Best 4k Monitors Under 300

Best 4k Monitors Under 300 – Obviously, though, just because it is a 4K display doesn’t mean it is a great option. So, in this guide, we’ve listed seven of the best cheap 4K monitors under $300 to help you find an ultra-high definition display that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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1.ASUS VP28UQG 28″

Pros & Cons

The Asus VP28UGQ is so easy to put together that you won’t even need a tool belt, nevermind a tool box. You simply insert the panel into the thick stem sticking out of the circular base, paying attention to alignment. A screw with a handle makes it easy to tighten by hand. I used a screwdriver to make sure things were as tight as possible.

Sick of screens eating away at bezels? Well, with the Asus VP28UGQ you won’t be. Many (often pricier) monitors are moving toward slimmer bezels. But the VP28UGQ’s black, matte plastic border is a proud 0.75 inch (19.05mm) thick. That’s enough space for a shiny Asus logo and, unnecessarily, HDMI and DisplayPort ones. (Sure, brag about the brand, but are we really so proud of our ports?)

2.ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q

Pros & Cons

Users looking for Ultra HD on the cheap no longer have to settle for a TN panel with a reduced feature set. The VG289Q proves that with a high-quality IPS screen, DCI-P3 color and HDR. And while it comes with FreeSync and isn’t Nvidia-certified as G-Sync Compatible, it ran G-Sync just fine in our tests (see how with our instructions on how to run G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor). Both Adaptive-Sync flavors worked with HDR and the display’s full color gamut.

The backlight is a flicker-free LED arrayed at the edge. There is no zone dimming or additional dynamic contrast available for HDR. You’ll see in our tests that the luminance range is about the same for both SDR and HDR content. The monitor displays all content content in the extended color gamut, which by our calculations runs around 80% of DCI-P3.

3.AOC U2790VQ 27″

Pros & Cons

The AOC 27-inch 4K monitor has a frameless design that’s excellent for multi-monitor setups. It features a 10-bit color depth panel that delivers billion colors and sharp details. It comes with a low blue light filter that reduces eye fatigue during long hours of use.

In terms of performance, this 27-inch monitor from AOC offers a 4K UHD IPS panel that has a refresh rate of 60 hertz, and a 5 millisecond response time. Although it lacks AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G Sync support, it makes up with features such as high dynamic contrast ratio, and 1 billion color support. The display offers a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio and up to 350 nits of brightness. It also covers 99 percent of the sRGB color space, and 90 percent of NTSC. Also check out the Philips 276E8VJSB Ultra HD 4K Monitor.

4.LG 27UL500-W

Pros & Cons

The LG 27UL500 has decent overall picture quality. It has a 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a brightness score of 300 cd/m², and support for up to 1.07 billion colors. It also comes with color calibrations from the manufacturer to ensure accurate colors.

You will be able to enjoy a smooth gaming experience thanks to AMD Radeon FreeSync technology which helps to reduce screen tearing, stuttering, and ghosting.

The LG 27UL500 has an excellent 4K resolution and a large 27 “size that allows amazing pixel density and detail while providing ample screen work.

5.BenQ EL2870U

Pros & Cons

BenQ has been on a bit of a roll in 2019. It might not get the limelight like Asus, Acer and others but it is quietly going about the business of producing decent monitors that won’t break the bank. The BenQ EL2870U is a 28-inch 4K HDR monitor with an attractive price point , and upon general appraisal is a good looking bit of kit for that cost. But is it worth the money—worth a place on our best gaming monitors list, perhaps—or is there a lack of premium features underneath that low price?

As a last nod to those special BenQ eye-saving technologies, after long periods of testing, and sitting relatively close on one of the best gaming chairs, I can vouch for them. The Low Blue Light Technology and Brightness Intelligence Plus helped me to feel no eye strain or tiredness due to my screen time.


Best 4k Monitors Under 300 – While the cost of the hardware that is necessary to play games on a 4K monitor at maximum settings with higher framerates is still incredibly high, 4K monitors themselves have actually become quite affordable. Whereas in the past a 4K monitor might cost at a minimum of $400-$500, nowadays there are options out there for under $200.