Check out these cheap 4K and 1080P monitors

If you're looking buy a new monitor and don't want to spend to a fortune, you have options. We found a couple that are on sale, and while these aren't exactly the best gaming monitors out there, they're at least serviceable. Just as importantly, they're cheap.

First up is a 1080P display. Acer's K2 series K242HQL is on sale at Newegg for $112.99, and if you use coupon code EMCSEPPX2, it knocks the price down to $89.99. At that price, it's worth considering even for a secondary display, either as a backup or to pair with a budget build.

Acer K242HQL | 24-inch | 1080p | TN | $89.99EMCSEPPX2)

Acer K242HQL | 24-inch | 1080p | TN | $89.99
The specs aren't terribly exciting at this price point—it's a TN panel with a 1920x1080 resolution at 60Hz, albeit with a rated 1ms refresh rate. Acer also claims a 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 nits brightness.  $89.99 (use coupon code EMCSEPPX2) 

If it's a 4K monitor you're after, BuyDig is selling a 28-inch Dell S2817Q (shown above) on Ebay for $219. This same model sells for $287.47 (sale price) on Amazon, and $299.99 on Newegg.

Dell S2817Q | 28-inch | 4K | TN | $219

Dell S2817Q | 28-inch | 4K | TN | $219
This one is also a TN panel, with a rated 2ms response time. It also has a built-in USB 3.0 hub. This is about as cheap as it gets for a 4K monitor of this size. $219

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Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).