My job is to lab test monitors: here are the monitor deals I'd pick this Black Friday

Best Black Friday 2023 monitor deals
(Image credit: Future, MSI)

Black Friday is here, and all the big-name retailers have already launched their Black Friday monitordeals, so if a new screen is on your shopping list, now is definitely the time to buy.

I've seen lot of amazing deals on monitors, and the sheer choice of deals can be overwhelming. But I've drilled down and assembled a selection which I think represents the best value at a range of price points, from sub $150 budget monitors, through mid-range bargains, right up to premium color-critical displays.

I've prioritized image quality throughout, and selected IPS-based LCD screens, as these have enhanced color and contrast consistency versus other LCD types - a must for accurate image or video editing. Some deals may seem temptingly cheap, but on closer inspection, they're not all that great and so I've not included them: screens with lower-than-average resolutions being typical examples, as these would result in a blocky, pixelated image, and are a false economy when superior, higher-res displays cost only marginally more. For a photographer, like myself, image quality is everything.

So what are you waiting for? Read on to see our best Black Friday monitor deals!

MSI Modern MD271UL 27" 4K monitor |

MSI Modern MD271UL 27" 4K monitor | was $299.99 | now $219.99
Save $80 at B&H
Here's proof that 4K monitors don't have to cost a fortune. There are also no compromises here, as this MSI display uses an IPS LCD panel for consistent color and contrast, regardless of your viewing angle. It even looks the part, with super-sleek styling.

Samsung ViewFinity 34" curved ultrawide monitor |

Samsung ViewFinity 34" curved ultrawide monitor | was $375.74 | now $275.74
Save $100 at B&H
Go ultrawide this Black Friday without spending mega bucks. This huge 34-inch 21:9 screen sports the correct 3440 x 1440 resolution for its size, not cut-down 1080p. It's even got HDR10 and FreeSync support - bargain.

LG 32UN650-W 31.5" 4K monitor |

LG 32UN650-W 31.5" 4K monitor | was $420.85 | now $330.85
Save $90 at B&H
Holy moley - a 32-inch, 4K monitor for under 350 bucks? I must be dreaming. I'm also seeing 95% DCI-P3 color coverage and HDR10 support, which is even more unbelievable at the price. It's also an IPS panel, so color and contrast consistency should be first class. This is a truly excellent deal, folks.

ASUS ProArt 27" 4K monitor |

ASUS ProArt 27" 4K monitor | was $469 | now $389
Save $80 at B&H
Fancy a premium 4K monitor for color-critical editing and grading? This high-end ProArt display boasts an incredible 99% coverage of the wide DCI-P3 gamut, and is factory calibrated for Delta E <2 color accuracy. You could spend well over $500 for a monitor of this spec, so $390 is a steal. Offer ends November 27

🇺🇸 Top US retailers:

Amazon: Cheap prices on camera gear
Adorama: 48-hour frenzy – save up to $600!
Walmart: DSLR, Mirrorless & action cameras
B&H Photo Video: Deals on camera brands
Best Buy: Save on TVs, laptops, appliances
Newegg: great deals on gaming displays
Dell: Up to 40% off now with Holiday Price Match
Lenovo: up to 50% off monitors

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.