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Best Computer Monitor Deals 2021

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Everybody wants to know where to find one of the best graphics cards, but you're unlikely to see one in stock, let alone on sale. However, you can drastically change your computing life by buying a new monitor or two. 

With a new display, you can go for a higher resolution, a faster refresh rate, a larger panel or just a second or third display to boost productivity. 

Monitor Specs to Look Out For

Size - 27 inches seems to be the typical entry-level size where 24 inches is small and 32-inches or higher should be considered large.

Refresh Rate - If you're a gamer, you'll prefer a high-refresh rate display that's at least 120 Hz and supports FreeSync and / or G-Sync technology. Unless you're an esports professional, you probably don't need more than 165 Hz.

Resolution - 4K is the top resolution most people can afford, but it can be expensive if you want both high resolution and high refresh rates. You can usually get a good price on 2K, high refresh monitors and even better savings on 1080p screens.

Best Monitor Deals

Hottest Monitor Deals Overall

Pixio PXC327 32-inch curved gaming monitor: was $359.99, now $309.99 at Newegg
Thanks to this limited discount code, you can get $70 off this 32-inch curved QHD gaming monitor — boasting a 165Hz refresh rate, a 123% sRGB color gamut for vivid color, HDR for depth and luminosity, and 120Hz VRR support for connecting consoles.View Deal

Acer Nitro ED270 27-inch curved gaming monitor: was $299.99, now $239.99 at Newegg
A competitive gaming monitor with ergonomics. The Acer Nitro ED270 sports a FHD resolution, buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate, and a 1500R curve for reduced eye strain and immersive gaming.View Deal

Gigabyte G27Q: was $329.99, now $259.99 at Newegg with code SS2AZ9A632
This 27-inch gaming monitor offers a QHD resolution, HDR, a 178-degree viewing angle, 144Hz refresh rate a 1ms response time and AMD FreeSync Premium — all in a screen that is less than $260!View Deal

Samsung 32-inch G7 T1 Faker Edition: was $849.99, now $699.99 at Samsung
This eSports star version of the 32-inch curved G7 Odyssey is a sight to behold — illuminated with a signature red that will bring a real aura to this beautiful 1440p gaming monitor with buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate.View Deal

LG UltraGear 24-inch gaming monitor: was $199, now $169 at Costco
This 24-inch FHD gaming monitor from LG sports a smooth 144Hz refresh rate, AMD Freesync Premium and a 1ms response time — all in a sleek screen for $30 off.View Deal

Best Gaming Monitor Deals

Best Gaming Monitor Deals

Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P: was $599, now $449 at Amazon
This 27-inch gaming monitor features a QHD resolution with a buttery smooth 165Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync for smooth variable refresh rate gameplay, a wide DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR.View Deal

LG UltraGear 24-inch gaming monitor: was $199, now $169 at Costco
This 24-inch FHD gaming monitor from LG sports a smooth 144Hz refresh rate, AMD Freesync Premium and a 1ms response time — all in a sleek screen for $30 off.View Deal

Gigabyte G27Q: was $329.99, now $259.99 at Newegg with code SS2AZ9A632
This 27-inch gaming monitor offers a QHD resolution, HDR, a 178-degree viewing angle, 144Hz refresh rate a 1ms response time and AMD FreeSync Premium — all in a screen that is less than $260!View Deal

Asus ROG Swift PG259QN eSports gaming monitor: was $699.99, now $629.99 at Newegg
This top-tier gaming monitor from Asus offers a buttery 360 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms (GTG), alongside an excellent IPS contrast and good HDR10 for a vivid and lightning fast FHD picture that will give you the competitive edge.View Deal

Acer Nitro ED270 27-inch curved gaming monitor: was $299.99, now $239.99 at Newegg
A competitive gaming monitor with ergonomics. The Acer Nitro ED270 sports a FHD resolution, buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate, and a 1500R curve for reduced eye strain and immersive gaming.View Deal

Pixio PXC327 32-inch curved gaming monitor: was $359.99, now $309.99 at Newegg
Thanks to this limited discount code, you can get $70 off this 32-inch curved QHD gaming monitor — boasting a 165Hz refresh rate, a 123% sRGB color gamut for vivid color, HDR for depth and luminosity, and 120Hz VRR support for connecting consoles.View Deal

Samsung CRG9 49-inch curved gaming monitor: was $1,499, now $1,082 at Amazon
This is the ultra-wide that puts other ultra-wides to shame with its super wide 49-inch 1440p QLED panel. The 120Hz refresh rate and adaptive sync ensures a buttery smooth picture with minimal screen tear, and DisplayHDR 1000 gives you gorgeous luminosity.View Deal

Gigabyte M27Q 27-inch gaming monitor: was $359.99, now $299.99 at Newegg
This 27-inch gaming monitor features a QHD resolution with a buttery smooth 170Hz refresh rate, adaptive sync for smooth variable refresh rate gameplay, a wide DCI-P3 color gamut, low input lag and HDR.View Deal

Samsung 32-inch G7 T1 Faker Edition: was $849.99, now $699.99 at Samsung
This eSports star version of the 32-inch curved G7 Odyssey is a sight to behold — illuminated with a signature red that will bring a real aura to this beautiful 1440p gaming monitor with buttery smooth 240Hz refresh rate.View Deal

Acer ED323QUR: was $399, now $315 at Amazon
This is the cheapest price we've seen for this monitor in months. It's a 31.5-inch VA panel with an 1800R curve, 144 Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time. FreeSync is also there to fight screen tears.View Deal

Alienware AW2521HF: was $509.99, now $389.99 at Dell
The AW2521HF is a 24.5-inch gaming panel with true 1ms GtG IPS response time, 1080p resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, along with USB 3.0 ports, both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync, and a 99% sRGB color gamut.View Deal

BenQ EX3203R: was $449, now $349 at Amazon
This is a 32-inch, 144 Hz gaming monitor with 1440p resolution. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, a gentle 1800R curve and HDR support with DCI-P3 color complete the package.View Deal

Alienware AW5520QF OLED: was $4,049, now $3,034 at Dell
OLED still isn't cheap, but at least it's on sale. With this 55-inch screen, you can expect unprecedented contrast levels, plus gaming-ready specs, including 120Hz refresh and 0.5ms response (GTG). View Deal

Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU bmiprz 27-Inch: was $599, now $485 at B&H
This screen from Acer spans 27-inches from corner to corner and uses an IPS panel. It has a high refresh rate of 144Hz with a response time of 4ms. The resolution can get as high as 2560 x 1440.View Deal

Best Productivity Monitor Deals

Best Productivity Monitor Deals

AOC C32V3H: was $224.99, now $199.99 at Newegg
A massive 32-inch curved monitor for less eye strain, big picture productivity and a dirt cheap price. The 1080p picture is clear enough for your working needs and the 75Hz refresh rate is nice and smooth.View Deal

LG 27UL650-W 4K LED monitor: was $449.99, now $396.99 at Amazon
This 27-inch 4K display is an ideal productivity panel by day with 99% sRGB color gamut and blue light-reducing technology, but also great for entertainment with a super sharp resolution and HDR400.View Deal

  • King_V
    The E1916HV is 1366x768, and not 1920x1080

    As per Dell's documentation, along with other sites that list the specs for that model.
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  • burrhead
    Admin said:
    Find a quality monitor this holiday season at a price that's more than fair. Here's everything you need to know to find a good deal.

    Best Deals on Computer Monitors 2020 : Read more
    4K @ 60hz. vs. 2K @ 144hz. Is there a big difference in IQ?
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  • Shadowclash10
    burrhead said:
    4K @ 60hz. vs. 2K @ 144hz. Is there a big difference in IQ?
    Could you kindly clarify?
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  • helper800
    burrhead said:
    4K @ 60hz. vs. 2K @ 144hz. Is there a big difference in IQ?
    so 4k @ 60hz means you need to push 497,664,000 pixles per second. 2k @ 144hz means you need to push 530,841,600 pixles per second. Mind you that these numbers are to achieve 60 fps at 4k constantly or 144 fps constantly at 2k.
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  • dusf
    I found this article on the UK website but all of the deals are US. Can we please get a UK version of this article? I trust Tomshardware for my tech purchases, it would be great to rely on you for picking up a budget 27" 1440p monitor or 65" TV tomorrow.
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  • Friesiansam
    dusf said:
    I found this article on the UK website but all of the deals are US. Can we please get a UK version of this article? I trust Tomshardware for my tech purchases, it would be great to rely on you for picking up a budget 27" 1440p monitor or 65" TV tomorrow.
    US prices on the UK edition are the usual way with this site, even though Future are based in Bath...
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  • david germain
    the prices at NewEgg seem a bit off. when you add postage - which for some reason is £30 > £40 it's the same price as competitors. and the competitors can get it the next day (insured as well for accidental damage). whereas Newegg, it almost a 1month...

    I get the feeling that it's shipped from the US, which means add customs fees as well. which will be +20% and a handling fee.

    eg Gigabyte G27FC - would be about £310 - Scan has the same screen delivered for £270 inc vat
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  • kaalus
    Ideal monitor:

    8k panel @ 60Hz, 32" IPS, supersharp text and images for browsing and work.
    For gaming, 2x scaling gives you 4k @ 144Hz, 3x scaling gives you 2.5k @ 165Hz, 4x scaling gives you FullHD @ 240Hz. All pixel perfect. All on the same panel. All using DP 1.4 (5 years old standard - almost ancient by now). Fully supported by 10xx series GPUS and above (released 5 years ago - almost ancient by now).
    If only people stopped buying the low resolution rubbish flooding the shops at the moment, we could get wonders like that right now, not in 10 years. The tech is already here.
    I will keep dreaming...
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  • carocuore
    kaalus said:
    Ideal monitor:

    8k panel @ 60Hz, 32" IPS, supersharp text and images for browsing and work.
    For gaming, 2x scaling gives you 4k @ 144Hz, 3x scaling gives you 2.5k @ 165Hz, 4x scaling gives you FullHD @ 240Hz. All pixel perfect. All on the same panel. All using DP 1.4 (5 years old standard - almost ancient by now). Fully supported by 10xx series GPUS and above (released 5 years ago - almost ancient by now).
    If only people stopped buying the low resolution rubbish flooding the shops at the moment, we could get wonders like that right now, not in 10 years. The tech is already here.
    I will keep dreaming...
    The ideal way to burn your 5 figures monthly income followed by modern art decor and cars.
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  • waltc3
    I notice that HDR support is ignored here for some strange reason. Win10 and now even beta Win11 games are doing a fine job supporting it in several titles currently. Win11, in fact, supports "Auto HDR", an HDR switch you can throw that remaps all of your SDR D3d11/12 titles to HDR on the fly--and I can tell you I am nothing short of amazed at how well it works! I was skeptical when they brought this into latter builds of Win10--no more. It works and works very well.

    Best monitor by far I've owned since the 1980's--and I've owned quite a few (when I think of all...that...money! Argghh! Indigestion cometh!)

    $799 gets you this 4k, Quantum Dot, DisplayHDR 1000 vesa-certified monitor( True HDR, True Wide Gamut SDR)--including a 4yr advance replacement warranty from Phillips (not a 3rd-party warranty):

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5S3QCS/?language=en_US&cstrackid=87aa175d-cfef-48d7-b0e4-be320caaa749&tag=wwwphilipsusa-20&th=1
    Frankly, I have no idea why they call it a "console gaming" monitor--I use only DP1.4 with it--Highly recommended as a main computer monitor. Image Quality is spectacular. You think you need a $2000 monitor to get the best? Think again. I guess some people are prejudiced against 60Hz...if you see this monitor in action you'll never have that thought again.
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