This year, we can expect to see the much anticipated HDMI 2.1 monitor make an appearance, and we're here to make sure you get the best display for your needs.
Now, the big question at the moment is when are HDMI 2.1 monitors coming out? Well, while some have made their way to us, including the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U which at the time of writing is available at Amazon, there's still some more to come!
Here you'll find some of what we think will be the best HDMI 2.1 monitors out there, and of course, we're going to be updating the list with all the latest and greatest as they come in.
The selection at the moment is understandably limited, so we've also listed some of the HDMI 2.1 monitors on their way below, so you can earmark them for when they release.
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We'll update the listings as soon as we have more information!
Best HDMI 2.1 Monitor
- Gigabyte AORUS FV43U 43 Inch HDMI 2.1 Monitor
- LG UltraGear 27GP950 HDMI 2.1 Monitor
- Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ HDMI 2.1 Monitor
- Asus ROG Swift pg32uq HDMI 2.1 Monitor
- ViewSonic Elite XG320U HDMI 2.1 Monitor
Best HDMI 2.1 Monitor Gigabyte - Gigabyte AORUS FC43U
At the time of writing this Gigabyte AORUS FV43U 43 Inch HDMI 2.1 Monitor is now available on Amazon.co.uk.
Again, it packs some impressive specs to its name, with 144hz, 10-bit Color, 97% DCI-P3, HDR1000 and of course it's 4K.
A hefty, but seriously futuristic design features heavily with this monitor, from the stands to the back plate...definitely one to consider if you're going for a statement piece for your setup.
Best HDMI 2.1 Monitor For Gaming So Far - LG UltraGear 27GP950 - £749.00
This HDMI 2.1 monitor boasts some impressive specs under the hood, making it a showstopper for fast-paced gaming, but at high resolution.
It's 4K, 160hz with a staggeringly low 1ms response time. It also features DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, and two USB 3.0 ports for versatility whether you're playing on PS5, Xbox Series X or PC.
For PS5 and Xbox Series X, you'll be capped at 120fps at 4K, however, if your PC is up to the task, you can aim for higher.
If you're playing first-person shooters, racing games or want something which will lend a fantastic polished quality to your gaming experience, this is one to certainly consider.
We'd recommend checking Currys PC World for this monitor, as it is listed, with some reports from our fellow followers on Gfinity Deals UK claiming to have secured one from the site.
It could be worth heading to the site and check to see if the monitor is available at a store near you, so feel free to check using the link below.
Best Large Screen HDMI 2.1 Monitor - Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ - £1,348.99 / $1,099.99
This monitor is a bit of a beast on paper, and it is certainly tough to come by.
First and foremost, this monitor packs 144hz, 4K with a 1ms response time for fast and high-resolution gameplay.
It has got 2x HDMI 2.1 ports, so you can use it with both a gaming PC and console if you wish.
HDR with DisplayHDR™ 1000 certification combined with professional-grade 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut make for a potent combination when it comes to colour and contrast...brilliant if you want to experience next-gen in its near-fullest.
It even has an anti-glare panel, which reduces annoying reflections!
Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ
Alongside the above, ASUS are also releasing this powerhouse HDMI 2.1 monitor, which comes with some seriously impressive firepower (and looks!)
It's 144hz and 4K which is great for both console and PC.
For next-gen, it supports It also supports variable refresh rates alongside 120hz at 4K. For PC, if you've got the horsepower, you're looking at up to 144hz at 4K.
At the back of the monitor, you'll find a pretty eye-catching design too, with RGB lighting, and the monitor stand itself is completely adjustable...ideal for finding that perfect viewing angle.
At the time of writing, we don't have a set release date just yet, or a price for that matter.
We'll update this section when we know more.
ViewSonic ELITE 32-inch 4K
ViewSonic makes a huge range of monitors, ranging from the cheap and cheerful all the way to powerhouses like this ViewSonic Elite gaming monitor.
This monitor is 144hz, 4K, VESA DisplayHDR 600, with a blisteringly fast 1ms response time.
As far as design goes, it's not the flashiest out of the monitors we've seen, but that could also be very appealing to the more minimal aesthetic loving gamers out there.
When is it releasing though? Well, it's tipped to coming out in Q3...let's hope nothing gets delayed!
Why Go For An HDMI 2.1 Monitor
There are loads of reasons to go for the latest and greatest monitors out there, but the huge draw for most will be the exceptional combination of fast response times, 4K and upwards of 120hz gaming.
Console gamers especially will benefit from these monitors, as they will be able to experience some of the power of next-gen consoles without having to shell out for an HDMI 2.1 TV.
At present, there are loads of awesome monitors you could choose from for console as well as PC, which will give you either super-fast, fluid gaming or stunning resolution.
If you're planning on upgrading to an HDMI 2.1 monitor later down the line, check out some of our buying guides for monitors available right now below.
- Best PS5 Monitor 2021
- Best Xbox Series X Monitor 2021
- Best PC Gaming Monitor 2021
- Best Monitor for Competitive Gaming 2021
Be sure to check back in with us soon, as we'll be updating this guide with all the latest and greatest!