You can’t get enough screen space. The more pixels your desktop has, the more inches your screen size, and the more real monitors you have, the more you can do at once. So upgrading to a 4K monitor or adding another 1, 2 or 4 4K monitors to your PC setup can greatly improve your quality of life in tech.
I’m old enough to remember the days when you couldn’t buy a 4K monitor of any kind for under $500. And a few years ago, when he was able to get two of his 28-inch 4K Lenovo monitors (the same S28u-10 and his L28-u30) for himself for about $300, I was very happy. But the cost of productivity (a.k.a. non-gaming) 4K monitors continues to drop and on Cyber Monday there are very good 27, 28 and 32 inch 4K screens for under $300 or even under $200. appears a lot.
Samsung Smart Monitor M7 Cyber Monday 4K Monitor Sale
B&H Photo currently has a Samsung Smart Monitor M7 with a 32-inch 4K screen. Only $199 (opens in new tab) Packed with features. First of all, as the name “smart” suggests, the screen has software built-in and can act as a smart TV with Netflix, YouTube, and other apps built-in. More importantly, it has a USB-C power delivery port that can charge your laptop.
We have not tested the Smart Monitor M7, so we cannot guarantee the image quality. However, the display is capable of a generous 3000:1 contrast ratio, typical of all monitors using VA panels employed by the M7. It also boasts a brightness of 250 nits. This is bright enough for most people (I usually calibrate my test display to 200 nits). The smart monitor M7 also supports HDR10, but it may not be bright enough to take full advantage of HDR content.
Dell S2721QS Cyber Monday 4K Monitor Sale
The Dell S2721QS is on our list of best budget 4K monitors, listed as our favorite 27-inch budget display. When I tested the S2721QS, I liked the sturdy, modern-looking stand that can be adjusted in both tilt and height, as well as the picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture support.
According to the light meter, the Dell S2721QS offers 392 nits of brightness, far more than its closest competitor.
It also reproduced 114% of the sRGB color gamut. It’s bright and bright enough for the price.
LG 32UN500-W Cyber Monday 4K Monitor Sale
Our favorite budget-conscious 32-inch monitor, the LG 32UN500-W, is currently Only $249 (opens in new tab) on Amazon. We reviewed the LG 32UN500-W some time ago and praised its excellent contrast, solid build quality, and Free Sync support (albeit at an unspecified low refresh rate).
On our luminometer, the LG monitor registered an impressive brightness of 375 nits. It also succeeded in a powerful reproduction of 126% of the sRGB color gamut.
HP U28 Cyber Monday 4K Monitor Sale
Designed for creative professionals, the HP 28U has a variety of color modes for DCI-P3, sRGB, and ‘standard’. It also supports HDR400 and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. When we reviewed the HP 28U, we praised its strong color accuracy, bright display, and built-in USB-C power delivery port for laptop charging.
In our tests, the HP 28U delivered over 460 nits of brightness in each of its three main picture modes. Clearly, it meets the HDR400 requirement.
Accuracy is key when editing photos. The monitor has a very low grayscale DeltaE error rate and a solid gamma range.
Samsung UR59C Cyber Monday Monitor Sale
The 32-inch Samsung UR59C is high on the list of best budget 4K monitors thanks to its gorgeous image quality, strong color accuracy, and attractive 1500R curve. $299 at B&H (opens in new tab)has been reduced from $449.
After reviewing the Samsung UR59C, I found that its brightness far exceeded its spec sheet. Our photometer managed a full 332 nits instead of the rated 250 nits.
Samsung’s monitor reliably delivered 104% of the sRGB gamut on the colorimeter.
It also delivers a strong contrast ratio of 2648:1.
Contributing editor Christian Eberle writes about the UR59C: You can buy it over the counter now.