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best budget monitor upgrade


It’s time for me to upgrade my old vga hp l1908w 1440x900 monitor. I’m looking for a good 4k or 1440p monitor, but given how budget is an issue we’re talking $300-$350 ish, I’m wondering if I’m even going to be able to tell the difference of going 4k. at that price range I’m thinking I can getting a higher end 1440p screen than I could with 4k, IE better contrast and color? Any suggestions/recommendations?


Well, if you can stretch to $400 I’d personally opt for a BenQ BL2711U 27-Inch IPS 4K Monitor:-

I would go into a nearby store though and see for yourself first - as to whether you can tell the difference between a 4K monitor and a full HD monitor, or a 1440 monitor etc. And also think about what would you actually be using it for - gaming, video work, watching films or just general computer use… (and questions like will it fit on your desk, what outputs does your pc have, do you want an LCD or LED - or not bothered by it? etc)

Also review sites may be of help - a lot of stats and expect the odd negative review - though should be able to point you in the right direction. Whatever you do decide - have a good look around the net - and also in store to find a better deal if possible.


You may wish to give some consideration to the Dell 4K S2817Q 28" Screen LCD Monitor - available for at for $330 new, too:-

I’ve just upgraded my monitor to a 27" AOC monitor (luckily got it free as 2nd hand from a friend), just in HD res - nothing really too fancy, but a noticeable difference than my old Hanspree 19" - even for more middle-age eyes! 😃

Good luck with it 😃 Moderator

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