The display is going to be used as a second/third monitor, so it doesn’t have be stellar, but I want some decent colors (moving a window over from the main monitor shouldn’t look like you entered a foggy twilight zone).
Every immediate upsell seems to be a) gaming related (100+ Hz panels), b) other ports (like USB-3/c) or c) elaborated stands. I don’t care about any of those, I would rather throw some money onto a better 60fps panel.
Honestly - if you’re not gaming/video editing- I’d just get something cheap used.
I just sold 3x 24" Acer monitors on offerup recently for $60 total. Tons and tons of monitors for like $20-30 available if you just need a decent monitor.
I’m selling a 32" today for $80
That was my first idea too. I’m looking into the used market for two weeks now, but everything is either crap or 7+ years quality
So instead of buying something for 50 bucks in an unknown state with a failing background LED in two years I would rather spend 150 bucks now and get something decent that lasts a few years.
One idea is to buy a bigger 4k TV, for example 40-50 inches. Then you might not need those other monitors (maybe).
I’m using a Samsung 43 inch TV and I’m very pleased with it. Bought it as new a couple of years ago, and it wasn’t overly expensive either. And now such TVs are even cheaper.
BenQ GL2480, featuring a dynamic ratio, HDMI connectivity, 1ms GtG response time and 75Hz Refresh Rate, delivers every image detail with the best viewing quality.
Very gentle on the eyes. I gave it to my wife. I have the 22
I’ve gotten monitors at thrift stores that were still serviceable. Just need to appropriate adapters.
I’ve been happy with BenQ (w/EyeCare) so far - check around. They seem to be above the expected quality for the price points…
Acer SA241Y 24" FHD IPS Ultra-Thin 3 side Borderless Monitor
23.8IN 1920x1080P Resolution
3 side Borderless IPS Panel
100Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms Response time
AMD FreeSync Technology
Very good specs for reasonable Cdn dollar amount. $159.98 (Walmart)