How To Buy Computer Monitor
Buying a computer monitor all depends on the size you want or need, as well as the resolution. Resolution determines the ability to offer detail. Customers may want a higher resolution if they plan to view graphics or play games on the computer. Be sure to ask friends and family members the type of computer monitor they suggest and why.
- Determine the size of monitor needed for the computer. Also, consider the space available. Placing a large monitor on top of a small desk may limit the work area. Measure ahead of time before going to the store. Preparation may save money and frustration.
- Check out the monitors at the store. Instead of choosing the first one you like, consider experimenting with several brands and sizes. Figure out what features come with which monitor and the features you would most enjoy. After all, monitors typically last several years and you want to be able to get the most enjoyment from the purchase.
- Compare the digital controls of the monitor. View the speakers, speaker mounts and USB ports on the monitor if any. Determine if you want a LCD monitor, which is light and small or if you want a CRT monitor. A CRT monitor costs less, and is bigger and bulkier than a LCD monitor.
- Adjust the height of the computer monitor. Be sure it can tilt and move on the stand in various directions. It is important that a monitor is adjustable especially if you plan to sit in front of it for an extended period. A monitor that adjusts easily may help prevent future neck problems.
- Ask the sales person about the computer monitor's warranty. It may be a good idea to buy a more expensive computer monitor if it offers a three-year warranty, versus a cheaper model with only a one-year warranty.
Tip: Ask the salesperson about the new touch screen computer monitors.