CES 18 has been really interesting this year. We saw a lot of innovative startups, machines, concepts, and hardware, that are truly going to change our future for sure. However, focusing more on the gaming vertical, we saw a lot of futuristic gaming gadgets as well. But we were really amazed by seeing all the new huge gaming monitors that we might get our hands on this year.
Since most of the monitors were really impressive in terms of image reproduction and design, it was really hard to pick the best out of them. Still, keeping different standards in mind, we have brought to you few of the best gaming monitors that we saw in the CES 2018 and we hope to see them out there in the market really soon.
Best Gaming Monitors at CES 18
1. LG 32UK950 Monitor
The LG 32UK950 UHD 4K monitor is the new monitor that LG showcased at CES 18. The special thing about this monitor is that it uses LG’s advanced Nano IPS technology and is the first monitor to use that. If you do not know about the Nano IPS Technology, it makes use of nanometer-sized small particles in the screen that are responsible for absorbing unwanted light waves of different wavelength coming from the screen. Thus, the color coming out of the monitor is even more pure, dense, rich and accurate like you are watching them live. According to LG, the 32UK950 monitor can reproduce 98 percent of DCI-P3.
In addition to that, it is also the first LG monitor to feature Thunderbolt 3 display. This has been added to support the 4K UHD resolution and also so that the users can go for a wide dual UHD 4K display setup. In case you have a MacBook Pro or any other Thunderbolt 3 notebooks, you can connect them to the monitor just via Thunderbolt 3 cable and nothing else is required. The Thunderbolt 3 cable is more than enough to transmit all the 4K UHD content as well as the power to charge a 60W laptop.
2. Nvidia BFGD Monitors
We already discussed the BFGD monitor in a post over Nvidia new introductions at CES 18 in the last post. If you have missed that, Nvidia announced a whole new line of gaming monitors which are everything that you expect from a gaming monitor. They possess all the feature you will generally find on a gaming monitor like 120Hz, super smooth gameplay output, G-Sync, 4K resolution and absolute support for the HDR. That is not all, if we go into a bit of more detail, you get quantum dot technology that offers super-sharp colors to your eyes from a 65-inch wide gaming monitor.
There is no doubt in the fact that this is the only monitor you will ever need for a high-end gaming experience. If you are wondering about the BFGD, it refers to Big Format Gaming Displays and the monitors that we saw in the CES 18 exactly match this description. However, these monitors won’t be sold by Nvidia themselves but will hit the market under different brands like Acer, Asus, and HP, which will also add few customizations before they release it for the users. The release date, as well as the price of these monitors, is still not announced by the company but they are expected to hit the market in the latter half of the year.
3. Dell Ultrathin Gaming Monitors
Dell brought two ultrathin monitors to showcase at CES 18, the Dell S2419HM and Dell S2719DM. The size of these monitors is 23.8 inch and 27 inches, and both of them feature a very slim and sleek design from each and every angle. The screen thickness is just 5.5 mm and both the screens feature IPS display as well. The color reproduction is more than 99 percent all thanks to the IPS panel. The borderless design also brings forward the InfinityEdge that is really amazing while you play different games stretching to the border.
You will find a clean curvature surface on the back with a stand fixing point and few connection ports. You can connect AC Power, HDM, audio input, and output. You can tilt the monitor up to 5 degrees upwards as well as 21 degrees backward so that you can adjust it to your comfortable viewing angle.
The users can get the monitors in two different resolutions in the monitors, the 1920 x 1080 Full HD and 2560 x 1440 QHD. Both of the Dell monitors are going to support the HDR videos with the brightness peak touching 600 nits. Dell has also infused their very own Comfortableview technology that makes the screen flicker-free and tear-free for the players by reducing the blue light emissions coming out of the screen.
4. Lenovo ThinkVision P32U
Lenovo brought a new P32U professional monitor on display at CES 2018. The new ThinkVision P32U monitor features Ultra HD resolution along with the Thunderbolt 3 technology allowing the players to connect TB3 devices to it. Tike all the other professional gaming monitors out there, Lenovo ThinkVision P32U has the IPS display panel measuring 32 inches in size and covered with an anti-glare coating. The screen resolution is 4K UHD with a maximum brightness of 300 nits and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The Grey to Grey response time is 6ms, refresh rate of 60Hz and viewing angle of 178 degrees.
Lenovo also mentioned something about “multi-color space capability”, that means that the P32U will be able to display the images in various color spaces. It might also mean something else but its something which has not be clarified by the company till now.
There is nothing very special about the monitor but still is not that bad. The ThinkVision P32U offers 4K Ultra HD resolution like many monitors already out there. Also, the brightness, as well as the contrast of the screen, might not impress everyone and turn out to be less for many gamers. However, unlike many monitors, the best thing about this monitor is its connectivity options. You get an HDMI 2.0 input with DisplayPort 1.2. Lenovo has also included Thunderbolt 3 technology in it using which people can connect and even charge other Thunderbolt devices with the professional monitor. The Thunderbolt technology is not new and has been there for more than two years in the market, still there are very less gaming monitors that support is on the market. There are USB Type-A ports as well and a quad-port for USB 3.0.
5. LG 34WK95U Ultrawide Monitor
LG 34WK95U is another great monitor that we got to see in CES 2018. This is a professional monitor which is designed especially for editors, designers, and gamers. You can comfortably edit Ultra high-resolution images still having a lot of room for the editing panel, without making you feel short of space.
The users get a 21:9 aspect ratio from the 34-inch screen with a screen resolution of 5120 x 2160. So, if you are a person who is planning for a dual monitor setup, you might find the solution to all your problems from this single monitor only. You don’t even need to worry about the images you see on the screen as the monitor has already awarded DisplayHDR 600 designation by VESA. The great image quality is all because of the Nano IPS screen technology which LG has used in the LG 34WK95U monitor.
Talking more of the nano-technology used in the display, it is capable of achieving 98 percent of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color space. LG believes that the same technology will be able to produce similar results with the 5K resolution. You get different types of connectivity options in the monitor, especially Thunderbolt 3 port. LG said that the Thunderbolt 3 “enables the transmission of 5K resolution images at 60Hz with a single cable.”