Nowdays is not so easy to choose the best monitor when you want a new one or you just upgrade your computer.
There are a lot of manufacturers and model out there and they says the same: “This is the best monitor!”
But you just keep in mind a few important aspect for picking the best one for you:
- Your needed size
In a decades earlier we was happy with a 17″ monitor but today has other sizes when you buy desktop monitor.
Firstly you need to examine how big is the space where you want to use the monitor.
If you have big space you can choose 27″ monitor or if you have a less space an 23″.
I think you not need smaller monitor than 21″ but I prefer the 23″ size.
It is really great size and the full hd resolution (1920x1080px) look really good (the pixel density is perfect).
If you have enough budget buy a full hd monitor because a lot of movie or youtube video use this resolution, and almost this a default quality of videos everywhere.
- Your budget (and what kind of panel do you able to buy)
I think you know how big is your budget for this monitor.
This budget decide your future monitor use what kind of panel.
Mostly three different panel exist:
Twisted nematic panels (TN):
This is the cheapest and most common panels. This panel has high refresh rate and ideal for gaming – but the colors and viewing angles not so good.
Vertical alignment (VA) panels:
This the middle option, but they are really rare nowdays. This kind of panel better than TN: has better colors, but it also has problems with viewing angles.
In Plane switching (IPS) panels:
This is the most expensive option but the best panels type. The colors in IPS monitors are the best, and good choose for watching videos or movies or graphic designer works.
It is also good for gaming but the average refresh rate of IPS panels is 60hz. If you are a competitive gamer or you want to game in 3D (which requires 120hz) is not the best option.
But anyway I recommend this!
Also important the connections of monitor. You need to see what kind of connector your computer or laptop has.
Fortunately every kind of converters exist so if you have a normal VGA connectors but your new monitor have just DVI you are not in a big trouble.
You easily buy for couple bucks a converter in Amazon!
This is the 3 key aspects for monitor buying, if you have any question send me an email and I update this post!