The best Amazon Prime Early Access gaming monitor deals

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Amazon Prime Early Access (opens in new tab) is a new sale this year; essentially a mini-Black Friday sale. It began Tuesday October 11, and will run through to 11:59 pm, Wednesday October 12. As usual, Amazon set the date, but other retailers are joining in. Right now, there are heaps of gaming monitor and TV deals from the usual suspects, as retailers ready themselves to stock the latest refreshes before the end of the year. 

144Hz is becoming the new baseline for a proper gaming monitor; if you're still using a 60Hz display, consider upgrading. For those interested in a big upgrade, the contrast provided by OLED displays is the hot new thing, but they're expensive and not as common as IPS panels unless you start looking at gaming TVs (opens in new tab) instead of monitors.

You'll also want to look for Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync support. Adaptive refresh rate tech matches the pace of your monitor to the framerate of the game, preventing screen tearing; it's worth it.

If you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber already, you can join Amazon Prime (opens in new tab) to access the Prime Early Access deals. Amazon Prime costs $139 for a one-year membership or $14.99 per month. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial, too.

You can get good deals on monitors during sales events, but be skeptical whenever a retailer claims to be offering a discount of hundreds of dollars. We use CamelCamelCamel (opens in new tab) to check the price histories of products on Amazon, and it's a great tool for determining whether $100 off MSRP is actually $100 off the price a monitor normally sells for—often it's not.

Even the best gaming monitor (opens in new tab) is only a good deal if it's something you actually need or really want, but monitors are something we recommend spending a healthy chunk of your gaming PC budget on. The images you see when playing a game will ultimately be limited by the quality of your display; if you've got an RTX 3070 and a crappy monitor, you're not getting your money's worth from the GPU.

We've got humans and robots alike keeping an eye out for the gaming monitor deals you really shouldn't miss, and highlighting them here.

Where are best Amazon Prime Early Access gaming monitor deals?

Amazon Prime Early Access gaming monitor deals

Viewsonic Omni | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 144Hz | $239.99 (opens in new tab)

Viewsonic Omni | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 144Hz | $239.99 $189.99 at Best Buy (save $50) (opens in new tab)
Of course, you couldn't bag a 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor for less than $200, could you? Turns out, yes you can. This big-screen, high resolution, high refresh rate IPS screen is as cheap as it's ever been.

MSI Optix G272 | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 144Hz | $352.60 (opens in new tab)

MSI Optix G272 | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 144Hz | $352.60 $155 at Walmart (save $197.60) (opens in new tab)
Normally, a $150 IPS monitor would be at best a 1080p 75Hz panel. But this is a proper gaming monitor, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time on its IPS screen. It's also sporting a nicely restrained design, with a narrow bezel making it all but frameless on three sides. It's not the brightest, so don't expect any retina-searing visuals, but this is a fantastic budget gaming option.

Acer Nitro XF243Y | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | $219.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro XF243Y | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | $219.99 $139.99 at Best Buy (save $70) (opens in new tab)
The Acer Nitro is another budget IPS screen with genuine gaming credentials. It's got a super low response time at 0.5ms and a 165Hz refresh rate. It may only be a 24-inch panel, but there's a lot to like about this bargainous display.

Gigabyte G24F | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | $179.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte G24F | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | $179.99 $129.99 at Newegg (save $50) (opens in new tab)
24-inches might seem a bit small to some, but for a 1080p screen that does give you a really tight pixel pitch. Another good thing is that 180Hz refresh rate.

Monoprice Zero-G | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $189.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Monoprice Zero-G | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $189.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Not technically a deal, but the Monoprice Zero-G delivers 1440p high refresh rate gaming for the same price as the discounted Viewsonic above. It's rocking a VA panel, so the colors might be as vibrant as the IPS display, but it will offer superior black reproduction and contrast.

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | SS IPS | 144Hz | $649.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | SS IPS | 144Hz | $649.99 $529.99 at Best Buy (save $120) (opens in new tab)
We're big fans of the big-screen Gigabyte 4K (opens in new tab). It's got a stunning IPS panel that really makes the most of that 4K resolution, and the bonus of the 28-inch size is that the pixel pitch at this resolution is absolutely minute, making for a super clear image. It's also sporting a low 1ms response time and a 144Hz refresh for high-resolution PC gaming good times. 

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | SS IPS | 144Hz | $649.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | SS IPS | 144Hz | $649.99 $529.99 at Best Buy (save $120) (opens in new tab)
We're big fans of the Gigabyte M28U (opens in new tab). It's got a stunning IPS panel that really makes the most of that 4K resolution, and the bonus of the 28-inch size is that the pixel pitch at this resolution is absolutely minute, making for a super clear image. It's also sporting a low 1ms response time and a 144Hz refresh for high-resolution PC gaming good times. 

LG 27GN950-B UltraGear | 27-inch | 4K | Nano IPS | 144Hz  | $799.99 (opens in new tab)

LG 27GN950-B UltraGear | 27-inch | 4K | Nano IPS | 144Hz  | $799.99 $596.99 at Amazon (save $203) (opens in new tab)
With a one millisecond response time, Freesync Premium Pro, and Gsync compatibility, it's no wonder this bright, vivid gaming monitor has bagged the second spot in our best gaming monitors (opens in new tab) guide. It can get a little oversaturated in sRGB mode, but you do get the benefit of Nano IPS for wide colour gamuts and stellar viewing angles.

Aorus FO48U | 48-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,499.99 (opens in new tab)

Aorus FO48U | 48-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,499.99 $799.99 at Amazon (save $700) (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to go big, check out this Aorus 48-inch OLED 4K 120Hz gaming monitor. Now that a larger model has been announced, this one got another price cut. Plus it's an OLED (here's what that means (opens in new tab)).

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $319.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $319.99 $247.99 at Best Buy (save $72) (opens in new tab)
This monitor has never been cheaper than this, and delivers a lot of screen for the money, too. You're getting a quality Samsung panel with a 1440p native res and a 144Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support.

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $399.99 $247.99 at Amazon (save $72) (opens in new tab)
This monitor has never been cheaper than this, and delivers a lot of screen for the money, too. You're getting a quality Samsung panel, with a 1440p native res and a 144Hz refresh rate. It's also sporting a tight 1000R curve and a 27-inch display which will just about deliver on the extra immersion that's meant to engender. You're also getting FreeSync Premium support, so low input latency and a smooooooth gaming experience.

Asus ROG Strix XG256Q | 24.5-inch | 1080p | IPS | 180Hz | $249 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix XG256Q | 24.5-inch | 1080p | IPS | 180Hz | $249 $179 at B&H Photo (save $70) (opens in new tab)
Asus may not make the panels itself, but it still makes some of the best gaming monitors out there. And to find it for well under $200 is a definite win. That high 180Hz refresh will make for a smooth experience, and the IPS panel will deliver better colors than either TN or VA tech.

HP Omen 27i | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 165Hz | $509.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Omen 27i | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 165Hz | $509.99 $279.99 at Best Buy (save $230) (opens in new tab)
This is arguably the sweet spot for gaming monitors right now—it's rocking a high refresh rate, low response time, quality IPS panel, and a 1440p native resolution. And, at 27-inch, it's large enough to provide an immersive experience without taking over your desktop.

HP V28 | 28-inch | 4K | IPS | 60Hz | $379.99 (opens in new tab)

HP V28 | 28-inch | 4K | IPS | 60Hz | $379.99 $272.01 at Amazon (save $101.98) (opens in new tab)
It's not the speediest screen in the world, since it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but if inexpensive 4K is all you're after this is a pretty darn good deal. Although 28 inches may be a little small for 4K, this one even comes with AMD Freesync technology for smooth frames, and the listing boasts 1ms a response time which is always appreciated. For that price, its definitely worth a look.

Alienware Ultrawide Curved AW3821DW | 38-inch | 3840 x 1600p | VA | 144Hz | $1,349.99 (opens in new tab)

Alienware Ultrawide Curved AW3821DW | 38-inch | 3840 x 1600p | VA | 144Hz | $1,349.99 $1,269.02 at Best Buy (save $80) (opens in new tab)
Sister to our best loved gaming monitor right now, this is the slightly wider, less speedy version. It's a little cheaper than you'd usually find it, though not as great a deal as it was around September time, at $1,243. Still, it's a great monitor and looks oh so swanky in a curvy white setup. It also benefits from great HDR and fabulous contrast, so it's worth a look if you're going all out.

Amazon Prime Early Access TV deals

Vizio MQ7 | 55-inch | 4K | QLED | 60Hz | $549.99 (opens in new tab)

Vizio MQ7 | 55-inch | 4K | QLED | 60Hz | $549.99 $429.99 at Best Buy (save $120) (opens in new tab)
A decent discount on Vizio's already affordable line of QLED Smart TVs. While technically only native 60Hz (dynamic motion rate of 120Hz), it does have variable refresh rate support, auto game modes, and other gaming features that make it an appealing option for a gaming TV.  

Hisense U7G Quantum Series| 65-inch | 4K | ULED | 120Hz | $899.99 (opens in new tab)

Hisense U7G Quantum Series| 65-inch | 4K | ULED | 120Hz | $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy (save $200) (opens in new tab)
Hisense makes a surprisingly good (and quite large) gaming TV for under $1,000. It supports 120Hz, so you can put a high-end PC to work. The one catch is that there are only two HDMI 2.1 ports. We can't have it all, can we? 

Hisense A6 Series A6GX | 43-inch | 4K | 60Hz | $228 (opens in new tab)

Hisense A6 Series A6GX | 43-inch | 4K | 60Hz | $228 $178 at Walmart (save $50) (opens in new tab)
This may not scream gaming TV like some of the other offers here, limited as it is to a 60Hz refresh rate, but it still offers decent value for money at just $178 for a 4K Smart TV. You could game on it too, although be selective about what you play—competitive shooters are probably best ignored. 

Samsung Q60A QLED | 32-inch | 4K | QLED | 60Hz | $499.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Q60A QLED | 32-inch | 4K | QLED | 60Hz | $499.99 $429.99 at Samsung (save $70) (opens in new tab)
This QLED TV makes for an excellent second screen for streaming and playing some games at 4K/60FPS. The picture quality also makes it a good TV for an office or bedroom. Yeah, it's a bummer it doesn't support 120Hz at 4K, but it's not too big of a loss if you don't have the hardware to reach those heights. 

LG OLED55B2PUA| 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,599.99 (opens in new tab)

LG OLED55B2PUA| 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,599.99 $976.99 at Walmart (save $623) (opens in new tab)
A fantastic OLED offering here for gamers, with deep blacks, HDMI 2.1 and all the VRR options you could handle. This ones got a great low input lag, and is topped with a nifty 120Hz refresh rate. Sure, there are higher refresh rate monitors but, a 55-inch gaming OLED sounds pretty great as a giant second monitor for that price.

TCL 6-Series Roku TV| 65-inch | 4K | QLED | 120Hz | $1499.99 (opens in new tab)

TCL 6-Series Roku TV| 65-inch | 4K | QLED | 120Hz | $1499.99 $949.99 at Amazon (save $550) (opens in new tab)
The TCL 6-Series QLED TV is a fantastic large TV at a great price. This TV offers a really good gaming performance. The Roku integration means you'll have your choice of a dizzying amount of streaming apps at your disposal.
 

LG OLED C1 | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,299.99 (opens in new tab)

LG OLED C1 | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,299.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (save $100) (opens in new tab)
If size really matters, then you might be happy spending that little bit extra on this outstanding gaming TV in order to get a full 55-inch OLED experience when plumbed into your gaming PC. It's still got the G-Sync/FreeSync compatibility, low latency connections, and 120Hz refresh rate. And y'know, a bigger screen. 

Amazon Prime Early Access UK gaming monitor deals

Asus TUF Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 280Hz | £299 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 280Hz | £299 £274.97 at Amazon (save £24.03) (opens in new tab)
The TUF screens have always been good value, and this one is no exception. This IPS panel may only boast a 1080p resolution but comes with an astounding 280Hz refresh rate. Traditionally super-high refresh rates have commanded a high price, even with 1080p TN. But here you're getting a good-looking IPS panel to boot.

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | £299.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Odyssey G5 Series | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | £299.99 £229 at Amazon (save £70.99) (opens in new tab)
This monitor delivers a lot of screen for the money. You're getting a quality Samsung panel, with a 1440p native res and a 144Hz refresh rate. It's also sporting a tight 1000R curve and a 27-inch display which will just about deliver on the extra immersion that's meant to engender. You're also getting FreeSync Premium support, so low input latency and a smooooooth gaming experience.

Gigabyte G27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 144Hz | £339.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte G27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 144Hz | £339.99 £264.98 at Amazon (save £74.99) (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a new panel to compliment your gaming set-up, this is a good choice all around, hitting the sweet spot for a modern gaming monitor at a fantastic price. It's not the fanciest-looking monitor out there, but it boasts 1440p native resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate, and the rich colours more than makeup for its rather basic aesthetic. If you're still on the fence, this is as cheap as it's ever been.

When is Amazon Prime Early Access 2022?

Amazon Prime Early Access began at 12 am PT, Tuesday October 11, and will run all the way through to 11.59 pm on Wednesday October 12. Expect 48 hours of potential PC gaming deals, before we get into the meatier discounts expected to drop on Black Friday—that's November 25 for anyone willing to wait that long. Truly, Amazon isn't messing around when it says Early Access. In fact, let's just have a deal event every month. 

Alan has been writing about PC tech since before 3D graphics cards existed, and still vividly recalls having to fight with MS-DOS just to get games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the first time. He's very glad hardware has advanced as much as it has though, and is particularly happy when putting the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops through their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession but limits this to MTG Arena these days.