The Black Friday gaming monitor deals are always the best opportunity of the year for saving money on a new screen of any shape, size, or specification.
We always tend to see a wide variety of discounts when it comes to gaming monitors so it's likely that 2023's winter sales will also see some of the very best gaming monitors come crashing down in price. As a result, if you're after a shiny new display to enhance your current setup, then holding out for the Black Friday gaming monitor deals is always going to be your best bet if saving money is your number one priority. From budget models to more premium high-end screens and curved beasts, you're sure to find an offer to suit you. It's also worth keeping an eye on Black Friday gaming deals dropping, too.
However, waiting for Black Friday might not always be the best option - especially given the fact that it is many months away - and you may be able to snap up a bargain at other points throughout the year.
But it's always worth bearing in mind over the course of the year, particularly as new models get realised in the first half of 2023 - if you want to save money on the latest and greatest then the best Black Friday gaming monitor deals are going to be worth it, every time.
When will the Black Friday gaming monitor deals start?
The Black Friday gaming monitor deals are going to kick off on November 24 in 2023. It's always that Friday after Thanksgiving, so at least we can prepare for the date in advance. As ever though, we are likely to see deals coming thick and fast before the big day itself - get in position to pull any triggers at least a week before, and perhaps even earlier.
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 best and most bombastic 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 a significant amount of money off of some of the biggest brands out right now. In the past, we've seen the likes of the massive Samsung CRG9 having more than $300 taken off its price, and then this was bettered last year by the Odyssey G9 having $500 taken off its price. We'd expect such big-name ranges to get the same treatment in this year's Black Friday Samsung deals.
Dell is always a great shout too, and we have big hopes for the QD-OLED Alienware AW3423DW to get an even bigger price cut than we saw in its first winter sales season. And Dell has form in chopping the price of its biggest and best, for example, we have seen the Alienware AW3420DW have its MSRP slashed from $1,520 all the way down to $1,012.71 - for a total saving of $507.28.
As an example of a great budget screen to look out for, our favourite budget monitor, the AOC 24G2 took a big hit in 2021 and became even more affordable - it dropped from its MSRP of $250 (some say $230) to just $170 in last year's deals, and the nit went down to just $157 in the summer Prime Day event. We'd expect at least the former to happen again, and maybe the latter. At $150 this monitor is a total bargain.
Stepping into mid-range, great-for-almost-everything territory, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ is one of best recommendations for an all-round gaming monitor. This received its first big price drop in 2021's Black Friday gaming monitor deals taking $70 or $80 off its price tag. Now that the list price has seemingly levelled out at $300, we expect this to drop to $250 at least.
Looking to go big? It might pay to keep an eye on the Acer CG7 (the CG437K P model). This variant (it's had a slight refresh - the refresh is the CG437K S) absolutely embraced the sales in 2021, particularly, dropping $200 from the price it was before the madness began - and we've since seen it drop lower than that too.
Last year's deals
Sceptre E255B-FWD168 |
$169.97 $119.97 at Amazon
Save $50 - This was the lowest price we've seen so far on this Sceptre 1080p high refresh rate panel. It offers amazing value for money given the hardware, and something that will provide a cost-effective visual upgrade this year. Panel size: 25-inch; Resolution: Full HD; Refresh rate: 165Hz.
LG 27GL850-B |
$349.99 $269.99 at Amazon
Save $80 - While it had been 25 bucks or so cheaper once before the sales year (and only very briefly) this was still a great price for a monitor that traditionally has held a much higher price tag. Panel size: 27-inch; Resolution: QHD (1440p); Refresh rate: 144Hz.
Samsung Odyssey G3 |
$249.99 $199.99 at Amazon
Save $50- Getting a value-busting monitor upgrade that has that sweet, sweet Samsung pedigree was an attractive proposition at the best of times last year, but this was a particularly great price. Panel size: 27inch; Resolution: 1080p; Refresh rate: 144Hz
Samsung Odyssey G9 |
$1,499.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Save $600 - After being reducing by $100, the Samsung G9 got another sizable price reduction, meaning you could pick up this excellent monitor and save a whopping $600 last year. Panel size: 49-inch; Resolution: WQHD (5120 x 1440p); Refresh rate: 240Hz.
LG 48GQ900 |
$1,499.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 - Blending the best of LG's OLED TV excellence with gaming monitor specs and features, this 48-inch beast was a quality option if you looking to go big and go home with a top screen last year. Panel size: 27-inch; Resolution: 1080p; Refresh rate: 165Hz
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27-inch 1440p Monitor |
$449.99 $339.99 at Amazon
Save $110; lowest ever price - This was an immense deal! Our favorite 1440p monitor had never been lower, and thus offered great value for money, especially if you want as much for your money as possible - while prioritising speed. Panel size: 27-inch; Resolution: 1440p; Refresh rate: 165Hz
Dell S3422DWG |
$499.99 $379.99 at Dell
Save $120 - This was only a couple of dollars off the monitor's lowest-ever price and represented exceptional value. Widely considered to be one of the top 34-inch ultrawides, this was a no-brainer recommendation from us at this price point. Panel size: 34-inch; Resolution: 1440p (WQHD); Refresh rate: 165Hz
BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R |
$999.99 $699.99 at Amazon
Save $300; lowest ever price - Smashing past its previous historic low price by a chunky fifty dollars, this brilliant curved monitor was perfect for whatever you need that greater screen real estate for at this price. Panel size: 34-inch; Resolution: 1440p (WQHD); Refresh rate: 144Hz
Gigabyte G34WQC A 34-inch curved monitor |
$449.99 $369.99 at Best Buy
Save $80 - This solid WQHD display represented excellent value for money for just $369.99. It boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, too. Not quite its lowest ever, but this was still a great price for a 34-inch curved ultrawide. Panel size: 34-inch; Resolution: 1440p (WQHD); Refresh rate: 144Hz
Dell S3222DGM |
$349.99 $279.99 at Dell
save $70 - This was a splendid 32-inch curved screen deal that offers a little more prowess than the monitor above. Teaming a 1440p resolution with that immersion-enhancing curve would make for brilliant gaming experiences while it's got a fast response rate and can go up to 165HZ refresh rate. Nice. Panel size: 32-inch; Resolution: 1440p; Refresh rate: 165Hz
Last year's deals in the UK
LG 34GP950G |
£1,199.99 £699.96 at ebuyer
Save £500 - This was a great deal on what is widely considered one of the best gaming monitors in the ultrawide market. This was also very close to its lowest-ever price as well; great value. Panel size: 34-inch; Resolution: UWQHD (3440x1440p); Refresh rate: 180Hz.
Samsung Odyssey G7 |
£599.99 £485.40 at Amazon
Save £115 - This was a very tempting proposal with £110 off the G7's price. Given the Samsung pedigree, the speed, and the visual clarity on offer here, you really got a lot of monitor for your money. Panel size: 32-inch; Resolution: QHD (1440p); Refresh rate: 240Hz.
ViewSonic VX3219-PC-MHD |
£256 £221.39 at Amazon
Save £34 - Only a modest saving but at a smidge over the £200 mark, the value here was exceptional. Keeping things at 1080p has its benefits price-wise, but you still got a curved panel, a 240Hz response time, and proper gaming chops - and a lowest-ever price. Panel size: 32-inch; Resolution: 1080p; Refresh rate: 240Hz
AOC 24G2U 24-inch |
£169.99 £133.99 at Box
Save £36 - The AOC 24G2U is one of our go-to recommendations for wallet-friendly gaming monitors that will offer great performance for what you pay. It'll get you a variable refresh rate, so will work great for all games, and it still has a fast 1ms response rate.
Acer Nitro XF243YP |
£219.99 £149.98 at Amazon
Save £70 - If speed and budget were your main concerns last year, then this Acer panel was perfect for you. Diminutive in size, but packing in a lot of gaming specs, this would you zipping around your games like nobody's business. Panel size: 24-inch; Resolution: 1080p; Refresh rate: 165Hz
BenQ EL2870U |
£222.99 £199.98 at ebuyer
Save £23 - Not a massive saving here, but getting this excellent 4K (60Hz) gaming monitor for less than 200 quid was exceptional value. The lowest ever price, as far as we can tell, is £179.,99 so this price was quite close to that as well, further enhancing the value. Panel size: 28-inch; Resolution: 4K; Refresh rate: 60Hz
MSI 27-inch curved monitor |
£169 £139 at Very
Save £30 - Very had you covered if you were looking for a budget-friendly curved monitor here. This lovely screen keeps things simple with a 1080p resolution but bags you Freesync too, which helps to smooth over the fact that it's limited to just 75Hz. Still, great value for money at well-under the 150-quid mark last year.
Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 1440p Monitor | 3 Months Xbox Game Pass |
£399 £259 at Very
Save £140 - Our favourite mid-range gaming monitor was going cheap at Very. It has a refresh rate of 165Hz and great viewing angles. What was great about this deal, besides the considerable price slash, is that you had the option to get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass with it too.
Should I wait for the Black Friday gaming monitor deals?
This is a firm and wholehearted 'yes' right now. As we are only two weeks away (at time of writing) from the Black Friday gaming deals starting properly and on the day, there's only a small number of reasons to commit to one now - otherwise, we should all wait.
In brief, we just know for a fact that the best and lowest prices will be on Black Friday itself (and then on the weekend, into Cyber Monday). Despite longer stretches of deals now, retailers do seem to keep the best for the day itself. If you want the best possible or potential deal, you have to wait. Otherwise, you could be in line for some buyer's remorse if you go now and then get outdone in a couple of weeks or days.
Alternatively, we could see a scenario where you go early and that would be if you literally needed something urgently, or perhaps if you found a really terrific deal that was so low (or Black Friday guaranteed - where you'd get refunded the difference if it does go lower). Or more philosophically, if you're OK with spending a bit more but want to ensure you get the stock and can't be bothered with the fuss of the madness.
For the lowest prices, wait; but to just get it over with and guarantee your new screen early, go soon.
However, you can get really specific in your search this winter, so if you know what you need, prepare yourself for sales like the Black Friday 4K monitor deals, Black Friday 144Hz monitor deals, Black Friday 1440p monitor deals, and the Black Friday curved monitors offerings too. If you're after something to cast onto that screen, check out everything we expect from this year's Black Friday video game deals. You'll also find plenty of screens in this year's Black Friday Alienware deals to boot.