Let's face it: Monitors aren't exactly exciting, even when they're optimized for gaming. But they sure are necessary. So we've rounded up a few great deals on some big- and bigger-screen displays that will make your life a little easier, for work and play.
Screen real estate can be worth its weight in gold. But that doesn't mean the prices on bigger-screen monitors have to be sky-high. We found some great bargains this week, including one on Samsung's 21.5-inch LED monitor (model S22E310H). Both Amazon and Best Buy are offering this display for $80, a savings of 53 percent off its $170 list price. This monitor typically sells for upward of $100, and has received user reviews of 4.5 out of 5 stars on both sites.
Need even more screen space? Best Buy has bigger savings on a bigger screen: The retailer is offering Dell's 27-inch LED (model S2716DGR) for $450—that's $250 off its $700 list price. The same display sells for $520 at Amazon and $581 at Walmart. Designed for gaming, Dell's display uses Nvidia's G-sync technology to minimize "stuttering and screen tearing for smoother graphics."
If bigger isn't better in your opinion when it comes to tablet screens (and handheld devices in general), you might love another deal from Best Buy: The retailer has the iPad Mini 4 on sale for $300—a $100 reduction from its $400 list price. That deal fetches you a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad Mini featuring a 7.9-inch Retina display and Apple's 8MP iSight camera. Many retailers, including Target and Walmart, sell this same device for between $395 and $400, and the next-lowest price we found to Best Buy's was around $350 on Amazon.
Although $1799 doesn't sound like bargain-basement pricing, it's a real deal when applied to Apple's well-regarded Macbook Pro laptop. That's how much B&H Photo is asking for the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 256GB of flash storage. The same model will run you $1999 at Apple's online store, so B&H's deal represents a savings of $200. For the money you get you a powerful, fast, and beautiful laptop rated at 89 percent by Techwalla.