Tuesday deals: a 35″ 100-Hz ultra-wide display for $420 and more

Hello, folks. There's something cooking in the TR labs. Maybe it's Jeff's coffee or one of the slabs of roasted meat he occasionally posts pictures of to make the staff's mouths water and annoy them even more. Maybe it's new hardware. Who knows. In the meantime, all we can reveal is today's selection of deals. Check out what we have in store.

  • Hey, today may be display day. We're starting with the biggest unit. The Monoprice MP 35" is a 3440×1440 ultra-wide monitor that employs a 35" panel with a 100-Hz refresh rate. The company doesn't spell out the panel type, but given the 2500:1 contrast ratio and 5-ms response time, our money's on a variation of VA. There's FreeSync support on tap, and the whole deal will set you back just $419.99 at Newegg Flash while stocks last.

  • The next monitor in line also hails from Monoprice, but it's a sligthly different beast. The Monoprice 32in (27772) has an IPS panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 and a claimed 2-ms response time (probably in an overdrive mode). The maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz, and Monoprice says that the display suppports FreeSync. The asking price is $339.99 at Newegg Flash. Grab it while you can.

  • The third pixel slab on the table is the Sceptre U275W-4000R. This 27" display has a resolution of 3840×2160 and uses an IPS panel. There's a multitude of input options and a pair of built-in speakers. There's not much else to say about this display, but that's fine since Amazon's price tag reads just $179.73.

  • We dig Corsair gear here at TR, so we'd like to point you towards the Carbide Spec Omega mid-tower case. This enclosure has a tempered-glass sheet on the side, has enough room for radiators up to 360 mm in length, and comes with two 120-mm fans. Take this case home and get your build on for just $64.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCEPRS62. You can get another $15 back by way of a rebate card, too.

  • Everyone talks about "gaming laptops," but oftentimes what they mean is a laptop with a non-sucky CPU and a graphics card barely better than an IGP. Enter the real deal: the Gigabyte Aero 15X v8-BK4 laptop. We're big fans of Gigabyte's potent mobile machines, and this particular model packs a Core i7-8750H processor accompanied by 16 GB of RAM and a mighty GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card. You get a 512-GB NVMe SSD, and (drum roll) a 1920×1080 IPS display with a whopping 144-Hz refresh rate. Yep, this machine ticks all the right boxes, and you can get it for $1999 from Newegg with the cart code EMCEPRS23. If that isn't good enough, you'll also get a free 144-Hz 24.5" AOC monitor, a backpack, a keyboard skin, and a Gigabyte Aorus mouse-and-pad bundle.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 1 year ago

    I’m curious about that Monoprice 35″ VA panel.

    If it’s a modern panel it could be very interesting. If it’s the old smeary panel from the Predator Z35 then it’s one to avoid.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      100Hz curved VA reminds me of the first generation Samsung ultrawide curved monitors like the CF791(?)

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 1 year ago

    Oh man, that 35″ display is tempting! Probably wont’ jump on this one but the prices are really close to what I’m looking for.

    • Voldenuit
    • 1 year ago

    $420? Funding secured.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Attaboy.

      • Pwnstar
      • 1 year ago

      The SEC wants to have a word with you.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    That Gigabyte bundle is pretty hilarious, considering the AOC monitor that comes with it has FreeSync and not G-Sync. Fortunately a GTX 1070 at 1080p should at least push 72Hz or more, so it’ll at least drive the monitor at half its max rate.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      It is Max-Q–so figure about 85% performance of a regular GTX 1070.

        • Voldenuit
        • 1 year ago

        Play with the voltage curves in MSI Afterburner.

        My 1080 Max Q did 1911 MHz at 0.875V but I’m running 1733 @ 0.800V because that’s enough to get me 120 fps in the games I play.

        • trek205
        • 1 year ago

        Not even close to that in some games for some of the reviews I’ve seen. In a few cases it’s actually much closer to the 1060 than it is to the 1070.

          • Voldenuit
          • 1 year ago

          Are they comparing it to the desktop 1070 or the laptop 1070?

          Because there’s no chance against a desktop 1070 – unconstrained power and thermals. But a 1070 Max-Q should be within 15-25% of a laptop 1070 /in the same chassis/, at worst.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Yeah, you definitely can’t compare notebook and desktop performance without considering the thermal situations. So many notebooks have a shared cooling system that covers both the CPU and GPU, so the CPU might also be running slower than it otherwise would. That compounds the issue.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I think 72Hz is still pretty reasonable for that GPU and resolution, but it’s a huge waste since Nvidia doesn’t support FreeSync. If they did, the monitor would be much more useful.

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 year ago

      I mean…free monitor, so yay.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        Oh, for sure. It’s just experiencing some limited potential. The other freebies are definitely nice, though.

      • Ryhadar
      • 1 year ago

      Nvidia supports FreeSync: Confirmed.

    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    That Aero 15X package is insane for the price. I’m almost tempted to nab one, except I already have a laptop and that would be excessive.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Yeah, tell me about it. I’d have made it the leading deal, if it weren’t a $2k item. It’s pretty effin’ insane.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Hmmm….a 27″ 4k IPS monitor for the price of a 27″ 1080p TN? What’s the catch?

      • Star Brood
      • 1 year ago

      I’m also trying to figure that one out. When did 4k get lower than 200 bucks??

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        I got a 43″ 4K TV at Fry’s for $180. So, sometime in the last half year?

      • Waco
      • 1 year ago

      Damn, either I’ve been out of touch or that’s a SMOKIN’ deal. $180 for an IPS 4K 27″? Crazy times we live in.

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      Well, it’s “Sceptre” brand so the quality and support may be less than stellar: it gets 3 stars on NewEgg and 3.3 on Amazon. You probably won’t be getting some features like PiP/PbP. I imagine build quality (screen coating, sturdiness especially for VESA mounting) may be low and QA may suffer. The missing dollars have to come from somewhere. But at that price it’s probably worth taking a chance if you want / need the res and you’re on a tight budget.

      And I agree: 4K at 27″ well under $200 and not on Black Friday. What a world.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        If I’m being honest, 4k at 27″ isn’t that important to me. 1440p is perfectly fine.

        On that note, this [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824011188<]Acer CB271HU for $220[/url<] looks like a nice product at a nice price. Height adjustable stand that connects to the middle of the monitor even (reduces wobble).

          • trek205
          • 1 year ago

          Thanks I just ordered one of those. 4k on 27 inch is just abysmal to me and turning on the scaling makes stuff look blurry defeating the whole damn purpose of going with a higher resolution monitor. 1440p is perfect for around 27 in and I can always use DSR to run a higher resolution for video games.

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        I’ve heard good things in general about Sceptre monitors. Not great, just “not bad”.

        For the price that might be enough to make many jump.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      60hz, No VRR support and probably has sub-par lighting/image quality for a 4K panel.

      It is a steal if you need a 4K mointor for basic 2D stuff on the relative cheap.

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