Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Best monitor deals: Gaming, office, curved, OLED and more

There are a lot of excellent desktop computer deals you can take advantage of, but you’ll likely also need to supplement that with a really solid monitor. Whether you’re looking for something really fancy to push a high-end GPU to its limits or just something to pair with a laptop or desktop, there are a ton of options that are worth grabbing. As such, we’ve collected a variety of our favorite monitor deals, from budget-oriented to high-end OLED and ultrawide options, and you can certainly find a pretty good selection of deals in those categories.

So, now is the best time to pick a monitor up since even the best monitors have some sort of deal on them, including some standout Samsung monitor deals. These will pair well with gaming PC deals, especially the 4K monitors and ultrawide monitors near the bottom of this list.

Best monitor deals

A landscape image on the Samsung 28-inch ViewFinity UR55 monitor.
Samsung

The following deals represent a best-of of the deals below. They’re selected to give a mixture of prices, styles, and levels of discount. If you don’t see something you like, don’t worry, as the following sections will have plenty more deals for you to choose from. However, this is a highly recommended place to start:

  • 24-inch Samsung Odyssey G3 —
  • 27-inch Samsung  Odyssey —
  • 28-inch Gigabyte M28U —
  • 28-inch Samsung Odyssey G7 —
  • 49-inch Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 —

Best 4K monitor deals

The Dell S2721QS with a beautiful, otherworldly display.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The 4K monitor is the gold standard for today’s monitors. While you can get a 1080p monitor cheaper, you really don’t have to with deals like these. We’re finding a lot of the best deals on LG monitors, but there are other brands represented:

  • 27-inch Dell S2721QS —
  • 32-inch Samsung ViewFinity UJ590 —
  • 32-inch Samsung M7B Series —
  • 28-inch Samsung Odyssey G7 —
  • 32-inch Gigabyte M32U —

Best gaming monitor deals

Samsung's Odyssey Neo G7 on a desk.
Samsung

The best gaming monitors are all about fast reaction times. They sport high refresh rates (measured in ‘Hz’) and quick response times, or the time that it takes to change a pixel’s color. Some gamers like curved gaming monitors for the added immersion, as well. Note that this section is reserved for average-sized gaming monitors. For ultrawide gaming monitors, continue on to the next section, which covers ultrawides. Here’s an overview of the best deals, within these constraints, that we were able to find:

  • 24-inch Samsung Odyssey G3 —
  • 24-inch HP OMEN —
  • 32-inch Curved AOC CQ32G3SE —
  • 27-inch Samsung  Odyssey —
  • 28-inch Gigabyte M28U (144Hz, 4K UHD) —

Best ultrawide monitor deals

Kena Bridge of Spirits on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9.
Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

Whether you just want a ton of windows open on the same screen or need a truly immersive gaming experience, you need to check out what an ultrawide monitor can do for you. As they are so large, it should come as no surprise that ultrawides are often found amongst the best curved monitors.

  • 34-inch Acer Nitro ED340CU —
  • 34-inch AOC – CU34G2XP Curved —
  • 34-inch Alienware AW3423DWF Quantum Dot OLED Curved —
  • 45-inch curved LG UltraGear —
  • 49-inch Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 —

How to choose the right monitor

We’ve already detailed how to choose the best monitor for your needs in a very general sense. Every single factor from size to panel and backlighting type are covered in exhaustive detail.

However, if you’re looking at monitor deals and trying to make sense of what category of monitor to buy or what to zero in on, we can help you with that here. Here’s how to choose a category, above, to shop:

Shop 4K monitor deals if you have relatively average needs. As mentioned above, 4K is essentially the new standard. You should be able to get a good one for just a few hundred dollars while on sale, and there is no need to pay a ton unless they have an impressive color gamut, LED type, or other interesting feature.

Despite their name, gaming monitor deals are for everybody. While some gaming monitors have features like fps trackers and toggleable always-on aiming reticules, the main thing that sets them apart is their high refresh rates. These high refresh rates make action in games look smoother, but will also be pleasant if you like to watch action movies or sports on your computer. The best TVs also have high refresh rates for this same reason.

Ultrawide monitors are for a special type of person and aren’t quite analogous to getting a big screen TV. Sometimes getting an ultrawide can be getting too much of a good thing, especially if you can get two smaller monitors for a cheaper price. They’ll also stream in a really funky manner if you share your screen with friends. But if you are the type that wants an ultrawide, can handle the size, and wants the experience, ultrawide monitors can provide a truly immersive experience you won’t get anywhere else. This is especially true of curved ultrawide monitors, which are often curved in a way that mimics the shape of the eye, creating a cool, relaxing effect.

Andrew Morrisey
Andrew Morrisey is an independent writer and filmmaker with a love for tech. You can read his books, blog, and other stories…
Best Lenovo laptop deals: Save on Yoga and ThinkPad laptops
Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.

Lenovo is almost universally recognized as one of the best laptop brands, and this is particular true if affordability is on your list of laptop needs. Lenovo is a staple among the best laptop deals and its laptop lineups regularly see impressive discounts across numerous retailers. Right now there are a lot of Lenovo laptop deals to choose from, so we’ve rounded up all of the best Lenovo laptop deals below. Among them you’ll find discounts on its IdeaPad and Yoga lineups, as well as several Lenovo ThinkPad deals to consider. Read onward for all of the details, and if you aren’t finding the right laptop among Lenovo’s offerings be sure to check out the current Dell laptop deals, HP laptop deals, and MacBook deals.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 — $150, was $250

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is a great alternative to the best budget laptops. It’s hard to beat this price tag when it comes to a Lenovo laptop, and even at this price point, the IdeaPad 1 doesn’t hold back on features. It has 14-inch HD display that’s great for binge watching on, and it’s about as portable as most laptops get, coming in at just over three pounds and not much more than half an inch thick. You’re able to connect an HD monitor to this laptop via HDMI connection, and a built-in webcam with privacy shutter and dual array microphone makes it a great way to keep in touch with family, friends, and colleagues.

Read more
Best Buy laptop deals: Cheap laptops starting at $150
Apple M1 MacBook Air open on a desk with plants in the background.

Best Buy is one of the best retailers to shop if you’ve got an eye out for some of the best laptop deals. Whether you’re looking for something high end or more entry level, Best Buy likely has a laptop that’s perfectly priced for you. The Best Buy laptop deals going on right now include Dell laptop deals, HP laptop deals, Lenovo laptop deals, and even MacBook deals. With so much to choose from we thought we’d narrow down all of the Best Buy deals worth taking a look at. Reading onward you’ll find all the details you need in order to save on a new laptop at Best Buy, and if you aren’t finding what you’re looking for you can find some laptop deals among the current Amazon deals and Walmart deals as well.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 — $150, was $250

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is a great alternative to the best budget laptops. It’s hard to beat this price tag when it comes to a Lenovo laptop, and even at this price point, the IdeaPad 1 doesn’t hold back on features. It has 14-inch HD display that’s great for binge watching on, and it’s about as portable as most laptops get, coming in at just over three pounds and not much more than half an inch thick. You’re able to connect an HD monitor to this laptop via HDMI connection, and a built-in webcam with privacy shutter and dual array microphone makes it a great way to keep in touch with family, friends, and colleagues.

Read more
Best refurbished MacBook deals: Get a MacBook Air for $109 and more
A stack of MacBooks is pictured from the top down.

While Apple is one of the best laptop brands on the market, its laptops tend to cost quite a lot of money, which makes sense given that they are also some of the best laptops that you're going to find. Even more so, if you're in the Apple ecosystem, then it makes sense for you to grab yourself an Apple laptop. On the bright side, there is a solution to the high prices in the form of refurbished Apple MacBooks, and while that means you are getting older gear, that gear is significantly cheaper, and it's also more environmentally friendly since you're decreasing the amount of e-waste.

To help you pick the best MacBook for your budget, we've gone out and picked some of the best refurbished MacBook deals we could find and compiled them below. Apple deals are notoriously slim pickings, so if you want a complete Apple suite for cheap, check out refurbished iPhone deals and refurbished iPad deals too.
MacBook Air 11.6-inch (2015) -- from $109

Read more