New monitors with HDMI 2.1 support aren’t just great for PC gamers. In fact, the new standard also works well with game consoles – supporting features like variable refresh rates, HDR content, and higher resolutions – and that’s why Microsoft makes it easy to identify new displays that will work with the latest Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. The company kicked off the Design for New Xbox Display campaign and console players buy these This monitor is guaranteed to get the performance they desire when gaming.
While Microsoft isn’t launching its own first-party Xbox monitors, the company claims that it has worked closely with some of the top display manufacturers over the past two years. As a result of those efforts, new monitors from Philips, Asus and Acer with the Designed for Xbox Monitors label will be available starting this summer.
“From Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) to HDR, these displays harness the power of cutting-edge HDMI 2.1 technology to deliver an immersive, high-fidelity experience like no other. seen before,” Microsoft said in a press release that “can be confident that your new monitor can support the full speed, performance and technology of Xbox Series X | S.”
At launch, the new monitors range in size from 28 inches to 55 inches, catering to all types of console gamers, from those who want a big-screen experience to those who can play in tighter spaces, like a signing room. dormitory.
The largest display is the 55-inch Phillips Momentum 559M1RYV, which comes with its own Bowers & Wilkins-tuned soundbar built into the stand. And for that size, the Momentum feels more like a home TV monitor than a desktop monitor, but you’re sure to get more tech than a standard TV. Momentum supports 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to further reduce screen tearing.
The panel also supports DisplayHDR 1000 for better contrast. The Momentum will cost $1,599 at launch this summer, and Microsoft hopes to add more Designer Monitors to Xbox from Philips in the future.
If you still want a big screen but need something a bit more compact, the Asus’ Strix Xbox Edition Gaming Monitor XG43UQ is a 43-inch monitor that supports 4K UHD visuals and 1ms refresh rate for gaming performance. fast.
This console also supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology and comes with the same DisplayHDR 1000 support as the 55-inch Momentum. Here you’ll get a color-accurate panel that covers 90% of the wide DCI-P3 color space, so you can also use it as a large digital canvas for projects. his creativity. Pricing will vary by region, and the Strix Xbox Edition will launch in October.
The most compact monitor in the trio of monitors launched is the Acer Xbox Edition Gaming Monitor, under the company’s Nitro brand. Acer is more conservative with the monitor, and the compact 28-inch size means this monitor looks more like a traditional PC monitor than a large living room TV. The monitor supports 120Hz refresh rate, 4K UHD resolution and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology. The company claims that the panel has a fast 1ms response time and supports DisplayHDR 400, and is TUB/Eyesafe certified to reduce eye strain. If you’re looking to switch between multiple PCs or laptops on your desk, the Acer Xbox Edition Gaming Monitor also comes with a handy built-in KVM switch. This monitor will retail for $949 when it hits the market in the fall.
In addition to monitors, Microsoft is also working with cable manufacturers to ensure that HDMI 2.1 cables of varying lengths will also be available. One of the longest certified cables for Xbox cables is the new HDMI Cable Matters Active Optical Cable, which is a 32.8-foot cable that fully supports 4K at 120Hz refresh rate. The cable retails for $64 and is currently available at various retailers, including Amazon and Walmart.