This year’s Black Friday season is awash with early deals on gaming monitors, and there’s one I want to highlight before it sells out – which might be imminently, if its stock tracker is accurate. It’s the NZXT Canvas 27Q, which I recently called the best 1440p gaming monitor you can buy. And that was before it felt the force of a 30% Black Friday saving, with £116 sliced off the RRP.
That same 30% discount actually applies to NZXT's entire monitor range, including the bigger Canvas 32Q Curved and both the single and double monitor arm mounts. I can only speak for the Canvas 27Q myself, but it’s a surprising belter from a company that’s never made gaming screens before.
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The 1440p, 165Hz IPS panel is liquid smooth, with good colour coverage, brightness, and contrast. The standard stand you get with this deal is still highly adjustable, and design-wise it all looks clean and mature. A rarity for gaming monitors, perhaps.
The only bad news here is that the Canvas 27Q is already sold out in the US, where it’s also had a 30% discount for Black Friday. According to NZXT’s UK site, there are only five units left there too, so consider getting a shift on if this monitor catches your eye. It certainly caught mine.