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Prepare for back-to-school with this 27-inch HP monitor — now $150

Some might say a computer is only as good as its screen, which is an aphorism that extends to all categories of computers, no matter if it’s in a designer’s studio or on a student’s desk. Speaking of which, it’s the time of year when we’re seeing some amazing monitor deals, as well as back-to-school sales, with laptops, printers, and other tech perfect for the new school year, from all the best brands. Right now, you can get an HP 27-inch desktop monitor, in stylish black, for only $150 — down $50 from its original price of $200. Clearly, this is a great deal.

The 27-inch HP backlit LED monitor is one of the best looking in its class, with a screen that will be a student’s dream, regardless of whether you’re creating vectors in Photoshop, typing away on a paper, or just watching Netflix from across the room. This monitor is as ideal a study mate as it is a play partner; it really has you covered.

After a day of classes, staring at a laptop screen, which rarely extends beyond 15 inches, it can be a huge relief, not just on the eyes but on your entire brain, to sit down in front of a big, bright, clear screen. That’s what HP is offering with its 27-inch LED-backlit monitor. It has 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (Full HD); that’s a 16:9 aspect ratio for your viewing pleasure. It doesn’t matter if you’re using standard office software — for presentations, crunching numbers, or writing papers — this screen will give you the clearest, brightest picture, 300 nits brightness to be exact. Your eyes will thank you (and it comes with an anti-glare panel).

It has a 60hz refresh rate, which is superb for gaming, as well as fast action. The IPS screen has 178 degrees of viewing angles, which means that when it’s time to relax, or entertain, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite content from anywhere in the room.

In terms of connectivity, there are HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA ports, so that this monitor is going to be friendly with any laptop, console, or desktop, as well as any camera if your work requires video or image editing.

A great monitor can really help with both schoolwork and casual computing — changing a laptop computing system into an entertainment system. There are a number of monitor deals happening at the moment, but HP is one of the most reliable brands, and at $50 off , this HP backlit LED monitor is an amazing deal. If you’re looking for a new monitor, this could be the one for you.

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Here’s your chance to save more than 60% on a SurfShark VPN subscription

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Microsoft looks to dominate cloud-gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Remember some years ago when Microsoft got completely taken apart for wanting to release an Xbox that had to have constant internet access and wouldn’t have a disc tray? Fast forward to 2020, the year of the alien invasion. Ok maybe that hasn’t happened, but at this point would it really surprise anyone? While both Microsoft and Sony have announced a disk tray-less version of their next gen consoles, Microsoft has just taken a very commanding lead with the launch of Cloud Gaming on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It has over 150 titles available on the cloud. If you’re already a member, you don’t have to pay extra for cloud gaming, you just get it.How does it work?To put it very basically, all your games are saved on the internet. What that means is while you technically won’t “own” the game you will have access to it anywhere you go with a decent internet connection. No, you don’t have to take your console or even your laptop with you. As long as you have an Android phone/tablet you’re in the game. Could you imagine playing on your brand new Galaxy Fold 2?What’s even better is, say you start a Gears 5 on your Xbox console at home, but have to go to Grandma’s (or in-laws). Grab your phone or tablet before you leave and you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off. Isn’t technology great?PricingThis is all fantastic but it doesn’t really matter too much if it costs $100 every month. While that may be worth it for some, thankfully Microsoft didn’t go that route. If you’re a new member you can get your first month for only $1! That’s right, you could get your first month for the loose change you find in Grandma’s couch. Unless it’s covered in plastic. If you’ve already been a member you’ll still only have to shell out $15 per month to get your game on.What about the games?None of this really matters if the games are horrible. While you might have to weed your way through a handful of games you don’t care about, you can find some real good titles in the mix. This list isn’t exhaustive, but the ones that stand out to me.ARK: Survival EvolvedBatman: Arkham KnightBattletoadsCrackdown 3: CampaignDarksiders IIIDead by DaylightForza Horizon 4Gears of War 1, 4, and 5Guacamelee! 2Mortal Kombat X (not available in Korea)Streets of Rage 4There are a ton more, you can find the full list here. One last thing, you don’t even need to own an Xbox console to take advantage of Game Pass Ultimate. As long as you have a compatible controller paired with an Android phone/tablet or a PC. This has got to be one of the best values in gaming at the moment.Will you be getting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? If so, what game(s) are you looking forward to playing? Sound off in the comments!

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