Best Freesync Monitors [Top 5 Picks]

Diane Myers

Looking to get a new monitor for your gaming rig or for your office, but you can’t decide? Don’t worry, because we reviewed the 5 best freesync monitors that you can get this year. Let’s not waste any time and get started with the list!

Which Is The Best Freesync Monitor?

5. ViewSonic VX2457-MHD

Best Budget

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Freesync monitors are one of the most popular ones for a reason these days, they deliver a super smooth and great gaming experience. This technology allows your monitor to sync with the framerates that are produced in your AMD graphics unit. If you want a cheap and budget choice when it comes to a Freesync monitor I would suggest the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD. This monitor delivers a great deal of performance with its low input lag, great refresh rate, and many more features that will satisfy every user. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

In the design department, you won’t see anything fancy with this monitor since the manufacturer has cut some corners when it comes to the looks of this monitor. I say this since it has some pretty thick bezels around with a glossy finish around it that attracts a lot of fingerprints and it looks pretty cheap overall. The monitor has a pretty slim profile though as it measures about 1.8-inches looking from the side and it has a matte finish in the rear. The stand is also pre-installed in the package and you have to just snap the base in and secure it with the screw.

In terms of ergonomics, the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD is not the most interesting or the most adjustable in the market, however, thanks to the VESA mounting holes you can also opt for an aftermarket stand to get better ergonomics. At the back of the monitor, you will also spot the connectivity ports which include the 3.5mm headphone jack, VGA port, HDMI port and the DisplayPort which is used for the 75Hz refresh rate and FreeSync.

The ViewSonic VX2457-MHD is packed with a 24-inch twisted nematic panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080p. This monitor is pretty good overall as it delivers about 92 percent of the sRGB color space and a good contrast of 1100:1 to deliver inky deep blacks, and on top of that the Delta E is about 1.85 and the brightness is 300 nits at peak. However, the biggest selling point of this monitor is its amazing 2ms input lag which is super and the Freesync feature that keeps the refresh rates high provided you have the graphics unit to provide for it.

Overall if you want a budget gaming monitor with good refresh rates and Freesync feature the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD is your best pick, definitely a bargain.

4. Acer XFA240

Most Versatile

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Coming up next we have one of the most versatile monitors in the market that is also pretty affordable and will deliver tons for its price the Acer XFA240. This monitor besides having the Freesync feature also supports the G-Sync feature, and on top of that, it also has high refresh rates, low input lag, tons of adjustability with the stand, full HD resolution and many more features that will make every gamer happy.

Acer has gone with a simple design with this monitor rocking some minimalistic aesthetics, and I can say that it is the stripped-down version of its Predator cousin. It has a utilitarian design that works pretty well and it keeps the costs low as well. The matte black finish all-around the body makes it feel pretty nice to the touch. The bezels are pretty mediocre, and the overall design of this monitor feels pretty good overall, while I wouldn’t say it is a pretty monitor it is well built.

In terms of connectivity, you don’t get a lot of options with this monitor though, as it has a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, and a DVI port to top it off. You also will find VESA mounting holes on the back for aftermarket mounts, but the stock one is pretty good as well as it delivers tilt, swivel and height adjustability, plus some cable management to top it off.

The Acer XFA240 is packed with a 24-inch twisted nematic panel with a Full HD resolution, that delivers a great image, especially for its price. Moving on this monitor delivers 144Hz native refresh rate, a 1ms response time and 1000:1 contrast ratio that makes it compete with high-end models overall. Out of the box, I can say that this monitor is pretty bright and the colors were a little off and kind of washed out, but after a bit of calibration, it delivered a priceless experience.

I have to talk about some of the cons of this monitor though, as the colors were a little faded at 144Hz, but you can eliminate this if you limit the frame rate to 120Hz, and there is not a significant difference between the 120Hz and 144Hz. However, for the price and features, it delivers this monitor delivers a lot and I wouldn’t complain a lot about it, definitely a pretty versatile tool.

3. MSI Optix MAG24C

Best Value

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

Coming up next I have an excellent Freesync monitor that will be perfect for buyers that want to get the most for their price, the MSI Optix MAG24C. This amazing monitor is packed with some excellent features and aesthetics since everything about it is revolving around a great and smooth Esports experience. Also, it is pretty affordable for what it offers and if you want to get tremendous value this is it.

The MSI Optix MAG24C is pretty aggressive in the design department and compared to previous MSI monitors that were a bit understated and classic, this is a pretty sophisticated one. Top marks here for MSI. This is also a curved monitor despite not looking like it, and it has pretty slim bezels around to make the experience much better. It has a black matte body that is packed with angular and aggressive lines and red LED strips to give this entry-level device a striking design and gamer-centric feeling.

I can comfortably say that the MSI Optix MAG24C is extremely durable since it is built with premium materials and also the base of the monitor is pretty stable and functional overall. Delivering endless adjustability options that will make this monitor your favorite one. It has some good connectivity options, including a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI port, a DVI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The MSI Optix MAG24C is packed with a 24-inch curved VA panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080p. It also has a native refresh rate of 144Hz and a boosted MPRT response time of 1ms, without forgetting I should mention the super high contrast ratio of 3000:1 that delivers super deep blacks with its 270 nits of backlighting at max. The VA panel brings the best qualities of this panel for gaming, displaying deep blacks, great vibrancy, and a great grayscale performance. In the color department it delivered about 110 percent of the sRGB color space and the colors popped, but not much accuracy though.

With its True Color features and adaptive Freesync that make the whole experience lot less smooth than you would imagine this MSI monitor does some magic, definitely the most for your hard-earned dollar.

2. Alienware AW2518Hf

Best 240Hz

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming up next we have one of the best Freesync monitors in the market, a monitor that would require some high-powered PC to get the best out of it, the Alienware AW2518Hf. This monitor has tons of desirable qualities that you will be a big fan of, such as its excellent 240Hz native refresh rate, super low input lag, Freesync, tons of inbuilt gaming modes, great brightness and a whole lot more.

While there aren’t lots of gaming monitors that are designed to be a centerpiece, the Alienware AW2518Hf certainly fits the bill with its amazing design that is pretty much perfect and the most premium package I have seen in a while. It has a near bezel-less feel around the screen with a matte black finish on the front and silver panel on the back that has LED backlighting as well. The LED backlighting strips can be customized to your liking and the stand of this monitor is one of the best I have ever seen, with its three-point support and metal construction, really top-notch overall, one of the very best.

Before moving on I should state that the stand delivers plenty of adjustability and ergonomics, so you can get the best angles depending on your preference. Also the stand has some cable management holes to deliver a cleaner setup and it has tons of connectivity ports on the back. Including an HDMI port, a DisplayPort 1.2, three USB ports and two more USB 3.0 ports and the headphone jack at the bottom edge for your peripherals. The onscreen display of this monitor is excellent and you can get around it pretty quickly and take a look at its settings.

The Alienware AW2518Hf is packed with a 25-inch twisted nematic panel with a resolution of 1920x1080p that delivers a pretty pleasing viewing experience overall. On top of that, this monitor also has a whopping 240Hz native refresh rate with a 1ms response time which is marvelous, and while it is pretty hard to achieve 240 frames per second, it will make a large difference in some games, delivering a super smooth experience. This monitor besides that delivers 120 percent of the sRGB color space with a Delta E rating of 0.26 which is pretty accurate.

One of the best overall without a doubt.

1. LG 34UC79G-B

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

On top of our list, I have the one of the best Freesync monitors in the market, the LG 34UC79G-B. This monitor comes with a curved design, a great 21:9 aspect ratio, amazing image quality, tons of adjustability, AMD Freesync, and a great image quality. One of the best in the market without a doubt, let’s take a closer look.
The LG 34UC79G-B might be a curved monitor that draws attention with its 34-inch diagonal size, but when you sit in front of it, it just makes sense.

It has a 3800mm radius arc that is so gentle and results in no image distortion. The 21:9 aspect ratio also makes it perfect in every aspect, on the front it has some pretty slim bezels that have a matte black finish and on the back, you get the same finish with some red accents to give it a gamer look.

The stand doesn’t deliver a lot of adjustabilities, to be exact it only delivers height adjustability and tilt, but it has 100×100 VESA mounting holes in the back for an aftermarket stand. Moving on it has also some good connectivity options including a DisplayPort, a pair of HDMI ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and three USB ports to top off the package.

The LG 34UC79G-B is packed with a 34-inch ultrawide in-plane switching panel that delivers an amazing image quality despite having a UWHD resolutio0n of 2560x1080p resulting in a pixel density of 82 pixels per inch. This monitor can display a peak brightness of about 250 nits and has a static contrast ratio of 1000:1 which results in super deep blacks. Moving on the color depth is true 8bit and the viewing angles are pretty much excellent without a doubt. The 144Hz native refresh rate and the 1ms motion blur reduction technology deliver one of the best experiences in the market.

Combined with its high-end features such as AMD Freesync and Black Stabilizer for better visibility you can’t compete with this monitor.

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