It’s 2012 — shelling out a ton of cash for a desktop monitor is a superfluous expense. High-quality displays are in abundance now, and there’s no shortage of deals on the 1080p displays out there. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I saw 720p monitor advertised. The question is mostly of tech and size: how quality conscious are you, and how big does your monitor need to be? Some other factors, like connectivity, speaker availability, and power consumption can enter into it, but for the vast majority of buyers, it’s just about price and size.If you’re looking for a large monitor with a modest price, the Planar PX2710MW 27-inch monitor is a great option. You get 1080p resolution, a quick 2ms response time, and all the on-board controls you need to adjust the image. HDMI, VGA, and DVI connectivity gives you full access to connect to basically any peripheral. The hidden speakers are the cherry on this cake, though; usually on slim LCD displays, speakers are absent, or at best, low-grade. But the built-in TruMedia speakers on this model are more than adequate enough to spare the expense of buying an external set.Of course, this is a standard TFT LCD monitor — not the latest LED display with IPS. But, that’s also why you’re saving money on this model. So, energy-suck and year-old tech notwithstanding, you still get a big, excellent picture for a great price with this Planar.Check out this deal on LogicBuy.