Best TV as PC screen

When I'm at work I have dual 22inch screens, but sometimes I work from home early mornings or evenings.

Currently I just use my laptop screen, but finding it hard to work on as I use several different applications at the same time.

Looking for a reasonable priced TV where I could plug my laptop via hdmi.

I don't really have a budget in mind, but looking for a good deal.

Required specs:
Around 40inch
1080p min (not overly worried about 4k)
Reasonable sound quality

Looked at previous deals and saw a hisense the 40inch for £250 but this has since raised to over £300.

Any other suggestions?

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Using a Blaupunkt 32" tv that I bought on Black Friday for £86. Perfect monitor and a tv.

Original Poster

Thank you, sounds like a bargain price but might be a bit too small. I think 40inch will be the smallest I could deal with (normally have to work with at least 4 different applications at the same time)

I use a hdmi transmitter on my living room TV. So far it seems to handle anything including video streaming. Can't tell you the brand as it's Chinese writing (was test unit from work) but worth considering to save money.

Bob24601

Thank you, sounds like a bargain price but might be a bit too small. I … Thank you, sounds like a bargain price but might be a bit too small. I think 40inch will be the smallest I could deal with (normally have to work with at least 4 different applications at the same time)



You don't say what work you're doing, but for the majority of application it's resolution that determines how much you can fit on, not the physical size of the screen.

If you're going to be using this at typical monitor viewing distances then you absolutely want 3840x2160 at 40-50", 1920x1080 is simply too low.

I use my 43" 1080p LED Blaupunkt, was £159 from tesco.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 3rd Sep 2016

For having multiple applications open endlesswaves is right, the resolution will control how much screen space you have for multiple windows open. A bigger screen at the same resolution will only mean a bigger image of whats is on the smaller screen.

A far cheaper alternative is to use dual screens as you do at work, or go for a cheap 4k tv.
Edited by: "Argoj" 3rd Sep 2016

Original Poster

Thank you, didn't think of the resolution.

I might give it a go on my 40inch 1080 TV in the living room and see if it makes it any easier. I don't really want to leave it all setup I'm the living room, and would rather have a separate setup.

So if in went for a 4k TV, would the output from my laptop need to be 4k to benefit from the extra resolution?

Don't really want to go down the dual screens route, as would possibly use the TV to watch TV at some point. Was going to make the spare bedroom into a office/bedroom with pull out bed sofa.

Any good 4k deals? The hisense looked a good deal (and probably still is) but I don't fancy paying £100 more than it has been.
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