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Best Cheap Gaming Monitor 2022: Budget Monitors For Gaming And Productivity

We've rounded up the best budget gaming monitors, which includes 4K, 1440p, and ultrawide options, among others.


You don't need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to get a great gaming monitor. While top-of-the-line monitors can be beneficial for competitive gaming and for showing off games in their best form (provided you have a capable rig, of course), most PC gamers can probably get by just fine with reasonably priced monitors around $300 or less. Regardless of budget, you still want to pick a monitor that's right for what you're playing. We've rounded up the best cheap gaming monitors in 2022. We'll continue to add more picks to this list as new monitors release. Each year, it seems as if manufacturers push the bar even further in terms of quality for a decent price.

As mentioned, you should shop for monitors with your needs in mind. FPS and competitive gamers will want a monitor with a high refresh rate--at least 144Hz--to get the edge on their competitors. Those who are more interested in single-player games and want the best in picture quality may go for an ultrawide monitor or even one with a 4K resolution and HDR support to get the most vibrant image.

A number of factors played a role in our picks--the biggest one being our experience with the respective companies and their monitors. We've also considered each monitor's technical specifications, user reviews, and availability, and where possible, we tried to stay under $300 as well--though a couple of our recommendations that we've included for various reasons have steeper prices.

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Editor's Note: Article updated on July 26, 2022

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