acer is having best gaming monitors with 1 MS and 144 Hz, gaming monitors available with AMD Free SYNC also and Nvidia G Sync Also, let me know if anyone interested

  2. Are you idiot?
    These are normal monitors,Gaming monitors comes with 144HZ to 240HZ Refresh Rate and Nvidia G-sync or FreeSync.

  3. Please suggest a pc configuration that goes well with dell s2240l 21′. Budget 30k, can be extended to 40k.

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