Top 5 Gaming Monitors Under $350

Written by Lucas

Last updated Dec 5, 2021

For around $350 USD you can get a great gaming monitor that provides specifications including 1080p and 240Hz refresh rates.  Take a look at our top 5 gaming monitors under $350, and I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. In my opinion the best gaming monitor under $350 is the GTEK F2740C 27″ Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor.

There are some benefits to having a good monitor, but if you don’t want to spend a lot, then check out the #6 Cheaper Option Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx 27″ Full HD Monitor. Coming in at around $300 USD it is a little less expensive than the other monitors on this list, but I would still highly recommend to take a look at it. If your still looking for a lower cost monitor than I would check out our article 7 best monitors under $200 and/or Top 5 monitors under $100.

As of this writing there are only a couple monitors under $350 that have 1440p displays and you will find a few of them below. If you are willing to spend a little more money, than check out our article Top 5 monitors for 1440p gaming. 

If you have any questions about anything on the list, or you want to know if the monitor you’ve picked is good, feel free to ask me in the comment section

MSI Thin Bezel Laptop
417TULFkzcL. AC

#1 (Best Overall)

GTEK F2740C 27" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor

The GTEK F2740C 27” monitor is a great monitor for a typical gamer. Coming in at around $350 this 27”, tiltable monitor has a 1920 x 1080p display, and a 240Hz refresh rate. This monitor has Free Sync so that you can match your GPU’s refresh rate. It has a 1 ms response time and 1800R curvature. This monitor also has 3 different kinds of ports. It has a Display Port HDMI port and a USB-C port. This monitor is also frameless which makes for a nice multi-monitor set up. This monitor has an ultra-thin curved screen design, and some reviews said that it can be flimsy at times and even break.

Overall this is a great reliable monitor, and defiantly deserves a look!

The gOOD

  • 1920 x 1080p display
  • 240Hz refresh rate 
  • 1 ms response rate 
  • 3 different ports
  • Adaptive sync to GPU refresh rate

The Bad

  • Flimsy stand.

    The specs

    • Display: 1920 x 1080
    • Refresh Rate: ‎240Hz
    • Response Time: 1 ms
    • Ports: 3, display port, HDMI port, and USB-C port
    • Size (in inches): 23. 6″, 27″, and 31.5″
    • Curved Y/N: Yes, 1800R curvature
    • Weight: 12.07 lbs
    • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

    #2 (Runner up)

    MSI Optix G27CQ4 27" Monitor

    This monitor is designed for gaming, it has a 27” curved display, and it can match the display refresh rate of your GPU to provide an ultra-smooth gaming experience up to 165Hz. It has a 2560 x 1440p display, 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time. This monitor is soft to the eyes. It comes with anti-flicker, and less blue light to reduce eye strain. This monitor has a curved display, and a frameless design, so you can enjoy a multi-monitor set up even more. The display has a curvature rate of 1500R, which immerses you even more into gameplay. This monitor is also equipped with 1 display port (1.2a) and 2x HDMI (2.0b) ports. Some of the reviews on this monitor said that it doesn’t have amazing brightness, and it has a slight ghosting problem.

    Overall, this monitor is great for every type of gamer. If you’re looking for a nice monitor with a great display I would totally give this monitor a look!

    The gOOD

    • 2560 x 1440 display 
    • 165Hz refresh rate
    • 1 ms response time
    • Anti-flicker and less blue light
    • Adaptive sync to GPU refresh rate 
    • 3 ports

    The Bad

    • Doesn’t have amazing brightness
    • Slight ghosting problem

      The specs

      • Display: 2560 x 1440
      • Refresh Rate: ‎165Hz
      • Response Time: 1 ms
      • Ports: 3, 1 display port, 2 HDMI port
      • Size (in inches): 27″
      • Curved Y/N: Yes, 1500R curvature
      • Weight: 14.6 lbs
      • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

      #3

      AOPEN 32HC5QR Zbmiiphx Monitor

      The AOPEN 32HC5QR Zbmiiphx gaming monitor, and despite of it’s name is a pretty good monitor! It has a HD 1920 x 1080 display with a refresh rate up to 240Hz. This monitor also has adaptive sync technology to match to refresh rate of your GPU. This monitor has a 1 ms response time and three different display sizes, 23.6”, 27”, and 31.5”. This monitor has a 1500R curvature and AOPEN eye protection. This monitor also come with a blue light shield and flicker less technology which is in included in the AOPEN eye protection package. This monitor comes with 3 ports. 1 display port, and 2 HDMI 1.4 ports. This monitor does have some poor reviews though. Apparently it has cracked after about a year because of overheating to multiple people, there has also been some problems such as dead pixels, ports breaking, and a couple other thing.

      Despite of some of the poorer reviews I still think that this is a monitor that should be considered.

      The gOOD

      • 1920 x 1080 display
      • 240Hz refresh rate 
      • 1 ms response time 
      • Light 
      • 3 different sizes
      • Adaptive sync to GPU refresh rate

      The Bad

      • Some poor reviews

        The specs

        • Display: 1920 x 1080
        • Refresh Rate: ‎240Hz
        • Response Time: 1 ms
        • Ports: 3, 1 display port, 2 HDMI port
        • Size (in inches): 23. 6″, 27″, and 31.5″
        • Curved Y/N: Yes, 1500R curvature
        • Weight: 8.75 lbs
        • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

          #4

          ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming Monitor

          The Asus TUF gaming monitor is a great gaming monitor for what ever you want to do! This 27”, 2560 x 1440 monitor provides a really nice display. This monitor has a 1 ms response rate and a 165Hz refresh rate (but is does support 144Hz.) This monitor has ELMB Sync so you can enable ELMB (low motion blur technology.) It also has G-Sync which allows it to match the refresh rate of your GPU to eliminate and ghosting and tearing on your screen. This monitor also has shadow boost, which clarifies dark areas of the game. It also comes with Asus eye car technology which reduces blue light emission.  This monitor come with lots of connectivity, including I/O, display port 1.2, and 2 HDMI (v2.0). This monitor can adjust a lot, it can change in height, it can swivel, tilt, and also pivot. This monitor also has some cool ways of doing cable management. These is a small cut-out on the back of the monitor’s base which allows you to run your cables through it. This should keep your cable management clean while plugging into the ports.  This pretty nice monitor does have a couple poor reviews though. A couple costumers have complained light leaks, just so your aware.   

          Other than the couple of poor reviews, this monitor is a great option that I would extremely urge you to consider!

          The gOOD

          • 2560 x 1440 display
          • 165Hz refresh rate
          • 1 ms response rate
          • Nice cable management 
          • 4 ports
          • Very adjustable
          • Adaptive sync to GPU refresh rate

          The Bad

          • Some possible light leakage

            The specs

            • Display: 2560 x 1440
            • Refresh Rate: ‎165Hz
            • Response Time: 1 ms
            • Ports: 4, audio jack, display port, HDMI port, and USB-C port
            • Size (in inches): 27″
            • Curved Y/N: No
            • Weight: 17.6 lbs
            • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

            #5

            Sceptre 30" Curved Gaming Monitor

            This 30” curved gaming monitor made by Sceptre is a really nice monitor! With a 2560 x 1080 display and a 200Hz refresh rate is monitor is nice! This monitor has 1800R curvature, and AMD Radeon Free Sync to match the refresh rate of your GPU. This monitor also has a frameless design to provide a better multi-monitor experience. It also has built in speakers suited to work and gaming. This monitor has a 1 ms response time and blue lights shift, which reduces blue light to make your experience more comfortable. This monitor also has lots of ports. It has 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, and 1 HDMI 2.0 port. It also has an 200Hz Display Port and an audio jack. Some of the reviews on this monitor said that it had some backlight issues.

            Other than that, this monitor is really nice, and I would highly recommend to somebody who needs a good reliable monitor for work and gaming.

            The gOOD

            • 2560 x 1080 display
            • 200Hz refresh rate
            • 1 ms response time
            • 5 ports
            • Built in speakers
            • Adaptive sync to GPU refresh rate

            The Bad

            • Possible back light issues

              The specs

              • Display: 2560 x 1080
              • Refresh Rate: ‎200Hz
              • Response Time: 1 ms
              • Ports: 5, 1 audio jack, 1 display port, 3 HDMI ports
              • Size (in inches): 30″
              • Curved Y/N: Yes, 1800R curvature
              • Weight: 17.6 lbs
              • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

              #6 (cheaper option)

              Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx 27" Full HD Monitor

              The Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx monitor is in our #6 cheaper option because of its nice 27”, 1920 x 1080 IPS display. This monitor also has a 144Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time.  This monitor also has AMD Radeon Free Sync so your monitor can match your GPU’s refresh rate. This monitor also has 2, 2-watt speakers. It also has 1 display port and 2 HDMI 2.0 ports. A HDMI cable is included with this monitor! Nice! This monitor has had some poorer reviews about dead pixels and some other things like that!

              If you are looking for a monitor that’s a little bit cheaper than the ones listed above than this is the one for you! This is about $50 cheaper than the other monitors listed about, so if you want spend $50 on a keyboard or mouse check this monitor out, and check out are Top 5 gaming keyboards and our Top 5 gaming mice!

              The gOOD

              • Great price vs. performance ratio.
              • 1920 x 1080 display
              • 144Hz refresh rate
              • 1 ms response time
              • 3 ports
              • Built in speakers

              The Bad

              • Possible dead pixels

                The specs

                • Display: 1920 x 1080
                • Refresh Rate: ‎144Hz
                • Response Time: 1 ms
                • Ports: 3, 1 display port, and 2 HDMI ports
                • Size (in inches): 27″
                • Curved Y/N: No
                • Weight: 12.3 lbs
                • GPU Sync Y/N: Yes

                Conclusion

                When it comes down to it, $350 is going to get you a solid mid to high range gaming monitor that should last you a long time. If none of these monitor were what you were looking for than I would check out some of our other monitor reviews and lists

                If you want a gaming PC or laptop to go with one of these monitors, than I would check out our $1000 PC build, or prebuilt PC, or our Top 5 gaming laptops under $1000.

                You might want to consider getting yourself a mouse and keyboard also. Since there are so many mice on the market, I’ve put together top 5 lists for both mice under $50 and mice under $100. If you want a keyboard under $50 or keyboard under $100 your sure to find one that would work for you. You’re almost guaranteed to find the mouse and/or keyboard you need within one of those lists.

                In any event, I hope my list of the top 5 gaming monitors under $350 helped you find what you need! 

                Have any questions? Comments? Leave them below!

                0 0 votes
                Article Rating

                0 Comments
                guest
                0 Comments
                Inline Feedbacks
                View all comments

                Related Articles

                EKSA EM500 VS EM600 Gaming Mouse Review

                EKSA EM500 VS EM600 Gaming Mouse Review

                The EKSA EM500 Gaming Mouse is a super light and compact mouse weighing in at only 68g (2.39oz) which puts it on the lighter end of most gaming mice. It has a max DPI (dots per inch) of 12,400 with 6 intervals below that.  The mouse also comes with 8 programmable...

                ROCCAT Syn Buds Air Review

                ROCCAT Syn Buds Air Review

                The ROCCAT Syn Buds Air are a compact wireless low-latency pair of earbuds. These earbuds have a 20-hour battery life, the earbuds having 5 hours of life while the charging case provides an additional 15 hours. These earbuds also come with 60ms low-latency mode for...

                ROCCAT KONE XP Programmable Gaming Mouse Review

                ROCCAT KONE XP Programmable Gaming Mouse Review

                The ROCCAT KONE XP is one of the coolest gaming mice that I have ever seen! The Kone XP takes a lot of its design from the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered gaming mouse, but there are a few things that have changed. The Kone XP has 15 different programable buttons with 29...