Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Monitors You Can Still Get


Dell’s 32-inch, 4K Gaming Behemoth Drops to $599

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  • Dell G3223Q 32-inch, 4K 144 Hz Monitor: now $599 (opens in new tab) (was $799)

Whether you’re buying a monitor for gaming, productivity or a little bit of both, stepping up to 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution is a big boon. You get sharper, richer images and tons of room for text. But getting a decent gaming monitor that runs at 4K is often an expensive proposition.

However, as part of Dell’s Cyber Monday / Black Friday sales, it is offering the Dell G3223Q 32-inch, 4K gaming monitor for just $599, (opens in new tab) reduced from $799. The 144-Hz G3223Q sits atop our list of the best 4K gaming monitors thanks to its colorful image output, strong build quality and low input lag.

We reviewed the Dell G3223Q and came away impressed with its performance. On our light meter, Dell’s monitor managed a luminous 459 nits. That number rose to 607 nits with HDR enabled. 

Dell G3223Q HDR Brightness

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The Dell G3223Q reproduced a solid 99 percent of the sRGB gamut and 92 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut. While those aren’t the highest numbers in its competitive set, it’s still very strong.

Dell G3223Q Colors

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Color accuracy might actually be more important than gamut volume and here the G3223Q excels. It came from the factory with such incredible accuracy that calibrating it didn’t improve the image quality.  Its average gamma deviation was just 0.45, lower (and better) than any of its competitors. 

Dell G3223Q Color Accuracy

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But this is a gaming monitor, not a photo editing monitor necessarily. So it’s really important to note that the G3223Q had an incredibly low absolute input lag of just 30 ms. 

Dell G3223Q Input lag

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If the Dell S3223Q’s $599 price still seems a little steep to you, consider one of one of the other great 4K monitor deals around such as Gigabyte’s M28U, which is now $449 (opens in new tab) (reduced from $699).

Dell S3222DGM, Our Top-Rated Gaming Monitor, Now $249

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Wow! We reported earlier in the week that the Dell S3222DGM, which sits atop our list of the best gaming monitors, was being sold at Dell for $279, an all-time low. Now, we’re happy to report that the monitor has dropped down to $249 at Best Buy, an all-time low for a display that normally costs around $399 when it’s not on sale.

The Dell S3222DGM is a curved 2560 x 1440 display delivers incredible contrast, vibrant colors and smooth 165 Hz game play at what’s always an affordable price. We reviewed the Dell S3222DGM and had a chance to run it through a our wide gamut of display tests, including those we use to test the color space, brightness and response time. Dell’s monitor aced every test.

For example, the Dell S3222DGM had the best screen uniformity score of its competitors, which means a consistent picture no matter what part of the panel you look at.

Dell S3222DGM Screen Uniformity

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According to our colorimeter, the Dell S3222DGM can reproduce a strong 122.6 percent of the sRGB color gamut and a solid 85.9 percent of the wider, DCI-P3 gamut. However, the number of colors doesn’t tell the whole story.

Dell S322 Colors

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Dell claims that the S3222DGM has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, which would be impressive on its own. However, on our tests, we found that it actually has a 4,209.8:1 contrast ratio. That blows the field away and means your colors will pop. 

Dell S3222DGM Contrast Ratio

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If you like the idea of the Dell S3222DGM but want higher resolution, consider Dell’s Dell G3223Q which is 4K with 144 Hz and is on sale for $599 (opens in new tab) (down from $799).  That display tops our list of best 4K gaming monitors.

This 34-inch Curved WQHD Gaming Monitor Just Dropped 20%


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Update (Saturday, 11/26): This deal is still valid.

The AOC CU34G3S is a 34-inch WQHD curved gaming monitor with a VA panel that delivers over 3,000:1 contrast, HDR, and a wide color gamut. It natively supports AMD FreeSync and also runs Nvidia G-Sync well, as per our (recent) tests — that’s right, we reviewed this monitor just a week ago, when it was still priced at $429.99. And it’s currently on sale for $343 — a 20% discount, and the first price drop we’ve seen for this monitor — for Black Friday.


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Although the CU34G3S isn’t the brightest monitor — it’s rated at 300 nits — but it’s bright enough. Plus, it delivers excellent contrast of over 3,300:1, which is higher than average among the VA panels we’ve tested. This monitor has lots of depth, true blacks with strong highlight and shadow detail, and well-saturated color. It also has an accurate sRGB mode, which is rare for a gaming monitor.


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The CU34G3S has an excellent color gamut that’s visually without error and only shows a slight red under-saturation in the chart. It doesn’t cover the entire DCI-P3 gamut, but it comes close. The sRGB gamut is even better, with a 1.35dE average — worthy of a professional display.

This gaming monitor does have a 1000mm radius (1000R), which is the curviest you can get on a curved screen. It’s very immersive, but if you’ve never used a curved monitor before you may want to check out a 1000R ultra-wide screen before committing, because it is extreme. Of course, you can also just buy it now because it’s a great deal (and it’s returnable until Jan. 31), which is what I did, before I wrote this blog post.

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LG’s 32-inch, 2K Gaming Monitor Has HDR10 and

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Update (Saturday, 11/26): This deal is still valid.

As we’ve said elsewhere, the sweet spot between resolution, price and performance for gaming monitors right now is 2K (2560 x 1440) with 165 Hz. There are a number of great deals right now for monitors that fit those criteria and one of the most interesting is LG’s UltraGear 32GN650-B. Normally, $396, LG’s 32-inch display is available for just $241 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab), an all-time low. 

The UltraGear 32GN650 has all the basics, including an up to 165 Hz variable refresh rate, a rated 350 nits of brightness and promised coverage of 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Thanks its VA panel, LG’s gaming monitor also boasts a 3000:1 contrast ratio. 

But this display also stands out in a couple ways. For one, it supports HDR10, which should provide a richer experience when you use HDR content., though the panel isn’t bright enough and the gamut isn’t wide enough to give you the best possible HDR10 experience. The stand itself stands out by allowing significant height adjustments and tilts.

At $241, the LG UltraGear is more than $30 cheaper than our favorite 2K monitor, the Dell S3222DGM, which is $279 right now (opens in new tab). So, if you’re looking for a solid 2K, 32-inch gaming experience for under $250, this could be a great choice.

Dell’s 32-inch, 165 Hz S3222HG is Just $199 and It’s a Good One

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  • Dell S3222HG 32-inch, 165 Hz Monitor: now $199 at Dell (opens in new tab) (was $299)

Update (Saturday, 11/26): This deal is still going.

There are a ton of great deals on Dell monitors this Black Friday season, and the good news is that there are some really fantastic choices for you if $200 is the price rubicon you just won’t cross. We’ve written previously about the 27-inch Dell S2722DGM which goes for $189 (opens in new tab) and has a 2K resolution.  But there’s a bigger option that’s only $10 more.

Right now, Dell has the 32-inch, S3222HG for just $199 (opens in new tab), reduced from $299. This monitor has a 1080p resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate and promises 350 nits of brightness and 99 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut.

We reviewed the Dell S3222HG and praised its excellent contrast, accurate color and great gaming performance. On our light meter, Dell’s display delivered exactly what its spec sheet says, hitting 352.2 nits of brightness.

Dell S3222HG Brightness

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On our colorimeter caught the Dell S3222HG outputting 88.7 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut and a whopping 127.5 percent of the sRGB gamut.

Dell S3222HG Color

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Perhaps most impressively, the monitor produced a 3,591.3:1 contrast ration which is really impressive, even for a screen with a VA panel. This kind of contrast will make bright colors really seem to pop.

Dell S3222HG Contrast

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Normally, when you’re spending less than $200 on a gaming monitor, you have to make some significant compromises. However, the only real compromise on the S3222HG is that it only has a 1080p resolution. That’s not ideal but, depending on your gaming PC’s graphics card,  you may not want to play games at above that resolution anyway.

Nexigo NG17FGQ 17.3-inch Portable Gaming Monitor Now $359 @ Amazon


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Update (Saturday, 11/26): Deal is still valid.

For those who want to game on-the-go, or just need a secondary display to sit on your desk, the Nexigo NG17FGQ is a great choice. We recently reviewed the NG17FGQ and came away impressed with its gaming performance, color output and excellent build quality (which is critical, as you’ll touch a portable monitor more frequently than you do a desktop monitor). 

The NG17FGQ retails for $429, but it is currently on sale at Amazon for just $359.20. At that price, you’ll get a 17.3-inch display with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a maximum 300 Hz refresh rate. The IPS panel features a GtG response time of 3ms, a maximum brightness of 300 nits and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.

Nexigo Response Time

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The monitor features a single HDMI port and two USB-C ports for power/DisplayPort Alt-Mode connectivity. However, we must mention that the NG17FGQ tops out at 240 Hz is you use the HDMI port. 300 Hz is only supported via USB-C.

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Read our full review here: Nexigo NG17FGQ Portable Gaming Monitor

A 28-inch, 4K 144 Hz Monitor Drops Low

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Update (Saturday, 11/26): Deal is still valid.

The Gigabyte M28U gaming monitor, with a 28-inch panel, 4K resolution, and a 144 Hz refresh rate is $449.99 at Newegg. That’s the lowest we’ve seen it — we last covered a deal on it when it was $599 on Memorial Day.

For console players, the M28U supports HDMI 2.1, so the PS5 and Xbox Series X can play at 120 Hz at 4K. This monitor also has KVM built-in, so you can easily switch between devices.

It’s VESA compatible (with a 100 x 100 mm adapter), but also comes with an included stand. Ports include DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1 ports, 3x USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C Port.

Massive 48-inch, 4K Aorus OLED 120 Hz Monitor Hits New Low Price

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Update (Saturday, 11/26): Deal is still valid.

If you’ve got the space for a truly massive screen for PC and console gaming, Gigabyte’s Aorus FO48U OLED monitor has long been our pick for Best 4K 120 Hz gaming monitor, thanks to its top-tier contrast and accurate color. And at its current all-time low price of $769 on Amazon, it’s $260 cheaper than LG’s 48-inch C1 OLED TV, which also sports a 120 Hz refresh rate. This price is also a stunning 49% less than what Aorus FO48U OLED was selling for when we reviewed it last summer

When we tested the Aorus FO48U, we found it to have pro-level accuracy out of the box, the ability to deliver over 100% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, and even excellent audio thanks to a three-speaker, 50W soundbar.

While the FO48U’s peak measured brightness of around 400 nits can’t compete with high-end LCD, the black levels are literally too good to measure, matching Alienware’s own big OLED display.

Gigabyte Aorus Fo58U Black Level Test Chart

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With two HDMI 2.1 ports (supporting VRR) and DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression support, this monitor is ready for modern consoles and PCs. There’s even built-in a built-in KVM so you can share your peripherals between devices that are plugged into the screen.

In case you are wondering whether your existing desk can handle this huge screen, the monitor measures 42 inches wide and 9.9 inches deep with its support feet. As someone who has used huge screens as monitors for years (I’m writing this on a 55-inch LG OLED) though, I’d strongly suggest wall mounting if at all possible. This both gets the monitor off your desk and (with the right mount) lets you move the screen a few important inches back from where you’ll be sitting. Unless you like neck and back pain, you’ll want your eyes to be at least 30 inches from a screen this big.

I can say from several years of personal experience (and over a year with my 55-inch OLED as a monitor), that once properly set up nothing matches the monitor experience of a huge OLED display. And at $769 for Aorus FO48U, you wont find anything better without spending several hundred more.

HyperX Armada 27 QHD Gaming Monitor – $100 Off

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Update (Saturday, 11/26): This deal is still valid.

The HyperX Armada 27 is a 27-inch QHD/IPS gaming monitor, and is one of the best QHD/165 Hz gaming monitors we’ve seen — and it’s $100 off at HP right now, for an all-time low price of just $399.

The Armada 27 delivers a great picture, thanks to its wide and accurate color gamut, and offers flexible calibration and balanced performance. Instead of a traditional stand, the monitor ships with a high-quality mounting arm — unusual, but very convenient, and much more flexible than a regular desktop stand.

HyperX Armada 27

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The Armada 27 has a max refresh rate of 165 Hz — so it’s not quite as speedy as as 240 Hz monitor — but it is one of the faster, smoother 165 Hz monitors we’ve seen. It has lower input lag than other QHD/165 Hz monitors with 27ms total control latency — not far behind the 240 Hz crowd.

HyperX Armada 27

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Read our full review here: HyperX Armada 27 QHD Gaming Monitor

Dell’s Awesome 27-inch, 2K 165 Hz Monitor Now $189

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  • Dell S2722DGM 27-inch, 165 Hz 2K Monitor: now $189 at Dell (opens in new tab)(was $289)

Update (Saturday, 11/26): This deal is still valid.

We’ve seen some amazing deals on gaming monitors this Black Friday deals season, but this one might take the cake (or at least the Thanksgiving Turkey)! Dell has the 27-inch Dell S2722DGM monitor for just $189 (opens in new tab), down from $289. This is such an impressive deal because the S2722DGM is a 2K (2560 x 1440) monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate, something you never see for under $200 and certainly not from a monitor we gave 4 stars!

When we reviewed the Dell S2722DGM in February, we praised the monitor for its strong color saturation and excellent contrast, along with its great build quality. On our light meter the S2722DGM returned a strong 350 nits of brightness. 

Dell S2722DGM Brightness

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Its contrast ratio was a strong 2536:1. That’s at least, in part, thanks to its VA panel. IPS panels tend to top out at 1000:1.

Dell S2722DGM Contrast

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According to our colorimeter, the Dell S2722DGM can reproduced up to 111.8 percent of the sRGB color gamut and a slightly less impressive 75 percent of DCI-P3. 

Dell S2722DGM Color

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If you can spend more and want a larger screen, better color and contrast, consider the Dell S3222DGM, the S2722DGM’s big sibling, which is 32 inches with the same 2K resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. It’s now on sale for an all-time low of $279 (opens in new tab) at Dell.

Acer’s 27-inch, 240 Hz Monitor Just $189

Acer Nitro ED270 Xbmiipx

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  • Acer Nitro ED270 Xbmiipx 27-inch, 240 Hz Monitor: now $189 at Newegg (opens in new tab)(was $299)

Update (Saturday, 11/26): Deal is still valid.

For some competitive gamers, even a 165 Hz display is too sluggish. Fortunately, this Black Friday, you don’t have to spend even $200 to get a monitor that operates at up to 240 Hz. So, if you’re playing a title like Call of Duty or League of Legends and want faster response rates so you can hit moving targets, you can grab Acer’s Nitro ED270 XBmiipx 27-inch, 240 Hz display for just $189 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

The 1080p, curved monitor also features a 1ms VRB (visual response boost) feature that turns off the backlight or adds a blank image between frames when colors change so fast that you’d notice blur.  The monitor also promises 250 nits of brightness, narrow bezels and a 1500R curve.

Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor Now $120 @ B&H Photo

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Update (Saturday, 11/26): Deal still valid.

If you’re on a tight budget and are looking for a fast monitor for your gaming needs, this deal from B&H Photo should be right up your alley. The retailer has the Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch gaming monitor on sale for just $119.99, down from its MSRP of $249.99. 

That price gets you a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 1800R curvature for the display. Brightness tops out at 250 nits and the response time is 4ms, which is to be expected for a budget monitor. However, since the C24RG50 uses a VA panel, it boasts a contrast ratio of 3,000:1, along with AMD FreeSync support.

On the connectivity front, there are two HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort 1.2 port. There are no built-in speakers; however, we won’t complain at this price point.