Give your eyes and shoulders a rest and expand your screen real estate with a secondary monitor.
If you’ve been working from home, hunched over a 13-inch laptop screen, give your eyes and shoulders a rest and expand your screen real estate with a secondary monitor. Prime Day runs throught June 22, with lots of deals on tap, including top-quality monitors.
Monitors are multi-functional, but some brands and models benefit certain workflows more than others. HP’s 24mh, for example, offers a middle-of-the-road, no-frills solution, but for gaming, look for monitors with high refresh rates and features like FreeSync and G-Sync for a faster and more responsive gaming experience. Content creators should focus on monitors with excellent color accuracy, as this is essential for creating images that will look correct when displayed elsewhere or when printed.
Read on for deals on a variety of monitors that fall into these categories; we’ll update this story as more Prime Day monitor deals go live.
This affordable monitor is fairly standard, but it’s a solid option for anyone who needs a basic display. It has a 23.8-inch 1080p screen and a slightly better than average 75Hz refresh rate. Its small black bezels help reduce the gap between screens when using more than one monitor. HP installed a pair of 2W speakers on the monitor for basic audio output, too.
This 4K monitor has an incredibly high resolution for a 27-inch display—163 pixels per inch. The monitor also comes with built-in support for HDR10 and AMD’s FreeSync technology, making it a suitable option for gaming. It also covers 98% of the sRGB color spectrum, so it’ll work for editing images. It’s a well-rounded, multipurpose display.
LG built this monitor to be a more affordable office monitor. It has a 29-inch, 2,560-by-1,080 ultrawide display, which makes it easy to fit two windows on screen at the same time. Its color accuracy is listed at 99% of the sRGB color gamut, or just below the level required for professional image-editing work, but this shouldn’t be a major issue for many people.
The MSI Creator was designed as a high-end solution for content-creation work. It has a 32-inch 4K display that makes it easier to fit more windows on the screen. The monitor is also factory-calibrated for phenomenal color accuracy that’s rated at 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. This enables you to carefully craft images with realistic colors that are as bright and vibrant or as dark as you desire.
This 2,560-by-1,440 gaming monitor features a high-speed IPS panel that can display up to 170 images per second. This along with FreeSync Premium support and a 0.5ms response time make the monitor highly responsive and an excellent option for competitive gaming. Color accuracy on the monitor is also superb with 92% of the DCI-P3 color gamut supported and 140% of the sRGB color spectrum covered.
LG designed this monitor with a flat 32-inch 2K display panel, which has a fast 144Hz refresh rate that far paces conventional monitors. The monitor also has ultra-thin bezels that help to save space on your desktop and reduce the space between displays if you have more than one.
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Michael Justin Allen Sexton is a life-long tech enthusiast and gamer. He began breaking down PCs and ancient video devices known as “VCRs” at the age of 10. When he isn’t gaming or tearing apart gadgets to learn how they work, he can usually be found reading history. He’s also a student of the Chinese language and has a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. You can follow him on Twitter @EmperorSunLao.
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