Gaming monitor sales are a staple of Black Friday, and some of the best gaming monitors are on sale this year. Although some of my personal favorite monitors are marked down this year, I can’t recommend them all — the discounts just aren’t there.
In the budget realm, the Asus Tuf Gaming VG249Q is marked down by 26%, bringing it to a clean $200. It’s a great 1080p gaming monitor if you’re on a budget, packed with a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, and a 1ms response time.
If you can stretch your budget a bit further to $250, though, you’ll get a much better 1080p display. At $250, Asus also has its ROG Strix XG249CM. It’s still a 24-inch 1080p gaming display with FreeSync support and a 1ms response time. It just comes with a 270Hz refresh rate and HDR support. The
The extra refresh rate is great if you play competitive games like Overwatch 2, Valorant, and Rainbow Six Siege, and it’s well worth the $50 upcharge. You’re also getting a much nicer stand and Asus’ signature ROG branding, adding a bit more flare to your setup.
If you’re in the market for a 4K gaming monitor, Gigabyte’s M32U is normally a great option. It’s a 32-inch
The Acer Predator X28 has less of a discount than the M32U, but it still comes in cheaper at $500. You’re getting a 28-inch
Up the chain, Sony has its InZone M9 on sale for the first time ever on Black Friday. It’s easily one of the best HDR monitors on the market, as you can read in my Sony InZone M9 review, but the sale this year is pretty disappointing. It’s $100 off, bringing the monitor from $900 down to $800.
Contrast that with Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G8, which is on sale for $500 off. It’s the best deal I’ve seen on the monitor so far, going down from $1,500 to $1,000. And the extra $200 over the InZone M9 couldn’t make more of a difference.
You can read all the details in my Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 review, but the short of it is that the Odyssey Neo G8 offers much better image quality than the InZone M9. You’re going from 96 full array local dimming zones on the Sony to 1,196 dimming zones on the Samsung, so you’re getting far superior
- Dell is having a big sale on business laptops — up to $2,500 off
- Don’t miss this Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra pre-order deal
- Don’t fall for this Mac Mini M1 deal — buy this instead
- Get this Asus gaming laptop with an RTX 3060 while it’s $400 off
- Usually $3,879, this Lenovo laptop is down to $1,479 today