List of 2560 x 1440 Monitors- September 2018
Quad High Definition or QHD as it known to most of us is a step up from full high definition or FHD. Featuring 2560 x 1440 pixels on the screen at any one time the QHD monitors are able to give a clearer crisper display.
There are some things to consider before buying a 1440p monitor, if you go for a small QHD screen, for example 24 Inch, you may find that the text on your desktop is too small. If you are just a gamer this might not be a problem, or you can work around it by setting Windows to use larger fonts and Icons. Ideally higher resolutions are suited to bigger monitors. Some would argue that higher resolutions are a must for bigger monitors, 1080p doesn’t really cut it on a 32 inch screen!
To get the most out of a QHD screen you’re going to need a decent graphics card with a decent amount of video RAM. With all those pixels on screen your PC needs that extra memory to work with, especially when using high resolution textures. A 4gb GTX960 is probably going to struggle to work with one of these monitors, but a GTX970 will fair better. To really future proof your rig a GTX980 will be the way to go.
Can I have a QHD 24 inch monitor? They do exist, but you have to think about whether it makes sense. 1080p looks great on a smaller screen, sure maybe 1440p is better but does it make a large difference? Is it worth the extra strain on your graphics card? Is it worth the additional cost of all this. Arguably not.
You can view our QHD monitor roundup below: