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The best desktop monitor deals for July 2020

Monitors are easily the most complex and expensive desktop PC peripherals, with many of the best displays themselves costing as much as you’d pay for a good computer. Yet your monitor can make or break your PC experience (this is especially true with gaming computers), so it’s worth spending the time and money to ensure you get a good one. Let us help you out: Below, we’ve rounded up the best desktop monitor deals available right now that can help you score a good display while saving some cash. We’ve also written up a short buying guide, and if you still need more info, then check out our in-depth monitor run-down to learn everything you need to know.

Today’s best monitor deals

  • Acer 24-Inch IPS LED 1080p 75Hz FreeSync Monitor$110, was $150
  • Lenovo 24-Inch 1440p Monitor$155, was $170
  • BenQ 27-Inch 1080p 60Hz IPS Monitor$170, was $297
  • Lenovo 28-Inch 4K Monitor$261, was $300
  • Alienware 25-Inch 1080p 250Hz FreeSync (+ G-Sync Certified) Gaming Monitor$366, was $510

Alienware 25-Inch 1080p 250Hz FreeSync (+ G-Sync Certified) Gaming Monitor

$366 $510
Expires soon
With FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility (thanks to Nvidia's G-Sync certification program) and a 240Hz refresh rate, this 25-inch Alienware display could be the best 1080p gaming monitor deal right now.

Aorus 27-Inch Quad HD Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$459 $489
Expires soon
With a crisp 1440p resolution and a buttery-smooth refresh rate of 165Hz, this curved 27-inch Aorus display is one of the best Quad HD gaming monitors you'll find right now.

SideTrak Portable 12.5-Inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) USB Laptop Monitor

$300
Expires soon
Dual displays aren't just for desktops thanks to this 12.5-inch USB-powered 1080p monitor from SideTrak, which easily attaches to most 13-17-inch MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Windows laptops.

Acer 24-inch Full HD 1080p 144Hz Curved FreeSync Monitor

$155 $200
Expires soon
This 24-inch Full HD monitor from Acer is a great way to dip your toes into the world of curved displays, and its 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync technology make it a solid choice for gaming.

Dell 27" Quad HD 155Hz FreeSync Monitor

$379 $400
Expires soon
This Dell 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 FreeSync gaming displays you'll find for the price.

BenQ 24-Inch IPS 1080P Monitor

$120 $149
Expires soon
For a no-frills 1080p monitor that's light on the wallet, this 24-inch IPS panel from BenQ does the job very nicely for a great price.

Samsung 49-Inch Full HD Curved QLED FreeSync Monitor

$900 $1,100
Expires soon
With a super-widescreen Quad HD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync, and Samsung's latest QLED panel technology, this massive 49-inch curved display is the ultimate ultrawide gaming monitor.

BenQ 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 60Hz Monitor

$170 $298
Expires soon
If you want to size up to a 27-inch monitor for less than 200 bucks, the BenQ GW2780 is the best deal going right now.

HP 25-Inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) FreeSync Monitor

$180
Expires soon
With AMD FreeSync and a smooth refresh rate of 144Hz, this 25-inch display from HP is a great pick for a 1080p gaming monitor.

Samsung 28-Inch 4K QLED FreeSync Monitor

$324 $389
Expires soon
With both a 4K resolution and QLED display technology, this 28-inch FreeSync display from Samsung boasts some of the best features that modern monitors have to offer (and at a great price).

AOC 25-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz G-Sync monitor

$215 $220
Expires soon
You'll want a refresh rate of around 120-144Hz for a gaming monitor to avoid stuttering, lag, and screen-tearing. This 25-inch AOC 1080p display has that along with G-Sync technology for Nvidia GPUs.

Full HD monitor deals

Most monitors on the market today are 1080p (also known as “Full HD” or the abbreviated “FHD”), meaning that they feature 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 desktop 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 a monitor to complete your gaming PC. These are popular items that are regularly on sale, however, so definitely keep an eye on this page and let our monitor deals 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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