Black Friday gaming monitor deals 2023: cheap screens for 4K, ultrawide, 1440p and high refresh 1080p

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So, that was Black Friday. Bit underwhelming, if I'm honest, but only because the 'big day' was no different to the past week full of impressive Black Friday gaming monitor deals. The good news is practically all of those deals are still live with the same level of discount attached, even now that Cyber Monday and—forgive me for promoting this nomenclature—Cyber Week are here. This gaming monitor hub has been checked for the last time, as we're now focussing on curating the best Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals.

Resolution and refresh rate are key when choosing your next gaming monitor. You want to be realistic about what your graphics card can handle. It's all well and good buying a 4K, 120Hz gaming monitor if you're running an RTX 4090, but pair that with even a rock-solid mid-range card and you won't get very far. No, it's about finding that sweet spot. 

For most mid-range PC setups, we recommend 1440p at 144Hz or higher. That's a good blend of clarity, fidelity, and speed to keep most gamers comfortable, no matter what they play. The other option, for the more competitive gamer, is a 1080p 240Hz gaming monitor. You'll be choosing speed over fidelity, but if you're largely playing Valorant or CS2, that's your best bet. 

If you can afford to, and your GPU can take it, ultrawide gaming monitors offer a sublime experience. They're engrossing and even serve to benefit your competitiveness in some games that support ultrawide aspect ratios—you often literally have a wider view of the playing field than those playing 16:9.

Finally, 4K is where it's at. These days you can buy a fast 4K monitor that can also claim to offer an excellent picture quality—you can have your cake and eat it. It's an expensive venture—you not only need a 4K monitor but a 4K-capable graphics card—bit it really is a gorgeous resolution to game at.

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1080p

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Asus TUF Gaming | 24-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium |$189.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $80)

Asus TUF Gaming | 24-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium | $189.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $80)
This is only a 24-inch screen, and to be honest most people would prefer something larger, even our good selves. However, if what you're after is a small panel that won't dominate your desk with a good specification from a reputable brand, this one comes with all the bells and whistles for a price reflective of its size.

AOC G2 Series C27G2 | 27-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | VA | FreeSync | $259.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (save $110)

AOC G2 Series C27G2 | 27-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | VA | FreeSync | $259.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (save $110)
Not the cheapest, but made by a very trusted panel maker who we really rate for their monitors, AOC. This panel features FreeSync and a 165Hz refresh rate, which most modern graphics cards should be able to max out in competitive titles, at the very least.

Dell 27 Gaming Monitor | 27-inch | 1080p | 280Hz | IPS | FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible | $369.99 $149.99 at Dell (save $220)

Dell 27 Gaming Monitor | 27-inch | 1080p | 280Hz | IPS | FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible | $369.99 $149.99 at Dell (save $220)
For a rapid IPS panel, this is a rather low price, even if you don't really pay much attention to Dell's obscure "estimated value". That peak 280Hz refresh rate via OC is going to be mega for competitive shooters, though the variable refresh rate technologies included here will make sure you see buttery smooth frames regardless of how fast you're running this screen.

Asus TUF VG279Q1R | 27-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | IPS | $179.99 $139.99 at Newegg (save $40)

Asus TUF VG279Q1R | 27-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | IPS | $179.99 $139.99 at Newegg (save $40)
Barely a year ago, and this is the sort of price we'd have been pleased to see a 100Hz IPS display selling for, but this is a proper gaming monitor, with a 144Hz refresh, low response time, and FreeSync Premium features. If you're after a cheap 1080p display you really don't have to skimp on features anymore.


1440p

Acer Nitro | 1440p | VA | FreeSync Premium | 170Hz | $249.99 $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)

Acer Nitro | 1440p | VA | FreeSync Premium | 170Hz | $249.99 $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)
This is the best deal on a 1440p gaming monitor we've seen so far. A respectable brand and a respectable spec, this is right in the sweet spot for PC gaming. And for price, in fact.

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 165Hz | 1440p | VA | FreeSync Premium |$239.99 $174.99 at Newegg (save $65)

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 165Hz | 1440p | VA | FreeSync Premium | $239.99 $174.99 at Newegg (save $65)
ASRock's gaming monitors are always so darned cheap—we love them for that. This 1440p panel offers resolution and a rapid refresh rate for a potent PC gaming combo, though the built-in Wi-Fi antenna helps it stand out from the crowd. That's hardly essential, but could come in use for some.

Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)

Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)
For the budget-conscious gamer, Asus makes a mean gaming monitor. This screen may be on the cheaper side, even costing less than some 1080p panels, yet it delivers 1440p res gaming with a 170Hz refresh rate (overclocked). Not too shabby.

Gigabyte GS27QC | 27-inch | 170Hz OC | 1440p | VA | $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon (save $50)

Gigabyte GS27QC | 27-inch | 170Hz OC | 1440p | VA | $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Less than $200 for a decent 1440p 170Hz monitor from a proper brand like Gigabyte? What's not to like? Some would argue the VA panel, but it is rated at 1ms, albeit MPRT not GtG. The 250 nits brightness is modest, too, and the stand isn't height adjustable. Still, the panel sports 4,000:1 static contrast, which is excellent.

Price check: Newegg $179.99

Gigabyte G27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium | $249.99 $209.99 at Newegg (save $40)

Gigabyte G27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium | $249.99 $209.99 at Newegg (save $40)
If you ditch the curved panel, you can pick up an IPS screen from Gigabyte for not much more than its VA counterpart. We're fans of the straightforward, feature full gaming monitors Gigabyte makes, and this one looks to be no different. 

LG 32GK650F | 32-inch | 144Hz | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $229.99 at Newegg (save $120)

LG 32GK650F | 32-inch | 144Hz | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $229.99 at Newegg (save $120)
This is an older model, but as they say, it mostly checks out. You get 144Hz refresh and 350 nits brightness from this 32-inch 1440p panel. The 5ms GtG response is the most obvious issue, but then something has to give at this low price point. Not the best pick for esports, but probably very decent for everything else.

Price check: Amazon $267

Gigabyte M32QC | 32-inch | 170Hz OC | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $233.99 at Amazon (save $116)

Gigabyte M32QC | 32-inch | 170Hz OC | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $233.99 at Amazon (save $116)
There's very little to complain about with this Gigabyte screen. It's quick, responsive, has a good resolution, and Newegg has just taken a chunk more money off the already appealing price.

Price check: Newegg $259.99

Dell S3222DGM | 32-inch | 165Hz | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $239.99 at Dell (save $110)

Dell S3222DGM | 32-inch | 165Hz | 1440p | VA | $349.99 $239.99 at Dell (save $110)
Dell's 32-inch 1440p monitor (see our review) is a classic of sales events the world over. It's always on offer. But that doesn't stop this from being a good deal, delivering decent visual quality, and a big screen size, for not a lot of money at all.

Price check: Best Buy $239.99

Acer Nitro XV320QU | 31.5-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium | $299.99 at Amazon

Acer Nitro XV320QU | 31.5-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium | $299.99 at Amazon
If you're chasing high frame rates and still want some degree of high fidelity, this 1440p panel is for you. It's rocking a 165Hz refresh rate with AMD's FreeSync supported to keep everything silky smooth. It's big, too, though 31.5-inch is pushing the 1440p resolution on pixel-per-inch.

Price check: Newegg $349.99

LG UltraGear OLED | 27-inch | 1440p | 240Hz | G-Sync Compatible | $999.99 $779.99 at Amazon (save $220)

LG UltraGear OLED | 27-inch | 1440p | 240Hz | G-Sync Compatible | $999.99 $779.99 at Amazon (save $220)
How much for a 1440p panel?! Stick an OLED panel on anything and you can charge extra for it, though it actually makes sense to use an OLED panel for your primary gaming monitor. They make for seriously gorgeous screens. Admittedly this one is a little dim overall (read more in our LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B review) but it's still absolutely stunning in a shady spot.

Price check: Best Buy $779.99 | Newegg $779.99

4K

MSI G321CU | 32-inch | 4K | 144Hz | VA | $529.99 $399.99 at Amazon (save $130)

MSI G321CU | 32-inch | 4K | 144Hz | VA | $529.99 $399.99 at Amazon (save $130)
Sub $500 4K 32-inch high refresh monitors have remained frustratingly rare. But here's one at Amazon from MSI for under $400! Arguably, 4K makes more sense in the larger 32-inch format than, say, 27 inches. Inevitably, this is a VA not IPS model. But it's still rated at 1ms so the response should be at least reasonable.

Price check: B&H $399.99

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $440.99 at Amazon (save $159)

Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $440.99 at Amazon (save $159)
Here's a monitor we really rate from our Gigabyte M28U review. We actually loved this package for its blend of speed and resolution, even at its original $650 price tag. At this tantalizingly cheap price, it's that much better.

Price check: Newegg $449.99 | Best Buy $464.99 | B&H $444

Gigabyte M32UC | 32-inch | 4K | 144Hz | VA | FreeSync Premium Pro | $629.99 $539 at Amazon (save $90.99)

Gigabyte M32UC | 32-inch | 4K | 144Hz | VA | FreeSync Premium Pro | $629.99 $539 at Amazon (save $90.99)
Here's our pick for the best budget 4K gaming monitor, but now it's even cheaper. That's a deal we can't pass up. It's a gloriously simple panel with a no-frills look paired with a speedy refresh of up to 144Hz and a handy USB hub. Our Jacob uses this panel daily, and he's had no complaints with it so far.

Price check: Newegg $549.99 | Best Buy $579.99 | B&H $539

Dough Spectrum One Glossy | 27 inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium Pro | G-Sync compatible | $699.99 $599.99 at B&H Photo (save $100)

Dough Spectrum One Glossy | 27 inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync Premium Pro | G-Sync compatible | $699.99 $599.99 at B&H Photo (save $100)
First thing to say about this screen is that you don't get a stand as standard, so to speak. You have to spend another $100 if you don't already have a monitor arm you use. It's also worth stating there have been issues with Dough (previously known as Eve) fulfilling orders itself. This deal is specifically via B&H Photo, though, so you know the stock is in hand and ready to go. The final thing to say is that this monitor is glorious, and I'm a huge fan. It was also a $1,100 screen when it first came out, and is actually a pretty good HDR panel with its DisplayHDR 600 rating.

Gigabyte M32U | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync | $729.99 $619.99 at B&H (save $110)

Gigabyte M32U | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | FreeSync | $729.99 $619.99 at B&H (save $110)
The flat version of Gigabyte's M32U isn't only flatter, it also comes with a lovely IPS panel. That's why it's also a touch more expensive, but if you won't get outta bed for anything less than IPS, this is a decent saving on a monitor with HDMI 2.1 and a USB hub.

Price check: Newegg $619.99

Aorus FV43U | 43-inch | 144Hz | 4K | VA |$679.99 at Amazon

Aorus FV43U | 43-inch | 144Hz | 4K | VA | $679.99 at Amazon
The FV43U is the slightly smaller (and cheaper) version of the FO48U. Even though it isn't an OLED, it provides excellent picture quality and a 144Hz refresh rate at a 4K resolution. Pair this with a fancy RTX 40-series GPU, you've got a hell of a visual combo. 

Price check: Best Buy $679.99

Samsung Odyssey Ark | 55-inch | 4K | $2,699.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $900)

Samsung Odyssey Ark | 55-inch | 4K | $2,699.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $900)
Do you need the Ark? Probably not, but damned if it isn't at least worth a look nonetheless. This screen offers something few others do, probably for good reason. It's absolutely massive, curved out the wazoo, ready for HDR to the extreme, built with Mini LED tech, and runs at 165Hz. It's something different, and that's why it bears mentioning that it's pretty much always on sale.

Ultrawide

MSI MAG342CQPV Curved Gaming | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440 | 100Hz | VA | $309.99 $239.99 at Newegg (save $70)

MSI MAG342CQPV Curved Gaming | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440 | 100Hz | VA | $309.99 $239.99 at Newegg (save $70)
This is a great deal on a slightly lower-spec ultrawide. You can expect a full ultrawide resolution, with plenty of vertical pixel space, thanks to that 1440p resolution and 1ms response times for gaming. The only thing is this monitor will max out at 100Hz. That's still plenty quick enough for gaming, and as a way to save some money and still get that proper ultrawide experience, we do like this MSI a lot.

Price check: Amazon $239.99

ASRock Phantom Gaming| 34-inch | 165Hz | VA | $379.99 $289.99 at Newegg (save $90)

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 34-inch | 165Hz | VA | $379.99 $289.99 at Newegg (save $90)
High refresh 34-inch ultrawide gaming monitors are arguably the sweet spot in terms of size, resolution and ergonomics. So, it's great to see one with decent specs for a reasonable price. As we discovered in our review, this ASRock is a very nice overall monitor for the money.

Alienware AW3821DW | 38-inch | 144Hz | 3840 x 1600 | IPS |$999.99$699.99 at Amazon (save $300)

Alienware AW3821DW | 38-inch | 144Hz | 3840 x 1600 | IPS |$999.99 $699.99 at Amazon (save $300)
A 38-inch high-refresh Alienware panel with much higher resolution than the more expensive 34-inch OLED model? Yup. It's IPS rather than OLED and 'only' 144Hz. But if you appreciate more pixels (3,840 by 1,600 in this case), then this is one of the very few 38-inch monitors that's optimized for gaming.

Price check: Dell $799.99

Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)

Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)
Alienware's fancy QD-OLED panel just got that little bit cheaper. It's still not exactly entry-level at $800, but think of it as a long term investment that will make every single gaming session pop. Once you've experienced per-pixel OLED-style lighting, you won't want to go back to LCD tech. You can read our Alienware QD-OLED review for more.

Price check: Best Buy $799.99

Samsung Odyssey G9 G93SC OLED | 49-inch | 240Hz | 5120 x 1440 | OLED | $1,599.99 $999.99 at Amazon (save $600)

Samsung Odyssey G9 G93SC OLED | 49-inch | 240Hz | 5120 x 1440 | OLED | $1,599.99 $999.99 at Amazon (save $600)
Samsung's hot new silly-wide OLED monitor has barely even been released, but it's already on sale. At 49 inches and sporting Samsung's QD-OLED tech, it doesn't look bad value next to all those $1,000-plus 34-inch ultrawide OLED, does it?

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Black Friday gaming TV deals in the US

TCL Q6 | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 60Hz | $499.99$348 at Amazon (save $151.99)

TCL Q6 | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 60Hz | $499.99 $348 at Amazon (save $151.99)
OK. Alright. It's only 60Hz. But it's a 55-inch QLED HDR 4K TV. For $349. As it happens, it will actually do 120Hz with variable refresh, but only at 1440p. And it's good for 500 nits peak brightness. It ain't half bad for the money.

Price check: Best Buy $349.99

LG UltraGear 48GQ900 | 48-inch | 138Hz | 4K | OLED |$699.99 at BestBuy

LG UltraGear 48GQ900 | 48-inch | 138Hz | 4K | OLED | $699.99 at BestBuy
This 48-inch 4K OLED monitor is really a tweaked LG TV. But at this price, who's complaining? It's good for 138Hz, supports HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4, is rated at 0.1ms for GtG response and makes a lot of smaller, lower resolution OLED monitors look painfully overpriced.  

Price check: Amazon $849.99

LG C3 OLED | 42-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,296.99$896.99 at B&H (save $400)

LG C3 OLED | 42-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,296.99 $896.99 at B&H (save $400)
LG makes some mean TVs, but they're actually pretty excellent for gaming on, too. Not only do you get the benefits of the awesome OLED panel technology (incredible contrast and rich colours) but it'll run up to 120Hz and supports HDMI 2.1 for all your gaming needs. This smaller panel is more of a size we like for a smaller space, though it's still a bit large for a desktop.

Price check: LG $899.99

LG C3 OLED | 48-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,396.99$1,046.99 at B&H (save $250)

LG C3 OLED | 48-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,396.99 $1,046.99 at B&H (save $250)
This slightly larger C3 OLED is once again a bit too big for the desktop but would work great in a smaller living room space where you're sat closer to the TV.

Price check: LG $1,049.98

Sony BRAVIA XR A75L | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,599$1,198 at Amazon (save $401)

Sony BRAVIA XR A75L | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,599 $1,198 at Amazon (save $401)
Sony's latest entry-level OLED TV is conspicuous value. Based on LG's WOLED panel tech, it sports a more. advanced image processor than other affordable OLED TVs and makes for an intriguing alternative to LG's C3 sets. 

Price check: Best Buy $1,199.99

LG C3 OLED | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,796.99$1,296.99 at B&H (save $500)

LG C3 OLED | 55-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,796.99 $1,296.99 at B&H (save $500)
Another step up to 55 inches nets you an even bigger $500 savings. At this size, we're getting beyond plausible desktop monitor usage. But this is a huge amount of screen for the money for a living room PC for gaming and movies. 

Price check: Amazon $1,296.99

LG B3 OLED | 65-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,469.99$1,296.99 at Amazon (save $173)

LG B3 OLED | 65-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $1,469.99 $1,296.99 at Amazon (save $173)
LG's B3 line of OLEDs is a cheaper alternative to the C3. It has a less capable processor and doesn't have the Evo Brightness Booster feature. But it's still a glorious 65-inch 4K OLED running at 120Hz.

Price check: $1,599.99 at Best Buy

Samsung S90C | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,897.99$1,297.99 at Amazon (save $600)

Samsung S90C | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,897.99 $1,297.99 at Amazon (save $600)
For PC usage, we tend to prefer Samsung's QD-OLED panels to LG's W-OLED thanks to the former's superior full screen brightness. This is a 55-inch model, runs at 120Hz and is about as bright an OLED as you're going to find at this price point.

Price check: $1,299.99 at Best Buy

LG C3 OLED | 65-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $2,496.99$1,596.99 at B&H (save $873)

LG C3 OLED | 65-inch | 4K | Smart TV | 120Hz | $2,496.99 $1,596.99 at B&H (save $873)
Deja-vu? Nope, just a recommendation for the 65-inch model of the C3, for those of you looking for a huge TV capable of delivering all the 120Hz OLED gaming goods. It's a true behemoth this thing, but sometimes you just want to be in the pixels, don't you?

Price check: $1,599.99 at Best Buy

Samsung S90C | 65-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,597.99 at Amazon

Samsung S90C | 65-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $1,597.99 at Amazon
At fully 65 inches, this is a big old beast and specced to go head on with the similarly priced LG C3 65 incher. Again, we tend to prefer Samsung OLED panel tech due to superior full-screen brightness. But as an overall experience, it's a very close run contest. Either way, you're getting a lot of 120Hz OLED goodness for the money.

Price check: $1,599.99 at Best Buy

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Black Friday gaming monitor deals — UK quick links

Black Friday gaming monitor deals in the UK

Cooler Master | 24-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | IPS | £144.95 £119.99 at Overclockers (save £24.96)

Cooler Master | 24-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | IPS | £144.95 £119.99 at Overclockers (save £24.96)
It's not big, and it certainly isn't from a name we normally associate with gaming monitors, but if space is at a premium and you just want a good, little 1080p display for your desk, this 24-incher has a lot going for it. For a start it's a fast IPS panel, so you get the good colours and a 0.5ms response time, and it will deliver a 144Hz refresh rate, too.

AOC Q27G2E/BK | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 155Hz | £178.18 £149.99 at Overclockers (save £28.19)

AOC Q27G2E/BK | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 155Hz | £178.18 £149.99 at Overclockers (save £28.19)
Besides this monitor's significant bezels, there's a lot to like here. It's a bit old fashioned looking, but all the important specs are here: 1440p, 155Hz, FreeSync compatible. It's in a sweet spot for gaming and it's made by a manufacturer we trust with budget screens.

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £178.99 £159.98 at Scan (save £19.01)

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £178.99 £159.98 at Scan (save £19.01)
It's pretty wild what you can get these days for a relatively small sum of money. This is a 27-inch monitor for roughly the same price as some of the smaller 24-inch panels below, and it still rocks an IPS display, 1ms response time, and a 165Hz refresh rate. Fantastic for gaming on a budget.