The Best Nano IPS Monitors


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Are you in the market for monitors that have great color contrast to suit your editing needs? You’ve come to the right place as this list covers the best nano IPS monitors in the market.

The Top-Rated Nano IPS monitors

Editor's PickMonitorScore
Top PickLG 34GK950F-B92%
Runner UpAlienware AW3420DW90%
Budget PickLG 27GL850-B88%
Luxury PickLG 38GL950G-B94%
Best for EditorsLG 34WL850-W93%
Honorable MentionViewSonic ELITE XG270QG90%

Top Pick: LG 34GK950F-B

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LG 34GK950F-B

Used for both gaming and editing.

The LG 34GK950F-B is one of the most highly rated monitors that features a nano IPS display, which essentially means that the color output and reproduction is much higher than regular IPS displays. It also has FreeSync 2 which is the latest version of Radeon FreeSync, providing a smoother experience. Content creators will find this monitor incredibly useful since it has Vesa HDR 400, which allows you to edit photos and videos almost accurately and scores incredibly high on the sRGB and Adobe RGB color space metrics. All of this is credited to the Nano IPS panel used in the LG 34GK950F-B.

The LG 34GK950F-B also features a curved monitor and a 34 inch, ultrawide, 1440p display, that would help in productivity and gaming. The 1 millisecond response time is also something that would greatly help in your gaming exploits. It has a very sleek design while not being too flashy at the same time. Overall, thanks to the versatility this monitor has, it takes the crown.

Runner-Up: Alienware AW3420DW

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Alienware AW3420DW

Curved G-Sync glory!

The Alienware AW3420DW is another Nano IPS monitor on the list that is incredibly gaming centric. Like the LG 34GK950F-B, it has a curved display but the major difference between the two is that this one supports G-Sync, which is great news for people who own powerful nVidia Graphics Card (1070 and above). Another major difference is that it features a 120Hz refresh rate and if you are a pro gamer, the lack of the extra 24Hz might hurt you. It also features a sharp resolution at 1440p, similar to the LG 34GK950F-B. The color reproduction is really good although, not as good as the LG 34GK950F-B. 

As it is an Alienware product, the company has gone all out on the design of this monitor. It comes with a design very similar to the Area 51m laptop – white and hints of blue – and comes with so much RGB all around. If you need G-Sync and a nano IPS monitor, this is the one to get.

Budget Pick: LG 27GL850-B

LG 27GL850-B

Easy on the wallet and feature rich!

The LG 27GL850-B is one of, if not, the cheapest available Nano IPS monitor in the market. The LG 27GL850-B is one of the first Nano IPS monitors to come out and also features a 144Hz display, allowing for a much better experience. It is G-Sync compatible as well, which should be good news for nVidia graphic card users who are on a tight budget. It is WQHD+ and it is much sharper than the other monitors thanks to the small screen. It is quite colorful, bright and vivid.

Fun fact, the LG 27GL850-B can be overclocked to 175Hz which should be great news and allows for an even smoother experience. The monitor is also VESA 400 certified which allows for greater color reproduction and accuracy. One of the best budget Nano IPS monitors, this is a great buy.

Luxury Pick: LG 38GL950G-B

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LG 38GL950G-B

For the uber rich who need the best of best.

The LG 38GL950G-B is one of those exorbitant monitors for the hardcore competitive and professional gamers. It features a massive 38 inch curved display and a WQHD+ resolution, providing a very immersive experience. FPS games and racing sim games would take advantage of the massive display and makes up for an amazing experience. It also features a 144Hz display which should help massively. It features a VESA 400 display, providing ample brightness for this large screen and also making sure that the color is uniform and consistent, while remaining vibrant and deep. It should be noted that the monitor can be overclocked to 175Hz, giving you the 

It also features a 1 millisecond response time like most monitors on the list and is also built incredibly well. It is VESA-compatible, which allows you to change the stand as well. It comes with an ergonomic stand and the design is quite subtle. This is for the hardcore and someone who really needs the best of the best.

Best for Editors: LG 34WL850-W

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LG 34WL850-W

Color accurate and for basic editing purposes.

The LG 34WL850-W is a very editing-centric monitor that also allows for gaming. It features a ThunderBolt 3 port, allowing you to connect a ThunderBolt compatible device like the MacBook. The ThunderBolt port allows for faster data transmission and charging your device at the same time. It is an ultra wide monitor that is not curved. It features VESA 400 and scores really well in the sRGB, DCI-P3 color gamut, making it adhere to industry standards.

It also features a built in speaker. The LG 34WL850-W can be overclocked to 75Hz which allows for a better experience than 60Hz. Thanks to Radeon FreeSync, it does ensure that the display works smoothly, providing a refresh rate that might seem faster than usual. If you need the color accurate display, this is definitely for you.

Honourable Mention: ViewSonic ELITE XG270QG

ViewSonic ELITE XG270QG

Cheap yet good enough.

The ViewSonic ELITE XG270QG is one of those monitors that is really good but falls short in some places. It is very gaming centric and features a 27 inch flat display. The monitor also is nVidia G-Sync certified, providing a smooth experience, that is in part to the 144Hz display. The refresh rate can also be overclocked to 165Hz. It has a near bezel-less design on the three edges (top, left and right) and that should help if you plan on using this in a double or triple monitor setup. 

The monitor is also built quite well and comes with a very ergonomic stand and because of it, the monitor can be oriented in any manner you like. The monitor is not flashy and comes with a subtle RGB light on the back and fun fact, the monitor stand can also double as a headphone stand. This is another great buy and the closest competitor to this is the LG 27GL850-B.

What to Look for in a Nano IPS Monitor

When it comes to purchasing a Nano IPS monitor, a couple of things are supposed to be kept in mind as these factors are pivotal in providing a great experience.

Size and Resolution

Most Nano IPS monitors come with a large enough screen since some gamers prefer it thanks to the fact that they can see a lot more. Video and photo editors might also find the extra screen real estate handy since it allows them to see a lot more, allowing for more productivity. The resolution usually dictates how clear or how sharp an image is. Gamers would usually appreciate higher resolution (depending on their gaming rig) since it provides a much better experience.

Response Rate

Response rate is defined as the time taken from input to output. This plays a very pivotal role when it comes to competitive gameplay. Even a millisecond delay could lead to you losing the match. The trained eye might be able to notice the massive difference in the input delay but for others, it probably wouldn’t make a very massive difference. Lower the response rate, lower would be the time taken from pressing the trigger to shooting.

Refresh Rate

Refresh rate is arguably one of the most important things to look for when buying a monitor. It is usually a statement of how many frames the monitor can output per second. A larger number is usually better since it provides a much better experience compared to the traditional 60Hz refresh rate that most budget monitors have. A 144Hz refresh rate allows for more frames within a second compared to a 60Hz screen that actually skips a couple of frames within a second. A higher refresh rate monitor is usually recommended if you are gaming.

Thomas Bush

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