I like my gaming monitors like I like my men, simple, cheap and great pixel clarity... huh? Anyway, this monitor nails it

Black Friday sales are full of gaming accessories and monitors to choose from, and while it's tempting to be swayed by the lure of the ultra-wide 4K bad boys, I'm really just a simple girl and prefer a small flat monitor that doesn't take up half of my small desk, and it needs to be from a brand I trust. Right now, this LG Ultragear 32 inch fits the bill and it's a whopping $120 off at Best Buy.

LG - UltraGear 32 inch LED QHD Gaming Monitor | was $349.99now $229.99 at Best Buy

LG - UltraGear 32 inch LED QHD Gaming Monitor | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6437474&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Flg-ultragear-32-led-qhd-5-ms-amd-freesync-premium-with-hdr-10-displayport-hdmi-black%2F6437474.p%3FskuId%3D6437474&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">was $349.99 now $229.99 at Best Buy

The LG 32GK650F-B is a 32-inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate. It uses VA technology, which is popular with gamers and produces deep, uniform blacks. It also supports FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) and is compatible with Nvidia GPUs. It's a simple, pixel-perfect monitor that delivers the best value at this price.

✅Perfect for: Gamers who just want a simple, functional monitor that has low input lag and high resolution without breaking the bank.

❌Avoid it if: You prefer a wide viewing angle, check out our list of <a href="https://www.windowscentral.com/hardware/best-4k-ultrawide-monitor-deals-for-black-friday" data-link-merchant="windowscentral.com"">Best Ultrawide monitor deals instead

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As to why you should buy the LG monitor through Best Buy? Well not only is it the lowest price, but you can usually order it online and pick it up in two hours. Returns are also hassle-free, easy, and instant. Also just registering for an account at Best Buy can get you access to see better discounts, that isn't the case for this particular item but is for many others and it's worth having that extra access so you can compare prices with or without the full Best Buy Plus membership. Many times the membership pays for itself after you've purchased a few discounted items.

Also, getting a Best Buy membership can get things like free two-day shipping, and a very generous 60-day return window. Don't know about how that works? Read our My Best Buy memberships explained: Plus and Total price, rewards, and more for our summary.

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Why choose this gaming monitor when there are so many others available right now? 

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Quite simply, the LG monitor is affordable and performs well when gaming, I don't need to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on a screen to enjoy my games, I just want it to work and look good — but still have those all-important features every gamer needs. The 32-inch display maintains a generous width without overwhelming your desk, unless, of course, you're aiming for that battle station aesthetic – in which case, more power to you. In fact, there's also a great deal on the Alienware flagship OLED curved monitor right now if that's your vibe.

Featuring a nearly bezel-less design on three sides, it maximizes screen real estate, complemented by stylish red accents for an extra touch of flair. Technical specifications boast a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a speedy 165Hz refresh rate, and an impressive 1ms response time. These figures are particularly appealing for gamers, ensuring a seamless experience even in high-action games like shooters and hack-and-slash adventures. The use of LG's Nano IPS panel enhances colors without compromising response time. The monitor comes equipped with AMD's FreeSync Premium, effectively reducing screen tearing for AMD graphics card users, and it's G-Sync compatible for those with Nvidia graphics cards from the last two generations. Connectivity options at the rear include two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort 1.4, with the added convenience of a 100mm x 100mm VESA mount for alternative mounting solutions.

Despite its minimalist design, LG has integrated numerous functions here to make this a super versatile display. The stand offers full height adjustment, tilt, swivel, and even pivot options, allowing users to use the monitor in portrait orientation if desired.

This LG monitor not only delivers on performance and affordability but is also part of our exciting Black Friday gaming deals. Dive into a treasure trove of discounts and promotions on a variety of gaming essentials throughout our website. Whether you're in the market for monitors, keyboards, mice or even an Xbox fridge, we're picking out the best of the best deals over on our live Black Friday gaming accessory blog.

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather.