Below you can find some of the best and cheap budget gaming monitors in the 27'' class size. We've listed models that are using IPS, VA and TN panels, which means that you can find a model no matter the type of monitor you are looking for. Please note that all the models listed below were priced under $250 at the moment the post was created.
If you are interested in getting the best possible image and smoothest image quality when it comes to competitive gaming, then you should always choose a 144Hz or higher monitor, and most titles below are offering that. Most models below are launched for some time, and there are enough reviews posted for all them in order to get a better idea on each individual item in case you aren't sure which one to get.
27'' LG 27GL650F-B Ultragear 1080p
The 27GL650F-B model by LG measures 27-inches in diagonal size and it comes with a great 144Hz IPS panel with great response time, excellent brightness and flicker-free backlight. Another cool thing about this model is that it comes with HDR10 support. The maximum resolution of this gaming monitor is set at 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate value going up to 144Hz and 1ms Motion Blur Reduction.
The panel found on the LG 27GL650F-B is IPS, it has great viewing angles on an aspect ratio of 16:9, a color gamut value of sRGB 99%, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Also, you need to know that it comes with 2x HDMI and 1x DisplayPort ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This model comes with an adjustable stand that allows gamers to properly set it up for a perfect gaming session.
27'' Dell D2719HGF 1080p
Dell 27-inch D2719HGF gaming monitor comes with a TN panel and support for AMD FreeSync that allows your computer to use the variable refresh rate and keep the image properly synced between your GPU and your monitor. This model offers a maximum 1920 x 1080 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
The Dell D2719HGF comes with 2ms response time, and the panel is a TN LED-lit one with 1000:1 contrast ratio, anti-glare, and 400 nits brightness. Other features that you can find on this model are two built-in speaker, one DisplayPort, one HDMI port, 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0 ports. Also, this model is VESA 100x100 compatible.
27'' Acer KG271U WQHD 1440p
This is a widescreen LED TN monitor that comes with 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. The monitor is great for gaming, but it lacks image quality and depth when it comes to movies and TV shows. Since the panel is TN then you shouldn't expect it to have great viewing angles, as the quality diminishes greatly when viewed from an angle. It comes with 1x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI ports.
The Acer KG271U Abmiipx comes with AMD FreeSync support, VESA compatability, and a stand that only supports tilting. This model's maximum resolution is 2560 x 1440 WQHD on an aspect ratio of 16:9.
27'' ViewSonic XG2701 1080p
ViewSonic builds some of the most reliable gaming panels and we couldn't have missed one of their models when we made this post. The XG2701 was launched some time ago and now it has has entered the "budget gaming monitor" that measures 27 inches in diagonal size, 144Hz refresh rate and AMD Radeon FreeSync support.
The ViewSonic packs built-in 3W speakers, USB 3.0 x2 ports, one DisplayPort, one Mini Display Port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and two HDMI ports. Note that in order to benefit from the FreeSync technology you will have to use the DisplayPort cable, as otherwise it won't work. Here are some of the other features that you will get from the ViewSonic XG2701 monitor: 1000:1 contrast ratio, LED light shource, 1ms gray-to-gray response time, 300 nits brightness and 3H anti-glare hard coated panel.
The monitor's stand allows a height adjustment of 120mm, it also can swivel, pivot, and tilt, which means that you can easily adjust it in order to get the best position when gaming.
27'' Curved Frameless AOC C27G1 1080p
The AOC C27G1 Curved is a beautiful gaming monitor measuring 27 inches in diagonal size and an adjustable stand with support for tilt, height and swivel adjustability. It comes with 144 refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync and G-Sync support. The panel found on this model uses VA technology which should be better in terms of image quality than other TN models listed above.
This model allows gamers to easily connect it to a computer via DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, and for those that want to know if it can be mounted on a wall, then you should know that it is possible due to it having VESA 100 x 100 compatility. Another cool thing about the AOC C27G1 curved monitor is that it has support for 1080p HDR gaming, and it comes with AOC LowBlue mode and FlickerFree technology.
27'' MSI Optix MAG271R 1080p
he MSI Optix MAG271R comes with support for 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and FreeSync with a refresh rate of 165Hz and 1ms response time. The panel time used for this model is VA LED that should offer great image quality for any type of games you decide you want to play.
The MAG271R Optix panel by MSI comes with a great color gamut due to a 3000:1 ratio, 92% DCI-P3, and 118% sRGB, variable refresh rate and FreeSync support. The connectivity ports that you will find on this model are: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 3x USB ports. The great thing about this model is that it comes with support for MSI Gaming OSD app that permits users to easily tinker with the colors and features right from their computer's desktop instead of using the built-in joystick.
27'' Curved MSI Optix G27C2 1080p
The MSI Optix G27C2 comes with a thin bezel and a FreeSync capable panel. This mode comes with VA display and 1ms (MPRT) response time along with support for 144Hz refresh rate that will benefit from the AMD FreeSync technology in order to get the smoothest gameplay possible.
You should know that the MSI Optix G27C2 supports 144Hz refresh rate only via DisplayPort, as the HDMI ports are only offering 120Hz refresh rate support. This VA panel comes with 3000:1 contrast, 1800R curvature, 300cd/m2 brightness, 16:9 aspect ratio and a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080p. The connectivity ports found on this model are one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI and one DVI port.