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The Nerd’s Guide to Computer Monitors

For the past few years, computers have improved their visual capabilities with brand new tech, including graphics cards, processors, and most crucially: monitors. Computer monitors have changed drastically thanks to the integration of the latest technology trends. Besides improving visually, the newest monitors are designed around touch screen technology, allowing users to use monitors as drawing tablets.  Most importantly, however, a computer monitor should fit your needs. 

Often times, the best monitors are often a luxury item, selling higher than $500. They normally include the best possible resolution, color accuracy, Windows 10 functionality, and are the largest monitors. However, if you are running a business, depending on what your business provides, chances are you might not need anything other than a monitor that works. 

Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right computer monitor for you 

1.) Monitor Size: 

Considering the largest monitors can be as big as 34 inches or more, sometimes going big may not be the best option. While having a larger monitor can offer better visuals especially for helping users with visual impairments, this can also affect the amount of space you have on your desk. 

2.) 4k Resolution:

As a more luxury accessory for monitors, having 4k visuals offers the best way to view anything on any monitor. Resolution refers to the number of pixels on a single screen and only applies to large-scale monitors, so if you’re using a smaller monitor then it really isn’t important. However, larger monitors need the resolution in order to work smoothly when you use a program or move your mouse cursor across the screen. 

3.) Accurate Color:

If you are working on digital or printed projects, then having a computer monitor show the correct color for either a pamphlet to a poster can save you a great deal of grief in the future. 

4.) Touch Screen Functionality:

If your desk is set up so you are closer to your monitor, a touchscreen monitor could be a nice to have. It can simplify your work ethic when you are using digital editing software applications such as Photoshop. If your business wouldn’t benefit from it, though, you would be wasting a lot of money in buying one. 

5.) Price:

Overall, if you are looking for something affordable, you’ll be looking in the range of $150 dollars. The downside is that you would be missing out on anything bigger than 24 inches, high-quality visuals, or even proper color percentages. The best price for quality will reach about $350 dollars at the most, especially for a larger screen. 

Choosing the best monitor to add to you office can be a tricky balancing act of various qualities, but when you find that perfect fit for your business, your choice will be worth the struggle a hundred times over.