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
Resolution1366 x 768 pixels.
Display & Screen Size15.6 inch LED Backlit LCD Display.
BacklightLED Backlight.
DISPLAY FEATURES
Number of Colors16.7 M Colors.
Response Time16 ms
Vertical Viewing Angle50° (2D)
Other Display FeaturesVertical Frequency: 60 Hz.
Brightness220 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle90° (2D)
Pixel Pitch0.252 mm
Contrast Ratio500:01:00, 11520:01:00 (Dynamic).
Horizontal Scanning Frequencies30 – 60 kHz (Analog).
WARRANTY3 Years
Power Requirement5V / 3A Power through USB Connector.
Power Consumption7 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Height142.8 mm
Width370.7 mm
Depth298.6 mm
CONNECTIVITY
VGAYes, D-sub.
Controls & FeaturesExit, Color Temperature, Color Boost, Reset, Picture Boost, OSD Setup, Luminance, Extra, Image Setup.
Weight1.5 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
HDYes
Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
BacklightLED Backlight
Display18.51 inch LED Backlit LCD Display TN Panel.
Color Depth16.7 M Colors.
Response Time5 ms
Vertical Viewing Angle65° (2D).
Aspect Ratio16:09
Brightness200 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle90° (2D).
Pixel Pitch0.3 mm
Display Screen CoatingAnti-glare with Hard Coating 3H.
Contrast Ratio600:01:00
Horizontal Scanning Frequencies30 – 83 kHz (Analog).
Maximum Refresh Rate75 Hz (Analog).
WARRANTY3 Years Onsite Warranty.
Power Consumption18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Power Requirement50/60 Hz, AC 100 – 240 V, 1.5 A
DIMENSIONS WITH STAND
Weight2.99 kg
CONNECTIVITY
VGAYes, 15 Pin D-sub.
Other FeaturesDell Display manager, Power Saving Mode.
Plug and PlayYes
System RequirementsWindows: 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 
HDYes
BacklightLED Backlight.
Display21.5 inches LED Backlit LCD Display.
Full HDYes 1920*1080.
Panel TypeIPS
Number of Colors16.7 M Colors.
Response Time7 ms
 Refresh rate  75Hz.
Vertical Viewing Angle178° (2D).
Aspect Ratio16:09
Brightness250 nits (2D).
HD Standard1080p.
Horizontal Viewing Angle178° (2D).
Pixel Pitch0.265 mm.
Contrast Ratio1000:01:00, 8000000:1 (Dynamic).
POWER FEATURES
Power Consumption18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
DIMENSIONS WITH STAND
Weight3.69 kg
Height380.2 mm
Width499.1 mm.
Depth175.8 mm.
VGA ConnectivityYes
HDMI ConnectivityYes
StandTilt.
Security Lock SlotYes.
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
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD.
Display24 inch LED Backlit LCD Display.
BacklightLED Backlight.
Panel TypeVA
Full HDYes
Part NumberS2440L
Number of Colors16.7 M Colors.
Color Gamut89%
Response Time6 ms
Aspect Ratio16:09
Vertical Viewing Angle178° (2D).
Brightness250 nits (2D).
Horizontal Viewing Angle178° (2D)
Pixel Pitch0.277 mm
Contrast Ratio5000:01:00, 8000000:1 (Dynamic).
Power Consumption18 W (Operational), 0.5 W (Standby).
Connectivity
VGAYes
HDMIYes
Dimensions with Stand
Weight4.95 kg
Height417.9 mm.
Width567.4 mm.
Depth190.8 mm.
Mounting Features
StandTilt.
Security Lock SlotYes

 

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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18 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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