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Sceptre 27 Inch IPS Ultra Slim 4K UHD LED Monitor U278W-4000R, UHD 3840x2160, HDMI 2.0 DVI DisplayPort Speakers, Machine Black $179.99

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Sceptre 27" 4K IPS 70Hz Monitor - $199.99 + $20.00 clip-on coupon (pre-tax)
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27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor
- 70Hz Refresh Rate
- 2 x HDMI (2.0 & 1.4), 1 x Displayport, 1 x DVI
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- Built-in Speakers
- VESA 100mm x 100mm

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I own one of these. Really can't have any complains for a 4K monitor this price. Linus made a review on YouTube before and gave it a very good rating too. He mentioned he found some dead pixels after scrutinizing the screen. I haven't done those tests myself but from daily use I did not notice a single dead/stuck pixel. The screen has a matte texture which unfortunately does feel like putting a slightly frosted glass filter in front of an otherwise Retina display. However don't count on gaming on this monitor. It'll start lagging and tearing. The built in speakers are also abysmally and hurt my ears. That being said the plenty of ports that it come with and the vesa compatibility makes it a no-brainer for someone looking for a cheap 4K monitor for productivity work.
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Can you plug in speakers into the monitor to output to those instead?
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I own one of these. Really can't have any complains for a 4K monitor this price. Linus made a review on YouTube before and gave it a very good rating too. He mentioned he found some dead pixels after scrutinizing the screen. I haven't done those tests myself but from daily use I did not notice a single dead/stuck pixel. The screen has a matte texture which unfortunately does feel like putting a slightly frosted glass filter in front of an otherwise Retina display. However don't count on gaming on this monitor. It'll start lagging and tearing. The built in speakers are also abysmally and hurt my ears. That being said the plenty of ports that it come with and the vesa compatibility makes it a no-brainer for someone looking for a cheap 4K monitor for productivity work.
So it does have vesa? some of the reviews mention it doesn't work with desk mounts.
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So it does have vesa? some of the reviews mention it doesn't work with desk mounts.
it does. why would it not work with desk mounts though? probably something to do with the desk mounts?
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Q: Is it 100% sRGB ?

Too dim with dingy colors.

Review by Z8 on March 3, 2018

"Pros:
~ Price is about right. If you don't care much about even brightness or color quality, this is the 4K for you.
~ It's 4K.
~ This is not a specific monitor issue, but even at 4K a 27" display looks a little grainy through Windows 10. The view-able screen is 25.5 x 13.25, so at 3840 x 2160 the DPI is only 163. That is the equivalent of a 1980's Dot Matrix printer, it's ok at best. This is a plus for a cheap 4K monitor, since it's the best you are going to do given today's backwards technology.
Cons:
~Not the monitors fault, but somehthing you should consider before spending ANY money on a 4K monitor is that Windows 10 does NOT support 4K. I attached a screen shot of what I mean (using the Windows 10 native screen rendering engine). Simply put, there is no support whatsoever for 4K monitors, virtually every app is broken in some way, as Windows 10 still doesn't have proper screen rendering. It's almost bad enough to give up on the whole 4K idea until Windows 2030 is released under all-new management.
~ Also not the monitors fault: Within applications (e.g. the tool bars and fonts on a page or in a cell) Windows 10's screen rendering looks absolutely HORRIBLE in 4K. The desktop is rendered in 4K just fine, but applications are annoyingly blurry. This is a known issue with more than one monitor when the monitors do not match resolutions. Since 4K vs 1080P represents a BIG difference, it truly showcases how awful Windows 10 screen rendering really is. There is a third party patch called "Windows 10 DPI fix" that degrades the OS font rendering engine back to Windows 8. Thank God, because it saves the MS Office experience from unusable to full 4K resolution. IT makes the previous issue worse, though. It seems MS broke the rendering engine to try to fix the last one. Woeful.
On to the monitor's major issues:
~ Viewing angle is really poor, half the screen real estate is dark no matter how you move your head around. It's like wearing a splunking headlight on your forehead. I think this would be hard to deal with even without having experienced an real IPS screen.
~ Whites are dingy compared to an 99% sRGB display. My estimate is this monitor has less than 50% of the already-limited sRGB color palette. No amount of fiddling with the settings made whites white, though upping the brightness and contrast to just beyond optimum helps as long as you move your head to view the pixels straight-on. White quality is about 5 out of 10, which also affects all colors.
~ Color is ugly. Maybe even fugly. Fiddling with my laptop's GTX 1050 setting helps, but the color never looks good. The screen is just too low end to be saved.
~ Max brightness is dim. It is about right for a dark room, but it is too dim for daytime viewing.
This monitor does make fonts sharper. Don't expect much more than that. Not recommended for anyone with high standards
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I own a few of these monitors, I love them! They do work with VESA mounts, you just have to little washers to even it out.

Great quality, I use them for regular office/work/spreadsheet related stuff, no movies/games
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I have 2 of these. 1 and 2 years old. The newer one I had bad caps that needed replaced and a bad solder joint on the LED strip that was a huge pain to fix as the LED strip is glued in with sticky tape.
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Q: Is it 100% sRGB ?

Too dim with dingy colors.

Review by Z8 on March 3, 2018

"Pros:
~ Price is about right. If you don't care much about even brightness or color quality, this is the 4K for you.
~ It's 4K.
~ This is not a specific monitor issue, but even at 4K a 27" display looks a little grainy through Windows 10. The view-able screen is 25.5 x 13.25, so at 3840 x 2160 the DPI is only 163. That is the equivalent of a 1980's Dot Matrix printer, it's ok at best. This is a plus for a cheap 4K monitor, since it's the best you are going to do given today's backwards technology.
Cons:
~Not the monitors fault, but somehthing you should consider before spending ANY money on a 4K monitor is that Windows 10 does NOT support 4K. I attached a screen shot of what I mean (using the Windows 10 native screen rendering engine). Simply put, there is no support whatsoever for 4K monitors, virtually every app is broken in some way, as Windows 10 still doesn't have proper screen rendering. It's almost bad enough to give up on the whole 4K idea until Windows 2030 is released under all-new management.
~ Also not the monitors fault: Within applications (e.g. the tool bars and fonts on a page or in a cell) Windows 10's screen rendering looks absolutely HORRIBLE in 4K. The desktop is rendered in 4K just fine, but applications are annoyingly blurry. This is a known issue with more than one monitor when the monitors do not match resolutions. Since 4K vs 1080P represents a BIG difference, it truly showcases how awful Windows 10 screen rendering really is. There is a third party patch called "Windows 10 DPI fix" that degrades the OS font rendering engine back to Windows 8. Thank God, because it saves the MS Office experience from unusable to full 4K resolution. IT makes the previous issue worse, though. It seems MS broke the rendering engine to try to fix the last one. Woeful.
On to the monitor's major issues:
~ Viewing angle is really poor, half the screen real estate is dark no matter how you move your head around. It's like wearing a splunking headlight on your forehead. I think this would be hard to deal with even without having experienced an real IPS screen.
~ Whites are dingy compared to an 99% sRGB display. My estimate is this monitor has less than 50% of the already-limited sRGB color palette. No amount of fiddling with the settings made whites white, though upping the brightness and contrast to just beyond optimum helps as long as you move your head to view the pixels straight-on. White quality is about 5 out of 10, which also affects all colors.
~ Color is ugly. Maybe even fugly. Fiddling with my laptop's GTX 1050 setting helps, but the color never looks good. The screen is just too low end to be saved.
~ Max brightness is dim. It is about right for a dark room, but it is too dim for daytime viewing.
This monitor does make fonts sharper. Don't expect much more than that. Not recommended for anyone with high standards
The sentiment that windows 10 doesn't support 4K is wrong. It doesn't scale well, but if you run it at native resolution, it's flawless.
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I own a few of these monitors, I love them! They do work with VESA mounts, you just have to little washers to even it out.

Great quality, I use them for regular office/work/spreadsheet related stuff, no movies/games
Thanks for the information. I use Excel everyday and read Adobe documents. I have vesa as well. Do you use two screens or three screens? Easily reading of each Excel and Adobe from your experience?
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Oh ya, spreadsheet-wise it's perfect quality, you literally can't get any better.

And I actually use 3 of these monitors, 2 are vertical, the 1 in the middle is horizontal.

I was scared of some of the bad review, luckily none of them applied to me.

Just make sure you get the VESA stuff figured out, for me it was easy with some washers, but it was annoying initially setting it up (now obviously all is well)
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Given the posts about bad caps and such, I'll pass.
I wanted to send along the comment that I love using 4k for office work (coding, Office, etc) and I've been using it for years. When it first came out, some people thought 1080p was too small to be useful. This is just a similar transition. I love it. Windows 10 does amazingly well with it. I have had no issues and have been pleasantly surprised with how well it accommodates the high resolution.
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Where is this $20 coupon?
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Coupon expired, so Deal is dead.
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