Amazon Prime Day - Upgrade To A 144Hz Panel With Deals On The Best High-Refresh Rate Monitors For Prime Day

Prime Day brings some sweet deals on powerful monitors across all types of budgets.
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Check out these amazing deals on the best high-refresh rate monitors courtesy of Prime Day. Alienware

One of Amazon’s biggest sales of the year is once again upon us, bringing with it deals like no other for thousands of different choices for every kind of gamer there is. Prime Day 2019 officially started yesterday, and will run for the rest of today, July 16, which is the prime time to take a gander at what you’re missing in your different game collections, be it titles, accessories, and other peripherals.

For this set of deals, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best high-refresh rate monitors the market currently has to offer. With more and more processors and graphics cards becoming cheaper and more powerful, gaming in 144Hz with 1080p resolution or higher has become more accessible for those just entering into PC gaming. To get the most bang out of the buck for your powerful graphics cards, you’d need to see it in full display. This list provides you with some of the best monitors on the market right now, whether you’re looking for something budget-friendly or on the more high-end spectrum of gaming displays.

Let’s start and take a look at the best high-refresh rate monitors Prime Day has to offer.

Acer KG241Q 23.6” Full HD TN Panel 144Hz 1ms Monitor with AMD Freesync

Acer KG241Q 23.6” Full HD TN Panel 144Hz 1ms Monitor with AMD Freesync
Acer KG241Q 23.6” Full HD TN Panel 144Hz 1ms Monitor with AMD Freesync Photo: Amazon

In the world of PC building, Acer is not really a household name compared to the Asus’s of the world. But what they do, they do pretty damn well, and that’s making top-notch displays. For a monitor that’s sub $200, the Acer KG241Q has everything a gamer ought to be looking for in a monitor. 1080p resolution? Check. 1 ms response time? Check. 144Hz refresh rate? Check. And if your rig has tons of frames to spare, it has AMD Freesync technology to make sure your gaming experience runs smoothly. Also, for a sub-24-inch display, it didn’t sacrifice much bezel-wise so you still get that sleek, premium feel without having to pay an arm and a leg for it.

Along with Acer’s VisionCare Technologies that is said to reduce eye fatigue for those who sit in front of monitors for hours at a time, AcerKG241Q comes with one Display Port and two HDMI ports (cable included).

Acer Nitro VG271 27” Full HD IPS Panel 144 Hz 1ms AMD Freesync

Acer Nitro VG271 27” Full HD IPS Panel 144 Hz 1ms AMD Freesync
Acer Nitro VG271 27” Full HD IPS Panel 144 Hz 1ms AMD Freesync Photo: Amazon

Next on the list is another Acer entry (this won’t be the last either). This is a step-up for the previous display, boasting thinner side and top bezels, a 27” inch Full HD 1080p screen and most importantly, it has a 144Hz refresh rate combined with an IPS panel that is VESA certified to be DisplayHDR400. You basically get the best of both worlds: color accuracy and range that an IPS panel brings, plus the smoothness and responsiveness that comes with a tungsten panel.

It comes with your usual bells and whistles such as AMD Freesync support, two HDMI 2.0 ports and two speakers. For those who haven’t invested in headphones or speakers for their rig yet, these should be able to hold their own.

Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA Series 1440p 144Hz Curved Monitor

Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA Series 1440p 144Hz Curved Monitor
Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA Series 1440p 144Hz Curved Monitor Photo: Amazon

Samsung’s bet on the 144Hz display market comes in the upper to mid-tier range and is the first one on our list with 2K resolution. The Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA comes in a 32” display to showcase the considerably increased pixel number of its 2560 x 1440 resolution. Samsung also boasts of what they call VA panel technology, which provides a 3000:1 contrast ratio that delivers deeper blacks, brighter whites and richer colors.

Aside from its game and cinema display modes that provide the best viewing experiences without the need for much tweaking, Samsung’s entry also is the first curved monitor on the list, improving immersion and reducing eye fatigue with its 1800R curvature display. For those looking to get the utmost maximum out of their rig while staying reasonably priced, this is a monitor you should definitely consider.

Acer EI491CR 49” DFHD 144Hz Curved Monitor with AMD Freesync

Acer EI491CR 49” DFHD 144Hz Curved Monitor with AMD Freesync
Acer EI491CR 49” DFHD 144Hz Curved Monitor with AMD Freesync Photo: Amazon

Acer’s last entry is certainly not the least. The EI491CR is perhaps its best bet in the sub-4K display market. With its massive screen real estate of 49” and a display resolution of 3840 x 1080, its definitely a contender for those who want to invest in a high-end gaming and viewing experience. It is DisplayHDR400 certified by VESA and combined with what it calls “Quantum Dot” display, you are sure to get the best color range, gamut and luminance.

Combined with its 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and AMD Freesync 2, its guaranteed to get the maximum out of your prized game collection. As an added feature for those who will be using the monitor mainly for productivity, the EI491CR also includes PIP and PBP functions for easier multitasking by utilizing the monitor’s massive real estate.

Alienware 1900R 1440p LED 120Hz Overclocked Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync

Alienware 1900R 1440p LED 120Hz Overclocked Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync
Alienware 1900R 1440p LED 120Hz Overclocked Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync Photo: Amazon

We’ll be toning it down a bit for refresh rates here in our last entry, but that doesn’t mean that it offers any less in terms of performance. Alienware’s 1900R is our sole monitor on the list that supports Nvidia’s G-sync, so issues like screen tearing and artifacts should no longer be an issue. It comes with a 100Hz refresh rate out of the box but it can be overclocked to 120Hz if you’d need a more responsive and smoother gaming experience, such as playing first-person shooters or high paced MOBA or RTS games.

The Alienware 1900R offers the most, hardware wise, out of the list, such as its AlienFX: A fully customizable RGB lighting system that synchronizes dynamic lighting effects with your in-game action. You can also create and download different and unique themes for over 145 different games. Another one is its versatile swivel-hinge combo design which supports tilt, swivel and height-adjustability for the ultimate comfortable gaming and viewing experience. It also boasts a myriad of connectivity options such as four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a Display Port. Although it is offers lower resolution (It has 3440 x 1440 pixels compared to previous entry 3840 x 1440), its crisp LED display should more than make up for it with its truer blacks and whites and more accurate contrast.

So, what do you think? Which of these high-refresh rate gaming monitors will you be getting? Let us know and stay tuned for more recommendations from us on the best deals on peripherals, accessories, and other hardware for the whole duration of Amazon's Prime Day sales event.

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