Black Friday deals have already started at all the biggest tech retailers. If you’re looking to upgrade your gaming rig, or just expand your desktop with a second monitor, then this is the time to do it. We’re seeing fantastic deals on everything from regular, 24-inch monitors at Dell, to massive, 49-inch gaming behemoths. Black Friday 2022 came early this year, so grab the monitor of your dreams before they all sell out.
Best Black Friday monitor deals under $200
Dell 24-Inch Monitor — $80, was $150
Everybody knows Dell as a computer maker, but the brand also offers some of the best monitors around — especially for those on a budget. If all you need is a no-frills, no-nonsense 1080p display for a work desktop and you want to spend around 100 bucks, look no further than the Dell SE2422H. This 22-inch monitor sports a Full HD VA panel with a 75Hz refresh rate. That’s not going to set the world on fire, but that’s not what this monitor is intended to do. It’s perfectly good enough for work, school, and other productivity tasks, and does it without putting too big of a dent in your bank account thanks to early Black Friday monitor deals knocking the price down to less than a single Benjamin. Just hook it up to your PC via VGA or HDMI and you’re ready to rock.
Dell 27-Inch Monitor — $130, was $160
Black Friday Dell deals include a solid bargain on this 27-inch monitor, so if you’re looking for something a bit bigger than your standard 22-inch and 24-inch displays, the Dell SE2722H might scratch that itch. It’s very similar to the 22-inch Dell SE2222H in terms of specs, featuring a 1080p VA panel with a 75Hz refresh rate. Nothing groundbreaking, but at 27 inches diagonally, the Dell SE2722H gives you more screen real estate to work with than what you normally get with cheap monitors in this price bracket. An anti-glare coating and Dell’s ComfortView technology (which reduces harsh light in the evening hours) also make it comfortable to work on for extended periods. At this price, the 27-inch Dell SE2722H is a very solid work monitor for not a lot of money.
Best Black Friday monitor deals above $200
Dell 27-Inch 4K Monitor — $250, was $330
Looking to take your desktop workstation into the world of 4K? The 27-inch Dell S2721QS monitor lets you make the jump to Ultra HD without spending a small fortune. The display, which boasts a resolution of 3840 x 2160, is also an IPS panel, delivering a more color-accurate picture and wider viewing angles than standard TN and VA panels (which are more common, less expensive monitors, like those above). This 4K display also has some nice extra features such as AMD FreeSync, support for HDR playback, and ComfortView, making it suitable for multimedia use. If you’re looking for a jack-of-all-trades 4K monitor for a very reasonable price, early Black Friday monitor deals mark this one down to less than $300.
Dell 32-Inch Curved 4K Monitor — $320, was $400
Want to go even bigger? The Dell S3221QS is a plus-sized monitor that would be an ideal upgrade to any desktop workstation. It’s a 4K display, too, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz. The VA panel is curved, which is something we like to see with a monitor of this size. That gentle curvature offers a more comfortable and immersive viewing angle when you’re sitting close (which you likely are if you’re sitting at a desk), whereas a standard flat-paneled monitor of this size can cause that “washing out” effect at the edges of the screen when you’re looking at it head-on. A 3000:1 contrast ratio, support for more than a billion colors, three input ports (two HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort), AMD FreeSync, and HDR support tick the boxes of pretty much everything we look for in a 4K monitor in this price bracket.
Samsung 49-Inch Odyssey Neo G9 Curved 4K Gaming Monitor — $1,500, was $2,300
If you’re specifically interested in a display built especially for gaming, then you want something more than your standard work monitor. Vertical sync technologies, higher refresh rates, and higher response times are a few things to look for in a gaming monitor, and the massive, 49-inch Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has them all. We ranked the last-gen 1440p model among the best gaming monitors, but this one outperforms it thanks to its 4K UHD panel. The Odyssey Neo G9 also supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for a smooth picture free of screen-tearing, while its slick 240Hz refresh rate lets you crank up the framerate without issue. The 1ms response time virtually eliminates input lag, as well — and did we mention that that gorgeous 49-inch 4K panel is curved, for an even more immersive gaming experience? It’s not cheap, but the Odyssey Neo G9 will be the last gaming monitor you need to buy for a long, long time, and ongoing Black Friday monitor deals lessen the hit to your wallet.