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How to Choose the Right Monitor for Your PC?

A monitor is the window of the computer, and the bridge that connects us to the digital world. A good monitor can not only improve our work efficiency, but enhance our gaming experience and visual enjoyment. However, there are many types and specifications of monitors on the market, how to choose one that suits your needs? Following this, we will introduce you to the basic knowledge and categories of monitors, and help you find your ideal monitor.


Common Sense

When choosing a monitor, you need to consider some basic parameters, such as size, resolution, panel type, refresh rate, response time, etc.

 • Monitor size: Choose the appropriate size according to your desk space and personal preference.

 • Resolution: The higher the resolution, the clearer the image. Common resolutions are 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

 • Refresh rate: The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the picture. For gamers, choosing a high refresh rate monitor will have a better experience.

 • Response time: The shorter the response time, the smaller the picture delay. A display with a quick reaction time will offer better gaming performance.

 • Panel type: TN, IPS and VA. The performance of various panel types varies in terms of color reproduction, viewing angle, and contrast.


The best one for you is the one that suits you!

1.If you usually use the monitor for writing, watching videos, or working, then you can choose a 24-inch or 27-inch with 1080p or 2k resolution, which can ensure clarity and field of view. In terms of color gamut, sRGB is enough, unless you need to do some professional color processing.

2.If you mainly use the monitor for gaming, then you need to consider whether your computer configuration can support high resolution and refresh rate. For the most part, the higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture, but the more it consumes graphics card performance. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the picture, but it also requires a stronger processor and memory. The shorter the response time, the clearer the picture, but it also affects color reproduction. So you need to balance these parameters according to your game type and preference. Generally speaking, 24-inch or 27-inch with 2k resolution is a more suitable choice, refresh rate can choose 120Hz or 144Hz, response time can choose 1ms or 2ms.

3.If you use the monitor for professional design mostly, post-production and other visual work, then you need a high-resolution, high-color gamut, high-color accuracy monitor. The resolution should be at least 2k or 4k, and the color gamut should cover Adobe RGB or P3. In terms of size, 27-inch or 32-inch can be considered. 


Popular and well-reviewed brands

ASUS: A monitor designed generally for gaming, with features such as high refresh rate, low response time, support for G-Sync and FreeSync technologies, vibrant colors, and HDR10 support

HP: A high-end office monitor, featuring attributes including HDR10 compatibility, USB-C port support, broad color gamut, high brightness, and ultra-high resolution.

Apple: A top-notch professional monitor, having features including USB-C connector support, high brightness, wide color gamut, and ultra-high resolution, as well as HDR10 compatibility.


The parameter comparison table is as follows:

Brand

Model

Resolution

Refresh Rate

Brightness

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM 1920 x 1080 280 Hz 400 cd/m²
HP Omen X 27i 2560 x 1440 165 Hz 350 cd/m²
Apple Pro Display XDR 6016 x 3384 60 Hz 1000 cd/m²
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