Affordable back-to-school laptops
NOT EVERYONE NEEDS A HIGH-END MONITOR, SO FOR THOSE ON A BUDGET OR WHO JUST NEED A BASIC SCREEN, WE’VE COMPARED THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTIONS.
TO HELP SCOPE out what was available when it comes to low-cost screens, this month we’ve put 10 models to the test, with all models priced under $300. Of course, at this pricepoint, monitors tend towards simpler models, but there are plenty of smaller panels with higher-end features. It’s also possible to buy quite competent gaming models, with functionality such as AMD FreeSync and higher refresh rates. While many cheaper screens use basic TN panels, some step up the quality with VA or even IPS displays.
Other affordable productivity-focused monitors include adjustable stands, or have increased power efficiency.
While it’s possible to buy affordable LCDs under 20-inches, 27-inches is about as big as you will find without blowing out the budget and going above $300.
As always, make sure you shop around for the best price — our sister site www.getprice.
com.au is a great place to start. But don’t shy away from big name stores such as JB Hi-Fi or OfficeWorks either, who often have some surprisingly-great discounts and special offers.