These Superb Deals On 4K, HDR & FHD PC Monitors Are Worth A Look

by on July 18, 2018
Stephan Jukic – July 18, 2018

Amazon Prime Day is now officially over but many of the prices that were set when it went live still persist and we’ve found several here for some of today’s best 4K and FHD expanded color gamut PC monitors. Thus, if you’re looking to upgrade the quality of your computer gaming experience or just want a display for professional editing work that really brings out the fine details, some of the following are sincerely excellent deals in terms of value per dollar spent.

Most importantly, the following monitors all all offer expanded color gamut coverage. With one exception, they’re not HDR 4K monitor models with truly mind-blowing color but what they do offer is a higher level of sRGB or AdobeRGB color space coverage and for both gamers and visual editors in particular, that can be one extremely important factor.

Additionally, the extra resolution offered by the 4K ultra HD monitors on this list means a much finer gradient of detail. Some might argue that this many pixels (8.29 million for 4K UHD resolution) on a screen no more than 27 to 34 inches across is a bit too much but we can safely say that the extra sharpness does make a difference, especially when you consider the typical distances from which most people view their PC screen.

On a final note, we really need to stress that the expanded resolution of some of the following monitors does mean a need for serious processing power, especially if you mean to do some gaming in UHD resolution. If you just want to use your new 4K monitor for visual editing, you won’t need a 4K gaming-friendly GPU like the ones we review here, but even for regular office requirements, high performance CPUs like Intel’s Kaby Lake series processors are a good idea, along with Windows 10, which is much more 4K-friendly than Windows 8.

LG 34UM68-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with FreeSync: $307.74

LG 34UM68-P 34-Inch UltraWide IPS Monitor with FreeSync

Fantastic RGB color performance combines with a 144Hz refresh rate and a huge, ultra wide display to deliver some exquisite gaming performance. The LG 34-inch UltraWide also comes with AMD FreeSync technology for a truly smooth gaming experience if you happen to use one of AMD’s excellent and powerful GPUs. The price above is for a fully warrantied used – Like New edition of the 34UM68 model delivered by Amazon itself

Basic specs:

  • 34″ Full HD IPS LED Monitor (Diagonal) sRGB over 99%,Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.312 mm x 0.310 mm
  • 8bits, 16.7 Million Colors, 5ms GTG Response Time.OS Compatibility-Windows
  • 75Hz Refresh Rate, 21:9 Aspect Ratio,2560×1080 Resolution, 5M:1 Contrast Ratio
  • DIMENSIONS – Without Stand (WxHxD) : 32.7″” x 15″” x 1.9″”,With Stand (WxHxD) : (Down) 32.7″” x 16.9″” x 9.4″”
Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED-Lit Monitor: $249.99

Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD LED-Lit Monitor

The price above is for a brand new Samsung U28E590D 4K UHD monitor with AMD FreeSync and 4ms response time. This model originally came out in 2016 but still offers superb gaming and color performance while also delivering plenty of display space. We highly recommend it and at $250, it’s a superb deal. The U28E590D is a full-blown 4K ultra HD monitor.

Basic specs:

  • Connect multiple Ultra HD devices, like PCs and gaming consoles via two HDMI 2.0 inputs as well as one Display Port input
  • Realistic UHD Picture Quality
  • AMD FreeSync with 1ms Response
  • More than 1 Billion Colors
  • Easy Multitasking with PIP 2.0
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160. Mega DCR Contrast Ratio
LG 27UD58-B 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync: from $256

LG 27UD58-B 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync

LG’s IPS 4K UHD 27UD58 monitor is nearly as good a deal as the Samsung model we mentioned above. It also offers AMD FreeSync technology along with fantastic color space coverage and is a superb option for 4K PC gaming fans, particularly those of you who might be using AMD GPU technology in your PC. Office and visual design users should love the 27UD58’s specs too since it offers excellent color gamut precision and coverage.

Basic specs:

  • K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS monitor
  • OS Compatibility-Windows 10
  • On-Screen control with screen Split 2.0
  • Game mode & Black stabilizer. Brightness: 250 cd/m2, color depth (number of colors):10bit(8bit + A-FRC)
  • HDMI 2.0 (x2) and DisplayPort
Pricey but insanely powerful: Philips Momentum 43″ 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor: $999.99

Momentum 43 inch 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor

The Philips Quantum Dot DisplayHDR 4K UHD Monitor is the absolute priciest item on this list and at $1000 hardly seems like a deal, but it is in a way when you consider its sheer performance power. This is one of the most advanced PC displays in the world right now and one of the first to come with extremely advanced and visually spectacular DisplayHDR-qualified specs. It’s just now going on sale with major retailers and if you want PC display with the quality of a premium 4K UHD TV. The peak brightness alone of this model is mind-blowing at over 1000 nits. No 4K monitor from before 2018 came close to delivering that.

Also Read: Our ultimate guide to the best 4K UHD TVs for every budget, premium HDR models and starter televisions

Basic specs:

  • 43″(42.51 Viewable) MVA Panel, 3840 x 2160 Resolution, Adaptive Sync, 4ms response time
  • Brightness- DisplayHDR 1000, Dynamic Contrast Ratio- 50,000,000:1, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Ultra Wide Color Range-1.07 Billion, Low Input Lag, Low Blue Mode
  • Ambiglow Mode Intensifies Entertainment, 7 watt Speakers w/ DTS Sound, Multi-View From Multiple Devices
  • HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2, Mini Display Port 1.2, USB-C, (2) USB3.0, PC Audio In, Headphone Out
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