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Helpful Tips for Purchasing a Monitor for Xbox One X

Since the announcement of the Xbox One X, a number of questions have been raised as to how they will actually work, particularly when it comes to monitor recommendations.
Thankfully, a very helpful Reddit user known as Honest_Abez has outlined some key points to take into consideration when purchasing a 4K monitor, and you can find that thread over on the social media platform.

For starters, according to Honest_Abez, HDMI 2.0 or newer will be vital, as it is the first HDMI input that has a refresh rate of 60 hz at 4K, essentially meaning that its the only way to play the game in 4K/60fps. The Xbox One X won’t support a lot of monitors since the have HDMI 1.4, which only offers 30hz refresh rate.

Of course, monitors will a lower response time will serve you better, particularly in shooting games and competitive games where timing is vital. To get a slight step ahead, choosing a TN or IPS monitor would be beneficial since they have faster response times, offering better viewing angles and rich colors.

HDR monitors could be an option, with both Acer and ASUS announcing 4K HDR 10 monitors to be released later this year, though they may set you back around $2000.

Special thanks to Honest_Abez for these helpful tips ahead of the arrival of the Xbox One X. Will you be looking to purchase a new monitor ahead of the release of the Xbox One X? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.

Written by Ham

Ham is a video games journalist, musician and a rookie Twitch streamer. Playing everything from 2D platformers to MMORPGs, Ham enjoys bringing news from all forms of games to the masses. Favourite game series’ include Dark Souls, Diablo, Grand Theft Auto and Borderlands.

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