Dell S3222DGM, the Best Gaming Monitor Value, Now Just $279
- Dell S3222DGM, 32-inches 2K / 165 Hz: now $279 at Dell (opens in new tab) (was $399)
The Dell S3222DGM is very popular and deservedly so. This 32-inch, curved 2560 x 1440 display delivers incredible contrast, vibrant colors and smooth 165 Hz game play at what’s always an affordable price. That’s why we’ve rated the S3222DGM the best gaming monitor overall and why we’ve written about discounts on it a few times.
Right now, the Dell S3222DGM is just $279 at Dell (opens in new tab), an all-time low for a display that normally costs around $399 when it’s not on sale. We reviewed the Dell S3222DGM and had a chance to run it through a our wide gamut of display tests, including those we use to test the color space, brightness and response time. Dell’s monitor aced every test.
For example, the Dell S3222DGM had the best screen uniformity score of its competitors, which means a consistent picture no matter what part of the panel you look at.
Dell claims that the S3222DGM has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, which would be impressive but inline with other monitors that have VA panels. However, on our tests, we found that it actually has a 4,209.8:1 contrast ratio. That blows the field away and means your colors will pop.
If you like the idea of the Dell S3222DGM but want higher resolution, consider Dell’s Dell G3223Q which is 4K with 144 Hz and is on sale for $599 (opens in new tab) (down from $799). That display tops our list of best 4K gaming monitors.
Samsung CHG90 49-inch Dual HD Gaming Monitor now $699 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a really ultra-wide gaming monitor (32:9 aspect ratio), the well-regarded Samsung CHG90 is well regarded. We reviewed the CHG90 and found it to render DCI-P3 color accurately, and had excellent response with low input lag.
The CHG90 retails for $999.99, but it currently on sale for $699.99, representing a 30 percent price cut. The 49-inch monitor features what’s called a Dual HD resolution, or 3840 x 1080 with a 1ms response time 144 Hz refresh rate (AMD FreeSync supported) courtesy of a QLED panel. If contrast is what you’re after, the CHG90 delivers 3,000:1 performance. Typical brightness is rated for 350 nits, while peak HDR brightness tops out at 600 nits.
LG 32GP850 32 UltraGear 32-inch Gaming Monitor now $397 at Amazon
LG made a name for itself with IPS panels in gaming monitors, and it continues to advance that tech today. One of the company’s more popular models, the LG 32GP850 32 UltraGear, is available today at a steep discount. Amazon is selling the monitor for $396.99 versus its MSRP of $599.99.
As its name implies, the 32GP850 is a 32-inch monitor, and it features a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution with a 1ms response time and 165 Hz refresh rate. The panel supports both AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync, while it can hit 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Finally, LG rates the 32GP850 for typical brightness of 350 nits, while its typical contrast ratio comes in at 1,000:1.
Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor Now $120 @ B&H Photo
If you’re on a tight budget and are looking for a fast monitor for your gaming needs, this deal from B&H Photo should be right up your alley. The retailer has the Samsung C24RG50 23.5-inch gaming monitor on sale for just $119.99, down from its MSRP of $249.99.
That price gets you a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 1800R curvature for the display. Brightness tops out at 250 nits and the response time is 4ms, which is to be expected for a budget monitor. However, since the C24RG50 uses a VA panel, it boasts a contrast ratio of 3,000:1, along with AMD FreeSync support.
On the connectivity front, there are two HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort 1.2 port. There are no built-in speakers; however, we won’t complain at this price point.