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Four things to consider when buying a monitor

Many Windows 7 users are upgrading to new PCs in preparation for the upcoming end of support for the operating system. The majority of consumers also look into purchasing a new display as part of the “upgrade.” Because there are so many alternatives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. The article “5 Things to Consider When Buying a New Monitor” that we have written may be of some assistance in illuminating some of the distinctions. 

Displays are the most frequently disregarded of all the components that can be attached to a personal computer. Because the typical user spends so much time staring at the screen of their computer, making a poor choice might not only make work less effective but also put your eyesight & neck at risk. Because the majority of your work is dependent on the connection between your eyes & your display, investing in a high-quality 24 inch monitor is usually a wise decision. It is an investment that is well worth doing to ensure that you also have a monitor that is going to be big enough to read comfortably and comfortable to gaze at for extended periods. 

When purchasing a monitor, there are a few aspects that you should keep in mind, including the following: 

  • Size 

Since the days of the cumbersome 15-inch CRT monitors, a lot of progress has been made in technology. Monitors with a screen size of 27 inches or even greater are becoming increasingly commonplace in today’s offices. If you have a larger monitor, you will have more area to work in without having to minimize or close windows, which will make you more productive. You will need to check if your desk has enough capacity to house a larger monitor before purchasing one. Some Ultra-Wide monitors can simulate a setup with two monitors on a single display. Monitors ranging from 22 to 24 inches in size are the most typical ones to find in an office setting. 

  • Resolution 

The amount of pixels that are used to display a picture on a monitor is referred to as its resolution. The resolution of a display will often consist of two digits. The resolution known as 1920 by 1080 is the most popular one that can be used. This reflects a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels and a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels. Sharper images can be achieved at higher resolutions, which also makes it possible to display additional information on the panel. It is important to note that the sharpness of the monitor has a direct correlation to the apparent size of everything displayed on the screen. Despite this, Windows performs a respectable job at scaling those components after making appropriate adjustments. 

  • Video Inputs 

VGA, HDMI, Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and Displayport are examples of common visual inputs. Although dongles & cables are accessible for pretty much any input to all other inputs, it is recommended that you match whatever plug you have on your computer. In general, however, it is a good idea to complement whatever plug you have on your computer. To better serve our customers, SandStorm IT keeps a large selection of adapters in stock at all times. Please remember that the speed that different connectors are capable of achieving varies greatly. 

In most cases, High-Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI, is a fantastic option because cables for it are readily available, and it can transmit audio signals as well. While DVI-D is capable of handling higher resolutions, the standard DVI connection can only handle 1920 by 1200 pixels. Since VGA is an analogue transmission, it should only be utilized as a fallback option when all other options have been exhausted. The clarity of a VGA connection is often lower than that of the other types of connections. 

  • Budget 

When it comes to purchasing a monitor, just like with the majority of other parts and accessories for computers, you get what you spend. A 24-inch motor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and not many other features can be purchased for somewhere around $150. On the opposite end of the price range, a quality monitor with a screen size of 32 inches or greater, a resolution of 4K, and an adjustable height can cost nearly over $500. The price of a display is typically increased by factors such as the screen size as well as the resolution. Aside from the screen size, the resolution is typically the factor that has the most influence on the cost. There is a significant jump in cost between purchasing a 27-inch monitor with 1080p resolution (less than $200) to purchasing a 27-inch monitor with 4K resolution (about $500).