Big monitors are awesome. They're easier on aging eyes like mine, and they let you keep multiple windows open without forcing you to scroll around a lot within them.
For a limited time, Dell Home has the Planar PX2710MW 27-inch LCD monitor for $209.99 shipped (plus sales tax in some states). That's after applying coupon code F783J2GMPWM$D1 at checkout.It sells elsewhere for $40-80 more.
The PX2710MW is a 1080p monitor, meaning it has a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. That's great, though anyone seeking to do any really detailed photo-editing work or the like might be happier with an LCD that can go higher still. (Just be prepared to pay for it.)
You can connect the monitor to your PC via VGA, DVI, or HDMI, though there's no cable included for this last. If you want to pair the Planar with something like a game console, you'll be glad to know it has built-in stereo speakers.
CNET hasn't reviewed the PX2710MW, but more than 100 Dell customers rated it 4.5 stars on average. And you'll find similarly high praise from Amazon customers.
I think my only concern with this monitor is that it's not LED-backlit, meaning it may have a shorter lifespan than one that is. On the other hand, Planar backs it with a three-year warranty, so you can rest assured you'll get at least that much usage.
I'm not sure how long this Dell deal will be available; the company's discount codes often end in the middle of the day, without warning. If you're looking for a big, big monitor on the cheap, act fast!
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