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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best monitor deals

Don't peer at a tiny screen gutter like these fools. Treat yourself to a new gaming screen with these best Cyber Monday monitor deals

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more Black Friday deals on your favourite gaming monitors, Cyber Monday rolls round and coughs up a whole load more. And I, The Dealer, have sifted through them all, bringing you the best Cyber Monday monitor deals you can grab right now.

With newly added entries to both our Nvidia G-Sync section, FreeSync, ultrawide and good old fashioned regular monitor categories, there should hopefully be something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for a cheap second screen or a fancy pants, all-singing, all-dancing gaming monitor. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your monitor to one of the screens on our bestest best gaming monitor list, The Dealer commands you to act fast before they’re gone forever.

As always, you’ll find all these deals and more over in our jumbo Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 hub, but if you’d rather have a gander at some of our other Black Friday deals hubs, click on the links below:


Best UK monitor deals


Nvidia G-Sync monitors


Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ£1890 from Overclockers (down from £2400, read our Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review for more info)

Acer Predator X27£1760 from Scan (down from £2200, read our Acer Predator X27 review for more info)

Acer Predator XB271HK£550 from Amazon (down from £750, read our Acer Predator XB241H review for more info to see how its smaller 24in sibling fared)

*NEW ENTRY*
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
£650 from Overclockers UK (down from £699)

*NEW ENTRY*
Asus ROG Swift PG278QR
£519 from Overclockers UK (down from £590)


AMD FreeSync monitors


*NEW ENTRY*
Samsung U32H850
£390 from Amazon (down from £520)

*NEW ENTRY*
AOC G2460PF
£180 from Overclockers UK (down from £220, read our AOC G2460PF review for more info)

*NEW ENTRY*
Philips 276E9QJAB
£150 from Currys (down from £200, read our Philips 276E9QJAB review

*NEW ENTRY*
Samsung C27CH70
£500 from Overclockers UK (down from £579)

Acer XF240H£150 from Scan (down from £195, read our AcerXF270H review for more info to see how its excellent 27in sibling fared)

Iiyama Black Hawk G-Master G2730HSU£157 from Box (down from £190)

Iiyama Prolite B2783QSU-B1£180 from Box (down from £340)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ£399 from Scan (down from £470, read our MSI Optix MPG27CQ review for more info)

MSI Optix MAG27C£269 from Scan (down from £300)

Asus ROG MG279Q£429 from Box (down from £519, plus you get a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII)


Ultrawide (and ultra large) monitors


*NEW ENTRY*
Samsung LC43J890
£650 from Amazon (down from £800)

*NEW ENTRY*
Samsung LC43J890
£529 from Amazon (down from £700)

*NEW ENTRY*
Asus ROG Swift PG348Q
£750 from Overclockers UK (down from £900)

*NEW ENTRY*
LG 34UC89G
£600 from Overclockers UK (down from £690)

*NEW ENTRY*
Acer Predator X34P
£750 from Overclockers UK (down from £900)

Acer Predator Z35p£650 from Scan (down from £800, read our Acer Predator Z35p review for more info)

AOC AGON AG352UCG£660 from Overclockers UK (down from £900, read our AOC AGON AG352UCG review for more info)

Philips BDM4037UW£390 from Amazon (down from £572)

LG 34UM68£305 from Amazon (down from £465)


Regular monitors


*NEW ENTRY*
Dell S2319H
£110 from Amazon (down from £140)

*NEW ENTRY*
Dell S2419H
£136 from Amazon (down from £170)

*NEW ENTRY*
Dell S2719H
£179 from Amazon (down from £250)

*NEW ENTRY*
LG 24MP88HV
£136 from Amazon (down from £170)


Best US monitor deals


Nvidia G-Sync monitors


*NEW ENTRY*
Dell S2417DG
$330 from Newegg (down from $500, plus another $30 off with promo code 119ZFCF302)

Acer Predator X27$1800 from Newegg (down from $2000)

Asus ROG Swift PG27AQ$850 from Newegg (down from $900)


AMD FreeSync monitors


*NEW ENTRY DEAL OF THE DAY (Monday 26)*
Dell S3219D
$299 from Amazon (down from $380)

*NEW ENTRY DEAL OF THE DAY (Monday 26)*
Acer XFA240
$170 from Amazon (down from $230)

*NEW ENTRY DEAL OF THE DAY (Monday 26)*
BenQ EW3270U
$450 from Amazon (down from $600)

MSI Optix MPG27CQ$460 from Newegg (down from $550, read our MSI Optix MPG27CQ review for more info)

Samsung CHG70$500 from Newegg (down from $600, plus an extra 10% off with promo code EMCEERP48)

LG 27UD58P$300 from Newegg (down from $320)

MSI Optix MAG27C$240 from Newegg (down from $350)

Asus MG28UQ$400 from Newegg (down from $450, and comes with free Blops 4)

LG 32UD59-B$395 from Newegg (down from $600)


Ultrawide monitors


*NEW ENTRY DEAL OF THE DAY (Monday 26)*
Viewsonic VP3881
$750 from Amazon (down from $1115)

*NEW ENTRY DEAL OF THE DAY (Monday 26)*
BenQ EX3501R
$600 from Amazon (down from $899)

Dell Alienware AW3418DW$720 from Newegg on Ebay (down from $1500)

LG 34UC89G$697 From Newegg (down from $1000)

LG 38CB99-W$800 from Newegg (down from $1800, plus another $50 off with the promo code 116BNGS32)

LG 34UB88-P$566 from Newegg (down from $800)


Gaming monitor buying advice

So you’ve had a look at the deals, but are those monitors right for you? There are several things to consider when buying a new display, including resolution, panel technology, refresh rate and overall size. Here are the top things to look out for:

Keep in mind what your current PC is actually capable of – it’s no good splashing out on a 4K screen if your graphics card isn’t up to it. Of course, if you’re buying a 4K monitor with the intention of also upgrading your graphics card to go with it, then don’t let us stop you.

If you’re thinking about buying a 27in monitor, I’d strongly recommend getting one with a 2560×1440 resolution if your budget can stretch to it. This naturally makes them more expensive than 27in 1920×1080 screens, but personally I find a 1920×1080 resolution is just too grainy on monitors of this size, especially if you’re going to be using it for regular desktop work. Emails become hard to read, text looks all pixelated, icons are all blurred and fuzzy… It’s horrible. You can probably get away with a 1920×1080 resolution if you’re only going to be using it for playing games, but otherwise you’ll much better off in the long run by opting for 2560×1440.

If you can, try and opt for a monitor with an IPS panel. Response times aren’t as fast as cheaper TN panels, but I’ve personally never been able to tell the difference. IPS screens also have much better image quality, so colours will look richer and less washed out.

Monitors with VA panels have much deeper blacks and better contrast than TN or IPS panels, but colour accuracy can be a bit hit and miss depending on manufacturer. They’ve become a lot better in recent months, but have a read of a couple of reviews to double check you’re getting a good panel before you buy.

I know HDR (or high dynamic range) is all the rage on consoles and 4K TVs at the moment, but HDR on PC is a bit all over the place right now, so be wary if you happen to see an HDR monitor going cheap. If you’re dead set on getting on, though, make sure you’ve got the right GPU to go with it by checking out my What graphics card do I need for HDR? guide.

Ultra-wide (21:9) monitors are fantastic for general office work, but not all games are kitted out to support that kind of aspect ratio, which often means you’re left with black bars either side of a regular 16:9 image. If you’re down with that, great – I certainly am with my trusty Dell U2913WM – but it’s just something to keep in mind if you’re buying one primarily for gaming.

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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