Best gaming monitors to buy [2020 Guide]

Matthew Adams
by Matthew Adams
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Black Friday is one of the biggest retail days of the year in the United States, and some of Western Europe, when companies slash prices on a range of products. The Black Friday weekend continues until Cyber Monday, and that’s one of the best weekends of the year to snap up some bargains.

You can expect plenty of monitor, otherwise VDU (visual display unit), deals throughout the month of Black Friday. Numerous companies have already discounted a range of gaming monitors, so today we’ll show you the best gaming monitor deals to get.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Sometimes, some of the deals listed in our guides may no longer be available by the time you hit the buy button. So, hurry up and grab them while they’re hot.


Best gaming monitor deals you gotta grab now

Sceptre C248W-1920R 24″

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Sceptre C248W-1920R is a full HD curved monitor that will give you one of the best gaming experience with its up-to-75 Hz refresh rate. It is also equipped with a wide range of ports: HDMI, Display Port, VGA, and PC audio input.

This monitor is fully compatible with Windows 10, has an extraordinary design and built-in speakers (if you wondered why it has PC audio input ports). The display type is based on LED and will keep your eyes safe. For more technical specs, just check it on Amazon in the link below.

BenQ EX3200R

BenQ EX3200R is a full HD monitor with a 31.5-inch curved display and 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The monitor’s most noteworthy specification is its 144 Hz refresh rate, which combined with AMD FreeSync, ensures the most fluid gaming.

This VDU includes HDMI, DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort connectors; but it doesn’t have any USB slots. The BenQ also includes a novel Cinema Mode that optimizes color settings for video.

Acer Predator XB271HU

The Acer Predator XB271HU (or XB1) is a gaming monitor that boasts a max 165 Hz refresh rate, which eliminates motion blur in games. The VDU’s 27-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display has a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution that offers Quad HD visuals.

The Acer XB1 syncs frame rates for games with NVIDIA G-Sync. This monitor also includes GameView that enables players to adjust colors and dark boost and set up aim points for first-person shooter games.

— Note: If you’re interested in other monitors, check out our wide collection of guides.

Alienware AW3418DW


The Dell Alienware AW3418DW is an expansive 34-inch monitor with a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution that displays much sharper graphics than full HD VDUs. This is a curved monitor that boasts a 120 Hz refresh rate for the smoothest gameplay, a 21:9 aspect ratio and NVIDIA G-Sync tech that eliminates tearing.

The monitor includes one DisplayPort, one HDMI and five USB 3.0 ports. In addition, the Alienware AW3418DW provides six preset game modes for players to select and includes novel customizable lighting effects.

Acer XR342CK


This is another ultrawide monitor with a 34-inch 2K (3,440 x 1,440) resolution. The Acer XR342CK’s 1900R curved display ensures a greater sense of immersion. The VDU boats a rapid 1ms response time, 120 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync for frame syncing.

In addition, this monitor includes a couple of built-in 7W DTS speakers and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture display modes to configure the display with.

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Acer Predator X34


This is another Predator VDU that boasts some high specs. The Predator X34 is an expansive monitor with a 34-inch curved display and 3,440 x 1,440 resolution that’s just short of the 4K mark. The VDU’s 120 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync eliminate motion blur and tearing in games.

In addition, players can select three game modes, set aim points and adjust visuals with the X34’s extra GameView settings.

Acer ED347CKR

The Acer ED347CKR (otherwise ED7) is a cinematic 34-inch curved monitor for gaming. The monitor’s 3,440 x 1,440 resolution ensures sharp and crystal clear picture quality.

This monitor’s refresh rate is 100 Hz, and it supports AMD FreeSync tech for frame rate synchronization. In addition, the ED7 also includes one DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0, one DVI and four USB 3.0 ports.

Those are some of the more noteworthy game monitor deals that you can get today. Remember, however, that prices are subject to change and that the above monitors might not be discounted beyond November.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.