Best Glossy Gaming Monitor 2022: New Releases, Upcoming Monitors, And More

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When it comes to the best glossy gaming monitor, at this stage, we can only look into monitors we think will make the list, over what's available right now, and by the looks of it, we're in for a real treat.

There have been some exciting movements in the market that have sparked our interest, and we're on high alert for any announcements, so we can keep you up to date.

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Glossy gaming monitors boast new, non-matte displays, as an alternative to the more traditional matte, anti-reflective coatings.

Anti-reflective coatings are sometimes argued to limit the perceived depth, colour, and contrast of the image. Glossy coatings, as you've seen with many of the best smartphones, tablets, or TVs, can create crisp, vivid colour, but at the trade-off of higher reflections.

We'll be updating this list regularly with all the latest news, but for now, here are what we think are some of the best glossy gaming monitors heading our way.

Best Glossy Gaming Monitor

Dough 4K 144hz Glossy Spectrum

Best glossy gaming monitor
Credit: EVE
A NEW EVE! The glossy version sure does look more vibrant

It was announced in February that Dough (earlier known as Eve), the brand behind the highly regarded Eve Spectrum true HDMI 2.1 monitor, will be releasing a glossy version for gamers.

This comes after a huge amount of demand for the unique finish, and it looks set to arrive later this year.

Since this is a 'version' of the original 27-inch 4K 144hz Spectrum, the specs should be the same.

Read More: The Best HDMI 2.1 Monitors

That means that you're getting 750 nit brightness (peak), HDMI 2.1, USB-C, and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.

It also includes Display HDR 600 with HDR 10, which should provide more than enough contrast and colour range for most people.

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You can currently order the Eve 4K Spectrum monitor with a glossy finish directly from the Eve website.

Dough QHD 280Hz Glossy Spectrum

Best glossy gaming monitor eve 280hz
Credit: EVE
ANOTHER ONE: The lightning fast 280hz monitor is also getting an upgrade

Similarly, as with the 4K, 144hz version, the EVE 280hz Spectrum also offers a glossy option.

This monitor is QHD, 1ms response time, with an Oxide IPS panel for wide viewing angles and vivid colour.

Read More: Does a High Refresh Rate matter?

It also features every port under the sun, as with the 4K version, which can help keep your setup looking clean.

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You can currently purchase the new monitor on the Eve website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Right now, there are more questions than there are answers around glossy gaming monitors, so let's do our best to clear a few things up.

Is glossy or matte better for gaming?

This depends on what you enjoy more from your gaming experience.

If you're into visuals and graphics, glossy gaming monitors would be better in some ways, as they can give the perception of deeper blacks and more vivid colour.

If you're more into competitive play, then you may find some reflections in darker spots distracting, especially if you're playing in a well-lit room.

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Read More: Are Gaming Monitors worth it?

Ultimately, while we think glossy coatings will be great for some, they won't be for everyone. We do have very high hopes though, as we think more visually impressive or graphically intense games will look incredible on them.

Are glossy gaming monitors worth it?

If you're looking for a pretty epic upgrade, they should be worth it for sure, but it's more down to personal taste over optimization, and also what budget you are prepared to commit.

Weighing up which refresh rate to go for, response times, and screen size would be the things to consider as a higher priority.

Glossy gaming monitors should offer a good mid-ground for those who enjoy the smooth finish to tablets and smartphones, and are left wanting when it comes to their main gaming monitor.

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Remember, it should increase the perceived colour depth and contrast, not the monitor's specs in that regard.

We'll be back soon with all the latest news around glossy gaming monitors, so we'll see you then.

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Why are there no glossy gaming monitors?

A glossy gaming monitor is a relatively new concept, while matte monitors have been here for quite a long time.

Usually, gaming monitors have a matte finish to keep off the glare, but it is believed that it limits the picture quality.

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On the other hand, glossy monitors will have trouble keeping the glare off, but they can deliver stunning visuals under the right lighting conditions.

If we put functionality over aesthetics, we can see why there have been no glossy gaming monitors until now.