Computer MonitorsFor the uninitiated, choosing the right computer monitor can be a complicated process with hundreds of different variables to consider. Whether you need a basic PC monitor for everyday use or an ultra HD 4K monitor for crisp gaming performance, you’ll find a huge range of monitors online at PC Case Gear.
To help you find the best computer monitor for your needs, we’ve put together a buying guide that explains the most important features to look for based on what you’ll typically be using the monitor for;
Everyday Computing MonitorsIf you’re simply wanting to check emails, surf the web and work with basic software such as Microsoft Office, then you don’t need to spend a great deal of money on a computer monitor. Look for a monitor that is between 22-24 inches (the distance measured diagonally from the top left corner to bottom right) and you’ll find a model that suits your needs and budget.
Multimedia MonitorsIf you use your computer for any form of photo, video or multimedia editing then a full high definition IPS monitor should be your starting point. IPS stands for in-plane switching and is a type of LCD display that offers a wider range of viewing angles and more accurate colour reproductions. The higher pixel density of HD displays will allow you to see the finest detail in your work and the IPS display will produce beautiful, true to life colours, that will make your work shine.
If you often work with video editing software then you should look for a monitor with a low response rate which is measured in milliseconds (ms). Generally a response rate of 5ms or less will prevent any annoying motion blurring when working with large video files.
Gaming MonitorsWhen looking for a quality PC gaming monitor you’ll want a model that features an ultra fast response rate (5ms or less), full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 as it is otherwise known), and a refresh rate of at least 120Hz. Models that feature LED backlighting will also produce brighter, better quality images than LCD models.
If you really want the best of the best, then you should consider a 4K resolution monitor however you’ll need to ensure that your graphics card and hardware is up to the task as they require substantially more processing power than standard 1080p displays.