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Prime Day monitor deals 2022 - what to expect and when they might start

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The Prime Day monitor deals are the best means through which to upgrade your display in the middle of this year. Whatever you might need a new monitor for, be it a gaming setup, an extra one to increase productivity, or a straight-up upgrade to something nicer, these discounts are some of the best ways to save money on top screens. For us at GamesRadar+ that particularly means the best gaming monitors or best 4K monitors for gaming.

Now, cutting to the chase right at the top - the dates have finally been confirmed and we can tell you that Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be happening on July 12 and 13 - just a few weeks away! This is the 48-hour period when you can (hopefully) pick up that monitor for a bargain price. The timing is about bang on from what we were expecting - mid-July - but that Tuesday and Wednesday days have thrown us a bit given we are always super confident it being a Monday and Tuesday. But change is a good thing, and it'll still be a jam-packed two-day sales bonanza.

Getting your eye in now is still a good move though. You can then think about what might come up, what models to keep an eye on, and how to think about your budget, and we can look at what happened last year to get a feel for the kind of discounts that are coming our way.

We'll be updating this guide regularly with more information as we get it to ensure you're the best prepared you can be, so bookmark it to be only a couple of clicks away!

Got your eye on a different kind of Prime Day deal? Check out our guides to the best Prime Day TV deals for more displays and best Prime Day PS5 deals and Prime Day Xbox deals to kit your console setup out.

Early Prime Day monitor deals

We're going to start collating a few of the top early Prime Day Monitor deals we see out in the wild here now, just so you can get a flavour of what's happening and what might come about in a few weeks time - and, crucially, what prices you need to have in mind or hope to see go lower.

BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R | $999.99 $799.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200; lowest ever price - This is one of our favorite ultrawide monitors and this price means it's as close to a no-brainer as it gets if you're hunting for an ultrawide this year. The monitor has never been this low in price s this is a top model to consider now - and to keep an eye on over Prime Day.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 | $2,299.99 $1,799.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - Really close to its lowest ever price, this massive ultrawide often sees price cuts in sales periods.  While this is a great price if you want to beat the crowds right now, it might be worth considering putting on your wish list for a few weeks' time...

Amazon Prime Day monitor deals - FAQs

When will Amazon Prime Day monitor deals start?

An important question and one we can finally give a concrete answer to: Amazon Prime Day 2022 is on July 12 and 13 this year, spanning a Tuesday and Wednesday only a few weeks from now (at time of writing. We can share this in full confidence as, well, Amazon has done the same by releasing an official presser stating the Prime Day dates for the year 2022 AD.

Egg and our face were in alignment on this as we previously said that it would 'always be a Monday and a Tuesday'... and here we are, telling you that it's a Tuesday and Wednesday. Well, regardless it'll still be a deal packed 48 hours and one not to be missed if you're looking for a monitor-shaped bargain!

Do I need to be a Prime member to access Prime Day monitor deals?

With each year that passes, this is less and less a straight-up 'yes'. And it's not necessarily complicated but multi-faceted. It's highly likely that the very best Prime Day monitor deals will be behind Amazon's Prime membership, yes, but it's also incredibly likely that we'll see some deals accessible to all on Amazon and at other retailers.

More and more every year, other retail giants get involved as they want a piece of the pie too. And a lot of them will look to at least price match Amazon so as to try and attract your business - this means that we, the shoppers, often win out, and it also means that it's worth keeping an eye on all the other major retailers in June and July as a result of this.

Nonetheless, that first point remains: this is a sale that has Prime membership in mind, and at its forefront. It's almost certain that the best deals will be behind this gate so it's worth considering activating a sub - even if it's just the free trial. Just remember to cancel it before the fees kick in.

Get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime (opens in new tab)
Increase your chances of getting access to the very best Amazon Prime Day monitor deals. The only way to play the game is to play by the rules with a Prime sub. Remember, you'll also bag the extra benefits like video and music streaming, free delivery, and Prime gaming, and you can even time it well enough so as to go for a free trial and cancel it before the $14.99/£7.99 per month cost kicks in.

What will Amazon Prime Day monitor deals look like in 2022?

We of course don't know exactly what the deals are going to look like this year, but we have always found that looking back at the previous year's deals can paint some sort of picture - if nothing else but to get our eyes in and form a good reference point.

Nearer the top end of the price spectrum, excellent premium monitors like Samsung's Odyssey range saw big discounts last year - and we feel confident saying we can expect the same again there. This is a particularly good example of those monitors that seem very expensive becoming infinitely more affordable in the big sales event.

We also think it's very important to note that you will see monitors change price category completely during the Prime Day monitor deals - every year, screens that you might think are going to stay out of your price range, get their price tags slashed in such a way that they fall into the lower price category. This is great for those looking to get the most out of your money, and we always recommend having some elasticity to your budget to cater for those that come almost into your price range.

Budget monitors are always getting discounts in the Prime Day monitor sales too: if you've had your eye on a $150 monitor, for example, then this could be something that dips deliciously below the three-figure mark. Such margins are great for those looking for a quick budget fix, or a second (or third) monitor for home office use.

We've highlighted a few of last year's deals below - we'll likely see something similar on the newer models too. But remember: anything that's even 'slightly older' could be just the ticket with a general fall in price teamed with a Prime Day discount. The value can get enormous.

What happened in last year's Prime Day monitor deals?

All the big players came out to play when it came to last year's Prime Day monitor deals so remember to cast your net wide and favourite a bunch of pages as you'll see a load of deals this summer like the ones below.

Last year's best Amazon Prime Day monitor deals - US

ViewSonic Elite XG270Q 27 Inch | $500$335.99 at Amazon
With its 165Hz screen and 1ms response time, coupled with the 1440p QHD display, this is one monolith of a monitor comfortably packed into a 27-inch frame. One lesser-seen addition of this ViewSonic model is the built-in mouse anchor, so you won't have to worry about untangling your pointer any time soon. It also glows; praise RGB!

Acer Predator XB253Q Gxbmiiprzx monitor | 24.5" 1080p | 0.5ms 250Hz | $299.99 at Amazon (save $80)
This is one for the speedsters: this might 'only' be a Full HD resolution, but it's got speedy, competitive gaming chops coming out in reams. The 0.5ms response time and 240Hz refresh are unbelievably good friends for you if you're playing the likes of Apex Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO, and the like.

Acer Nitro XZ270 Xbmiipx monitor | 27" 1080p 1500R | 1ms 240Hz | $249.99 at Amazon (save $60)
If you fancy a curved screen that has serious gaming specs, and that won't break the bank too much, then this is a great contender. The curve will draw you into your games, and the specs will give you a competitive edge.

AOC C27G2Z monitor | 27" 1080p | 0.5ms 240Hz | $239.99 at Amazon (save $60)
This is another great curved 1080p gaming monitor option. AOC has long been accepted as one of the best in making speedy monitors that won't break the bank and this has both qualifiers for that: fast specs, and, with this discount, not a wallet-breaking price.

BenQ EW3280U monitor | 32" 4K | 5ms 60Hz | $599.99 at Amazon (save $200)
If you're not chasing speed in your next gaming monitor, then Ben Q's 4K panels can be just the ticket. A healthy investment, but one that will have you seeing your games and entertainment in beautiful 4K fidelity, with excellent colors, contrasts, and viewing angles provide by this IPS panel. Nice.

BenQ EX3501R Ultrawide monitor | 35" WQHD (3440 x 1440p) 1800R | 4ms 100Hz | $522 at Amazon (save 30%)
This is a wonderful monitor if you're looking to get one great ultrawide curved monitor to fill the desk for work and play. An immersion-building curve will draw you in and it's got decent specs to boot - plus all of BenQ's proprietary monitor tech which is great.

BenQ EW2780U monitor | 27" 4K | 5ms 60Hz | $409.99 at Amazon (save $130)
You can't go wrong with BenQ monitors for picture quality, and the BenQ EW2780U's 4K panel will be an absolute blinder for those who want the greatest of picture quality. A very healthy discount makes it more affordable too.

Samsung G7 gaming monitor | 32" 1440p 1000R | 1ms 240Hz | $559.99 at Amazon (save 30%)
Dipping down to its lowest ever price again this Prime Day, this monitor is excellent for anyone looking for a larger display - or pair of larger displays! - and the latest in QHD fast-refresh panel tech. Samsung's quality shines through, literally, and this monitor will not disappoint.

Samsung G5 gaming monitor | 34" WQHD 1000R | 1ms 165Hz | $419.99 at Amazon (save 30%)
A terrific ultra-wide monitor without going to the super-size, this variant of the G5 is a seriously good deal at just over 400 bucks. This is easily one of the best ways into Samsung's premium gaming monitor ranges - they only came out last year remember so are chock full of features and the latest tech.

Samsung CRG9 gaming monitor | 49" QHD | 4ms 120Hz | $899.99 at Amazon (save $600!)
It looks like this is the lowest ever price Amazon US, and what a deal this is, considering the prohibitively normal list price. This has got solid gaming chops as a monitor, but will also fill out a whole desk and be great for work, play, and creativity too.

Last year's best Amazon Prime Day monitor deals - UK

Samsung Odyssey G7 monitor | 32" 1440p 1000R | 1ms 240Hz | £429.99 at Amazon UK (save £121)
A great deal in the UK, too, with a very attractive price cut. This is a terrific monitor and features some seriously great speeds and tech - as well as Samsung's panel know-how and expertise. We have no problems recommending this.

Samsung Odyssey G5 monitor | 34" WQHD 1000R | 1ms 165Hz | now £399.99 at Amazon UK
This 100R curved beast is on offer in the UK now too, and at less than £400, you can't beat the value it offers. Samsung quality, solid specs, and in a 'more compact' ultrawide package? Yes, please.

Samsung CRG9 ultrawide monitor | 49" QHD | 4ms 120Hz | £879 at Amazon UK (save £221)
The famous CRG9 is a fantastic ultrawide monitor. It often has quite the scary price tag too, so this discount is very welcome. If you want to make the jump to ultra-wides, with a great panel, this could be the deal for you this summer.

Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor | 49" 1440p 1000R | 1ms 240Hz | £1,049.99 at Amazon UK (save £231)
The largest of the Odysseys, the G9, is also on offer in the UK and serves as the cream of the crop of Samsung's premier monitor family. The curve on this thing is borderline ridiculous but the qualities it offers will give you no regrets.

What brands will be discounted during the Prime Day monitor deals 2022?

We can expect all the biggest and baddest - but also 'budgetist' and those at the entry level of the scale - to be getting price cuts, discounts, and offers during this year's Prime Day monitor deals. No brand really gets special treatment in terms of either avoiding deals or having most of the deals - we just know for sure that be you after a Samsung, an ASUS, an LG, or any other major brand that makes monitors, you will have something to choose from this year.

Continue your research by checking out our guides to the best monitor for PS5 and the best monitor for Xbox Series X.

I'm the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+ and have been here since late 2018. I'm also a writer on games and have had work published over the last five years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so I do that in my spare time. I'm also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and love to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!