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The ultimate guide to choosing the best gaming monitor for you

Whether you’re a casual PC gamer or a die-hard enthusiast, I’m sure you’ll agree when it comes to buying a monitor there simply is too much choice. There are so many things you need to consider – refresh rate, resolution, input lag, not to mention what type of monitor your graphics card can realistically handle. Speaking from experience, this can easily consume days of research before you’ve found the one. The lovely folks at GPUnerd have provided us with a handy flow chart, taken from their ‘Gaming Monitor Buyers Guide‘ to help you find your next gaming monitor with ease. Simply answer the questions based on your preferences, and voila you will have the best fit monitor for you. Try it yourself and see what comes up!

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Acer Predator 21 X gaming notebook is top dog at Taiwan Excellence Awards

The monstrous Acer Predator 21 X left many with mouths agape (yours truly included) at IFA Berlin last year. The world’s first notebook with a curved display, the cutting-edge device has also impressed judges at the Taiwan Excellence Awards. It has just been honoured with the Taiwan Excellence Gold award, the top prize in the competition. Acer also continues its winning ways in global recognition receiving honours for the Acer Swift 7, ProDesigner BM320 monitor, XR382CQK curved monitor and the abUC unified communications solution.

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BenQ debuts Zowie XL2540 professional e-sports monitor with native 240Hz refresh rate

Even as a non-professional gamer, there’s nothing more frustrating that trashy framerates, screen-tearing and stutter when I’m playing an FPS game like CS:GO or racing at Project Cars. Pro e-sports athletes have even higher requirements, with framerates on their rigs potentially hitting 240fps and higher. Here’s where a gaming monitor’s refresh rate plays a crucial part to match the punishing framerates churned out by pro rigs.

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