Best monitor deals: Discounted 27-inch QHD and 32-inch UHD screens
In my eyes (and my wallet), if you’re looking for the best value in a new computer monitor, you should look for a 27-inch QHD monitor or a 32-inch UHD monitor. Monitors with these general specs tend to offer the best value in terms of screen size, resolution, and price. Almost all of these models will deliver a satisfyingly sharp image for their size without breaking the bank.
My current monitor is a 27-inch QHD (quad HD or 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution) monitor that I bought for $250. I almost opted for a 32-inch UHD (ultra HD or 3,840 x 2,160 pixel) display which would have offered more real estate and more pixels for only a little more money. Between these two different sizes, you can easily find a monitor that will perfectly fit your office space, your work needs and, most importantly, your budget. Creatives, hobbyists, and professional gamers around the world who are concerned about color gamut and refresh rates might find they need a high-end display that you’ll find on our list, but these displays are large enough for most needs, and with sufficient pixel density. to produce a sharp, quality image.
Be sure to check CNET’s monitor buying guide And how we test monitors for more information and stay up to date with the best deals I’m seeing right now in 27-inch QHD and 32-inch UHD displays. I’ll continue to update this story as prices fluctuate and I discover better deals, so check back often.
Best 27-inch monitor deals
These 27-inch models feature QHD resolution and give you more screen space than a 24-inch, FHD (full HD or 1920 x 1080 pixels) display, as well as better resolution. And it gives you all of that for not too much money. You may also come across 27-inch 4K displays in your search. These displays offer some quality worthy of consideration, but in my experience QHD or 2K resolution is more than enough when stretched across a 27-inch panel.
This is the model I ended up buying on Amazon after shopping around. I got it for a reasonable $250, and it’s even cheaper now. It’s an IPS panel with QHD resolution, 350 nits rated brightness, and thin screen bezels. I like the simple stand, although I wish it offered overhead support. However, most monitors at this price don’t offer height adjustment, so I can live without it. It doesn’t have internal speakers, but those are generally terrible and I would never use them when I have a Bluetooth speaker in my home office. It has one DisplayPort and two HDMI ports, providing the ability to connect to a variety of PCs and laptops. I have nothing to complain about its image, which I find sufficiently bright and clear.
The 32-inch version of this monitor is on sale for even less if you want to go up in size.
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I don’t know the Koorui name, but this monitor gets favorable reviews on Amazon and is priced at just $180 with a $30 discount. That’s rare for a 27-inch monitor with QHD resolution. Most budget monitors are rated for a lackluster 250 nits brightness, but this Koorui model is rated for a more adequate 300 nits brightness. It is labeled as a gaming monitor because it has a 144Hz refresh rate which is faster than the typical 60Hz refresh rate and also has AMD FreeSync.
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This 27-inch Pixio monitor is a great value even at its $260 list price, and right now on Amazon you can pick it up for $20 less by activating the instant coupon on the product page. It features QHD resolution with AMD FreeSync and a fast 144Hz refresh rate if you want to use it for gaming in addition to work. It’s rated for a sufficient brightness of 350 nits, so it should be a bit brighter than the Koorui model above.
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The highlight of this ViewSonic model is its USB 3.2 Type-C port, which means you can connect a MacBook and other laptops with a USB-C port (but not HDMI) to the monitor without adapters or converter cables. special. It also provides HDMI and DisplayPort connections with AMD FreeSync and is rated for 300 nits brightness. It’s currently $50 off at Amazon.
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This 27-inch HP features QHD resolution, a fast 165Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync technology for smooth action while gaming. Plus, it has low blue light to protect your eyes, without sacrificing color accuracy. The stand offers height, tilt and swivel adjustment. It’s currently $64 off at Amazon.
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Best 32-inch monitor deals
The next step up in size, resolution and price from a 27-inch QHD display is a 32-inch UHD display. Ultra HD is also commonly referred to as 4K.
This Westinghouse model has a low light peak of 220 nits, making it a better choice for a basement or other low-light room than a sunny office. If you’re looking for a basic monitor and don’t need the brightest panel, this is one of the more affordable 32-inch 4K monitors. It includes AMD FreeSync, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and a headphone jack. It’s only $266 after factoring in the initial $100 discount plus the instant coupon that takes off an additional 5% at checkout.
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It’s one of the more affordable 32-inch 4K monitors at its current $50 discount. It has HDMI and DisplayPort connections, 300 nits brightness and built-in speakers. It also supports HDR10 and AMD FreeSync and comes in a compact but basic package with thin bezels.
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This LG is similar to the two monitors above – 32-inch 4K display with FreeSync and built-in speakers – but is the brightest of the trio with a 350 nits rating. It’s $50 off at LG right now.
At 32 inches, a curved screen is starting to become an option, and not just for gamers. A curved screen lets you sit closer without having to strain your head so much to see the whole screen. This curved Dell monitor features a smooth 1800R curvature with AMD FreeSync and built-in speakers. It also has a wealth of adjustability with tilt, swivel and height adjustment. It has an abundance of connectivity with two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort connection, two USB-A ports, a USB-B port and a headphone jack. And it’s currently $30 off at Amazon.
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