How’s the home office these days? Are you tired of hunching over a 13-inch laptop screen? Or maybe feeling like a second screen would help your productivity?
Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the, with free shipping or curbside pickup (where available). The regular price is $250, and while this briefly dipped to $120 during a holiday flash sale, it’s still a solid discount.
The 27f is a 27-inch monitor with a 1,920×1,080-pixel native resolution, 5-millisecond response time and 75Hz refresh rate. If you don’t speak monitor, those are all good numbers — with a possible caveat.
See, I’d always suspected that a monitor of this size might actually feel “too big” given that resolution, that it wouldn’t prove as useful as one that could run at, say, 2,560×1,440 or even 4K. More pixels would produce a sharper image and let you fit more windows onscreen at a time.
But then I conducted a quick Twitter survey and found that lots of folks really like this size and don’t find the resolution limiting at all:
Meanwhile, some 4,400 Best Buy customers collectively rated this monitor 4.7 stars out of 5. And based on the above Twitter feedback, I actually bought this model a little while ago. Verdict: It’s terrific. Zero complaints.
The only bummer is the warranty: Just one year, versus two or three years on some other brands.
First published last year. Updated to reflect new pricing. Removed expired bonus deal.
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