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The best Amazon Prime Day gaming monitor deals

Amazon Prime Day gaming monitors
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Best gaming monitor: pixel-perfect panels for your PC
Best high refresh rate monitor: screaming quick screens
Best 4K monitor for gaming: when only high-res will do
Best 4K TV for gaming: big-screen 4K PC gaming

A gaming monitor is a window to new gaming worlds... or something less romantic than that. Point is, you should get a good one because it's important to have a solid blend of refresh rate and resolution, colour and brightness, if you want to experience everything the latest videogames have to offer. Lucky for you, some of the best gaming monitors going are selling like hotcakes for a discount this Prime Day, so it shouldn't be so hard to track one down.

Strangely enough, stock is pretty good for gaming monitors right now. Plus the tech is in a good place. We're getting towards a bit of an inflection point in connectivity, where we're finally going to get HDMI 2.1 monitors released into the wild. While that may be more immediately relevant to our console cousins, with their need for high 4K refresh rates and lack of DisplayPort sockets, it does mean that we can expect a raft of new screens coming our way late summer.

And that also means there should be a bit of an impetus to start trying to shift existing stock to make way for a bright new world gaming monitors. And that should mean more deals for us.

Amazon itself is a great place to pick up a new panel, and we should see other retailers getting in on the act too. If you're after a primer on the top screen tech our guide to the best gaming monitors should be another port of call for you in this first sales storm of the year.

We're also running the rule over the best Prime Day PC gaming deals too, as well as Prime Day gaming laptop and Prime Day gaming PC deals.

Best deals

Acer Predator XB271HU| 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $419.99 at Amazon (save $180)
A very good display that was on our list of the best gaming monitors for quite a while. The IPS panel looks fantastic, and you don't need an absurdly expensive graphics card to get the most out of the 1440p 144Hz specs. We bought one last year for nearly $500, so this is a legitimate deal.

LG Ultragear | 32-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | $349.99 $249 at Walmart (save $100)
1440p and 165Hz are two good numbers to see on a gaming monitor, a great balance between resolution and refresh rate for modern GPUs. The VA panel won't be anything too special, but the price is right if you're on a budget.View Deal

ViewSonic Elite XG270Q | 27-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | IPS | $484.99 $355.99 at Amazon (save $129)
It's smaller than the LG display above, but hits the same resolution and refresh rate specs with a better IPS panel. You're spending more for picture quality, but you will notice the richer colors. It's been as much as $500 recently, so this is a true discount.View Deal

1440p monitors

Acer Predator XB271HU| 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $419.99 at Amazon (save $180)
A great display. The IPS panel is vibrant, and 1440p 144Hz is a good combo if you're running something like an RTX 2070 Super. It's not really $180 off, because it hasn't sold for the list price in a while, but it does go for almost $500 most of the time.

Acer KA272U | 27-inch | 1440p | 75Hz | FreeSync | $249.99 $195.49 at Amazon (save $54.50)
This isn't a gaming monitor, per se, but a 75Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution will see you happily gaming with a decent blend of fidelity and frames anyways. Again, the LG feels a better buy, but if you fancy a cheaper option with the same screen real estate, the Acer is an option.View Deal

LG Ultragear | 1440p | 165Hz | $349.99 $249 at Walmart (save $100)
It's pretty wild what you can get for under $300 nowadays. The LG Ultragear offers a specs bang in the PC gaming sweet spot: 1440p and 165Hz. The speed to deliver a smooth experience and a competitive edge combined with the fidelity of 1440p.View Deal

ViewSonic Elite XG270Q | 27-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | IPS | $484.99 $355.99 at Amazon (save $129)
This is a monitor we've used on team plenty in the past. Perhaps its most standout feature is the stunning IPS panel, which makes games look gorgeous, but there's more to it than just that. It's super swift at 165Hz, and a 1ms response time ensures the image stays crisp even at high frame rates. It's not quite the deal the LG above is, but if you prefer a mix of colour, vibrance, and speed, this is a good pick.View Deal

Acer ED323QUR | 32 inch |144Hz | 1440p  | $339 $299.99 at Amazon (save $39)
The Acer ED323QUR was already pretty affordable for a curved gaming screen. It's also hitting that 144Hz/1440p sweet spot you want for gaming. Now that this sizable curved monitor is selling for under $400, you can embrace the curved gaming monitor life without spending curved gaming monitor money.
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Ultrawide monitors

Sceptre | 49-inch |120Hz | 32:9 | $1,299.97 $799.99 at Amazon (save $500)
Sceptre is a display company out of California, and with this 49-inch ultrawide it's delivering a specs list to rival any. We're talking 120Hz, AMD FreeSync, a 5120 x 1440 resolution, and a 32:9 aspect ratio. Ideal for gaming and working, all at the same time.View Deal

4K monitors

BenQ EW3280U | 32-inch | 4K | 60Hz | $799.99 $599.99 at Amazon (save $200)
The BenQ EW3280U doesn't quite have the speed of most gaming monitors today, but it has the fidelity required for superbly detailed gaming. A steady 60fps at 4K is the best you're going to get with a good few of today's GPUs, regardless, so perhaps its refresh rate won't bothersome. It's also an IPS panel, for top color reproduction, and it just dropped another $40 compared to earlier today. View Deal

ViewSonic XG3220 | 32-inch | 4K | 60Hz | VA | $510 $399.99 at Amazon (save $110)
The ViewSonic offers a solid all-round 4K experience. It doesn't quite have the vibrance of an IPS panel, but there's still a lot to love here, such as a 5ms response time, HDR10 support, and FreeSync. If you're just breaking into 4K gaming with a new graphics card, the ViewSonic is a good way to go about it without breaking budget.View Deal

240Hz monitors

Cheap gaming monitors

Acer K242HYL | 23.8-inch | 75Hz | 1080p | FreeSync | $139.99 $129.99 at Amazon (save $10)
This Acer gaming monitor offers slight advantage over your run-of-the-mill 1080p panel. It's not the fastest by any means, but 75Hz is a notable improvement over the standard 60Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync support helps keep your gaming PC and monitor ticking over in tandem. At this price, it's a decent buy on a budget, although you will have to put up with a basic stand.View Deal

TVs

LG CX OLED | 48-inch | 4K | webOS | $1,499.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
With an OLED screen, HDMI 2.1 connections, G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility, and a native 120Hz refresh rate, the LG CX is getting closer to being the perfect PC gaming TV. And at 48-inches it means you get a tight pixel pitch at 4K too.View Deal

Samsung Neo QLED QN90A | 50-inch | 4K | Tizen | $1499.99 $1297.99 at Amazon (save $202)
This is Samsung's flagship 4K TV from its new Neo QLED range, so the fact it's currently $200 off is a big deal. It uses Mini LED backlighting to offer improved HDR performance, although be warned, there is still some blooming. Gaming wise, this is an HDMI 2.1 TV that supports a 120Hz refresh rate and offers VRR support. Great contrast makes darker games pop, and it's not bad as a television for watching films either.View Deal

Hisense A6G Series | 50-inch | 4K | Android TV | $379.99 $359.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
So it's not the most amazing 'deal' exactly, but this is a 50-inch UltraHD smart TV for just $350. That's a great price in anyone's language and Android TV is getting better all the time. At 60Hz it's not the most perfect TV for PC gaming but it will still offer a hell of a lot of big screen HDR real estate.View Deal

Sony XBR55X800H | 55-inch | 4K | Android TV | $999.95 $798 at Walmart (save $201.95)
The Sony X800H makes for a great 120Hz 4K TV, but with a lack of HDMI 2.1 connections you're not going to be able to get that full 4K refresh rate when plumbed into either your PC or next-gen games console. That said, Sony makes great TVs, with excellent HDR chops and quality images too. View Deal

Samsung Class 6 Series | 70-inch | 4K | Tizen | $749.99 $699.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
If it's all about screen size to you, then this massive Samsung TV is going to be attention grabbing for sure. In gaming terms, you are restricted to a 60Hz refresh rate, but it does include a game mode to reduce latency. The Tizen smart TV software is a bit funky, but when you're playing on your 70-inch screen you'll likely forget all about that...View Deal

Dave James

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.