Best Black Friday deals on gaming monitors



Acer’s 27-inch, 240Hz monitor for just $189

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  • Acer Nitro ED270 Xbmiipx 27-inch Monitor, 240Hz: now $189 at Newegg (opens in a new tab)(it was $299)

For some competitive gamers, even a 165Hz display is too slow. Luckily this Black Friday you don’t even have to spend $200 to get a monitor that runs up to 240Hz. So if you’re playing a title like Call of Duty or League of Legends and want faster response rates so you can hit moving targets, you can grab the Acer Nitro ED270 XBmiipx 27-inch, 240Hz display for just $189 at Newegg (opens in a new tab).

The 1080p curved monitor also has a 1ms VRB (Visual Response Boost) feature that turns off the backlight or adds a blank frame between frames when colors change so quickly you’ll notice blurring. The monitor also promises 250 nits of brightness, narrow bezels, and a 1500R curve.

Dell S3222DGM, Best Gaming Monitor Value, Now Only $279

Dell S3222DGM

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  • Dell S3222DGM, 32 inch 2K / 165Hz: now $279 at Dell (opens in a new tab) (was $399)

The Dell S3222DGM is very popular and rightly so. This 32-inch 2560 x 1440 curved display delivers incredible contrast, vibrant colors, and smooth 165Hz gaming at a still affordable price. That’s why we’ve rated the S3222DGM as the best gaming monitor overall and why we’ve repeatedly written about discounts.

Right now the Dell S3222DGM is just $279 at Dell (opens in a new tab), an all-time low for a display that normally costs around $399 when not on sale. We reviewed the Dell S3222DGM and had a chance to run it through our wide range of display tests, including those we use to test color space, brightness and response time. The Dell monitor passed all tests.

For example, the Dell S3222DGM had the best screen uniformity score of its competitors, which means a consistent image no matter what part of the panel you’re looking at.

Dell S3222DGM Screen Uniformity

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Dell claims the S3222DGM has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, which would be impressive but in line with other monitors with VA panels. However, in our testing we found that it actually has a contrast ratio of 4,209.8:1. This blows out the field and means your colors will pop.

Dell S3222DGM Contrast Ratio

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If you like the idea of ​​the Dell S3222DGM but want a higher resolution, consider Dell’s Dell G3223Q which is 4K with 144Hz and is on sale for $599 (opens in a new tab) (down from $799). This display tops our list of best 4k gaming monitors.

Samsung CHG90 49-inch Dual HD Gaming Monitor Now $699 at Amazon


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If you’re looking for a truly ultra-wide (32:9 aspect ratio) gaming monitor, the well-regarded Samsung CHG90 is a well-regarded one. We reviewed the CHG90 and found it to render DCI-P3 color accurately, and had excellent response with low input lag.

The CHG90 retails for $999.99, but it’s currently on sale for $699.99, which is a 30% price drop. The 49-inch monitor features what’s called Dual HD, or 3840 x 1080 resolution with a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate (AMD FreeSync support) thanks to a QLED panel . If contrast is what you’re looking for, the CHG90 delivers 3,000:1 performance. Typical brightness is rated at 350 nits, while peak HDR brightness hits 600 nits.

LG 32GP850 32 UltraGear 32-inch Gaming Monitor Now $397 at Amazon

LG 32GP850

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LG made a name for itself with IPS panels in gaming monitors, and it continues to advance this technology today. One of the company’s most popular models, the LG 32GP850 32 UltraGear, is available today at a steep discount. Amazon sells the monitor for $396.99 against its MSRP of $599.99.

As the name suggests, the 32GP850 is a 32-inch monitor that features QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution with a 1ms response time and 165Hz refresh rate. The panel supports AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync, while it can achieve 98% DCI-P3 color space. Finally, LG rates the 32GP850 for a typical brightness of 350 nits, while its typical contrast ratio is 1,000:1.

Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor Now $120 @B&H Photo

Samsung C24RG50

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If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a fast monitor for your gaming needs, this deal from B&H Photo should be right up your alley. Retailer offers Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch gaming monitor on sale for just $119.99down from its MSRP of $249.99.

This price gets you Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1800R curvature for the display. Brightness reaches 250 nits and response time is 4ms, which is normal for a budget monitor. However, because the C24RG50 uses a VA panel, it offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio, as well as AMD FreeSync support.

On the connectivity side, there are two HDMI 1.4 ports and a DisplayPort 1.2 port. There are no built-in speakers; however, we won’t complain at this price.


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