We're already looking ahead to this year's Black Friday curved monitor deals. That's because there are plenty of sales to get through before the big holiday event lands on our doorstep once more - and it always pays to be prepared. Of course, if you're after something ahead of November you can always use the price predictions and last year's data to help determine whether an early purchase is worth it.
We regularly see the best curved monitors on sale in November, often carrying record low prices and some of the biggest discounts of the year. That's why Black Friday curved monitor deals are so lucrative - you'll find high-end, ultra-immersive displays at a fraction of their MSRPs.
So, whether you're on the hunt for a budget MSI model or something more premium like the Samsung Odyssey range, there's plenty to look out for in the coming months. We've been tracking Black Friday gaming monitor deals for years, so we know where the biggest offers are likely to land and when to scoop them up. You'll find all our predictions for 2023's sale just below.
When do Black Friday curved monitor deals begin?
Black Friday curved monitor deals will kick off on November 24 this year, but we actually see official offers landing as early as Thanksgiving week. That's not to say there won't be any savings until then. In fact, we see retailers launching their holiday sales earlier and earlier every year. That means you'll still see some excellent offers starting as soon as this month.
Should you buy a curved monitor before Black Friday?
With so many sales landing between now and Black Friday itself, it can be tempting to jump in ahead of time. That temptation might not be so bad, either. We can see from Adobe's Holiday Shopping report (opens in new tab), the the average prices on electronics fell sharply at the start of November, and only dipped an additional 2% over the Black Friday period. Factoring in increased competition, faster moving stock, and the risk that the deal you've spotted simply doesn't return on the big day, we'd recommend taking any early Black Friday curved monitor deals that look good from the start of November onwards.
Where will the best Black Friday curved monitor deals be?
We will be covering all of the very best Black Friday curved monitor deals on this very page, so ensure you come back on the big day. However, we do know that specific retailers on both sides of the pond will have the best of the lot. The below stores are the ones you should frequent to get the best and biggest price cuts.
Amazon: expect some far-reaching deals on a bunch of far-reaching screens (opens in new tab) Best Buy: always strong in the curved monitor game (opens in new tab)
Walmart: all the big names will be on offer at the mega retailer (opens in new tab)
Newegg: the PC gear specialist is always one to rely on for good options (opens in new tab)
Amazon: will have you covered with options from most brands and sizes (opens in new tab)
Very: an underrated retailer for monitors but a well-stocked one (opens in new tab)
Overclockers: the PC specialists should be high on your list (opens in new tab)
ebuyer: another specialist that will likely have a raft of options and deals (opens in new tab)
Currys: a perennially strong monitor stocker and should have good deals (opens in new tab)
What to expect from Black Friday curved monitor deals
It's always tough trying to pinpoint precise specifics that will occur during Black Friday curved monitor deals. Monitor prices generally are in flux too - they are just a section of gaming tech where prices rarely stay the same for a long period of time. However, we can find the best value by taking a look at some of our favorite curved monitors and tracking their prices across last year's sales and in the months since then. There are a handful of screens we'd recommend keeping an eye out for in this year's Black Friday curved monitor deals; the Samsung Odyssey G5 (an affordable QHD screen), the Samsung Odyssey G7 (our top pick overall), the AOC CU34G2X (excellent value for money), the Alienware AW3423DW (our favorite premium screen), and the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 (for those who need plenty of space).
Kicking off with Samsung Black Friday deals, the most popular pick is likely going to be the G5 this year. The $379.99 display dropped down to $248 in last year's Black Friday curved monitor deals. That means we'd expect such a price to return for November, if it's not beaten before then. The G7 is a marked step up, starting life at $699.9 for a 27-incher. We first saw the current record low $499.99 sales price on this model back in November 2021, that cost only popped back again a couple of times in 2022. That means we're likely looking at this range for November's offers.
The Neo G9 is a serious leap in pricing. The 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor sits at $2,299.99 when caught at MSRP, and only dropped to $1,689 in 2021's sales. Since then we have seen costs drip down to $1,599.99 over the summer - a position we haven't seen since August. That means this is likely where the chips will fall in November - if we're lucky we could see an additional $50 - $100 off.
Samsung's Odyssey monitors have been around for a little while, but Alienware's AW3423DW is brand new to this year's Black Friday curved monitor deals. The 34-inch panel was launched back in May at a $1,299.99 MSRP, a cost that's only dipped by around $15 in all these months. This is an excellent display, though, so we're holding out for some more substantial savings at Dell this year - potentially down to $999 if previous releases track correctly.
Jumping back down the price scale, we have the AOC CU34G2X. There's some excellent value in this model, packing a larger 34-inch screen than the similarly priced 32-inch Odyssey G5 and offering a slimline bezel design and the same QHD 1144Hz spec sheet. This screen usually comes in at $399.99, but it's generally been on sale for around $379.99 over the last few weeks. We expect that price to give way a little further in November - the record low is $367 and we're predicting a conservative $349.99 estimate (but hoping for something a little more drastic, say $299.99 on a good day).
Last year's best Black Friday curved monitor deals in the US
Acer Nitro ED270 27-inch curved monitor |
$299.99 $189.99 at Newegg
Save $110 – Who said great performance has to break the bank? You could get Acer's Nitro ED270 XBmiipx 27-inch, 240 Hz display for under $200 last year at Newegg. It's got a fast response rate, narrow bezels, and a 1500R curve – making this a solid option across all budgets.
Acer Nitro ED270R 27-inch curved monitor |
$179.99 $139.99 at Amazon
Save $40 – This was a similar monitor to the deal just above, but even cheaper. The biggest difference between the two screens seems to be this one's lower, but still respectable, refresh rate (165Hz vs 240Hz), so if you aren't playing super high-speed action games or competitive first-person shooters, this one would do you just fine.
Samsung Odyssey CRG5 24-inch curved monitor |
$249.99 $139.99 at Best Buy
Save $110 - You were picking up the budget Samsung Odyssey CRG5 for an additional $100 off in Best Buy's Black Friday curved monitor deals. That was excellent news if you were after an affordable screen with the immersive curve.
Samsung Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitor |
$799.99 $579.99 at Amazon
Save $220 - This was the lowest price we'd seen on the 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G7, marking a $220 departure from the original $799.99 MSRP. Considering sales generally stick at around $600 here, that was an excellent deal on the 4K screen.
Last year's best Black Friday curved monitor deals in the UK
MSI 27-inch curved monitor |
£169 £139 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £30 - If you're after a budget panel, we'd recommend heading over to this MSI model at Very. You're saving £30 here, and picking up a curved monitor with AMD Freesync and Full HD resolution for £139. The only sacrifice here is that 75Hz refresh rate, though you're still getting solid value for money overall.
Samsung Odyssey G5 32-inch curved monitor |
£349.99 £254.99 at Amazon
Save £95 - With £95 off the £349.99 RRP, the 32-inch Samsung Odyssey G5 was actually down to a record low price at Amazon. We'd only ever seen Amazon drop this screen to around £280 in the past, making today's sale price all the more enticing.
Samsung U32R590 32-inch 4K curved monitor |
£379.99 £289 at Amazon
Save £90.99 - You were saving just over £90 on this Samsung curved monitor at Amazon, and scoring yourself a curved 4K display for just £289. That's a fantastic result, considering we rarely see UHD panels this cheap.
LG 35WN65C 35-inch curved monitor |
£449.99 £319.98 at Ebuyer
Save £120 - The impressive LG UltraWide 35-inch monitor was down to £319.98 at Ebuyer, thanks to a smaller £120 discount. With a 1440p resolution and 100Hz refresh rate, you were picking up a solid spec for productivity and gaming.
Samsung Odyssey G7 27-inch curved monitor |
£549.99 £408.95 at Amazon
Save £141 - We'd only ever seen the Samsung Odyssey G7 £6 cheaper, and that was back in May. That meant you were still picking up a particularly strong price on this 240Hz QHD panel in Amazon's Black Friday curved monitor deals. A £141 discount brought that £549.99 RRP down to just £408.95.
LG UltraGear 34-inch ultrawide curved monitor |
£1,199.99 £699.96 at Ebuyer
Save £500 - You were saving a massive £500 on this LG UltraGear curved monitor at Ebuyer, bringing that lofty £1,199.99 RRP all the way down to £699.96. With a 1440p ultrawide resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and Nvidia G-Sync, this was a premium display and excellent value for money.
If you're a little more discerning with your screen specs, we're also rounding up everything we expect to see from Black Friday 4K monitor deals, Black Friday 144Hz monitor deals, and Black Friday 1440p monitor deals as well.