This 27-inch HP monitor is on sale for just $120 – CNET


The monitor looks good, and so does the locale. I want to go to there!


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How’s the home office these days? Are you tired of hunching over a 13-inch laptop screen? Or maybe feeling like a second screen would help your productivity?

Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the HP 27f FreeSync Monitor for $120, with free shipping or curbside pickup (where available). Regular price: $250. (This is part of the Best Buy Flash Sale happening this week.)

The 27f is a 27-inch monitor with a 1,920×1,080 native resolution, 5ms response time and 75Hz refresh rate. If you don’t speak monitor, those are all good numbers — with a caveat.

I’d always suspected that a monitor of this size might actually feel “too big” given that resolution, that it wouldn’t prove as useful as one that could run at, say, 2,560×1,440 or even 4K. More pixels would produce a sharper image and let you fit more windows onscreen at a time.

But then I conducted a quick Twitter survey and found that lots of folks really like this size and don’t find the resolution limiting at all:

Meanwhile, some 3,700 Best Buy customers collectively rated this monitor 4.7 stars out of 5. So, yeah, I think you’ll like it. But if you do think that screen might overwhelm your desk (or your eyeballs), you can also get an HP 24f for $100.

The only bummer is the warranty: Just one year, versus two or three years on some other brands.

Your thoughts?

Get the Hover-1 Superfly hoverboard for $120 — and a free Nomatic wallet for some reason


If you can look at this and not immediately want it, I’m concerned you don’t have a pulse.


With proper protection (helmet, etc.) and safe practices, a hoverboard can be incredibly fun. (And when was the last time you heard of one catching fire? (Jinx.))

Also at Best Buy today, the Hover-1 Superfly hoverboard is on sale for $120 — $80 off the regular price. Add it to your cart and you’ll also find a free Nomatic Wallet in there, a $20 value. Why? Um, you know, because hoverboards… wallets… it’s the most natural pairing since poodles and socket wrenches.

The Superfly (which is already awesome just on the name alone) has a range of up to six miles. It features customizable (!) LED wheels and trim and built-in Bluetooth speakers for listening to tunes while rolling.

Pointless? Impractical? Sure. Incredibly cool? Absolutely. I haven’t ridden a hoverboard in a couple years and I still totally want one of these. There’s a 4.5-star average rating from nearly 300 buyers, too.

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