The best cheap monitor deals
The Dell UltraSharp U2414H is the cream of the crop of standard, 24-inch displays. The monitor offers a sharp, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) picture with vibrant, but accurate colors and deep contrast. Best of all, Dell personally calibrates every U2414H unit, so you won’t have to screw with the gamma, contrast or a multitude of other settings just for a decent picture.
If you’re looking for a little more sharpness in your computing life, a QHD monitor is a way to go, and the Omen 32-inch QHD screen from HP offers the best frequent deals we’ve found so far. With 2,560 x 1,440 rich pixels, this Omen display can make everything from movies, games, and even websites look that much better.
The display also comes packed with AMD’s FreeSync technology to reduce gaming frame rate drops, though you’ll need an AMD graphics card to use the feature.
We’re officially entering the 4K age, and finally, we’re beginning to see some sizable deals on the Ultra HD monitors we’ve been wanting for so long. The 27-inch ViewSonic XG2700-4K is arguably one of the best 4K monitors around with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. Its SuperClear IPS panel tech is no slouch either, with the ability to produce rich colors while outputting a gamer-grade 144hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
Gaming is a pricey hobby, but there are plenty of ways to penny pinch with mid-range components, budget accessories, and, of course, excellent deals on displays. The Asus VG245H is one of the most budget gaming monitors we’ve ever tested. It’s no 1,440p panel, but you do get a 75hz refresh rate, blue-light filter, and, thanks to its TN panel, response times are as quick as 1 millisecond.
21:9 monitors are a deal for movie buffs; however, their price tags can be scary. Fortunately, the LG 29UM68 is a steal of a deal. Though it’s technically just a Full HD monitor with its 2,560 x 1,080-pixel count, you’ll likely be too busy immersed in its visual wingspan to care. This IPS panel produces 99% of the sRGB color gamut. Plus, that 21:9 aspect ratio is just too wide to pass up if you’re tired of seeing letter-boxed movies on traditional, 16:9 screens.
If you’re looking for a cheap monitor to get the job done, then the ASUS VS239H-P is a fantastic option. The budget monitor features a 23-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution and IPS technology, which allows for a 178° wide-view angle.
If you’re a designer or serious gamer, this monitor won’t live up to your high standards, but if you’re looking for an affordable option that works, you should consider the ASUS VS239H-P.
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