This might be the first Black Friday season that dropping some money on an ultrawide monitor makes sense. Out of sales season, ultrawide monitors remain a luxury item, with most of the monitors we’d recommend bottoming out around $1000, usually brushing up against $2000—not within reach of the average PC gamer.
To get the 120Hz-plus refresh rate ideal for PC gaming, you usually need to pay up, but this year, ultrawides are breaking through into a more conceivable cost bracket, with some great monitors for as little as $750. If you don’t dig the dual-monitor approach or just love bonkers panoramic FOVs in your games, now’s a good time to consider broadening your horizons (sorry) with an ultrawide monitor.
Here’s what we’ve found so far.
Samsung CHG90 | 49-inch | 144Hz |
$1,099.99 $749.99 on Amazon (save $350)
Samsung’s 49-inch 3840×1080 super ultrawide is the cheapest it’s ever been. This QLED screen supports HDR and will give those framerates plenty of room with a 144Hz refresh rate. View Deal
Samsung CRG9 | 49-inch | 120Hz |
$1,499.99 $999.99 on Amazon (save $500)
If you prioritize a sharper image over refresh rate, this Samsung super ultrawide trades in the 144Hz refresh rate for 120Hz and a 5120×1440 resolution. You’ll need a beefier computer to run at that res, but if you can, and games that support ultrawide are gonna look nicer than anything out there. View Deal
Alienware AW3420DW | 34-inch | 3440×1440 | 120Hz |
$1,199.99 $829 at Dell (save $370)
Super ultrawides are too wide for some people. I get it. Getting from one side to the other is a journey fraught with terror. So many cursors taken lost in the endless pixel desert. This Alienware pares things down to a less demigodal 3440×1440 but keeps the high refresh rate and response time at 120Hz and 2ms. It’s top-of-the-line stuff, and the cheapest it’s ever been. An easy recommendation for anyone trying to sneak in a super high-end monitor under $1000. View Deal