Best monitor deals and sales in May 2024

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Springtime monitor deals right now offer solid discounts on displays for productivity and gaming. So if you're bargain shopping for a new monitor, it's an opportune time to save. Investing in the right computer monitor can help your day-to-day productivity soar and enhance your overall viewing experience. You can mirror or extend your laptop screen, build a dual monitor setup or even a multi-monitor setup for gaming. 

There are a lot of specs to consider when buying a laptop. Besides display size, resolution, refresh rate, and response time, you'll also have to think about price versus performance. No matter your budget, you'll want to get the best value for your hard earned cash — and that's where we come in. 

We're sharing the best monitor deals right here in one place. See today's best discounts below. 

Best monitor deals

Best monitor deals — Productivity monitors

27" Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K Smart Monitor: $1,599 $899 @ Samsung

27" Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K Smart Monitor: $1,599 $899 @ Samsung
Save $700 on the Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K Monitor with SlimFit Camera. This 27-inch 5K (5,120 x 2880) 600-nit matte display provides incredible detail and true color representation. With DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, it easily connects to Windows and Mac. When you're finished getting this done, browse your favorite movies and TV show via Smart TV Apps and the included remote control. 

HP M32f 32" FHD Monitor: $309 $199 @ Best Buy

HP M32f 32" FHD Monitor: $309 $199 @ Best Buy
Save $110 on this 32-inch HP Full HD monitor with FreeSync. It features a 1920 x 1080 300-nit panel with 178 degrees of ultra-wide viewing angles. AMD FreeSync ensures stutter and distortion-free viewing. 

Price check: HP $199

HP 27h 1080p Monitor: $229 $159 @ Amazon

HP 27h 1080p Monitor: $229 $159 @ Amazon
Save $70 on the HP 27h 27-inch FHD monitor. It has a 1920 x 1080-pixel 75Hz IPS panel, built-in dual 2W speakers and AMD FreeSync. This means you can count on smooth, fluid graphics in clear detail whether you're streaming content of gaming. 

Samsung ViewFinity UJ59 32" 4K Monitor: $339 $269 @ Amazon

Samsung ViewFinity UJ59 32" 4K Monitor: $339 $269 @ Amazon
Save $70 on the 32-inch Samsung ViewFinity 32" Monitor. It features a massive 32-inch (3840 x 2160) 270-nit panel with 60Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time. Connectivity options include 2 x HDMI ports, 1 x DisplayPort, and 1 x headphone port. 

Apple Studio Display Standard: $1,599 $1,499 @ Amazon

Apple Studio Display Standard: $1,599 $1,499 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass). It runs on Apple's Bionic A13 chip and has a 27-inch (5120 x 2880) 5K Resolution Retina LCD panel, 600 nits of brightness, 1.07 billion colors and 60Hz refresh rate. The display's 12MP ultra-wide webcam with Center Stage, 6-speaker sound system and, 3-mic array.

Best monitor deals — gaming monitors

Acer ED320Q 32" 1080p Curved Gaming Monitor: $299 $179 @ B&H

Acer ED320Q 32" 1080p Curved Gaming Monitor: $299 $179 @ B&H
Save $70 on the Acer ED320Q 32-inch curved monitor. Get the best out of work and play on a 31.5-inch (1920 x 1080) curved VA LCD with AMD FreeSync, 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Plus, the monitor's barely there ZeroFrame design looks great in any setting and lets you enjoy more screen.

LG UltraGear 32"Gaming Monitor: $349 $209 @ Walmart

LG UltraGear 32"Gaming Monitor: $349 $209 @ Walmart
Save $140 on the sleek and stylish LG UltraGear gaming monitor. This 32-inch (2560 x 1440) display features 165Hz refresh rate and ultrafast 1ms response time. AMD FreeSync technology, Dynamic Action Sync, and motion blur reduction provide buttery-smooth gameplay. 

Dell 34" WQHD 144Hz Curved: $499 $349 @ Amazon 

Dell 34" WQHD 144Hz Curved: $499 $349 @ Amazon 
Save $150 on the Dell S3422DWG 34-inch gaming monitor. This massive 3440 x 1440 panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MPRT/2ms (Gray-to-Gray) response time. Faster reaction times gives you an edge over the competition.

49" Samsung Odyssey G9 G95C Curved Gaming Monitor: $1,299 $999 @ Amazon
Save $300 on the 2024 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. It boasts a 49-inch QHD (5,120 x 1,440) 250-nit 1800R curvature panel with 240Hz refresh rate and ridiculously fast 1ms response time. The built-in Samsung Gaming Hub lets you access cloud gaming apps in an instant while the SmartThings app lets you monitor connected home devices. 

49" Samsung Odyssey G9 G95C Curved Gaming Monitor: $1,299 $999 @ Amazon
Save $300 on the 2024 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. It boasts a 49-inch QHD (5,120 x 1,440) 250-nit 1800R curvature panel with 240Hz refresh rate and ridiculously fast 1ms response time. The built-in Samsung Gaming Hub lets you access cloud gaming apps in an instant while the SmartThings app lets you monitor connected home devices. 

Best monitor deals — portable monitors

ViewSonic VA1655 15: $149 $129 $109 @ Amazon

ViewSonic VA1655 15: $149 $129 $109 @ Amazon
Save $40 on the ViewSonic VA1655 portable monitor for students, remote workers, and travelling professionals. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) anti-glare IPS display and includes a protective sleeve with built-in stand. Mini-HDMI and USB-C connectivity makes it easy to add to PC and Mac. 

Asus ZenScreen MB16ACE: $229 $169 @ Amazon

Asus ZenScreen MB16ACE: $229 $169 @ Amazon
Save $60 on this Asus ZenScreen portable monitor. It features a 1080p display with 5ms response time, auto-rotation, and Lite Smart Case. It connects to just about any laptop using the includes USB-Type C cable or USB-Type C to Type A adapter.

Asus ZenScreen OLED MQ13AH: $349 $299 @Amazon

Asus ZenScreen OLED MQ13AH: $349 $299 @Amazon
Save $50 on this Asus ZenScreen OLED portable monitor. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p OLED display with 1ms response time, auto-rotation, and AsusSmart Case. Mini HDMI port and 3 x USB Type-C ports offer easy cable management and setup. 

Dell 14-inch Portable Monitor C1422H: $359 $289 @ Dell

Dell 14-inch Portable Monitor C1422H: $359 $289 @ Dell
Save $70 on the Dell Portable Monitor for a second screen experience. Enjoy dual-screen productivity anywhere with this ultralight, ultrathin 14” FHD portable monitor, weighing less than a pound and a half and less than a quarter-inch thick at its slimmest. This 14-inch 1080p 300-nit display connects to your laptop via USB and supplies you with 2 x USB-C/DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode ports. At just 1.3 pounds, it easily fits into your bag or backpack. It's the perfect companion for your Dell XPS or Dell Inspiron laptop. 

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Computer monitor deals buying guide

  • We recommend a 27-inch monitor size. However, go for the largest display that will fit your workspace and your budget. 27 inches is very large, so pull out a ruler and do some measuring. 
  • Buy a 4K monitor if you can afford to splurge. Although 1080p monitors offer a great viewing experience, 2160p content is becoming the new norm. If you have room in your budget to spend upwards of $250, go for the 1440p or 4K monitor. 
  • Widescreen multimedia monitors are for everything. If cinematic viewing, immersive PC gaming and maximum productivity are priority, go for a widescreen monitor. They come in flat and curved designs with life-like FHD or 4K resolution. 
  • Generally speaking, 60Hz and up is a good refresh rate. The refresh rate is the number of times a monitor refreshes the screen per second. A standard 60Hz monitor refreshes the screen 60 times per second whereas a 120Hz monitor refreshes twice as many times. Competitive gamers will benefit from the smoother gaming performance of 144Hz and up. 
  • Most monitors have a response time of 5ms. Response time is the time it takes the monitor to shift from one color to another. Gamers will want to get the lowest response time (1ms is ideal). 
Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.