Our favorite budget 4K HDR monitor is $100 off right now

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In our best gaming monitors roundup, we gave the BenQ EL2870U the title of the best budget 4K HDR display, thanks to its impressive feature set and competitive price. Thankfully, it has now dropped even lower, as it's now just $300 at multiple stores. This display uses a 27.9-inch Twisted Nematic (TN) panel, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) and support for HDR. It has both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, as well as dual 2W speakers and a headphone jack. 

The main drawbacks are the somewhat-lacklustre viewing angles (but when are you not looking at your monitor straight-on?) and the lack of a high refresh rate, but this is still an impressive package for $300, offering a very affordable way to get a genuinely quality 4K monitor into your setup. See more about what we thought in our review.

BenQ EL2870U 27.9" Monitor | $300 at BestBuy ($100 off)NeweggB&H

BenQ EL2870U 27.9" Monitor | $300 at BestBuy ($100 off)
This monitor offers a lot for a $300 price, including 4K, HDR, and FreeSync support (but only to 60Hz). It's also available for the same price Newegg, B&H and Amazon—though the latter claims the saving is more around the $50 mark.

To see how it compares remember to check out the best gaming monitors, but also give time to the best 4K monitors for gaming to examine the differences in 4K panels and what they offer, as they slowly become more affordable.

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Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.