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COMPUTER MONITOR DOS AND DONTS

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Truthfully speaking, most people would rather focus on other parts of a computer when it comes to building and costing. The negative results to this include the unfortunate experience of having an inappropriate computer monitor. Luckily, there’s a quicker way of finding the perfect monitor: following a simple do’s and dont’s list. Let us run this down.

DOS

  • Check the Size – getting a screen that’s either too large or too small for the space and purpose definitely kills the experience. It’s always best to find one that’s a perfect fit.
  • Accommodate Your Computer – One thing people fail to do is find monitors that will be compatible with their video card. This can defeat its purpose completely by simply failing to function.
  • Leave Room For Correction – Or in your monitor’s case, adjustability. Whether it be standing on a surface or mounted on a wall, you’ll always want to remember that you may have to reposition it for certain situations. Find one that’s fully adjustable.
  • Fit The Purpose – While a large, fully HD screen is always attractive to perspective buyers, remember that functionality is the key here. Get a screen that is appropriate for the situation. If it’s for basic work tasks or browsing, you may not need the most expensive one out there. Check if it suitable for multi monitor display setup if that is what you are aiming to do. In that case, check if it is a frameless monitor.

DONT’S

  • Buy Based on Price – This follows the classic quality over quantity principle. Just because it’s on sale, doesn’t mean that you should settle for the brandless, warranty-free model being pushed. In the same way, don’t buy it just because it’s expensive. Heavy prices don’t always guarantee that it’s good. Do the necessary research, save yourself some hassle and inconvenience.
  • Ignore The Label – Most monitors come with specific descriptions pertaining to their intended purpose. Buy a monitor that is advertised to do the job you need done. You probably won’t need a gaming monitor if you’re going to be using it for browsing alone.aid49635-728px-Set-Up-Two-Computer-Monitors-Step-3-Version-2
  • Buy It Without Trying It – The best way to find out if you like something is to use it yourself. You can’t always rely on reviews and recommendations. Every person is different, so you might find yourself disagreeing with what other people have to say. Test the model out and see if you like it. If not, you may need to dig a little more.
  • Forget What You’re Looking For – This still follows the “buy based on your purpose” principle. If you have some features that you deem absolutely necessary, such as anti-glare or built-in speakers, then look into models that have those features.

 

Ultimately, monitors come in all shapes, styles, sizes and systems. It can be easy to get confused or tired of having to choose. But remember: you’ll be spending the most time with a computer’s monitor. It’s more important than you think, so always choose wisely.

 

 

 

PICKING THE PERFECT COMPUTER MONITOR

Generally speaking, a computer’s monitor isn’t necessarily the top priority when it comes to building a computer. People may even have the idea that any monitor will do in any situation. This may lead to buying any old monitor, then eventually finding several shortcomings that will raise the need to purchase a new one. Granted that this is the part of the computer you’ll generally have to pay attention to most of the time, you’re going to want to pick one that’s of good quality.

When choosing a monitor, there is a short list of general criteria you want to look out for. Of course, you’re going to want to consider pricing and space consumption. Additionally, you’re going to want to consider the purpose of your computer. Whether if it’s for work, multimedia, gaming or everyday use, here are a few things you’ll want to look out for.

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Size and Resolution

Considering the position and the area of the surface you’ll be putting it on, you probably already have a rough idea of the size you want. But in relation to the size, you’ll also want to check out the resolution of the monitor. Resolution refers to how many pixels it displays and how sharp the imaging will come out. The best bet is to always look for higher resolution. The picture will not only be sharper, but there will be more room on the screen for you to use.

Panel Type

Panels generally have to do with the lighting and color elements of your monitor. There are three major types to choose from: Twisted Nematic (TN), Vertical Alignment (VA), and In-Plane Switching (IPS). They are the cheap and common, midrange and expensive options respectively. IPS panels come highly recommended for people who want better gaming and photo editing experiences. Otherwise, TN and VA Panels are fine.

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Anti-Glare Coating

Most modern monitors will come with anti-glare coatings to prevent exposure to glare from light coming from behind you. While glossy screens generally produce sharper pictures, these may pose issues for people who intend to use them in brightly lit rooms. To get the best of both worlds, some monitors come with semi-glossy screens.

Connector Types

The simplest thing to look out for when buying a monitor is the type of connector you want to use. This will generally depend on your video card output. It is not uncommon to find video cards that have restrictions on specific port types, so always do research on your computer to make sure that the monitor you choose is adequate.

 

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Response Time

This factor is particularly important for people who want to get good gaming experiences. Some lower end monitors may come with slight lag in response, which could pose to be a real problem in-game. Always check for a monitor with a good response time and refresh rate, depending on how fast you intend to do your tasks.

 

These are generally the most important things to look out for in a monitor. Other components such as built-in speakers and built-in USB ports are all matters of personal preference. It would also be wise to do research and read the reviews on the monitors that you are considering. It can never hurt to get a second opinion.