Cyber Monday has come and gone, but many retailers are still pushing savings with Cyber Week tech deals. That means we're still seeing tempting sales on PC monitors.
If you’re looking for a new PC monitor this week, make sure you know what you're looking for first. For detailed assistance, you can read our detailed instructions on How to Buy a PC Monitor. Remember, just because something is on sale doesn’t mean it’s the right monitor for your set-up. Here are some things to consider that'll help you avoid buyer's remorse:
- What's the best deal? Gamers especially can keep an eye out for monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate at FHD (1920 x 1080) at at least 27 inches for $200 or under. Also look out for 60Hz displays at 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) for $250 or less.
- What size? You can save money with a display measuring 23-24-inches, but 27-inch monitors are the current mainstream size. If you’re looking for something 'bigger,' 32 inches or more is plenty. However, keep in mind that those monitors call for QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution or higher in order to avoid having pixels that are so large you can see them individually.
- 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 120Hz or higher, combined with the lowest response time available. More casual gamers can make do with 75Hz or even 60Hz coupled 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 a list of the best ones out now.
Samsung C24RG50 - was $200, now $170 @ 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.
Alienware AW2518H 240Hz: was $500, now $330 @ 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 $120 @ 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.
Asus VZ249HE - was $130, now $100 @ Amazon
This is a good display for general productivity, with a 23.-8 inch FHD screen. The IPS panel should deliver good image quality, even when viewing from the sides.
Samsung CF396 Curved - was $150, now $120 @ 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.
Acer XFA240 bmjdpr - was $200, now $170 @ Amazon
This is our favorite budget monitor out now and was $240 when we reviewed it in September. It's 24 inches with FHD resolution at 144Hz, plus FreeSync and G-Sync Compatibility. Nothing we've tested can match its color accuracy, gaming performance and feature at this price.
Dell UltraSharp U2717D - was $719, now $230 @ 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.
Samsung LS27F354FHNXZA - was $190, now $120 @ 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.
Asus VC279H - was $160, now $140
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.
Samsung LU28E570DS/ZA - was $350, now $250 @ 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.
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.
BenQ EX2780Q - was $600 now $450 @ 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.
Acer Nitro VG271 - was $300, now $270 @ 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.
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.
Samsung UE570 - was $350, now $250 @ Newegg
Samsung's 4K UE570 monitor has a spacious 28-inch TN panel with a 1ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate and FreeSync, so casual gamers may want to take a look. The monitor also has split-screen functionality.
ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH - was $250, now $194 @ 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.
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.
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.
MSI Optix MAG341CQ - was $500, now $380 @ Amazon
This ultrawide is fit for speedy gaming with a 100Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time (GTG) and FreeSync. Plus, it has a high-contrast (3,000:1) VA panel with a relatively tight 1800mm curve.
LG 32UD59-B - was $500, now $300 @ 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.
AOC Q3279VWFD8: was $330, now $170 @ 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.
Acer ED347CKR 34” Gaming Monitor: was $500, now $400
Complete with a crisp 34” curved VA panel, 1440p resolution, and FreeSync this screen is a bargain at this price point.
Alienware AW3418DW - was $1,350, now $750 @ 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.
ViewSonic Elite XG350R-C - was $700, now $630 @ 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.
LG 34UM88-P: was $765, now $365 @ B&H
Here's a great IPS-based 34-inch ultrawide (21:9) display that comes with good color accuracy and FreeSync support, making it great for productivity and casual gaming.
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.
Samsung 32” UR59C - was $500, now $399 @ 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.
40 Inches or More
Samsung C49RG9 - was $1,300, now $1,050 @ B&H
For a premium experience, this curved 49-inch VA panel offers an ultrawide 32:9 aspect ratio, FreeSync and a whopping 5120 x 1440 resolution. Gaming should be a breeze with FreeSync and a 120Hz refresh rate, plus it supports HDR. This is its lowest price ever.
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.
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.
Lepow 15.6-inch USB-C portable monitor - was $169.99, now $140
At this price you're looking (pun intended) at a great portable monitor, which is a 15.6-inch panel at FHD resolution on an IPS panel. It comes with all the cables you'll need, and even has two speakers built in.