Cheap AliExpress Monitor – Good Idea??

  • Published: 20 January 2019
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Comments • 5 088

  • JShann04
    JShann04  3 days back

    Kinda disappointed, he has a jimmy in hand, but doesn't pry the monitor open to see the speaker compartment.

    • jpicking
      jpicking  4 days back

      I bought a Samsung 32 inch 1080p curved moniter for 170 bucks like a year ago I have really enjoyed the moniter.

      • DFN_Studios
        DFN_Studios  4 days back

        screen is scratched on the bottom center

        • mr. JaMaLi
          mr. JaMaLi  4 days back

          U guys hate chinese stuff but the only thing matter is the price which usa products are overpriced

          • ghiles ait lounis
            ghiles ait lounis  1 weeks back

            not an honest review at all, just criticism and delusional, just free hate on Chinese market but in reality they make everything you use even the sponsors paying you for nothing, make their stuff in china, and you dont even know what "CHEAP" mean, you just think you understand everything but you are just delusional person

            • LightJack05
              LightJack05  1 weeks back

              The icons on the menu are from aoc monitors XD

              • Boldizsar Kun
                Boldizsar Kun  1 weeks back

                I got a 240hz 1ms full hd 1080p D with freesync for 120dollars

                • Lynn Mckenney
                  Lynn Mckenney  2 weeks back

                  All of linus's comments about this monitor being terrible...I game on a 720p dvi monitor, lol. This would be an upgrade.

                  Watching linus review things is like shopping for a 94 Honda Civic....on an Alfa Romeo dealership lot.

                  • Nika FMG
                    Nika FMG  2 weeks back

                    there making fun of this monitor guess what i dont even got 1920x1080 resolution on my screen i wish i had that monitor

                    • Denis M
                      Denis M  3 weeks back

                      "It was cheap, only 200$" *cries internally*

                      • Bleak - _ -
                        Bleak - _ -  3 weeks back

                        "Its a pink monitor" XD

                        • SolidSonicTH
                          SolidSonicTH  3 weeks back

                          It looks physically nice.

                          • Emmett M.
                            Emmett M.  3 weeks back

                            5:17 "The competition pales in comparison" 😂

                            • Ben Phou
                              Ben Phou  4 weeks back

                              I was hoping you guys would crack the back open and see if there were speakers in there lol

                              • Luka ,
                                Luka ,  4 weeks back

                                Thanks for that but got something batter

                                • Manos kots.
                                  Manos kots.  4 weeks back

                                  Is it lag ??

                                  • Barchel Pug
                                    Barchel Pug  1 months back

                                    Probably a better monitor than mine though, dvi and vga, 1920/1080, 60hz 20in

                                    • Sam H
                                      Sam H  1 months back

                                      Scami express

                                      • dragon
                                        dragon  1 months back

                                        lol my monitor is 150 bucks an its acer kg1 series 24 inch 144hz 1ms response time, its amazing i love it

                                        • Hatchit
                                          Hatchit  1 months back

                                          Worst monitor ever award.

                                          • Deez_Nuts?
                                            Deez_Nuts?  1 months back

                                            How is $199 cheap?

                                            • Jerich Morey
                                              Jerich Morey  1 months back

                                              should be a aliexpress channel

                                              • Tsito
                                                Tsito  1 months back

                                                4k vs 1080p?

                                                • Joel David
                                                  Joel David  1 months back


                                                  • Z.D.E. Computer_Scientist

                                                    4:05 me 😂 because sometimes you need to try that in different frames to see the difference

                                                    • Aakash Yadav
                                                      Aakash Yadav  2 months back

                                                      Thats why i didnt use my monitor's settings

                                                      • Mac Tube
                                                        Mac Tube  2 months back

                                                        defective pieces are sold cheaper. here in india we have such store kohinoor chain mumbai. all defective factory rejected models is sold here

                                                        • presario425
                                                          presario425  2 months back

                                                          The OSD on that monitor is identical to the OSD on my AOC monitor. Perhaps it was manufactured by TPV - they make things for Philips and AOC

                                                          • Ulhtion
                                                            Ulhtion  2 months back

                                                            200 is cheap? Well i just bought iiyama 2730hsu for 175 pounds = 214 $. This is cheap as well and im sure what im buying :)

                                                            • OZKORAPPA
                                                              OZKORAPPA  2 months back

                                                              I bet linus doesnt know that a 10 dollar bill exists

                                                            • Allen Kulasingham
                                                              Allen Kulasingham  2 months back

                                                              Ediot Review. You idiot mentioned the buttons are molded in the same back cover and it is not good idea. But when Apple did the same thing in iPhone 6S or 7 that the home button is same molded on the front cover, you idots bought without question.

                                                              • Livan Baez-Castillo
                                                                Livan Baez-Castillo  2 months back

                                                                All I smell is BROKE in these comments

                                                                • Young Thug
                                                                  Young Thug  2 months back

                                                                  $200 is cheap? Maybe for you, fool.

                                                                  • Allan Truong
                                                                    Allan Truong  2 months back

                                                                    200$ is cheap for 4k when you consider there are monitors that cost $1000 and have you seen the Dell Ultrasharp 32" 8K Monitor it cost $5,999.99 on amazon in canada and a used one going for $3,000.00 that cost more then most peoples computers

                                                                • Karl-Erik Kald
                                                                  Karl-Erik Kald  2 months back


                                                                  • Purple Planet
                                                                    Purple Planet  2 months back

                                                                    Closlier ❤

                                                                    • Matthew Porter
                                                                      Matthew Porter  2 months back

                                                                      Dous anyone notice the task bar looks like vista

                                                                      • Ernest Hemingway Rocks
                                                                        Ernest Hemingway Rocks  2 months back

                                                                        Right! I bought the equivalent at Walmart for $84. That’s cheap. Micro center had one for $64. That’s real cheap. This thing is NOT cheap

                                                                        • MM
                                                                          MM  2 months back

                                                                          Not worth the 2.5M views. Did you buy them? Very amateuristic review

                                                                          • Old Hippie
                                                                            Old Hippie  2 months back

                                                                            Funny! I live within a stone's throw from China, and this is what we have to deal with, nothing much better is even available.

                                                                            • Jimmy Whatshisface
                                                                              Jimmy Whatshisface  2 months back

                                                                              At 0:16, Linus: Wait! If you look CLOSLIER...??????????????? (Work on your grammar, Mister Sebastian)

                                                                              • Sonic gaming
                                                                                Sonic gaming  2 months back

                                                                                "only 200"

                                                                                • MasterTravis12345
                                                                                  MasterTravis12345  2 months back

                                                                                  i trust Aliexpress

                                                                                  • John Wick's left butt cheek

                                                                                    Reading through these comments really shows how broke people are - 200$ aint expensive.

                                                                                    • sadari the vaping gamer
                                                                                      sadari the vaping gamer  2 months back

                                                                                      lol thats the settings and menu from a AOC

                                                                                      • MrVoltTac
                                                                                        MrVoltTac  2 months back

                                                                                        Cheap for him : 200
                                                                                        Cheap for me : 80

                                                                                        Expensive for him : 5 million
                                                                                        Expensive for me : 250

                                                                                        • Hisui Onigiri
                                                                                          Hisui Onigiri  2 months back

                                                                                          MacPro $999 stand?

                                                                                          • Mathew
                                                                                            Mathew  2 months back

                                                                                            Is it just me or does the backsound at the +- 04:00 kinda sounds like spider-man: far from home's trailer sound

                                                                                            • Ed
                                                                                              Ed  2 months back

                                                                                              this guy will go down to the motherboard to see how bad it is