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The best monitors for console gamers Christmas 2021

If you're looking for a present for a console gamer in your life and don't know where to start, we've got some great suggestions to help you out.

The best monitors for console gamers Christmas 2021.

 

Perhaps a console gamer in your life is hogging the family TV too much, or you’d like to give them a gaming upgrade this Christmas that they won’t forget, and if so, a good display is a perfect Christmas gift.

In this guide, we will cover the best display gifts for the console gamer in your life this Christmas 2021.

For a more in-depth look at how to choose a perfect monitor for a gaming PC, check out our guide How to choose the best monitor for your gaming PC.

What monitor should you choose for last gen consoles – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

While we’re waiting for a better availability of the new gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One are still very relevant gaming platforms. Although the new gen consoles remain a bit of a unicorn a year after their initial release, many console gamers are still very happy with their PS4 and Xbox One, and they’ve no reason not to be. Games are still being released for the last gen consoles, so there may not be that much rush to upgrade right now. 

A monitor is an extremely important peripheral for any gamer, so choosing a monitor that will enhance the gaming experience and make use of the features available on the console will make an unforgetable Christmas gift.

Top Pick

iiyama Red Eagle G-MASTER G2470HSU 23.8"

iiyama’s Red Eagle is a full HD gaming monitor that sports an amazing 165Hz refresh rate. Excellent for e-sports on the console, but also rather futureproof. While it doesn’t have the 4K capabilities, it does offer very high refresh rate of 165Hz, so when/if you do upgrade your console, you will have a monitor that can reflect most of the new, more powerful features of the new gen consoles.

Do note as well that although PS5 and Xbox Series X/S do have the capabilities of 4K and 120fps, at present, not many games offer that kind of resolution and refresh rates at the same time.

At 24 inch, it is a perfect e-sports monitor, especially if you’re feeling competitive and boasts an incredible 0.8ms response time. If you, or a gamer in your life, are all in on the e-sports, a great gift this Christmas is iiyama’s excellent performing and future proof gaming monitor.

 

iiyama Red Eagle G-MASTER G2470HSU Monitor, viewed from the front.

 

Main features of the monitor:

  • FAST IPS - The Fast IPS panel technology guarantees not only high-fidelity, vivid battleground scenes displayed with outstanding colour accuracy but provides also an outstanding 0.8ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT).
  • FREESYNC PREMIUM TECHNOLOGY - This monitor guarantees low input latency and low framerate compensation putting an end to any tearing or stuttering issues at virtually any framerate.
  • PREDEFINED AND CUSTOM GAMING MODES - Have it your way! Choose one of the predefined gaming modes (including FPS and strategy) or set and memorize your own settings.
  • BLACK TUNER - The users can adjust the brightness and the dark shades with the Black Tuner, giving greater viewing performance in shadowed areas and helping to spot the enemy earlier.
  • SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES - Playing with friends? Use the integrated high-quality speakers. Don't want to disturb anybody? Plug your headset in the headphone connector and enjoy!
  • BUDGET -Lower price tag than many of its counterparts, while sporting impressive performance.

Not too pricey, yet delivering incredible performance, this monitor may be the perfect gaming upgrade gift this Christmas for console gamer in your life.

Check out the full specs here.

Which monitor should I choose for the new gen consoles – PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

New gen consoles have been on the market for about a year now, though the semiconductor shortage has made sure that their availability is scarce at best. If you or your loved one are one of the lucky ones to have gotten your hands on one (or both) of the new gen consoles, the next upgrade you out to consider should be your display.

Gone are the days when gamers had to settle for 30 fps as console players. PS5 and Xbox Series X/S both offer 4k capabilities, HDR, ray tracing and finally, a frame rate of up to 120 fps. While the PC gamers still have the option of uncapped frame rates, a very beefy PC is needed to support both at the same time.

The consoles, however, get to enjoy a uniform gaming rig, so choosing a display present for a console gamer might be a bit easier than for a PC gamer.

Here’s what we suggest.

ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQR 27" 4K 144Hz IPS Monitor

 

ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQR Monitor, viewed from the front.

 

One of our absolute favourites (and an exclusive to CCL), is the ASUS ROG Strix 27-inch monitor. In addition to being 144hz, it has 4K capabilities and is HDR ready, meaning that you can get the most out of your new gen console gaming.

This monitor might be an overkill for the PS4 and Xbox One, but it’s an excellent choice for the new gen, as it allows almost PC-esque gaming experiences. If you have an old gen console and are waiting to get the new gen, then you might consider the ASUS ROG Strix, as it is a very future-proof monitor and it will be relevant for many years to come.

The main features of the monitor:

  • 27-inch 4K IPS gaming monitor
  • 144Hz refresh rate for super-smooth gaming visual experience
  • 1 m/s response time
  • Supports Display Stream Compression Technology for transporting ultra high-definition video streams across a single interface at high speed with no perceptible loss of visual quality.
  • High dynamic range (HDR) with DisplayHDR 400 certification and 90% DCI-P3 professional colour gamut ensures exceptional contrast and colour performance
  • G-SYNC Compatible, delivering a seamless, tear-free, ghosting-free gaming experience
  • Full HD (1920 X 1080) at 120Hz output on PS5
  • Full HD &1440P (2560 x 1440) at 120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X/S

Check out the full specs here.

The incredible performance and features make this one of the perfect display gifts for a gamer in your life. This ASUS ROG Strix is only sold by CCL in the entire UK, so if you’re looking for an excellent gaming, yet exclusive monitor, ASUS ROG Strix, XG27UQR is the right gift for you.

Ultimate console pick

ASUS CB32UQ 31.5" 4K Ultra HD VA Gaming Monitor

 

ASUS ROG Strix CG32UQ Monitor, viewed from the front.

 

When it comes to ultimate console display pripherals, ASUS CB32UQ monitor was made with the console gamer in mind. Incredible resolution of 3840X2160, (4K), HDR console-gaming monitor was crafted for the the Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch gamers in mind.

The monitor can also be used with a PC, but this one is one of the few that specifically cater to console gamers.

Main features:

  • Halo Sync - bias lighting (ambient light) to extend the display and reduce glare in high-contrast scenes, matching the on-screen colours
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with DCI-P3 95% professional colour gamut delivers contrast and colour performance that meets the DisplayHDR™ 600 certification.
  • GameFast Input technology minimises input lag and provides much faster motion delivery from connected consoles to the monitor.
  • Console-friendly design features include remote control for adjusting brightness, changing the input, and controlling other functions

ASUS CB32UQ is a perfect gift for a console gamer (or for yourself if you game on the console), as not many displays are made with console gamers specifically in mind. https://www.cclonline.com/help/about/contact-us/