Best monitor deals in January 2017

Even in a world increasingly moving away from desktops for laptops and 2-in-1 devices, nothing beats having a big ol' screen. Whether you're watching a movie or working on a huge project, we all need that extra bit of screen real estate that only a monitor that can offer.

Luckily for you monitors have evolved just as much as smartphones and the other devices in the world. Screens come in all sorts of different sizes, resolutions and form factors. To help you made sense of things we've narrowed down the best monitor deals according to the most common categories.

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

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

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

Gaming is an expensive 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 MG248Q is both one of all time favorite gaming monitors and can be had at a great discount. It's no 1440p but you do get an 144hz refresh rate and thanks to being a TN panel, response times are cut to a scant 1 millisecond.

Read the full review: Asus MG248Q

Curved monitors are amazing for movie buffs, however, their high 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 being immersed 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 media on a traditional monitor.

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