If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering Apple itself is recommending you purchase a third-party display, the latter option is going to be the more likely.
While Apple didn’t recommend any specific third-party alternatives during its discontinuation announcement of the Thunderbolt display last week, we’ve done the work for you and put together our top picks for the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac available to buy right now.
It features a refresh rate of 120Hz (Native) that allows for smooth viewing of fast paced action scenes and gaming. The available Smart features include: Skype, Twitter, and Internet Browsing (Opera) It has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, and MHL inputs. It also comes with a remote, two 3D Glasses, and a Table Top Stand.
It features a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, various inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 digital audio out (optical) and a refresh rate of 120hz. It comes with a stand, the remote and 2 AA batteries. The LG 60LN5400 comes with a limited 1 year parts and labor warranty and has received 4.5/5 stars from 99 Best Buy customers and 4.6/5 stars on Amazon.
This television features a refresh rate of 120Hz (Native); Clear Motion Rate 240 (Effective) that allows for action packed movies and gaming to come across looking stunning. It also has the following inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite. You can access Netflix, YouTube, and all the other media goodies with built-in Wi-Fi and Smart capabilities that are included.
Amazon customers gave it 4.2/5 stars and left great reviews.
Today we found a few big screen HDTVs on sale. The first is the LG Electronics 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV (2013 Model) for only $549.99 shipped. That’s $450 off the list price on name brand television. It features a 120Hz refresh rate that makes for clear transitions in gaming or action movies and it has the following inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out. Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews for it.
The next one we found at Adorama. It’s the 42″ LG 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for $429. The coupon code S083190810 cuts it down to only $319 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $110 off the list price and the best offer we could find for it.
It features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 170°/160° viewing angles and supports D-Sub, DVI and HDMI Inputs. The GL2760H comes with a 3 year limited warranty from Ben Q and has received a 4.7/5 star rating among Amazon customers.
It is also has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, D-Sub & DVI-D inputs and a 60Hz refresh rate. It comes with a VGA cable, a power cord and has received favorable reviews on both Amazon and Newegg.
The 27″ Acer G6 Series features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 6ms response time, VGA & DVI inputs and comes with a 3 year limited parts and labor warranty. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating among Amazon customers.
On July 9th, ZTE introduced the Sprint LivePro Projector. It’s the first pocket-sized mini projector and mobile hotspot powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It lets you watch movies or give presentations with a 10-inch to 10-foot projection display, as well as connecting you to the Internet. The all-in-one device launched July 11th and costs $299 with a two-year carrier agreement, or $449.99 prepaid (no contract).
The Sprint LivePro has a 4″ touchscreen and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has a microSD card slot and HDMI cable connection that provide an HD experience in the office or at home.
“Whether it’s a boardroom proposal or backyard movie night, Sprint LivePro is a one-of-a-kind device that combines the enhanced LTE network capabilities of Sprint Spark with an easily portable projector that helps you get work done or keep the family entertained.”
Product video highlighting key benefits and features of the Sprint LivePro Projector.
The LG lets you access premium content from providers like Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube directly from your TV. It has 3X HDMI ports, it’s Energy Star certified, it has 2:2 pull down compensation, Picture Wizard, Simplink, Wi-Fi Direct, Resolution Upscaler, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and Picture Mode.
If you’re looking for Ultra-High Defintion, check out our selection of 4K TV’s on sale right now.
It features 4K Ultra-High Definition with 120Hz Refresh Rate, 4K @ 30Hz. A max resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a built-in 4K upscaler. It has 3 HDMI inputs, VGA, and USB. Also, while supplies last it comes with a Free Seiki SB102N sound bar with bluetooth.
Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and great reviews.
Newegg has the Seiki 39” Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV for $389.99 shipped. MasterPass users can apply the coupon code “MASTERPASS10” to cut it to only $369.99. That’s $10 under our previous mention and the lowest price we could find for the 4k uHDTV.
It features a 3840×2160 resolution (four times that of 1080p TVs). It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB, and three HDMI inputs. The coupon expires June 15.
Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.
Update: 5/19 (1pm): The 23″ Dell Monitor has sold out.
Today we’re seeing a number of high quality HD displays with great discounts. The first, at Newegg, is the Dell S2340M 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor for $159.99. Use the coupon code: EMCYTZG339 at checkout to drop it to only $119.99 shipped. That makes it $100 under the list price, $30 less than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we could find. It features ultra-wide viewing and Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 in a 16:9 widescreen format. Also, you can easily connect to your laptop or desktop with VGA and DVI-D (HDCP) connectivity.
The HP features a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a fast 7 ms response time. This ultra-fast response time allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games. It also has the following inputs: VGA, DVI, and HDMI (with HDCP).
With over 250 customer reviews, this HP received a rating of 4.7/5 stars.
First introduced at CES in January, Samsung today quietly started taking preorders for a new billion-color, 3,840 x 2,160 28-inch 4K monitor. The UD590 includes two HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort, audio out, and introduces a slick brushed metal look with thin bezels and a ’T-shaped’ stand that minimizes the machine’s overall footprint. Perhaps the most…
First we have the 29-inch Philips Brilliance (298X4QJAB) UltraWide HD display for $450 shipped. That’s $250 off the original price and the lowest we’ve seen this model go for. It features a 2560 x 1080 resolution, built-in stereo speakers, and HDMI, DisplayPort and Dual link DVI connectivity. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating on Amazon.
Next up we have the 29-inch Philips Brilliance (298P4QJEB) UltraWide HD monitor for $550. That’s $250 off the original price and the best price we have ever seen on this high end monitor by nearly $20. This one packs many of the same features as the above mentioned model except with a few extras including USB 3.0 connectivity for data transfers and device charging, and a 90 degrees pivot feature for vertical display view. This one has a 4/5 star rating from Amazon customers.
We have a 27-inch option with the Philips Brilliance 272P4QPJKEB PLS Quad HD monitor for $600 shipped. This is $300 or 33% off the original listing and again the lowest we’ve ever seen this model go for by nearly $60. It features a built-in webcam and mic, Quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, as well as HDMI, Display Port and Dual link DVI and USB 3.0 connections. The 272P4QPJKEB has a 4.2/5 star rating on Amazon.
If a 70″ TV is a little too big for your living room, Groupon has a 60″ Samsung for only $899.99. That’s half off the list price, $400 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find it for. It features Full 1080p HD and a Clear Motion Rate of 240.
Today we’re seeing some great offers on HDTVs. Best Buy has the 32″ Sharp and the 47″ LG for 20% off their original list prices. However, if you’re looking for an HDTV with wifi and web apps, Amazon has a 70″ Vizio that’s $200 off, and 1Sale has a 32″ Sony that’s dropped 59% off its list price.
Best Buy has the 42″ Sharp LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV for only $349.99 shipped. That’s $130 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. The Sharp features direct-lit LED backlighting, 1080p resolution and DTS sound technology, and three HDMI inputs and MHL link capability makes it easy to watch content in high-definition.
Walmart has the Refurbished Vizio 47″ and 40″ 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV for only $348 and $249 shipped. That’s the lowest we’ve seen for them and they are still available to ship in time for the holidays. They feature a true 16:9 aspect ratio so you may view your movies as the director intended. A built-in digital tuner allows you to watch digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available.
MacMall has the Dell UltraSharp 32″ Ultra HD 4k Monitor for a low $3,000 shipped. That’s 14% off the list price of $3,500 and the lowest we’ve seen for it. The UltraSharp features a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. That’s four times the resolution of Full HD and it has a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 2000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 8ms Response Time, HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort.
Staples is offering the Google Chromecast streaming player for $35 with free shipping. If you apply the $10 off coupon available on Staples mobile site m.staples.com via SMS it drops to $25 shipped. (you dont have to use the text message coupon on your phone.. Just copy the digits in the link from the text message Staples sent you and add them as a coupon on the regular site.)
You can also get 5% back later in Staples Rewards (free to sign up).
Newegg’s Black Friday deals have now gone live. There are some solid discounts on everything from HDTVs and streaming boxes to hard drives, games, headphones and displays. These deals are selling out quick so jump on them while you can. We have put together some of the notable discounts available below. You can pick up…
The LG features an ultra-wide 21:9 screen ratio and a 4-screen split feature that divides the screen into up to four customizable segments. The Dual Link-up feature allows two compatible portable devices, like a computer, camera, phone, or Blu-ray player, to be connected to the monitor and viewed on a single screen simultaneously. The LG is also Energy Star qualified to use about 30% less energy than standard monitors. It also has the following inputs: DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort
Today we’re seeing even more price drops on big screen HDTVs as we approach Black Friday. First up, Amazon is offering the Samsung 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D LED HDTV for only $699 (Reg. $1,499.99). That’s an $800 savings off the list price and lowest we’ve seen for this HDTV. The Samsung features true HD 1080p and…
The next HDTV is also 65″ and made by Samsung, however it has the added features of voice command navigation and a smart touch remote. The Smart LED HDTV is listed at $3,700 but today it’s dropped to an all time low of $1997.99.
The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like – and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the 5 Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover movies, shows, and social posts with less searching and more watching.
– Amazon has the Vizio 50″ LED 1080p Smart HDTV for $450 with free shipping and potential tax savings for some buyers(Update: Sold out from Amazon). Also available at Best Buy with in-store pickup or shipping in limited areas. Today’s deal is the best price ever by $148, and we do not expect it to last long. The Vizio E500i-A1 features built-in WiFi connectivity to support a plethora of streaming apps, SRS Studio Sound HD, and 1080p full HD resolution. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by nearly 2,200 Amazon reviewers.
– K-Mart is now offering the Westinghouse 59.9” 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $599.99 (in-store pickup only). That’s the lowest we’ve ever seen for an HDTV that size. The HDTV features 3D Noise Reduction and 8 watt speakers. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, and three HDMI inputs.
Also Today, Amazon Prime Members will be able to get a lower price on select VIZIO HDTVs and Sound Bars. You can see the discount on the product’s main page. Prime members will automatically receive the discount amount and will be applied on the final page of checkout.
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.
Staples offers the Dell E2314H 23″ LED Monitor for $109.99 shipped. Coupon code 86069 drops it to $94.99, easily the lowest price we’ve ever seen for a Dell 23-inch display. It has the following specs: 23″ LED Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 Viewing Angle: 160°/ 170° Brightness: 250 cd/m² Response Time: 5ms AC input: 100…
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).