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The world’s cheapest 4K monitor has a killer feature that every vendor should adopt

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Electronics giant Element is back with another top-end deal for anyone looking at getting their hands on a cheap 4K monitor.

The manufacturer of the world’s cheapest 4K TV has made its E4SC4018RKU monitor available for just $159.99 (about £125/AU$238) from Walmart with free delivery.

Assembled in South Carolina and coming with an embedded Roku player embedded, the deal is not only $30 (about £24/AU$45) cheaper than our previous price champion, but also packs an extra USB port, has composite and RCA inputs plus an SPDIF port.


The only slight disadvantage we can see the number of HDMI ports - three, one fewer than the Bolva.

The monitor is adaptable for wall mounting, and being Roku compatible means that you can, for example, cast your to the monitor, enable private listening and voice search. 

For business users, this means you can take advantage of the desktop mode on recent Android 10 smartphones to cast your smartphone’s content on a massive screen meaning that, in theory at least, you will be able to get Samsung DEX-like functionality.

The goal of running your business applications in desktop mode on a massive screen should appeal to many users, and could well encourage businesses to spend big and acquire such solutions.

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 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.