Many Cyber Monday tech deals have now come and gone. Thankfully, we're still seeing tempting deals on PC monitors.
If you’re shopping for a PC monitor this sales season, make sure you know what you're looking for first. For detailed help, check out our instructions for How to Buy a PC Monitor. Remember, just because something is on sale doesn’t that mean it’s the right display for you. Here are some things to consider that'll help you avoid buyer's remorse:
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- What's the best deal? Look out for 144Hz at FHD (1920 x 1080) at at least 27 for $200 or less or 60Hz at 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) for $250 or less.
- What size? You can save money on displays in the 23-24-inch range, but 27-inch is the current mainstream size. If you’re looking for something 'bigger,' consider 32 inches or larger, but keep in mind that those screens call for QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution or higher in order to avoid having a monitor where each pixel is so large that you can see it.
- What resolution? These days, you probably won't find a monitor with lower resolution than FHD. For a notable jump in sharpness and detail, opt for QHD and for the ultimate image quality, go for 4K.
- What refresh rate? Higher is better for gaming. Hardcore gamers should opt for 144Hz or higher, combined with the lowest response time. More casual gamers can make do with 75Hz or even 60Hz with with G-Sync or FreeSync.
- Get recommendations. We're always reviewing PC monitors, so you can count on our breakdown of the Best Gaming Monitors and Best 4K Gaming Monitors to find the best ones on the market.
Samsung C24RG50 - was $200, now $169 @ Newegg
Want a fast display under $200? This monitor offers 24 inches at FHD with a 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time and FreeSync for fighting screen tearing when using an AMD graphics card. View Deal
Alienware AW2518H 240Hz: was $500, now $329 @ Newegg
This 240Hz, 25-inch monitor offers tear-free, high-speed gaming using Nvidia G Sync techonlogy. It has eye-popping color and a gorgeous Alien-inspired design with a very-sleek stand.
Samsung S24R350 - was $150, now $119 @ Newegg
For light gaming on the cheap, this 24-inch display offers 1080p resolution, a 75Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time, plus FreeSync, which should help prevent screen tearing if your PC has an AMD graphics card.View Deal
Samsung CF396 Curved - was $150, now $119 @ Amazon
If you're seeking a cheap productivity display, this is a 23.5-inch 1080p panel with 60Hz refresh rate and 4ms (GTG) response time plus FreeSync for light gaming. This is its lowest price ever. View Deal
Dell UltraSharp U2717D - was $719, now $229 @ B&H
Fit for productivity, this IPS panel promises good color and viewing angles. Plus, the 27-incher has QHD resolution for even sharper image quality. It's currently at its lowest price ever. View Deal
Samsung LS27F354FHNXZA - was $190, now $119 @ Newegg
This is the lowest price ever for this 27-inch monitor with 60Hz refresh and 4ms response. It features Samsung's PLS tech, which is similar to IPS, but the vendor claims it offers advantages like stronger viewing angles. View Deal
Asus VC279H - was $160, now $139
This is the lowest price ever for this 27-incher with a 5ms response time and 1080p resolution. It's an IPS panel that's best suited for general productivity. View Deal
Samsung LU28E570DS/ZA - was $350, now $249 @ Newegg
This is a great deal for a 4K display. It features a 28-inch screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync, so you can even do some gaming with it. View Deal
Aorus CV27Q - $460, now $380 after rebate @ Newegg
This is our top recommendation for shoppers seeking a gaming monitor. With a 27-inch QHD, 165Hz panel with FreeSync and G-Sync Compatibility, RGB and even a curve, it has pretty much everything you gamers need. View Deal
BenQ EX2780Q - was $600 now $449 @ Amazon
This a 1440p 27-incher with a speedy 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync. Plus, it comes with HDR support, a stylish gold-ish color, powerful speakers with a subwoofer and a remote. This is for those seeking a high-speed gaming/entertainment monitor.View Deal
Acer Nitro VG271 - was $300, now $269 @ Amazon
Witha 27-inch, 144Hz IPS screen and FreeSync, you can expect smooth, tear-free gaming and strong viewing angles. It also promises brightness of up to 400 nits with HDR content. View Deal
HP 27f IPS monitor - was $249, now $129 @ Best Buy
This 27-inch IPS monitor has 1920 x 1080 pixels with a 75Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time. With its lower resolution and FreeSync, it should even be able to handle some casual gaming.View Deal
ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH - was $250, now $193 @ Amazon
Complete with a curved screen, 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync, this 27-inch 1080p screen, is a perfect choice for those packing anything below an RTX 2070 GPU. Plus, it has a VA panel, our favorite type of LCD for strong contrast. View Deal
BenQ EL2870U - was $399, now $249 @ Amazon
This 28-inch, 4K monitor is a steal and is even fit for casual gaming. When we reviewed it, we were impressed with its speedy 1ms response time, 60Hz refresh rate and FreeSync. On Amazon Prime Day in July, we spotted this monitor at $347, but now it’s even cheaper at $250. View Deal
Samsung 27-inch CRG5 - was $399, now $299 @ Amazon
This is currently our favorite monitor for gaming at 240Hz, which is as fast as it gets for PC monitors. With 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 4ms response time and G-Sync Compatibility, this is for those who need speed.View Deal
LG 32UD59-B - was $500, now $299 @ B&H
This 32-inch, 4K monitor is good for casual gaming with its 60Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time and FreeSync for fighting screen tearing. It's VA panel promises great image quality with high pixel density (137ppi) and high contrast (3,000:1). It's now cheaper than ever. View Deal
ViewSonic VX3276-4K-mhd - was $400, now $340 @ Amazon
This 31.5-inch 4K HDR monitor offers a 75Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time with overdrive. In addition to a 2,500:1 VA panel, it has two 2W speakersView Deal
AOC Q3279VWFD8: was $330, now $169 @ Best Buy
At 48% off, this 32-inch screen from AOC packs 2560x1440 resolution, 75Hz refresh and AMD FreeSync support. If you’re looking to go big on a budget, this monitor is tough to beat. Plus, Best Buy's offering 50% off a keyboard with your purchase. View Deal
Alienware AW3418DW - was $1,350, now $749 @ Dell
This 34-inch, 120Hz, 1440p, ultrawide G-Sync monitor is on sale for an impressive 35% off. With specs like that, it should be a notable upgrade. Plus, pricing has dropped significantly since selling for $719 last Cyber Monday.View Deal
ViewSonic Elite XG350R-C - was $700, now $629 @ Amazon
This is our favorite curved gaming monitor right now. It has QHD resolution, a 100Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, HDR support and even RGB. It's now at the lowest price we've seen since August. View Deal
LG 34UC89G-B - was $800, now $540 @ Amazon
If you want an ultrawide curved monitor, check out this 34-inch ultrawide IPS. It has an impressive 144Hz refresh rate (165Hz with overclock) and 2560 x 1080 resolution. Combined with G-Sync, gaming should be a blast. It's currently at its all-time lowest price after selling for around $600 for the past couple of months.View Deal
Samsung 32” UR59C - was $500, now $398 @ Amazon
The Samsung 32” UR59C (LU32R590CWNXZA) is currently our favorite in the 4K curved category. It sold for for $500 when it debuted and has been spotted for as low $440. But at $400, it’s currently at its lowest price ever and a steal for a 4K curved display in this size.View Deal
40 Inches or More
HP Omen X 65 Emperium - was $5,000, now $3,750 @ Amazon
If you're going to splurge on a gaming monitor, this is our top recommendation. It's a 4K 64.5-incher with G-Sync, a 144Hz refresh rate and certified for 1,000 nits brightness with HDR. Plus, there's a soundbar and Nvidia Shield TV streaming box. View Deal
Samsung 43" CHG90 - was $1,099, now $799 @ Amazon
The Samsung 43" CHG90 has had an MSRP of $1,000 and was selling for $900 of late but has dropped to its all-time lowest price. With 3440 x 1440 resolution, it's equal to having to two 27-inch 16:9 screens and delivers fantastic contrast, HDR with FreeSync 2 HDR and accurate DCI-P3 gamut coverage.View Deal