Back-to-school tech sales usually focus on new laptops and desktops or a fresh new smartphone, but if you’re up to speed on your preferred computing device, a monitor upgrade could be the best next step you can take. This is especially true if you’re on that screen for most of the day: Nearly all these new monitors include features that minimize eye strain.
Best Home and Office Monitor Deals for August 2022
Best Gaming Monitor Deals for August 2022
When it comes to a new monitor, there are two main decisions to make: screen size and resolution. For standard classwork, web browsing or office work, a larger screen size with a standard resolution might be preferred. If you’re going to be gaming after hours, though, stepping up to a quicker, sharper screen will pay off in the long run.
(Though if your PC has an HDMI out, consider one of these discounted TVs as a monitor. They’ll provide streaming capabilities when you’re not at work.)
Home and Office Monitor Deals
Dell S2721HN 27-Inch 1080p IPS Monitor
For just a few dollars more than the 24-inch HP, this monitor gives you three extra inches of screen space. It’s the same resolution and brightness, but features an extra HDMI input for seamless switching between a PC and gaming console. You also get a slightly better refresh rate (75Hz), so unless you’re really sticking to a budget, we’d recommend the upsell.
HP V223ve 21.5-Inch 1080p Monitor
This base-level Full HD monitor is smaller than most at just 21.5 inches, but you get an above-average refresh rate of 75Hz and a contrast ratio of 3000:1, plus HDMI and VGA ports and a Low Blue Light filter to take it easier on your eyes during long days. We probably wouldn’t use this as our main display, but it’s the right price for a second screen or a backup panel.
Dell C1422H 14-Inch 1080p Portable Monitor
We haven’t seen a lot of deals on portable monitors, and with many of us hitting the road in the coming months, it might be worth grabbing this if you’re going to take your office with you. The multiple USB-C ports make it easy to power and connect this 14-inch ultralight display, while the 300 nits of brightness means you can work in a bright office, coffee shop, or shared workspace without squinting all day. It’s got power passthrough so you can use the monitor and charge your laptop with just one plug, and it’s easy to carry with you at just 1.5 pounds.
Dell UltraSharp U4320Q 43-inch 4K Monitor
This sprawling 43-inch monitor lets you step up to a 4K resolution with a variety of inputs (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C) that give you four-screen picture-in-picture for working on multiple machines simultaneously. This Dell makes the higher spend worth it with features like its Dell Display Manager that gives you auto-restore, multiple preset layouts and shortcut keys for quickly rearranging your display. Need even more space? Add additional monitors to expand your viewing area on either side of the main screen.
Gaming Monitor Deals
Dell S3222HG 32″ Curved 1080p 165Hz VA Gaming Monitor
A curved monitor gives you a more immersive experience by providing a wraparound view. With that in mind, this Dell S3222HG 32-inch monitor is a great deal for those looking to take their gaming to the next level. The 165Hz native refresh rate will keep frames silky smooth at 1080p resolutions, and it even supports variable refresh rates for console gaming. This monitor was definitely made for gamers in mind, offering shortcut buttons on the back of the display as well as vents for heat dispersal.
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Gigabyte G34WQC 34″ 144Hz 1ms Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor
The Gigabyte G34WQC 34-inch Ultra-wide curved gaming monitor gives you enough real estate to do it all. Imagine, if you will, not having to cycle through your tabs one at a time, but having them all available at a glance. And when you’re not being productive, the 144Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution will make any game you play, even solitaire, a visual treat.
Alienware AW2720HF 27-Inch 1080p IPS 240Hz Gaming Monitor
With native refresh rates up to 240Hz, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a monitor that keeps up with high-fidelity action the way the Alienware 27 AW2720HF monitor does. The native FHD resolution keeps games running in 1080p and is absolute eye candy. It has two HDMI ports and three USB 3.1 ports, ensuring you have enough connectivity for all your PC peripherals—plus the stand is designed for cable management. And just like with Alienware’s other tech, this monitor has a dynamic and fully customizable lighting system, so your setup will be a real eye catcher.
LG UltraGear 27GP850-B 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS Monitor
Say goodbye to screen tearing and input lag with the LG UltraGear 27GP850-B monitor. Utilizing Nano IPS technology, which is designed to offer a combination of rapid response times and high image quality, this monitor offers a 1ms response time and 165Hz refresh rate. It can also be adjusted for your viewing comfort thanks to the flexible stand.