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Best desktop monitor deals for July 2021

No desktop workstation is complete without a good monitor, and spending hours staring at a poor-quality display every day will become a drag real quickly. You don’t have to empty your bank account to get a top-quality brand-name monitor today, though, and modern displays come loaded with all sorts of great technologies like in-plane switching, blue-light reduction (which makes things easier on your eyes in the evening), and improved viewing angles. Even better? Our roundup of the best desktop monitor deals available this month is your chance to score one for even less.

These discounted displays feature everything from cheap 1080p work monitors to the latest ultrawide and 4K panels, but if you need something specifically for playing video games, then head over to our other roundup of gaming monitor deals.

Today’s best monitor deals

This 28-inch HP monitor offers a high-res 4K and edge-to-edge panel at one of the lowest prices. It also supports HDR for a more vibrant picture quality.
This monitor makes all of your entertainment shine with its full HD display and HDMI and DisplayPort inputs that let you hook up your Blu-Ray players and other AV equipment.
Enjoy a crisp, color-accurate Ultra HD picture on this excellent 4K curved monitor from Dell, which sits at a nice sweet spot in size at 32 inches.
This 24-inch Sceptre 1080p monitor is a great well-rounded option for professionals and average users alike, offering crisp picture quality and minimal bezels for a sleek look.
With a 27-inch 4K IPS panel and AMD FreeSync technology, this slick Dell display is one of the best Ultra HD monitors you can get in this size class.
The AOC 15.6-inch IPS monitor is a perfect (and extremely affordable) way to add a second display to your laptop or portable gaming setup. Includes a USB-C cable for power and video.
The LG 34-inch Quad HD display is a great pick if you're looking to up your entertainment and productivity with an ultra-wide 1440p monitor.
4K Ultra HD
With a 4K resolution and AMD FreeSync technology, this 32-inch UHD display from Samsung boasts some of the best features that modern monitors have to offer (and at a great price).
Looking for an entry level 4k monitor that won't break the bank? Then this monitor is for you.
If you're in a line of work that demands strict attention to detail, the 28-inch Lenovo L28u-30 UHD monitor gives you full control of your work, down to the last pixel, at an affordable price.
This is a solid bargain on a great, no-gimmicks 1440p 27-inch Dell monitor that gives you a nice upgrade over 1080p for two Benjamins.

Select HP Monitor Deals

Starting at $115
Enjoy huge discounts on select HP monitors and accessories $50 plus using the code BFCMDA5. You can also use the code BFCMDA10 to get 10% off on select HP monitors and accessories $200 plus.
With full HD resolution, the LG monitor delivers full color and crystal clear picture without straining your eyes. Why? Because it has low blue light and anti-flicker features to prevent eye fatigue.
If you're looking for a full HD display that hits the sweet spot in size, the budget-friendly 1080p HP 27-inch monitor punches above its weight for its price.
This is a great monitor for work or entertainment and can even use AMDs FreeSync to reduce screen tearing to zero.
Enjoy discounts on all sorts of Dell monitors, from cheap 1080p models to ultrawide gaming displays.
With 4K UHD quality, this LG monitor delivers crystal clear images and videos, be it with games or movies. You can also ensure noise-free quality when running high-graphics games.
The Raspberry Pi allows you to accomplish your tasks on-the-go with its two removable stands and compatibility with Windows and other systems or devices.
Immerse yourself in the curved 27-inch Samsung T55 Series monitor, offering picturesque color quality and an industry-grade curvature for all your visually intensive needs.
By day, you can use this LG monitor's split screen feature for your work presentations. By night, make the most of its full HD capabilities with graphics-intense games.
Putting a strong emphasis on color accuracy, this 27-inch Dell S-Series 1440p monitor is perfect for creatives with an eye for detail, boasting its own slick, professional aesthetic to boot.
A large 4K monitor allows you to see every detail for a more immersive experience. And with Radeon FreeSync technology and Dynamic Action Sync, you're sure to enjoy smooth, lag-free performance.
You can't go wrong with a WQHD monitor when it comes to games and streaming movies. This 31.5" Acer monitor has 2560x1440 resolution, promising crystal-clear output every time.
This 34-inch ultrawide display from LG features a 21:9 ultrawide resolution, making it a great alternative to a dual-monitor setup without taking up too much space on most desktops.
This Lenovo 27-inch 1440p monitor hits the sweet spot in size, resolution, and price, with a nice discount that makes it one of the best Quad HD displays you'll find for the price.
Take a walk on the ultra-wide side: This 34-inch 1440p Asus monitor is great for multi-tasking and can even handle gaming thanks to AMD FreeSync technology.

Full HD monitor deals

Any good monitor on the market today will have a resolution of at least 1080p (also known as “Full HD” or the abbreviated “FHD”), meaning that it features a vertical resolution of 1,080 pixels. This resolution dominates the 21- to 27-inch monitor category — any bigger than that and you’ll want to start looking at Quad HD (1440p) or 4K Ultra HD (2160p) – but for the vast majority of computing applications, 1080p is still a fine place to be.

If you’re simply looking for an affordable, no-nonsense monitor for a desktop workstation, a 1080p in the 21- to 27-inch range is more than likely what you’re after. The good news is that this is the cheapest type of monitor out there, particularly if you’re not interested in paying more for things like higher refresh rates or Vsync technologies (i.e. features you find on displays built for gaming). And with the above monitor deals, you might even be able to score a solid name-brand Full HD monitor for around 100 bucks or so.

Gaming monitor deals

Acer Predator XB3 Gaming Monitor review
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Gamers tend to demand a lot more from their computer hardware than average users, and this applies as much to gaming monitors as it does to everything else. A lousy display will quickly put a damper on your gaming enjoyment, and along with screen size and resolution, you need to consider things like refresh rate and Vsync features that will allow your display to keep up with your GPU (even a PC with the strongest graphics card will experience stutter and lag if it’s connected to a sub-par monitor).

Once you’ve decided upon a size and resolution — 1080p Full HD, 1440p Quad HD, or 4K Ultra HD — you’ll want to look for a monitor with a refresh rate of around 144Hz. The refresh rate dictates framerate, and a minimum of 120Hz is necessary to smoothly enjoy gaming 60 frames per second. Anything less and you will very likely experience on-screen stuttering and lag. A good gaming monitor should also have either Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync technologies (go with whichever one matches your graphics card) which greatly mitigates or eliminates obnoxious and immersion-breaking screen-tearing.

You’ll pay a bit more for these technologies, but don’t go super-cheap when you’re looking for gaming monitor to complete your gaming PC. These are popular items that are regularly on sale, however, so definitely keep an eye on our gaming monitor deals page to save you some cash.

Curved and ultrawide monitor deals

HP Envy Curved 34
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Curved and ultrawide monitors are a relatively new thing in the world of desktop displays and could be a good alternative to traditional monitors and multi-monitor setups depending on your needs. The idea behind a curved panel is that the entire screen is directed toward the viewer’s eyes; admittedly, however, the advantages of curved displays are largely subjective and dependent upon each user’s preferences, so it might be a good idea to look at some in-person before deciding whether or not a curved monitor is really your speed.

On the other hand, the advantages of ultrawide monitors are obvious, and if you’re going for one of those, it’s almost certain that you’ll be looking at a curved design which is simply easier to view at super-widescreen resolutions. Just be prepared to pay for it: Ultrawide displays are the most expensive of the bunch, but if you find the right deal, it might be worth it — and could even save you money if you were considering buying two or three separate monitors instead.

Standard-sized curved displays aren’t often more expensive than their non-curved counterparts, though, so if you decide this style is right for you, then we’ve made sure to include a few curved screens in the above monitor deals to help you find the right one for your battle station.

4K Ultra HD Monitor Deals

samsung space monitor
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Ultra HD, more commonly known as “4K,” has pretty much become the standard for televisions now, but 4K monitors aren’t quite as common. That’s largely because PC displays are typically smaller than home televisions, but also because monitors are still considered peripherals and most people understandably don’t want to spend hundreds more on one – especially when the benefits of Ultra HD will be less notable on a smaller screen than they will on a big living room TV.

That said, you probably sit closer to your computer monitor than you do to your TV, and with the cost of 4K panels dropping drastically in recent years, now’s not a bad time to upgrade to a UHD display for your PC if you’re thinking about it. That’s especially true if you’ve built or are building a 4K-capable gaming machine. Along with ultrawide displays, 4K monitors are costly (as you’d expect), but they also provide some of the best opportunities for savings, so we’ll make sure to keep our deals list updated with any Ultra HD options that are available at the moment.

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