Incoming: cheap gaming monitor deal. The custom PC builders over at iBUYPOWER have got some Cyber Monday specials going, and one deal that stood out is for an MSI Optix G241VC 24" curved gaming monitor at the super-low price of $84.
We thought the original price of $150 was already a cheap price for a curved gaming monitor, but dropping below $100 is a steal when you compare to the ones on our best gaming monitors list. Keep in mind that standard ground shipping from iBUYPOWER usually costs $15-$20.
The MSI Optix G241VC is a 24" 1080p curved gaming monitor with a wide color gamut, 75Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response rate. This FreeSync compatible VA display makes it a great entry-level gaming PC or a decent second screen for console gaming.
Performance-wise, it has the response rate you want along with a decent refresh rate for smooth gameplay (60Hz is the minimum you want) which is essential if you play a lot of competitive games and don't want to be subjected to a ton flickering and tearing.
The top 5 Black Friday monitor deals right now
- Alienware 1440p 120Hz ultrawide: was $1,349.99, now $649.99 at Newegg
- Asus ROG Swift 4K 144Hz: was $1,499.99, now $1,099.99 at Micro Center
- Asus ROG Swift 1440p 165Hz: was $649.99, now $479.99 at Micro Center
- MSI Optix 1440p 144Hz: was $399.99, now $249.99 at Micro Center
- Samsung 1440p 144Hz: was $299.99, now $259.99.
Our only qualms with the display are that it's kinda small to be a primary use monitor and it has just one HDMI and VGA port. We recommend 27" displays for most PC gamers. Also, at 250nits, the screen is on the dimmer side. Ideally, we'd like anything higher than 350nits for peak brightness. Aside from that, it's still a solid budget gaming monitor with a respectable color range.
MSI Optix G241VC Curved Gaming Monitor|1080p| 75Hz|$84 (save $65)
The Optix is a great budget 1080p monitor for anyone who wants in on the curved monitor lifestyle without spending curved monitor money.
It's only Wednesday and the Black Friday PC gaming deals are already getting borderline ridiculous. We'll be keeping track of all the best deals over the next. Just because we like you.