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The best desktop monitor deals for September 2020

When you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on a good desktop PC, the last thing you want to do is hamper your experience with a crummy monitor. Thankfully the best monitors today boast all sorts of features like super-smooth refresh rates, Quad HD and 4K resolutions, and vertical sync technologies, and while they’re not always cheap, you might be surprised to see how much monitor you can get for your money now.

If you’re looking for a good monitor for your desktop battle station but you’re on a budget, we’re here to help you find the perfect one. To save you the trouble of hunting all over the web yourself, we’ve already gathered all the best desktop monitor deals available this month in one handy place. And if you still need some more info to make an educated purchase, check out our in-depth monitor buying guide which has everything you need to know.

Today’s best monitor deals

  • LG 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz Monitor$100, was $130
  • AOC 24-Inch 1080p 165Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor$145
  • LG 32-Inch 1440p 75Hz FreeSync Monitor$247
  • Acer 32-Inch 4K 60Hz FreeSync Monitor$360, was $500
  • Dell UltraSharp 34-Inch Curved 1440p Monitor$553 with code STAND4SMALL, was $820
  • Lenovo Legion 43-Inch 1200p 144Hz Curved Ultrawide FreeSync Gaming Monitor$749, was $1,199

AOC CU34G2X 34" Curved UltraWide 1440p 144Hz Freesync Gaming Monitor

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Ultrawide displays are a great alternative to multi-monitor setups, and this 34-inch 1440p gaming monitor from AOC has all the gaming features we like to see at a fantastic price.

MSI Optix G27C2 27-Inch Curved 1080p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$240 $300
Expires soon
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.

AOC C24G1 24" Curved 1080p 165Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

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With a 24-inch curved VA panel, 1080p Full HD resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync technology, the AOC G1 Series has just about everything you could want in a budget gaming monitor.

Auzai Portable IPS Monitor (15.6-Inch, 1080p Full HD)

$170 $190
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The Auzai 15.6-inch IPS monitor is a perfect (and extremely affordable) way to add a second display to your laptop or portable gaming setup. Has USB-C and Mini HDMI ports for power and video.

LG 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz Monitor

$100 $130
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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.

Samsung 49-Inch Full HD Curved QLED FreeSync Monitor

$900 $1,000
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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.

Dell UltraSharp 34" Curved 1440p Ultrawide Monitor

$615 $820
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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.

Acer 32-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

$360 $500
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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.

HP 27f 27-Inch IPS LED 1080p FreeSync Monitor

$194 $250
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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.

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

$150 $170
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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.

LG UltraGear 27-Inch IPS 1440Hz 1080p G-Sync Gaming Monitor

$300 $350
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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.

Aorus 27-Inch Quad HD Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$430 $490
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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.

Lenovo Legion 43-Inch 1200p 144Hz Curved Ultrawide FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$749 $1,199
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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.

Viotek GFV22CB 22-Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$130 $140
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If you're OK with something a bit smaller than the usual 24 inches and you're on a tight budget, the 22-inch Viotek GFV22CB has everything we want in a gaming monitor at a cheap price.

Monoprice 27" Zero-G Curved 1440p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

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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.

Gigabyte G27F 27-Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$230 $250
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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.

BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$199 $289
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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.

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

$215 $220
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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.

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

$385 $510
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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.

Sceptre 35-Inch Curved UltraWide 100Hz 1440p Freesync Gaming Monitor

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Its 100Hz refresh rate is a little bit of a limiting factor, but for the price, it's very hard to beat the Sceptre 35-inch curved monitor if you're looking for a 1440p ultrawide display.

Asus VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 75Hz FreeSync Ultrawide Monitor

$360 $449
Expires soon
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.

Lenovo 27-inch Quad HD 75Hz FreeSync Monitor

$290 $300
Expires soon
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 FreeSync displays you'll find for the price.

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

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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.

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

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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 32-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$290 $310
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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

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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