Picking up the right gear for a gaming setup isn’t easy these days. From picking the right mouse to dabbling with the right monitor stand, it can be an exhausting affair. After all, you wouldn’t want the display to stutter or tear while you play your favorite game. And you wouldn’t want to plug and unplug your display cables to switch between your PC and gaming console. So, we have compiled a list of the best gaming monitors with two HDMI inputs.

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A dual HDMI monitor gives you the flexibility of switching between two input sources and removes the hassles of plugging and unplugging the different input cables. For instance, if you want to connect your Amazon Fire TV Stick and your PS4 to the monitor, a gaming monitor with dual HDMI inputs will let you do so.

The monitors have evolved beyond the VGA inputs and now carry ample input ports with HDMI and DisplayPort.

Without further ado, let’s look at the top gaming monitors with 2 HDMI ports.

1. MSI OPTIX MPG341CQR

  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440
  • Width: 34-inches
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz

There’s more to this story. For one, it also bundles a dedicated mouse bungee on the lower right corner of the monitor. There’s provision for attaching a camera cradle as well.

It comes packed with a VA panel. That promises better color accuracy and fast response time. There are three response timer modes—Normal, Fast, Fastest. As you might already know, response time is slower in VA panels, and this monitor is no exception. Also, it can display 84% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Apart from the dual HDM 2.0 ports, this MSI Optix monitor packs an ample number of ports including a USB-C port, DisplayPort 1.4b port, and three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports apart from audio jacks. In short, there are plenty of I/O ports. For those unaware, HDMI 2.0 lets you carry a massive amount of data compared to its previous iteration. Interestingly, it also supports two different video streams simultaneously on the same screen.

Quite naturally, the Optix MPG341CQR costs a lot more than its counterparts below.

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2. SAMSUNG CHG70

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Width: 32-inches
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz

Simultaneously, the realistic color of the VA panel, along with the high refresh rate and the 1-ms response time, is the perfect recipe for playing intensive games. It also supports FreeSync 2.

The colors are realistic and accurate. This monitor truly shines when it comes to playing HDR-compatible games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (PS4) or Borderlands 3 (PS4). Speaking of the display, the CHG70 displays 125% of the sRGB color gamut.

Another good thing about this monitor is that all the ports are downward-facing, making it easy to remove and attach cables and wires. There are two HDMI 2.0 inputs for the record: a DisplayPort 1.4 connector, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and audio ports.

3. LG 27GL850 ULTRAGEAR

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Width: 27-inchrs
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz

The 1440p resolution on the LG 27GL850 delivers a crisp, vivid, and detailed image. The AMD FreeSync support further sweetens the deal by eliminating ghosting and stutters. Do note that the FreeSync is limited to the only 100Hz.

Though this monitor supports HDR, it’s not as impressive as seen in the above monitor. That happens due to the lack of local dimming in the LG 27GL850.

And well, when it comes to connections, you will have absolutely no issues in connecting your consoles over HDMI. Apart from the duo of HDMI 2.0 ports, you will get your hands on a single DisplayPort 1.4 input, two USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack.

4. DELL S3220DGF

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Refresh Rate: 165 Hz

More importantly, the monitor looks cool, thanks to the curved display. And the almost-frameless design adds to the looks. The bezel measures 7mm at the top and 19mm on the sides.

As mentioned above, this monitor is designed for people who would want to witch between gaming and work. There’s no discerning wraparound effect that is usually associated with curved displays. Speaking of the display, this one can display a pretty decent HDR color gamut coverage, though it lacks sRGB mode.

When it comes to connection, there are ample ports. There are two HDMI 2.0 ports for starters, a single DisplayPort 1.4, two USB 3.0 downstream ports.

The only downside to this monitor is the lack of built-in speakers. So yeah, you won’t be able to hear any warning signals unless you hook it to an external speaker set.

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5. ASUS TUF VG27AQL1A

  • Resolution: 2560×1440
  • Width: 2-inches
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 170Hz

The best thing about the Asus VG27AQL1A is that it beautifully combines looks and specs. For one, it’s bezel-less on all the three sides, and this design earns it a slim and sleek look. At the same time, this design gives you a far greater area to work with. The stand is stylish as well as flexible, and that is a plus.

When it comes to the display, the VG27AQL1A can display nearly 124% sRGB and 96% DCI-P3. However, the HDR performance can be a little underwhelming.

Connectivity-wise, Asus adds a DisplayPort 1.2 port, a duo of HDMI 2.0 ports, and a couple of USB ports to the mix. And hey, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.

6. AOC 27G2

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Width: 27-inches
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz

The best part? The company hasn’t cut any corners. For the price, it bundles amazing aesthetics. The bezels on the three sides (except the bottom) have been narrowed down. This sleek design pairs well with the futuristic-looking stand and the red highlights on the monitor’s bottom edge.

Secondly, despite it being a budget monitor, the build quality is pretty decent. Both the stand and the monitor are built well and holds up well.

Unlike the ones above, the AOC 27G2 doesn’t pack HDMI 2.0 ports. Instead, there are two HDMI 1.4 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, a VGA port, a USB hub with 3x USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port. For those uninitiated, HDMI1.4 can transfer data at 10.2Gbps while HDMI 2.0’s transfer rate can go up to 18Gbps. And that’s one of the basic differences between the two.

SWITCH, SHUFFLE AND PLAY

Indeed, one can never have enough of HDMI ports. However, before you click on the Buy button, check if your PC’s motherboard and graphics card will be compatible with the same, especially if you plan to buy one of the 4K displays.

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