By Ian Paul
Upgrading your monitor—or snagging a second one—is a great way to improve your work from home experience. They’ve been a bit hard to find in recent weeks, but we’ve spotted a great deal at the Microsoft Store. The online retailer is selling a Lenovo 27-inch 1440p display with gameplay-smoothing FreeSync technology for $200. That’s $70 off the sticker price.[ Want more great deals? Check out TechConnect, our home for the best tech deals, all hand-picked by the PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive editors. ]
The Lenovo L27q-30 features a “near-edgeless” bezel on the top and sides. This makes it an excellent choice for a dual- or triple-monitor setup since they can be packed close together for a more immersive gaming (or productivity) experience. The monitor is also rocking AMD’s FreeSync technology for buttery smooth, no-stutter gaming when paired with a discrete graphics card.
For work from home types, the 75Hz refresh rate is also a nice feature. This is just a smidge higher than the standard 60Hz on most displays, but it should still offer a noticeably better visual experience, with smoother mouse movements and window transitions. IPS technology means the panel should be vibrant, with wide viewing angles, and it covers 99 percent of the sRGB color space.
Lenovo’s display has one HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort 1.2 connection, while the stand supports tilt between -5 and 22 degrees. Bottom line? This looks to be a solid monitor at a great price.[Today’s deal: Lenovo L27q-30 for $200 at The Microsoft Store]
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.
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