Flat screen technology is a series of constant upgrades and technological improvements. Displays now come with more clarity, quicker reception and more depth in terms of aesthetics. If buying a flat screen monitor in today’s day, one needs to do their homework on the best screen for them. There are reviews out in abundance over the internet and web sites such as FlatScreenExpert.com provide good advice regarding monitors and the ideal choice.
Monitors such as the Asus VS239H-P, the BenQ GW2450 or the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM are excellent monitors which provide truly great experiences for those watching media on them. Video games and movies both are shot and made at extremely high resolutions and in order to enjoy such media, one has to have a monitor which can allow such media to be played at optimum levels. The general aspect ratio has become 16:9 for almost all media and this has because of televisions adopting the 16:9 ratio and hence monitors following suit in order to maintain uniformity. The wide ratio also allows for business developers and graphics designers to work better allowing for two documents to be viewed while juxtaposed to each other and also for a much wider workspace.
Qualities to Look For in Monitors
The obvious quality to look for is in display and certain monitors offer different forms of conditions such as HDMI or VGA or others. Customer support is another important aspect to look at and below are a few categories under which monitors should be judged.
The best flat panel monitors are made using In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology. One should look at bright monitors with a large range of contrast ratios. LED backlit monitors have both these features. Quick response times mean that on-screen movement will be more defined and sharper and without blurs. Larger viewing angles should also be considered as they allow the monitor to be comfortably viewed from broader areas of seating.
In order to fit seamlessly into different spaces, monitors should come with adjustable height and tilt functions as well as monitors which swivel will make positioning a boon. There are also wall-mountable screens which can be of help if there is a paucity of desk space. The power consumption of each monitor should be looked into too.
Components in computers need to be compatible with each other in order for the system to run smoothly. It is important to check the compatibility between computer graphics cards and monitors. They must support HDMI, DVI, VGA and Display Port. USB inputs are an added bonus and they help in connecting additional peripherals such as web cameras.
- Customer Service
Support service is very important as display problems have an immediate effect on the computing experience. FlatScreenExperts rate manufacturers in accordance with their customer service and such websites provide information to help the consumer choose between vying manufacturers. Guarantees which are extended beyond the traditional one year guarantee should be considered and one should take a close look at what aspects of the monitor are under warranty and what the manufacturer is not willing to take responsibility for.
Darren is a hardware expert who tracks the development of computer peripherals which supplement the computing experience. He writes his opinions on FlatScreenExpert and other computer related websites and has the experience and research to provide advice on which monitor would be the best monitor to buy.