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Gaming gear can get pricey, so it’s always nice to save money when you can. And if you’ve been shopping around for a new gaming monitor, you’ve probably already seen how competitive the pricing can get. To help you out, we searched the web to find seven different options that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking for a mega monitor (55″) or a smaller option (24″), you’re sure to find something on the list.
Our selection features an array of curved gaming monitors, which minimize ocular movement and naturally reduce eye strain and fatigue. See our picks below, and for more gaming recommendations check out our list of must-have gaming accessories.
Sceptre’s ultra-wide 21:9 gaming monitor is a good meeting point between price and performance. It features a curved LED display that tilts 15-degrees backward and 5-degrees forward, with a display resolution of 3440 x 1440. The monitor has an HDMI port with a refresh rate up to 100Hz, plus two additional HDMI ports (up to 60 Hz), a display port, an audio jack, and it’s mountable. Gamers will enjoy other features such as anti-flicker capabilities, which stops the backlight from flickering periodically to provide clearer picture. For long gaming sessions, there’s a blue light shift monitor that helps reduce strain, fatigue, and irritation on the eyes.
The Deco Gear 27” QHD 1440p gaming monitor is perfectly multi-functional, making it great for working or gaming. It has a curved design with high-resolution VA LED panel giving you low blue light emissions; adjustable color and temperatures, and a high-resolution of 2550 x 1440. The monitor is mountable (you’ll have to buy hardware for that), and it comes equipped with two HDMI 1.4 ports, along with HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, and a headphone port.
The Monoprice Zero-G Curved Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor can be described as a good value monitor with fantastic resolution. It has an ultra-wide maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440p (100Hz maximum refresh rate) and serves up a more immersive experience, whether you’re gaming or watching a movie. You also get the necessary ports: HDMI 2.0, two HDMI 1.4 inputs, and a single DP 1.2 input. Lastly, the Zero-G has a curved panel design that eliminates reflection at the edges and reduces eye strain by decreasing eye movement needed to see from edge to edge. And it’s on sale for 25% off the list price.
LG’s 49” Ultra-Wide 32:9 Gaming Monitor has pretty good reviews across the board. The behemoth gaming monitor offers up 5120 x 1440 screen resolution, which is 70% more pixels compared to 32:9 FHD resolution (3840×1080). The monitor also features a doubled 27” 16:9 QHD pixel space in one screen, and of course, multiple ports (HDMI 1 &2, DP, etc.).
Acer is one of your best bets for affordable, functional and reliable electronics. The 27” Full HD Curved Gaming Monitor delivers sharp pictures resolution. It has an adjustable 16:9 display screen, and a solid screen resolution (1920 x 1080), three ports (HDMI, DVI, and DP), and a 144Hz refresh rate. It’s also easy on the eyes, thanks to Acer EyeProtect’s Flicker-less, Blue Light Filter, ComfyView, and low-dimming technology.
The BenQ Zowie 24” 144 Hz refresh rate gaming monitor is a good starter option that costs less than $200. Even though it’s not curved like the others on the list, you can adjust the height of the LCD monitor for more personalized viewing. The monitor features pre-loaded gaming modes, and flicker-free technology to reduce eye strain. While it does have multiple ports, this monitor is not compatible with PS5 or Xbox One (the HDMI has a maximum output of 60HZ).
With its extraordinary picture quality, this Alienware monitor will change the way you look at gaming. It’s the world’s first 55” OLED monitor, and comes complete with 4K (2160p) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a blazing fast 0.5ms refresh time. The monitor features true-to-life colors with low input latency and cinematic-quality, and a wide color gamut. Alienware’s mega-monitor boasts a customizable on-screen display, which is designed to help improve performance and provide in-game tools, ambient reflective lighting, and AlienFX which allows for customizable lighting responsiveness.