The best desktop monitor deals for October 2020

When you’re dropping your hard-earned cash on a desktop PC, the last thing you want is for your enjoyment to be hindered by a crummy display. Thankfully the best monitors today come loaded with all sorts of features like super-smooth refresh rates, Quad HD and 4K resolutions, improved color accuracy, and vertical sync technology (namely AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync), and while they’re not always cheap, you might be surprised to see just how much monitor you can get for your money in 2020.

If you’re shopping for a good monitor to complete your desktop battle station but you don’t want to drain your checking account, we’re here to help you find the perfect one for your budget. To save you the trouble of hunting all over the web yourself, we’ve already collected all the best desktop monitor deals available right now in one handy roundup —  and if you still need some more info to make an educated purchase, check out our in-depth monitor buying guide which has everything else you need to know.

Today’s best monitor deals

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Auzai 15.6-Inch 1080p IPS Portable Monitor

$160 $190
Feeling boxed in by your laptop screen? A good portable monitor like this 15.6-inch 1080p number from Auzai is one of those things you never knew you needed until you have one.
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Dell U2419H UltraSharp 24-Inch 1080p Monitor

$220 $290
This is a solid bargain on a great, no-gimmicks 1080p 24-inch Dell monitor -- made even sweeter with the addition of a free $100 e-gift card.
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Dell S2721QS 27-Inch 4K IPS FreeSync Monitor

$300 $339
Enjoy a crisp, color-accurate Ultra HD picture on this excellent 4K IPS monitor from Dell, which sits at a nice sweet spot in size at 27 inches.
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Alienware AW3420DW Curved 34" Monitor

$1,023 $1,200
No top-tier gaming setup is complete without the Alienware AW3420DW monitor. With a curved, ultrawide display in 3440x1440p and a 120Hz refresh rate, this monitor is a hardcore gamer's delight.
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MSI Optix G27C2 27-Inch Curved 1080p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$230 $240
27 inches might be the Goldilocks zone for gaming, and the MSI Optix G27C2 is a great curved option for AMD card users looking for a monitor capable of smooth 60fps performance for well under $300.
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Lenovo Legion 43-Inch 1200p 144Hz Curved Ultrawide FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$749 $1,199
If you're looking for a large curved display for serious entertainment and gaming, this 43-inch monitor from Lenovo is a great pick thanks to its 1200p Full HD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
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Alienware 25-Inch 1080p 250Hz FreeSync (+ G-Sync Certified) Gaming Monitor

$385 $510
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.
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Lepow Portable IPS Monitor (15.6-Inch, 1080p Full HD)

$169 $220
The Lepow 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 USB-C and Mini HDMI cables for power and video.
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Dell UltraSharp 34" Curved 1440p Ultrawide Monitor

$770 $960
The Dell UltraSharp 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.
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Acer 32-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

$350 $500
Acer's 32-inch monitor is a nice large size for entertainment and multi-tasking, and it's made even sweeter by its 4K Ultra HD resolution -- and its low discounted price.
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Samsung CRG9 49-inch 120Hz Gaming Monitor

$1,130 $1,200
For the gamer who wants full coverage of their field of view in breathtaking detail, the 49-inch Samsung CRG9 boasts a curved, ultrawide, QLED, 5120 x 1440p display, with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
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Samsung CF390 27-inch 1080p Monitor

$162 $170
When it comes to visuals, you can't go wrong with the 27-inch Samsung CF390 monitor. It has a curved monitor in 1080p that'll immerse you in just about in multimedia you indulge in with vivid colors.
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LG 24-Inch 24M47VQ 1080p 60Hz Monitor

$100 $130
If you're after the cheapest 24-inch monitor, this one from LG could be it. It's not ideal for gaming with a 60Hz refresh rate, but its 1080p resolution and its price make it a great value.
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BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$199 $289
Don't let its old-school look fool you: The 24-inch BenQ Zowie XL2411P packs a bevy of modern gaming features including a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, and a 1ms response time.
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HP 27er 27-inch Monitor

$220 $250
Designed to be sleek and easy on the eyes, this vibrant, ultra-wide angle viewing LCD- display is HP's thinnest display yet.
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AOC 25-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz G-Sync Monitor

$215 $220
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.
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Samsung CJ890 49-inch Monitor

$1,000 $1,466
There's almost no better monitor option for an ultimate workspace than the panoramic 49-inch Samsung CJ890. It's a super ultra-wide screen that boasts lag-free, ear-to-ear, picturesque coverage.
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Samsung C27F398 27-inch 1080p Monitor

$170 $220
Immerse yourself in your games and movies with the curved, 27-inch Samsung C27F398 monitor, offering picturesque color quality and an industry-grade curvature for all your visually intensive needs.
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LG 29WK600-W 29" UltraWide 21:9 WFHD Monitor, Black

$230 $250
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.
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Monoprice 27" Zero-G Curved 1440p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

Moving past 24 inches, it's a good idea to go for a Quad HD monitor like the 27" Monoprice Zero-G. On top of its 1440p resolution, this curved display has FreeSync and a smooth 144Hz refresh rate.
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Viotek GFV24C 24 Inch Full HD FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$140 $150
For serious gamers, this powerful 24-inch LG monitor offers high-resolution quality courtesy of its AMD Radeon FreeSync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate for smoother gameplay.
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24-Inch LG IPS Monitor with Infinity Display 2.5mm Bezel (24MP88HV-S)

$200 $300
Add this LG monitor to your movie night essentials. Made with an Infinity Display (2.5mm bezel), you get distraction-free fullscreen display where you can watch in vibrant color and crisp detail.
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Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor

$535 $700
Upgrade your games to a new level of immersion with the 27-inch Acer Predator XB271HU monitor, boasting stunning WQHD resolution and an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate for cinematic magic from your PC.
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Samsung Business S22R350FHN 22-inch 1080p 75Hz Monitor

$100 $147
The 22-inch Samsung Business S224350FHN monitor is a great go-to for any no-nonsense needs, featuring an IPS display in 1080p with thin bezels for vivid imagery without any of the distracting frills.
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Samsung LS24R350FHNXZA 24-inch 1080p 75Hz Monitor

$130 $150
This 24-inch Samsung 1080p monitor is a great well-rounded option for both gamers and professionals alike, offering fast speeds and minimal delay without sacrificing visual pizzazz.
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Samsung CJ791 34-inch 100Hz Gaming Monitor

$650 $900
Perfect for hardcore gamers to upgrade their gameplay, the QLED Samsung CJ791 is an excellent ultrawide monitor in 3440 x 1440p, with a fast refresh rate of 100Hz and a low response time of 4ms.
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LG 34GL750-B 34 Inch 21: 9 Ultragear Curved Gaming Monitor, Black

$450 $550
With a 34-inch ultra wide HD display, the LG Ultragear Curved Gaming Monitor lets you see every detail in a game or movie. It runs with Radeon FreeSync graphics which offers noise-free performance.
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Aorus 27-Inch Quad HD Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$430 $460
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.
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Acer ED323QUR 31.5 Inches WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor

$374 $400
With a resolution of 2560x1440, get vibrant imagery with Acer's 31.5" curved gaming monitor. Its 144Hz refresh rate ensures that you ultra-smooth frames without stuttering.
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Samsung Business SR650 24-inch 1080p Monitor

$181 $190
No self-respecting professional workspace is complete without a top-tier no-frills monitor, and the 24-inch Samsung SR650 is exactly that, boasting beautiful visual quality with few to no downsides.
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Samsung Business SR35 24-inch 1080p 75Hz Monitor

$160 $220
For any business-minded professionals, Samsung's 24-inch SR35 monitor is a big upgrade to any workspace, offering an FHD IPS display to ensure your workflow is never hampered by distracting visuals.
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32" Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T Curved Gaming Monitor

$750 $800
Made with a Quad HD 2K resolution display, you can immerse yourself in gameplay for hours, especially with its fast, lag-free performance.
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Acer EB321HQU Cbidpx 31.5" WQHD Monitor, Black

$240 $270
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.
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Gigabyte G27F 27-Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$220 $250
27 inches is a great sweet spot between "too big" and "too small," and the Gigabyte G27F gaming monitor is also pretty sweet with its crisp 144Hz IPS panel. This one is compatible with AMD FreeSync.
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Samsung 49-Inch Full HD Curved QLED FreeSync Monitor

$830 $1,100
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.
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Samsung 850 28-inch 4K Monitor

$363 $573
If you're in a line of work that demands strict attention to detail, the 28-inch Samsung 850 UHD monitor gives you full control of your work, down to the last pixel, at a relatively cheap price.
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BenQ EX2780Q 27” 1440P IPS 144Hz Gaming Monitor

$450 $600
If you want cinematic gold, this 27-inch BenQ EX280Q monitor is great for users with an eye for visuals. With a 1440p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, any game can become a full-blown movie.
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Gigabyte G32QC 32" 1440p 165Hz Curved FreeSync Monitor

$330 $370
If you're on the hunt for an up-sided Quad HD display, this has 32 VA panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, and stutter-free FreeSync technology for smooth gaming.
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Westinghouse WH32UX9019 32" 4K Monitor

$277 $350
Looking for an entry level 4k monitor that won't break the bank? Then this monitor is for you.
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LG UltraGear 27-Inch IPS 144Hz 1080p G-Sync Gaming Monitor

$300 $350
G-Sync compatible monitors are usually a bit more costly than their FreeSync counterparts, but this deal lets you score the 27-inch LG UltraGear display for the same price as the FreeSync version.
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HP 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz Monitor

$110 $140
For a no-frills 1080p monitor that's light on the wallet, this 24-inch IPS panel from HP does the job very nicely for a great price.
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Gigabyte 32-Inch 1440p 165Hz Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$330 $370
There aren't a lot of good gaming monitors in the 32-inch size category, but the Gigabyte Quad HD display is more than up to the task with its 165Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync compatibility.
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Monoprice 27-Inch Zero-G 1080p 165Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

With AMD FreeSync and a smooth refresh rate of 165Hz, this 27-inch curved display from Monoprice is a great 1080p gaming monitor for a great price. It's also FreeSync certified for AMD GPUs.
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Westinghouse 32-Inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$240 $300
It's a VA panel (our second recommendation after IPS), but for $240, this 32-inch Westinghouse gaming display gives you a ton of monitor for your money with a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
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Samsung SR650 27-inch 1080p Monitor

$230 $246
With a first-rate professional monitor, you can experience working like a CEO with the 27-inch Samsung SR650, offering 1080p and splendid color quality for both business and creative needs alike.
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27" HP 27YH Full HD Low Blue Light LCD Monitor

$170 $200
Don't you hate it when your eyes get too strained while using the PC? This HP monitor has low blue light to lessen that while you work without compromising its full HD 1080p resolution.
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32-Inch LG Full HD LED Monitor, Black (32ML600M-B)

$200 $250
Multitasking has never been easier thanks to this LG 32-inch monitor. Its screen split feature lets you do any task without clogging up your screen. You also get clearer 1080p screen quality.
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Samsung C27R500 27" Full HD Monitor

$180 $200
This is a great monitor for indie games and can even use AMDs FreeSync to reduce screen tearing to zero.
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HP 23er 23-inch Monitor

$150 $180
This ultra-wide, thin, lightweight LCD Display offers beautifully vivid pictures with Technicolor Color Certification.
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Acer 32-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$280 $320
If you're looking for a plus-sized 1080p 144Hz display for gaming, it's hard to do better than this curved 32-inch Acer FreeSync monitor -- especially at this deeply discounted price.

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

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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 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

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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

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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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