More and more Best Buy Black Friday deals keep coming, and this new deal is perfect for PC gamers on a tight budget.
Best Buy currently has the Dell 24-inch Curved Gaming Monitor on sale for $ 179. That’s a savings of $ 70 off the regular retail price and one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen.
This monitor is perfect for new PC builders or for those who want extra responsiveness when playing esports titles like League of Legends or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It sports a 1080p resolution with a refresh rate of 165Hz. The response time is also blazingly fast of 4ms. With a diagonal of 24 inches, it is large enough for most players. And being curved, it’s easier to see menus and enemies on the outskirts.
Being a VA panel means there are a few minor drawbacks. VA panels tend to have excellent black levels, but slower pixel response times. This means that there are low amounts of ghosting, especially when looking at scrolling clear text against a black background. Pixels cannot switch between white and black fast enough.
The alternative to this are IPS panels, which have a much faster pixel response time. But the black levels are nowhere near as good. So if you want a more cinematic feel, get yourself a VA panel. If you want the fastest pixel response times, go with IPS.
There is also a type of panel that is even faster than IPS called TN. But the colors on TN panels are generally washed out and ugly. It’s only for people who value speed above all else. So maybe like fighting or first person shooter game players playing at the highest level of competition.
Be sure to check out our best list of Black Friday deals for more savings. And for new PC builders, check out our lists of the best gaming keyboards and best gaming mice for tips on how to improve your gaming.