Dealmaster: Get a 144Hz ViewSonic gaming monitor with FreeSync for $220

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on ViewSonic's 24-inch XG2402 gaming monitor, which is currently down to $220 at Amazon. That's as low as it's been for the general public; the monitor was discounted as part of Amazon's Prime Day event but usually hovers in the $250-260 range.

As you might suspect from the price, the XG2402 isn't the most cutting-edge gaming monitor around: it's a TN panel, so it doesn't have the more accurate colors and wider viewing angles of an IPS display, and it only has a 1080p resolution, which is more acceptable on a 24-inch panel but still not as sharp as pricier options.

That said, its colors aren't terribly inaccurate, it's built well, and it supports FreeSync. So if you have an AMD-powered desktop, it should keep your gameplay smooth and free of screen tearing. Its maximum refresh rate of 144Hz is a plus, too; just note that its FreeSync range ends at 48Hz, so it will work best if games are kept running above 48 frames per second. Besides that, you get a pair of built-in speakers, two HDMI 1.4 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort connector, and a 3.5 audio-out jack. While it makes some clear sacrifices, you could still do much worse for $220.

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