Computer Monitor

There are two main criteria for buying a monitor – its physical size and its resolution. Resolution is the ability to render more detail. If you need to work with graphics or play graphics-intensive games, buy a monitor with higher resolution.

Even if you buy it online, check it personally at a computer store. It can be a huge disappointment to buy a monitor, just to discover that you expected sharper images or more contrast.

There is a trade-off between brightness and viewing angle. A broader angle means less brightness and less brightness means a broader viewing angle. Every user should know what he needs. If you want for example to watch a film on your monitor, choose a broader angle. If you mind people seeing what you see on the screen, choose a brighter monitor with less viewing angle.

Compare specs like anti-glare coating, built-in microphone, speakers or speaker mounts, ease of adjustment and USB ports. Compare the warranties. Manufacturers that know how good their monitors are, also know that they can offer a long warranty.

Make your decision considering the display clarity in the size that you chose, in the price range that you can afford to pay. The display image of most monitors matches its price, you get what you pay for, monitors are no exception. However, if you can’t see why two monitors are different, go with the one that is cheaper. Don’t buy the biggest monitor that you can afford. A mediocre 21-inch monitor is not better than a good 19-inch monitor. Contrast is incredibly important if you work for long hours in front of the screen. Most web-pages are created for 17-inch monitors’ users in mind. Having a little bit more space makes your web-surfing experience more comfortable, since you won’t have to scroll anything.

There are two popular kinds of computer monitor on the market – CRT monitors and flat panel monitors. While CRT monitors tend to be less expensive, they are also bulky and heavy. Flat panel monitors, on the other hand, are lightweight and take up far less space. This can be an important factor for those living where space is at a premium such as a small apartment.

Not only is the flat panel computer monitor a space saver, it is also an energy saver. It will consume far less power than a similarly sized CRT monitor. Not only will that help reduce your monthly utility bill, it’s also a factor in reducing your environmental impact which is of growing importance to many people.

CRT computer monitors can be very hard on your eyes, causing fatigue and strain when you’re spending much of your time at the computer. Flat panel monitors have special anti-glare coatings applied which can help to reduce the strain on your eyes. The colors and image clarity are much higher with the flat panel computer monitor, too.

When the flat panel computer monitor was first introduced at the consumer level, the cost was fairly exhorbitant putting it out of the reach of most everyday computer users. However, the technology has not only improved since its introduction, it has also come down quite a bit in price due to the growing popularity of flat panel monitors among today’s computer aficianados. These days, you can often buy a flat panel monitor for very close to the same pricing you will find on higher end CRT computer monitors.

Only you can determine which of these features and benefits matter the most to you. Once you have decided the specifications best suited to your computer use and space, it’s an easy matter to find the right model for you.

This Computer Monitor Review is Written/Updated on Sep 11th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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