Whether you’re a gamer or simply a PC user, Black Friday can be a great time to upgrade your system or expand your setup. But don’t be tempted to snag every sweet deal you see: a cheap laptop might have a low-end processor and not enough storage, while a gaming monitor that costs more than an entire desktop setup may not even be the best choice for your needs.
Fortunately, this year’s Black Friday sales have plenty of excellent options for both standard-use and gaming monitors. This Dell UltraSharp monitor, for example, combines streaming and productivity features with a high-quality display that offers wide color coverage and a high pixel density. It also comes with Dell Display Manager to help you organize and manage apps and windows with ease.
For gamers, there are plenty of deals on 1080p displays that offer fast refresh rates. For example, you can get a 24-inch AOC E2429SWHE for $100, the Acer K272HL at $120, or the Samsung S27E330H for $150. Higher-end options include the Asus VG239H, which is an IPS monitor with built-in speakers that runs at 144Hz and supports FreeSync.
For a more immersive gaming experience, look for ultra-wide monitors that provide an expansive viewing field. These monitors have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and you can find many that are on sale this Black Friday, such as the Dell SE2717HR at Staples for $250 or the 34-inch Asus ROG PG348Q with G-Sync and a 3440x1440 resolution for $920.