As a PC gamer, you face a big question when considering your gaming life: monitor or 4K TV? While a monitor offers better refresh rates and more specialist options for PC, picking up a cheap gaming TV deal can deliver 4K and HDR far cheaper. And some of the best 4K TVs now offer great response times, proper gaming modes, and additional PC compatibility like Steam Link. The most obvious benefit, however, is that you can have your PC as part of your living room set-up if it's plugged into a 4K TV, so you can switch between games and Netflix and regular TV without ever leaving your sofa. A bit Captain Obvious, really, but it's wonderful when your rig is just integrated into your home entertainment set-up.
Around this time of year, there are plenty of cheap gaming TV deals to be had, and because this is 2018, almost all the TVs you now find have 4K as standard, HDR10 or similar, and plenty of USB 3.0 ports to slot your various devices into. But not all TVs are created equal, and some are more suited to PC play than others. We've got the best prices on 4K TVs below, and have looked to recommend TVs that play especially nice with PC (although some are great deals, which will work just fine with your rig). And if you need more advice, here are the best 4K TVs for gaming in 2018.
US cheap gaming TV deals
Samsung 55" 4K QLED (Q8FN)| $1,697 ($100 off)
This is one of our best 4K TV for gaming picks. Getting this high-quality LED TV is well worth the investment, as it's cheaper than the Q9 but comparable for performance. Buy at Walmart.
Samsung 55" 4K QLED TV (Q6FN) | $1097 ($400 off)
Upgrading to a QLED screen is pricey, but deals like this one put the superior LED color range into a more manageable price range. Not as good as the Q8FN, but still a good pick. Buy at Walmart.
Samsung 55” 4K QLED TV (Q7F) | $1,497 ($402 off)
A great deal on this TV that sits in between the Q8 and the Q6. While you can spend a bit more and get a Q8, this is a good saving on a TV that last you years. Buy at Walmart.
US gaming TVs under $500
Toshiba 50" 4K Fire TV Edition | $329.99 ($70 off)
Want a mid-sized 4K TV for 300 bucks? This Toshiba isn't top-of-the-line, but it's fairly well-reviewed and the price is right. Buy at Amazon.
TCL 55-Inch 4K Roku Smart LED TV | $349 ($250 off)
A decent budget option, and almost the lowest it's ever been priced, which was $342 back in July. TCL's TVs get better each year, so this is a decent buy. Buy from Walmart.
UK cheap gaming TV deals
LG OLED65C8PLA 65" OLED HDR 4K Smart TV | £1,989 (£900 off)
A terrific low-latency HDR 4K OLED panel that's well suited to gaming. The 65" version is currently at the lowest price we've seen, so you should see if you can stretch your budget. Buy at Amazon.
Sony Bravia KD55XF8096 55" 4K Smart TV | £699 (save £500)
A great saving on a great set. The Sony TVs have powerful processors, which make them great for upscaling and creating better pictures on standard 4K pictures. Buy from Amazon.
UK gaming TVs under £500
Philips 50-Inch Ambilight 4K TV with HDR | £447 (£53 off)
Recommended by our friends at What Hi-Fi, this TV still does the cool ambient wall lighting that was in fashion recently. Not as cheap as on Black Friday, but still a great deal. Buy at Amazon.
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