We've had a bunch of deals on graphics cards this week, but an awesome graphics card can't shine without an awesome monitor to pair with it. Fortunately, we've found three awesome monitor deals at Dell and Newegg today. First up: the 32-inch D3218HN 1080p monitor at Dell for $150Remove non-product link. Dell says this monitor is 50 percent off the usual price, and this is one of the company's holiday "doorbusters" so availability is limited. The monitor doesn't have much in the way of gaming extras, but it's a solid monitor with a huge screen size and a 178-degree viewing angle.
The Samsung CHG90 is a very good HDR monitor with an impressively wide double full-HD resolution. It is very responsive and has good picture quality, wide color gamut and high native contrast ratio. With a low input lag, high refresh rate and support of FreeSync 2, the CHG90 delivers a great gaming experience. Its wide size makes it a good alternative to using two monitors side by side but at the same time, it does not offer the same flexibility. The design is striking: it is literally a 55'' TV cut in half horizontally.
Buying the right monitor for your PC is crucial, especially if you spend many hours in front of it either because you work from home or you're an avid gamer. It's not as simple as just spending more to get more, though. Different monitors are better suited to different tasks so knowing which one is right for you is just as important. There are four main considerations: size, panel type, refresh rate and resolution. If you only use your PC occasionally then you can get away with a modestly sized screen: say, 20-24 inches.
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full ultrawide monitors guide here. After spending 10 hours researching monitors and then 25 hours testing five, we found that the Acer XR342CK bmijqphuzx (yes, that's the full model name) is the best ultrawide monitor. The 34-inch, 3440 1440-pixel display is as color accurate as we've seen in an ultrawide. The display's wide resolution makes it an excellent replacement for a dual-monitor setup, provided you're willing to pay between $600 and $700. The viewable space of the Acer XR342CK is just short of what you get from two 24-inch 1080p monitors. This monitor is huge, and the adjustable stand lifts, tilts, and swivels. Its HDMI, DisplayPort, and MHL ports offer plenty of ways to connect devices, and the four-port USB hub lets you easily keep cable clutter to a minimum.
Once you've used a variable refresh rate monitor, you can't go back. But both ecosystems have their perks--and their downsides. Now that adaptive sync monitors have several years of maturation under their belts, it's time to take stock of FreeSync vs. G-Sync yet again. Here's everything you need to know about AMD and Nvidia's gaming displays. Editor's note: This article was last updated to include availability information for FreeSync 2 and G-Sync HDR displays.