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Black Friday gaming monitor deals 2021: the best discounts on dazzling displays

Black Friday gaming monitor deals
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Black Friday gaming monitor deals are one of the better times of the year to save some serious money on the best gaming monitors on the market. Whether you're interested in something that can be used in a multi-monitor battlestation setup, wanting the best 4K monitor for gaming, or after something like the best curved gaming monitor, you're sure to find an amazing deal on the day on all the essential brands. 

It isn't just PC gamers that can make the most out of Black Friday gaming monitor deals. It would be wrong to count out the console gaming crowd who are no doubt going to be interested in the best Xbox Series X monitor and best PS5 monitor that you can get your hands on. It's worth remembering that the PS5 and Xbox Series X can achieve 4K120 (and potentially 8K later down the line) so having a monitor in place of the best gaming TVs might prove a viable alternative to some gamers. 

Now, of course the best TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X is going to accommodate for the majority of the player base on those respective systems, but that doesn't mean that more intimiate setups (such as in a bedroom or at a desk) can't benefit from the, usually, cheaper costs of a 4K gaming monitor over a flagship TV. 

We're aware that Black Friday isn't upon us just yet, but it never hurts to have plans in place when all-star panels are on the line, especially when the more popular models aren't guaranteed to hang around long! 

Alienware gaming monitor

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When will the Black Friday gaming monitor deals start?

It's tough to call exactly when, Black Friday is being held this year on November 26, though the deals are likely to start far earlier than this date. It isn't uncommon for the likes of Amazon and Dell to roll out the offers as early as Monday or Tuesday, nor is it unheard of for some of the more prominent savings opportunities to extend into Cyber Monday. Generally, the best deals will be reserved for the day itself, but it's worth paying close attention throughout the week, especially if there's something you've had your eye on for a while. 

Where will the best Black Friday gaming monitors deals be?

There's little debate that Amazon and Dell lead the charge when it comes to some of the deeper Black Friday gaming monitor deals available, though big-box stores have been catching up in recent years; Best Buy and Walmart have offered their fair share of savings on premium panels, too. 

Amazon: Regular discounts on a large variety of monitors in all styles
Dell: Huge savings on Dell productivity and Alienware gaming monitors
Best Buy: Deals on MSI Optix, Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo panels
Walmart: Frequent sales on LG, Asus, Samsung, and other makes
Newegg: Selection can be a little more limited, but deals are generally good

Amazon: Consistently low prices on some of the best gaming monitors
Currys: Fair prices but few deals available at the moment
eBuyer: Minor savings on some of the bigger gaming monitor brands
Overclockers: Regularly stocks high-end gaming ultrawide gaming monitors
Dell: Deep discounts on Alienware and Dell monitors
Very: Good deals available on MSI, Alienware, and HP gaming panels 

Black Friday gaming monitor deals: What to expect

The main thing to expect with Black Friday gaming monitor deals is significant amount of money off of some of the biggest brands out right now. Using Black Friday 2020 as an example, where the likes of the Samsung CRG9 Curved gaming monitor was $1,177.43 down from $1,500 - a massive saving of $322 off. 

Dell held some of the deepest Black Friday gaming monitor deals last year, too. The Alienware AW3420DW curved gaming monitor had its MSRP slashed from $1,520 all the way down to $1,012.71 - for a total saving of $507.28. These are very much the more extreme examples, but it isn't uncommon to see the likes of Samsung, Asus, LG, MSI Optix, and others having hundreds of dollars knocked off their asking prices, too. 

Today's deals

Today's best gaming monitor deals 

Our price comparison technology works around the clock to bring you the best prices on all our favorite gaming monitors this side of Black Friday. 

In our opinion, Asus has made some of the best gaming monitors on the market, including our number one pick, the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. If you're in the market for a premium 1440p (QHD) panel, then this is our personal recommendation. 

However, it's far from your cheapest 2K option out there, that's why we also highly suggest the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ as well. If you're looking to go full-on 4K, then the BenQ EL2870U is one of the more cost-effective ways to make the most of the fidelity afforded by Ultra HD. 

Now you've got the perfect gaming monitor, ensure all your peripherals are up to par with the best gaming keyboards and best gaming mouse on the market. 

Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.