240Hz gaming monitors are the cheapest they have ever been

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As new GPUs like the RTX 3080 Ti are spitting out insanely high framerates, gaming monitors have stepped up their game. 240Hz gaming monitors are becoming the go-to displays for competitive gamers who value speed over anything else. FPS players especially prefer high refresh rate monitors, as having a clear view of high-speed movement in games such as Apex Legends or Valorant is super valuable. 

240Hz isn't the highest you can go. 360Hz is the new hotness, but those displays are wildly expensive and the jury is still out on whether they're worth it. If you're going down the high-refresh road, 240Hz is a good place to start; just make sure you have a GPU (minimum RTX 2070 Super) that can match it. 

The number of these high refresh rate screens on sale this week makes it an excellent time to pick one up, although the ones on sale are on the smaller side at 24.6". We did spot some bigger panels on sale, such as the Samsung Odyssey G7 for under $600, which is 27" and runs at a native 1440p. Other high refresh rate monitors with resolutions over 1080p do exist; we're just not seeing as many getting the massive price reductions like their smaller counterparts. 

Here are the best deals we've found on 240Hz displays, starting at $250: 

Alienware 25 AW2521HF | 24.5 inch | 240Hz| 1080p| $509

Alienware 25 AW2521HF | 24.5 inch | 240Hz| 1080p| $509 $269.99 at Dell
One of our favorite things about the Alienware 25, aside from the high refresh rate, is its IPS panel, which provides a better color range than other 240Hz displays using VA panels. It's also nice that this monitor has six USB ports. 

Acer Nitro XZ270 | 27 inch| 240Hz | 1080p | $329.99

Acer Nitro XZ270 | 27 inch| 240Hz | 1080p | $329.99 $249.99 at Amazon (save $80)
The Acer Nitro is a 27-inch display like the Samsung Odyssey G7, although it's 1080p and comes in at half the price. Not bad if budget-friendly speed is what you're after. The VA panel has a 1ms response time, as well as FreeSync support.

Acer Predator XB253Q | 24.5 inch |240Hz | 1080p|

Acer Predator XB253Q | 24.5 inch |240Hz | 1080p| $379.99 $299.99 at Amazon
Another impressive gaming monitor that's loaded to the gills with features. The Acer Predator's thin bezel makes for a stunning viewing experience, and there's even a cable management slot to deal with unsightly cables. The Predator XB3 can be mounted fairly effortlessly thanks to its quick-release design.

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 32-inch | 240Hz | 1440p | $799.99

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 32-inch | 240Hz | 1440p | $799.99 $559.99 at Amazon (save $240)
If you desire speed for competitive gaming, this is a good monitor for you. If you desire HDR, QLED, G-Sync, FreeSync, or a 1440p resolution, this is also a good gaming monitor for you. It's actually kind of wild how much this monitor packs under the hood.

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.