The best monitor deals in April 2017

Get on a cheap monitor with these discount deals

Even in a computing scene increasingly turning down desktops for laptops and 2-in-1 laptop devices, nothing beats having a big ol' display. Whether you're watching a film or working on a huge project, we all need that extra smidge of screen real estate that only a monitor can offer.

Luckily for you, monitors have evolved just as much as smartphones and other modern devices of today. Screens come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, sharpness and style. To help you make sense of things, we've narrowed down the best monitor deals, according to the most common categories.

Update: Just a quick shout to UK buyers, the excellent ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 28-inch WQHD Gaming Monitor is currently £50 cheaper than anywhere else with an excellent £703 deal at Amazon. Our colleagues at PC Gamer tell us this is their favourite monitor.

Best Full HD monitor deal

Dell UltraSharp U2414H

Factory calibrated
Fully adjustable stand
Some IPS glow issues
Only okay for gaming

The Dell UltraSharp U2414H is the bee's knees of your standard 24-inch screen. It offers a sharp Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) picture with vivid, but accurate colors and awesome contrast. Best of all, Dell calibrates every U2414H, so you won't have to screw with the gamma, contrast or a bajillion other settings just for a decent picture.

Best QHD monitor deal

Omen 32-inch QHD display

Massive 32-inch screen
Slick design and base
75Hz only in FreeSync mode

If you're looking for a little more sharpness in your life, a QHD monitor is the way to go, and the Omen 32-inch QHD screen offers the best regular discounts we've found yet. With 2,560 x 1,440 vivid pixels, this Omen display can make everything from movies, games and even text look that much better. The display also comes packed with AMD's FreeSync technology to smooth out jittery gameplay, though you'll need an AMD graphics card to take advantage of it.

Best 4K monitor deal

ViewSonic XG2700-4K

Fast, pixel pushing display
144hz refresh rate
FreeSync only
Clumsy interface

We're fully entering the 4K age, and finally we're starting to see some serious discounts on the Ultra HD monitors we've been longing for so long. The 27-inch ViewSonic XG2700-4K is arguably one of the best 4K monitors around with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. Its SuperClear IPS is no slouch either, with the ability to produce rich colors while producing a gamer-grade 144hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.

Best gaming monitor deal

Asus VG245H

Low blue-light mode
1ms response time
Serviceable color reproduction
Freesync only

Gaming is a pricey hobby, but there are plenty of ways to squeeze your pennies with mid-range components, budget peripherals and, of course, great deals on monitors. The Asus VG245H one of the most affordable gaming monitors we've ever seen. It's no 1440p panel, but you do get a 75hz refresh rate, blue-light filter and, thanks to being a TN panel, response times as fast as 1 millisecond.

Read the full review: Asus MG248Q

Best curved monitor deal

21:9 aspect ratio is perfect for movies
Great for multitasking
75Hz only in FreeSync mode

Curved monitors are ideal for film buffs, however, their asking prices can be intimidating. Luckily, the LG 29UM68 is a steal at its discounted price. Although it's technically just a Full HD monitor with its 2,560 x 1,080 resolution, you'll probably be too busy immersed in its visual wingspan to care. The IPS panel renders 99% of the sRGB color spectrum. Plus, that 21:9 aspect ratio is just too good to pass up if you're tired of seeing letter boxed movies on a traditional monitor.