Black Friday monitor deals are rolling out early now that the calendar has flipped over and we’re officially in holiday shopping season (can you hear All I Want for Christmas is You yet?)
With Black Friday deals rolling out throughout the month of November, there are a lot of savings to be had on the best monitors around, including gaming monitors, ultrawide monitors, and 4K monitors. If you’ve been hoping to get a new display for cheap, now is the best time of the year to start looking.
We’ve been covering Black Friday for years now, and having reviewed hundreds of monitors over the years, we know which are the best deals and we’re bringing them to you as we find them to help make this holiday shopping season’s easier than ever for your and your family.
Today’s best monitor sales
- Amazon: discounts on all kinds of monitors
- Best Buy: monitor deals from $89.99
- Newegg: great deals on gaming displays
- Walmart: cheap monitors from under $100
- Adorama: premium and ultrawide deals
Today’s best monitor deals
BLACK FRIDAY Monitor DEALS 2023: KEY INFORMATION
When will Black Friday monitor deals start in 2023?
Black Friday 2023 falls on November 24. The actual date shifts, but the day of the week stays the same: it’s always the Friday after Thanksgiving.
While Black Friday monitor deals will officially kick off on November 24, based on years past, we can predict that retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart will launch early sales starting in October. Amazon has also just announced its 2nd Prime Day sale will take place on October 10 and 11, so expect to see early Black Friday deals kick off from other retailers during the two-day sale event and leading up to Black Friday itself.
Thanks to early sales, it’s no longer the case that the best Black Friday monitor deals are released on the day itself – November 24. In recent years, retailers have released record-low prices on a range of monitors during early sales, allowing consumers to secure a display ahead of Black Friday proper. I’ll be analyzing all the early deals listed in this guide, so if you want to avoid shopping on Black Friday, there will still be plenty of impressive bargains to grab before the holiday weekend.
Where will the best monitor Black Friday deals be?
I’ll be tracking all the best Black Friday monitor deals here, so bookmark this page and keep checking back. However, if you’d rather search the sales yourself, there are some retailers we recommend over others.
Amazon is a great source for monitors on Black Friday, consistently holding a wide range of stock covering everything from cheap 1080p monitors to high-end 4K OLED monitors from brands like Samsung, LG, and Philips.
In the US, Newegg and Best Buy are top go-to destinations for Black Friday monitor deals, with record-low prices on basic business monitors for the home or office to blazing fast ultrawide gaming displays. Walmart is another favorite retailer during Black Friday, thanks to stunningly low prices from both budget brands and bigger name players like LG.
We’ve listed the best current monitor sales from all the top retailers if you’re looking to shop for a bargain right now.
What Black Friday monitor deals do we expect in 2023?
What Black Friday monitor deals do we expect to see at this year’s sale? Last year, the biggest monitor deal (in my opinion) was the HP M27ha, a 27-inch FHD display for nearly half-off, while gamers out there got a massive 36% discount on the Samsung Odyssey G9, dropping this high-end gaming ultrawide to below $950.
This year, we expect to see similar discounts, if not better, on these and countless other monitors across the board.
What specs should I look for when buying a monitor on Black Friday?
One of the most things to be aware of as you search for monitor sales on Black Friday is that retailers are trying to push off old stock. This means that you might come across what looks to be a great deal, only to find out later that the monitor is several years old with outdated specs. Of course, that doesn’t make it useless, as most monitors are still perfectly usable.
Keep in mind that monitors at the very least should be 1080p resolution, which is really the bare minimum HD resolution these days, though preferably 4K if you can afford it. From there, your needs will vary based on what kind of work you need your monitor for.
For instance, if you do professional work like photography or video editing, you’ll need a monitor with color spaces that allow for proper color correction. At least as high as DCI-P3 98% color gamut support, since this ensures that any other monitor viewing that professional material will see images and video in its proper colors across the board. Brightness is also an important factor for image color quality and accuracy as well, with the higher number being better. Going for 300 nits and above is a great place to start.
Meanwhile, for gaming monitors, the two most important factors other than resolution are refresh rate and response time. For the former, the higher the number the better since it represents the number of times per second that the image refreshes on the screen. Refresh rates of 144Hz and above are particularly good.
The latter needs to have as low as a possible number, as it represents the amount of time it takes to shift from one color to another, with lower numbers meaning a much sharper and clearer image. A response time of 1ms is especially great for gaming and is what you want to strive for.