Simple Steps Selecting a Monitor

Whether you are multitasking or need a larger display to look at for work or at home there are 3 simple steps to consider before selectingIt’s not all about the price

1. It’s Not All About the Price

Don’t get fooled about an awesome deal or the idea that price dictates quality. This is the area where we are all tricked as our we perceive that all monitors do the same thing and cost assists in making our purchasing decision.

2. Know Your Own Device

Whether you have a Mac or PC check the native resolution of your device. This will assist in what type of monitor resolution you need.

Mac: Apple Menu / About This Mac / Displays
PC: Right-Click on Desktop / Display Settings

In your display settings look for the resolution in 2019 typically you will see the following

  • 1920 x 1080 (term 1080P)
  • 2560 x 1600 (term 1440P or WQHD)
  • 3840 x 2160 (term 4K)

3. Monitor Purpose

Think about the purpose of why you are selecting a monitor (list below). With that in mind you may want to look into the refresh rate , display type, and abilities to split screen.

  • Primary or secondary monitor for work
  • Digital signage
  • Gaming or entertainment

4. Selecting Your Monitor

Let’s focus on resolution and knowing what your computer uses will assist in determining the appropriate resolution. From the above list you would want to find the monitor resolution that either matches or has a higher resolution (where you can down grade your setting on the monitor).

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