Jumping in early on the Black Friday bandwagon, Amazon UK is blowing out some high-quality gaming monitors at a very attractive 25% discount. Of the bunch, the ultrawides are the standouts, particularly if you’re looking for a curved panel to properly dunk your head into. We grabbed the three best choices across price ranges, from LG’s extremely affordable IPS offering to a pair of Samsung’s QLED monitors with their current generation of colour accurate, energy efficient quantum dot tech. QD shines on ultra-wide panels because it means colours won’t fluctuate when you change your viewing angle or when they slide to different positions on the panel’s surface, and the two monitors in this sale take full advantage with bold, striking curves.
If you’re not specifically in the market for a shiny new ultra-wide set, check out some of the best gaming monitors on the market now, or take a peek at our Black Friday 4K TV deals if you want to live that couch lifestyle and pipe your PC through your television. And make sure you take advantage of all the Black Friday game deals so you’ve got something to play on your brand new gear.
The 29WK500 is a fairly impressive ultra-wide IPS for the bargain basement price tag. While it's not nearly as fully featured as more expensive models, and lacks HDR support, it's an excellent option for a backup or second monitor, or for anyone on a budget. If you've already invested hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in a high end 4K TV and are in the market for a monitor to attach to your separate PC setup, the 29WK500 has the color accuracy and sharpness to not suffer too much in comparison. At 29 inches, the 2560 x 1080 is more than adequate, and a few nice finishing touches, like support for AMD Freesync and the inclusion of LG's proprietary Black Stabilizer to pick out gradient of blacks in dark scenes, make the 29WK500 a very appealing value proposition.
On the other end of the spectrum lies Samsung's 49-inch, quantum dot monster. It's a beautiful panel with a dramatic curve that showcases its 3840x1080 resolution to great effect, and the 144hz refresh rate leaves plenty of framerate overhead in modern triple-A titles for even the most powerful PCs, though interestingly the panel lets you cap the native refresh rate at 60 or 120hz to avoid potential sync issues. And all of that display real estate makes it the ultimate workspace for obsessive multitaskers; need to respond to email while you play Fortnite and study a bunch of spreadsheets? There's more than enough space to handle all the windows you can summon and more, and a built-in partitioning tool lets you chop it all up into as many emulated monitors as your heart desires.
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