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There are some surprisingly big price drops on monitors at Amazon this, with a ton of models hitting all-time low prices from favorite brands such as Samsung, LG, Acer and others. That makes Prime Day a great time to pick up some bargains. You may also be able to find some really good prices from around the web even if they're not part of much-hyped sales events, including , or .
But, as always with monitors, you have to be careful. Some of the low prices are from manufacturers seeking to clear the channel of old models so that they can bring brand new ones to market in time for yourshopping pleasure. And yes, over the past couple of days I've gotten notifications from manufacturers about forthcoming replacements for a lot of the priced-to-sell models. If you're not picky and the price means the difference between springing for 4K or settling for 2,560x1,440 pixels (aka 1440p or QHD), then by all means -- go for the oldster.
Reading the customer reviews can also be tricky, especially if you don't know enough to tell the sense from the nonsense. You hear lots of cautionary tales about fake reviews, but those are easy to discount. It's harder to figure out which of the complaints are valid, which of the valid problems will affect you and which are worth living with for the significant discount.
I've tried to filter out the models that don't seem like great deals to me, whether it's because the price is still high for the feature set or because the reviews throw red flags in my face. If you want to see Amazon's entire selection of monitor deals, check out its lists of Laptop, Desktops, Monitors and Tablet deals; Gaming Desktops, Laptops and Monitors deals; and savings on Handpicked Laptops, Desktops and Monitors.
Unless otherwise noted, these are live now and run through 11:59 p.m. PT June 22 (2:59 a.m. ET June 23). I'll update the list over the course of the Prime Day sale -- and with any good or better deals I find elsewhere.
Amazon's got an exclusive, all-time low price on this 32-inch FreeSync-compatible gaming monitor, at least for the moment -- even lower than on Samsung's own site. The resolution is 2,560x1,440 pixels at 144Hz, so it's not a wide monitor, rather a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. There are some caveats, though: It's a VA panel (so low 250-nit brightness) and the VESA mount is 75x75 rather than the more common 100x100 or 200x200.
I'm not the hugest fan of Sceptre monitors -- in part they don't appeal to me aesthetically -- but the $299 all-time low price for a 34-inch display that doesn't have 40% (or more) awful user reviews is too sweet a deal to pass up if you need a bigger screen on a tight budget. It's basically widescreen full HD, but it has a decently fast refresh rate of 85Hz over the three HDMI or single DisplayPort connections. (Note that the listing seems to conflate two different monitors.)
You can find some 27-inch 4K monitors for a lot less today, but it's a minefield. I've liked the BenQ displays in this line -- I tested the dirt-cheap FHD version -- and a lot of what I liked there carries over here, including the better-than-average 5-watt stereo speakers. Don't expect real HDR: Its HDRi technology just simulates HDR the best it can given the small sRGB gamut and low brightness. It isn't awful, but BenQ deserves the complaints it gets for advertising it as such. This one's at the lowest price I've seen.
Ready for maximum bigness? Samsung's 120Hz FreeSync-compatible gaming monitor offers DisplayHDR 1000 certification and the company's QLED LCD technology for greater color saturation and a broader color gamut. It's got all the essentials, including DisplayPort and HDMI connections as well as USB-A ports. The catch for paying its all-time low of $900 is that it's an older model from 2019.
A basic 27-inch IPS monitor shouldn't cost you too much, and for the attractive low price of $132 you also get built-in speakers. Not great speakers, mind you, but enough to hear your computer tossing notifications at you. This 1,920x1,080 model delivers other perks such as height and tilt adjustment and both DisplayPort and HDMI connections (as well as VGA for your old, old equipment). It's only 60Hz, though.
If you're looking to go big on the cheap, this Samsung is priced right at its all-time low of $480 and doesn't skimp on the resolution -- a lot of cheap models are only 2,560x1,440 rather than 3,440. If you ignore the "HDR10" spec, which just means it knows how to decode HDR video, not that it can display it at anything remotely like HDR quality (a common misleading monitor marketing tactic) and don't expect IPS-quality color saturation and viewing angle (it's a VA panel), you'll be happy for the extra screen real estate for working. It's not a gaming monitor -- it's part Samsung's business line, which has led to disappointment from gamers -- and includes a LAN connection, USB hub and the ability to output 90 watts for laptop charging.
I don't normally recommend a curved display for 27 inches (the curve is frequently more of an annoyance than a benefit on monitors smaller than 32 inches), but if you want to surround yourself with two or three for gaming the curve makes sense, especially with this model's "zero frame" design. This model also has a gaming-friendly 240Hz refresh rate, and at its all-time-low price of $250 you may be able to afford to surround yourself with them. It's got a VA panel rather than IPS, though, so it may not be the perfect choice if you're picky about off-angle viewing and sensitive to ghosting.
If you're looking for something bigger on a budget, LG's widescreen 29-inch might suit; the price is right, at least. It's widescreen but not curved, and with a 75Hz refresh rate and pixel density higher than the 27-inch FHD equivalent it might be a bit easier on the eyes. It's also got a 100% sRGB gamut and USB-C for DisplayPort input, DisplayPort and HDMI connections. Unfortunately, you can only tilt the display, not adjust the height or swivel.
LG's Ultragear line of gaming monitors has a lot of fans, and this is one of the most loved. So if you're in the market for a new model, grab it at this all-time-low price of $285. It's a 144Hz IPS display with 2,560x1,440 resolution, two HDMI ports and a single DisplayPort connection, and supports Nvidia G-Sync. It can also pivot for vertical use.