27" Stories February 23, 2016

9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on. 

Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection – 55% off – $27 (Reg. $59.99)

The collection includes the full, critically acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth game, and it also comes with the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion.

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27" Stories October 28, 2015

expiredDell (P2715Q) 27-inch Ultra HD 4K LED IPS Monitor $430 shipped (Orig. $600)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals has the Dell (P2715Q) 27-inch Ultra HD 4K LED IPS Monitor for $429.99 shipped. That’s $170 off the list price, $87 better than Amazon, $20 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen.

It has an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, it can pivot, swivel and even provides built-in cable-management. Also, with DisplayPort 1.2, you can daisy-chain two monitors side by side. Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.


27" Stories January 23, 2015

Monitors: Acer 27-inch HD Widescreen $480 shipped (Reg. $550+), Dell 24-inch HD LED $210 shipped (Reg. $270)

We have noticed a couple nice 27 and 24-inch monitor deals today at Amazon and Newegg. Both of which are matching or beating the lowest prices we’ve seen, have received 4+ star ratings on Amazon and come with free shipping:

Customer Review: Acer 27” HD Widescreen Monitor

Pros:For those wanting to know some information about this monitor, I’m reposting my initial review from Newegg, since there are basically no reviews for this monitor here yet.

1. Now more than ever with the release of Nvidia Driver 344.48, this Acer should be a Gamers first choice. This driver contains a utility called “Dynamic Super Resolution” (DSR). This function, when turned on, allows the screen to render a game through “out of range resolutions”. So in short, when enabled, this feature will render any game such as, BF4 in 2560×1440 all the way up to 3840×2160, on this 1920×1080 Acer Xb270haprz etc. Albeit, it is scaled down but none the less, DSR is the true game changer. All those holding out for ROG Swift can now upgrade to this monitor at a reduced price, when compared to Swift and still be able to game all the way up to 4K with the inclusion of DSR.

2.Huge size, makes BF4 players much bigger, first time I fired up the game, I said H.O.L.Y!! WOW!!

3.Connected right up, no Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit issues to speak of.

4.Screen is absolutely beautiful and naysayers are selling you and almost me on hype that 1080P @ 27″, is no good. At $600.00 this monitor is definitely worth the price.

5.Take it from me, the pickiest person on the planet to please, this display is awesomeness wrapped in wowness!! <– made up word


1.Some games do not support G-sync, “The Evil Within” has a new playable demo on Steam and G-sync would not activate for it.

2.G-Sync does in fact cause some issues on this monitor. I have since reverted the display to 120hz which disables G-sync ability on the monitor, regardless of the feature being turned on in the driver, I have since disabled the driver options too. With G-sync enabled in the Nvidia control panel, an issue that may crop up with the 334.11 driver can cause black screens when in games and during some PC boot ups. It should be noted, I since reattempted to enable G-sync with the new 344.48 driver and although there are still some issues, I have not seen the black screen return…

27" Stories August 13, 2014

expiredHP 27″ 2560×1440 LED-Backlit IPS Monitor with DisplayPort/DVI refurb $275 shipped (Reg. $600)

Today’s Computers.Woot is the refurbished HP 27″ WQHD LED-Backlit IPS Monitor with DisplayPort & DVI-D refurb for $269.99 +$5 shipping. That’s $630 off the list price and $350 less than Amazon’s current listing for a new one.

This monitor features a 2560×1440 native resolution, 12ms response time, and DVI and DisplayPort inputs. It also sports a 4 port USB 2.0 Hub. A 1-year HP warranty applies. This offer ends today. 

27" Stories August 5, 2014

expiredBest Buy takes $120 off new iMacs, deals as low as $880 with .edu email

Today only, Best Buy is offering each of the five standard configuration 2014 iMac models at a discount of $120. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $100, which drops the entry level 21.5-inch model down to $879.99 with free shipping. The larger screen 27-inch model is also available starting at $1,679.99 (or $1,579.99 w/ .edu).

If you have access to a .edu e-mail address, simply head over to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code.

A reminder, these iMacs do not include an optical drive. If you are planning on using CDs or DVDs with your new iMac, Best Buy also offers the Apple SuperDrive External USB DVD +/- RW drive for $69.99 shipped (Reg. $79).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 21.5-inch (MF883LL/A) 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB: $979.99 or $879.99 w/. edu (Reg. $1,099)
  • 21.5-inch (ME086LL/A) 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,129.99 or $1,029.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299)
  • 21.5-inch (ME087LL/A) 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,379.99 or $1,279.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499)
  • 27-inch (ME088LL/A) 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,679.99 or $1,579.99 w/.edu (Reg. $1,799)
  • 27-inch (ME089LL/A) 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,879.99 or $1,779.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,999)

27" Stories February 18, 2014

expiredQNIX 27″ LED Evolution ll Matte 2560×1440 SAMSUNG PLS WQHD PC Monitor $289 shipped (Reg. $400)

Today only, ebay is offering the QNIX 27″ LED Evolution ll Matte 2560×1440 Samsung PLS WQHD PC Monitor for only $289 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price, $20 less than Amazon, and the lowest price we’ve seen. The QNIX features a 2560×1440 high resolution WQHD panel with 45W lower power consumption. It has a Samsung PLS Matte Screen with a Piano-black high glossy slim bezel, full tilt stand, and Dual DVI-D. It comes with 5W+5W built-in speakers and with it’s dynamic contrast ratio, you can enjoy 3D gaming and action movies without after image and blurring.

Mac users will need a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter + USB to use this monitor. 

27" Stories January 2, 2014

expiredHP 27″ LED 2560×1440 IPS Monitor w/DisplayPort, Dual-Link DVI & 4-Port USB Hub (refurb): $355 shipped

Today’s Tech.Woot is the refurbished HP 27″ LED-backlit IPS Monitor for only $349.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $140 less than Amazon’s current price and the lowest we’ve seen for this monitor. It features a DisplayPort and dual-link DVI that provide a connection to a range of evolving technologies. The integrated USB hub connects up to four devices at the monitor and the resolution is the same as the Apple Thunderbolt Displays without the heavy price tag. This offer ends today.

27" Stories November 25, 2013

Update: Amazon has the slightly updated version of this monitor for the same $179.99 and the Acer H236HL 23″ widescreen 1920 x 1080 LCD monitor for $129.99.

Best Buy is getting ready for Black Friday with hot deals all week long. Today its offering an AOC 27″ widescreen flat-panel 1080p LED monitor for $179.99 with free shipping. That’s $120 under retail and a new historical low price. It features a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, ultrafast 2 ms response time for high-action gaming/entertainment, and built-in speakers. 9to5Mac recommends it, while Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars.

  • Acer G246HL 24″ LED-Lit Monitor: $125 (Reg. $174.99) – Best price ever
  • Dell E-Series 24″ E2414Hr Screen LED-Lit Monitor: $129.99 (Reg. 229.99) – Lowest we’ve seen it go and there are a many more discounted Dell displays there as well. Mac users may need a Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to DVI Adapter to connect to this display.
  • HP Smartbuy 23″ LV2311 widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor: $93.99 (Reg. $159.99) – Best price ever

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27" Stories November 13, 2013

22-27″ Monitors: AOC 22″ USB-powered $100, Acer 24″ LED $130, X-Star 27″ 2560×1440 $279

Update: Both the AOC and Acer deals are now SOLD OUT, the X-Star remains available. We have a trifecta of monitor deals today in a nice range of sizes and feature sets.

First up is the AOC E2251FWU 22″ 1080p LED USB-Powered Monitor for $99.99 plus $5 shipping. A savings of $75 off retail and $25 off Amazon’s current listing. Perfect for traveling, it receives both its power and signal from a single USB cable. Rated 3.5 stars.

Next, Amazon is offering the Acer 24″ 1080p G246HL monitor for $129.99 with free shipping, which matches its lowest price ever. A great everyday monitor, it features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and DVI/VGA connectivity. Rated 4.5 stars.

Lastly, eBay has the X-Star 27″ DP2710 monitor for $279 with free shipping. It retails for $460, but typically sells for around $350. Today’s deal represents a savings of $71. The X-Star matte monitor is a gamer’s dream with a resolution of 2560×1440, and a response time of 8ms. It features built-in speakers, DVI-D dual link connectivity, and a Samsung PLS panel. Rated 4 stars.

27" Stories October 4, 2013

Woot has three different refurbished displays on sale today. The first is the AOC 20″ LED monitor for only $69.99 + $5 shipping. That’s the lowest we could find it for by more than $25. The AOC features a high quality 1600 x 900 resolution at 60Hz, with 16:9 aspect ratio. With a response time of 5ms, so you can watch videos or play games without any visible lag.

Next is the 27″ displays in your choice of LED for $179.99 or IPS for $199.99 (+ $5 shipping). They both feature an HDMI input as well as VGA and DVI. They also feature a full HD picture (1920 X 1080).

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27" Stories September 27, 2013

Monoprice 27″ IPS-Glass Panel Pro LED 2560×1440 monitor w/ speakers $398, ViewSonic 27″ 1080p monitor $180


Update: Sold out!  Don’t miss out next time.  Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals… TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+

Amazon via Monoprice is offering the Monoprice 27″ IPS-Glass Panel Pro LED 2560×1440 monitor for $398 with free shipping. It typically sells for $484 on Amazon and is currently listed at $474 from Monoprice direct. This is the lowest price we have ever seen on this 27″ monitor. It features a beautiful IPS glass panel for optimal viewing angles, ample connectivity options (DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI, and Dual Link DVI-D), and a pair of 2 watt built-in speakers. You’re going to want to use Displayport to push the full resolution, Mac users will need a miniplayport to displayport cable.

The 2560×1440 resolution is the same as the $999 Apple Cinema Display. 67 Monoprice reviewers rate it 4 stars.

If you want a large screen but don’t need as high of a resolution, Buy.com via eBay has a ViewSonic 27″ 1080p full HD widescreen monitor (Model VA2703-LED) for $180 with free shipping. That’s $50 below the next lowest available price and $203 less than retail.

27" Stories September 2, 2013

HP Debranded 27″ Widescreen HD 1080p LED-Backlit Monitor Refurb w/HDMI Input $180 shipped

UPDATE: Sold out!  Don’t miss out next time.  Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals… TwitterRSS FeedFacebook

1SaleADay has the  HP Debranded 27″ Widescreen HD 1080p LED-Backlit Monitor w/HDMI Input for only $179.99 shipped. That’s a savings of 41% off the list price of $300 and the lowest price we’ve seen for the Widescreen Monitor. Amazon carries it new for $260 and their customers gave it a rating of 4.5/5 stars with positive reviews.

The monitor’s 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen is excellent for playing games or viewing movies, and the 3 million to one dynamic contract ratio will delivery sharp contrast and crystal clarity. Its Analog RGB, Digital, D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI input compatibility will give you the versatility you need to connect all your favorite devices. This offer ends today.

27" Stories July 5, 2013

Ebay is offering the 27″ LED Evolution ll Samsung Panel Monitor for only $288.90 Shipped. This display has the same resolution as the Apple Thunderbolt Display/27-inch iMac without the $1,000+ price tag. Amazon sells the same model for $319 and their limitied customers gave it 5/5 stars. It’s important to note that Mini DisplayPort users – Recent Macs – will require a DVI-DUAL LINK adapter. Additional specs:

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