When it comes to your home PC setup, many users focus completely on the bits in the box. But — as we’ve highlighted in peripheral posts previously — there’s a clear need to think about your physical interfaces. That’s including your mouse, keyboard, speakers and monitor.

It’s the latter we’re taking a quick look at this weekend with a ridiculously cheap 44″ Ultrawide USB C monitor from Kogan.

When you compare it to other similar-sized and specced ultrawide monitors, this is a bargain. When you take a closer look at the specs, it’s actually a pretty impressive buy:

  • 44” Ultrawide display with 3840 × 1080 resolution
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 3 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB-C one cable solution with 65W charging
  • Backlit cover with customisable RGB lighting
  • FreeSync capable panel

Be warned though, it’s going to take up a lot of room on your desk measuring 1089.4 x 547.4 x 286.77mm. So it’s not for those with limited space, but if you’ve got that available this is quite the upgrade. For $849.00 from Kogan, it’s not the cheapest monitor on the market, but it’s by far one of the cheapest large screens available.

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Dan
Dan
12 days ago

It’s a bit of a strange spec list on this one. The resolution is one that seems mostly targeted to business use (can fit an awful lot of spreadsheet), and the USB C connectivity also leans this way. On the other hand it’s a 120hz freesync panel with a decent (on paper at least) HDR, more ‘gamer’ focused features.

DBJ
DBJ
16 days ago

I decided to buy a Samsung 49″ Monitor about 18 months ago when it had reduced in price to about $1300, without ever seeing one. It was an end of model I suspect as it was cheaper than the 43″. After I got over the shock of the size of the box, when I went to pick it up, it was definitely way larger than I had realised or expected. After we assembled it, we realised I needed a new monitor stand (because of the size and weight) and desk. It sat unused for 9 months. When COVID Lock-down began,… Read more »

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
17 days ago

Much as I’d love a panoramic monitor like that, there’s no way I can use it on my physical workstation. 27in is the absolute max size I can fit on my workstation. 🙁

Elvin
Elvin
17 days ago

I look forward to getting these intro posts on many more monitors since this one is really nothing special, but I suspect this is just a post to entice Kogan to “lend” one for a review.

Tom
Tom
18 days ago

Is this meant to be a review or a paid advertisement?