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Best HDR Monitor in 2023

Last Updated on March 14, 2022

It hardly seems like yesterday when HD monitored and TVs were the next big thing, then we dabbled with 3D capable panels once again and the current trend is 4k, ultra high definition screens. Added on to this though now is HDR.

High-Dynamic Range displays are capable of reproducing much deeper contrasts in the image, allowing lighting to appear with more of a glow to it for example.

If you have gone all out on a beast of a graphics card and now find it’s time to upgrade your display to give it something to drive properly then the screens on show here will all make you gasp in amazement at the clarity and depth of color they are capable of.

Products at a Glance

Our Recommended

Best HDR Monitor in 2023

  • Well-suited for gaming
  • Great brightness
  • Rich colors
  • A good number of ports
  • 4ms response rate
  • “Small” at 27”
  • Just look at it
  • Great display with pretty much everything
  • Surprisingly affordable
  • You need a big desk
  • 100Mz seems a little low these days
  • Good halfway point towards a full ultrawide
  • Four manual HDR settings
  • Good connectivity
  • 60Hz resolution
  • Freesync to no good for Nvidia

Will my gaming experience be better with an HDR monitor?

Yes undoubtedly. While not every game supports it when you find one of your favorites that do (say Red Dead Redemption 2) you will be blown away at how good one of your favorite titles that you have played for ages can look.

If I want to play something to watch something that isn’t HDR will it look worse?

Quite the opposite but not exactly because of the HDR ability of your screen. None HDR content won’t benefit from the better coloring of HDR content but the screens are generally brighter and always generally seem to look better. There’s no science in there though. Just perception.

Our Verdict

The curved lines of the Benq Ultrawide steal the show in this round-up. It is a beautiful thing item to have on any desk, even when it is turned off, but the second you put it to use you will know that your money has gone in the right place. It’s not for everybody, it is a large beast after all, but it is a monitor you will hopefully not feel as though you need to upgrade again for a good while to come.

Games and video all look great on it and the extra real-estate also makes working on it a doddle. If you haven’t tried out an ultrawide monitor yet you are missing out, and if you want to try one out, then this is a great place to start.