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.

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

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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 (Upcoming)

  • Eve 4K 144hz Glossy Spectrum
  • Eve QHD 280Hz Glossy Spectrum

Eve 4K 144hz Glossy Spectrum

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A NEW EVE! The glossy version sure does look more vibrant

It was recently announced that Eve, the brand behind the highly regarded Eve Spectrum true HDMI 2.1 monitor, will be releasing a glossy version for gamers.

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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.

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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.

As for when it'll release, we'll keep you posted!

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Eve QHD 280Hz Glossy Spectrum

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ANOTHER ONE: The lightning fast 280hz monitor is also getting an upgrade

Similarly, as with the 4K, 144hz version, the EVE 280hz Spectrum will also get the glossy treatment, according to the announcement.

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

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

On the Eve website, the new monitor has an estimated arrival date of Q3 2022.

However, we're still waiting on a confirmed release date for this one, but we'll update you when we know more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 some games will look incredible on them.

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How much will glossy gaming monitors cost?

We think since glossy gaming monitors are down to the 'finishing treatment' over a whole new panel technology (like QD-OLED or liquid crystal IPS for instance) the price will not be too different.

We expect the glossy monitors to have a slightly more premium price point upon release, but it's still very early days...

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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 optimisation.

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

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Glossy gaming monitors should offer a good mid-ground for those who enjoy the glossy finish to tablets and smartphones, who 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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