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The cheapest full HD 1080p monitor right now comes with a simple feature all displays should have

onn. 42” Full HD LED Roku Smart TV - $88 at Walmart

onn. 42” Full HD LED Roku Smart TV - $88 at Walmart
(roughly £70)
This 41.5-inch own-brand smart TV from Walmart can be used as a computer display thanks to its three HDMI ports. What’s more, it comes with Roku built-in, meaning you can cast to it wirelessly. Grab it while you can!

At just over $2.1 per inch ($88 for a 41.5-inch diagonal), the onn. Class FHD LED Roku Smart TV (100018254) takes the title of cheapest computer monitor and cheapest full HD TV set, inch-for-inch.

It's worth getting a move on, however, because this Black Friday deal won’t be around for long. 

Despite its dimensions, it is surprisingly light at less than 6Kg without the feet, making it easy to wall mount and also great for home security systems, paired with a DVR for constant CCTV monitoring.

While you can expect some corners to be cut, this is likely to be a loss-leader for Walmart, so the quality may be higher than you'd expect at this price.

Other than a full HD resolution, it also comes with Roku built in, which you can use to cast content to it wirelessly (e.g. a spreadsheet, presentation, video conferencing session etc).

The rest of the feature list is quite impressive as well, considering the price. There's a two year warranty, three HDMI (ARC) ports, an optical digital output, an audio-in port, cable and composite output, one USB connector, and two powerful 8W speakers with Dolby Audio.

Note, its panel refresh rate is 60Hz and its standby energy consumption is less than 500mW.

Bear in mind

  • If this product is unavailable in your region, you will need to use a specialist parcel-forwarding service to take advantage of the deal.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.