Best desktop monitor deals for February 2022

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No desktop workstation is complete without a really good display. Your monitor is how your eyes interface with all that PC hardware, after all, and glaring at a bad one for hours on end will become a headache fast (literally). A poor monitor can be plagued with any number of issues including stuttering, inaccurate color output, limited viewing angles, screen-tearing, and other visual annoyances, but you don’t have to drain your bank account to get a good one. Today’s monitors — even quite a few cheap ones — offer great modern features for less, and we can save you even more cash with this roundup of the best desktop monitor deals available online right now.

This roundup mostly focuses on work monitors with a few gaming displays thrown in, but if you’re shopping for something purpose-built for your battle station, check out these gaming monitor deals for more options.

Today’s best monitor deals

This 24-inch HP gaming monitor is built for speed thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It supports a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution at a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 350 nits brightness. more

This MSI Optix gaming monitor offers a 27-inch LCD panel with LED backlight, 1ms response time, and a 144Hz refresh rate for a great gaming experience. more

This 28-inch HP monitor offers a high-res 4K UHD panel at a great size (and a great price). more

This is one of the most affordable large Quad HD curved gaming monitors you can buy. In addition, it has FreeSync Premium v-sync technology and a 165Hz refresh rate for smoother gameplay. more

There’s almost no better monitor option for an ultimate workspace than the huge 43-inch Dell UltraSharp U4320Q. Its massive screen boasts lag-free, ear-to-ear, picturesque coverage. more

With a Full HD resolution, enjoy a vibrant picture with this ViewSonic 27-inch gaming monitor. Its high refresh rate ensures that you enjoy an ultra-smooth frame rate without stuttering. more

With a 27-inch 4K IPS panel and AMD FreeSync technology, this slick Dell display is one of the best Ultra HD monitors you can get in this size class. more

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This portable, mountable dual-screen 1080p monitor is the perfect way to turn your laptop into a full-fledged triple-display workstation. Includes USB-C and HDMI cables for power and video. more

With a 4K resolution and an IPS panel, this 27-inch UHD display from Samsung boasts some of the best visuals that modern monitors have to offer (and at a great price for a UHD screen). more

Immerse yourself in the curved 27-inch Samsung T55 Series monitor, offering picturesque color quality and an industry-grade curvature for all your visually intensive needs. more

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Feeling boxed in by your laptop? A good portable monitor like this 13-inch dual-screen 1080p number is one of those things you never knew you needed until you have one. more

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If you’re in a line of work that demands strict attention to detail, the 28-inch Lenovo L28u-30 UHD monitor gives you full control of your work, down to the last pixel, at an affordable price. more

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. more

Enjoy huge discounts on select HP monitors and accessories. more

You can’t go wrong with a WQHD monitor when it comes to games and streaming movies. This 31.5-inch Acer monitor has 1440p resolution, promising crystal-clear images every time. more

Improve your work efficiency with this dual monitor stand, which comes with full motion capabilities so you can adjust the screens’ angles the way you want. The arms can fit up to 27-inch monitors. more

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Dual displays aren’t just for desktops thanks to this 14-inch USB-powered monitor from Lepow, which features a 1080p IPS panel and is the perfect companion for laptops and mobile devices. more

The 24-inch 1080p panel, 165Hz refresh rate, and 0.5ms response time will let you gain the upper hand against your opponents. The monitor’s G-Sync compatibility also reduces lag and screen-tearing. more

This is a great monitor for work or entertainment, and uses AMD FreeSync to reduce screen tearing to zero. more

This is a solid bargain on a great, no-gimmicks 1440p, 27-inch Dell monitor that gives you a nice upgrade over 1080p. more

This 27-inch gaming monitor features Quad HD resolution and up to a 165Hz refresh rate that reduces screen tearing. The monitor also supports AMD’s FreeSync technology for smoother gaming. more

This stylish 32-inch gaming monitor will immerse you in your favorite games thanks to a natural curve, QDHD resolution, as well as support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync. more

Enjoy discounts on all sorts of Dell monitors, from cheap 1080p models to ultrawide gaming displays. more

This 24-inch Sceptre 1080p monitor is a great, well-rounded option for professional and average users alike, offering crisp picture quality and minimal bezels for a sleek look. more

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With its built-in smart streaming capabilities (yes, just like a smart TV), the Samsung M5 Series 27-inch monitor is perfect for those who like to enjoy entertainment on their computers. more

Full HD monitor deals

Any good monitor on the market today will have a resolution of at least 1080p (also known as “Full HD” or the abbreviated “FHD”), meaning that it features 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 gaming monitor to complete your gaming PC. These are popular items that are regularly on sale, however, so definitely keep an eye on our gaming monitor deals page to 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.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

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