Black Friday cometh. In its wake, a wealth of monitor deals are littering the web. For those looking to upgrade their screen to make the most of the latest games, now is the best time to go bigger, adopt a speedier refresh rate, or grab an HDR display that’ll make your games pop. If can you find the trifecta, all the better.
As ever, our guide to the best gaming monitors provides a great starting point if you’re looking to upgrade your current display. To start, do your research and set a budget, because whatever gaming monitor you buy will stick with you for a while and likely outlast your current gaming PC.
Right now, the best gaming monitor for a great many PC gamers is a speedy 144Hz screen at 1440p native resolution. You should steer towards IPS or VA panels since they offer better colour and contrast than TN panels (while still nailing those high refresh rates), though you’ll end up seeing a lot of TN panels at really good prices.
Thankfully, gaming monitors aren’t as badly affected by the shortages we’ve been experiencing—not like graphics cards are—so we’re likely to see plenty of stock, and hopefully reasonable shipping times. That being said, there are so many on sale, it’ll be hard to see what’s really a deal or not. Don’t worry, that’s where we come in.
If you were one of the lucky few to snag an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, be sure to keep an eye out for the best G-Sync monitors to provide the smoothest gameplay you can get. AMD RX 6000-series GPU owners, we didn’t forget about you! We will make sure to keep an eye out for killer FreeSync monitor deals as well as G-Sync compatible FreeSync monitors out there too.
Who will have the best Black Friday gaming monitor deals?
In the US:
In the UK:
Black Friday ultrawide gaming monitor deals
Black Friday 4K gaming monitor deals
Black Friday 1440p gaming monitor deals
Black Friday 1080p gaming monitor deals
Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.
Black Friday TV deals
There’s something to be said about being able to sit on your couch with a wireless controller and playing your favorite computer games on a massive TV. Our deals bots are working overtime to find the best TV deals on the internet.
What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming monitor deal?
First, check the product’s historical pricing. We like to use camelcamelcamel, which shows how often something has been on sale and how much. This way, you can see if a current deal is at its lowest and best price.
Apart from price, you would next look at its native resolution. You want it to match up with what your GPU can do. Meaning there’s no point in spending the money on a 4K gaming monitor if you’re only using an RTX 3060 where a 1080p monitor is sufficient enough. Be realistic with your shopping goals.
If you’re planning on embracing the ultrawide lifestyle, the resolution is super important. It should be 1440 pixels high at a minimum, while the width should be whatever you think your desk can accommodate. Start with 3440 x 1440 ultrawides as your base and go from there.
The refresh rate is next on the list. You WILL see a lot of 60Hz screens on sale. Skip those. Even if you’re going with an absolute budget display, 75Hz should be your floor. If you see a screen you like in your budget that’s 120Hz or higher, scoop that bad boy up. As long as your GPU can handle it, a higher refresh means smoother gameplay.
When will Black Friday gaming monitor deals start to appear?
Black Friday is technically November 26, but many retailers start doing Early Black Friday sales waaaaay before that. Last year we saw sales start November 1st, but this year we’ve been seeing big sales kicking off as early as Halloween for some major retailers.