The cheapest 50-inch 4K monitor around costs less than $200

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If you're looking for a new, low-cost 4K display for your home or workplace, the Sceptre U515CV-U could be the one for you, with a sale price of just $199.99 at Walmart, down from $399.99. 

This is a 50-inch behemoth and by our calculation the one with the cheapest per-inch price we’ve seen. Don’t expect the sort of color reproduction and fidelity or smart features of more expensive models; as there is no HDR here.

Need an affordable large format display? A single screen to replace existing full HD ones on a financial trading desk? Or even a visual display unit for a security camera setup - all you need to know is that this is a bargain basement, cheap-as-chips TV that can seamlessly transform into a monitor.


Given the price, you won’t be surprised to see that this is a LED-based television with only three HDMI connections, one of which supports HDMI 2.0 for 4K resolution at 60Hz. It does support MHL connectivity plus has component/composite ports, a 3.5mm audio connector, an optical out and a USB port.

Its two speakers deliver 10W each and Sceptre claims that this 4K display has a dynamic contrast ratio of 15,000:1. Oh and let’s not forget the VESA mount at the back which will allow you to fix it on a wall.

For those not familiar with the brand, California-based Sceptre is one of the biggest TV sellers in the US, ahead of the likes of Vizio and TCL.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.