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Choosing an LCD Monitor For Your Computer

Jun 17, 2008
LCD monitors are a hugely popular option for computer owners. The bright displays and crisp colors are just unrivaled for viewing files and multimedia content. What most people have a problem with is actually choosing the most appropriate LCD monitor for their computer needs. This choice is so complicated because there are so many different things to consider - such as size, price range, and features. There are practically an unlimited number combinations and models and with so many choices, buyers often feel overwhelmed.

One of the first things that you will notice about LCD monitors when you are trying to choose one is how the monitor looks. Of course, you want to choose an LCD monitor that is attractive, but this is definitely not the most important aspect to consider in making your choice.

Thinking about how you will be using your LCD monitor will help make your choice a bit simpler. If you are going t be using your new LCD monitor extensively in your home for surfing the Internet and basic computing, then you do not need the most expensive, cutting edge technology. A lower cost LCD monitor will suffice in most cases. A 17-inch or 19-inch screen LCD is what you will be looking for. The LCD should offer a bright, sharp image; text should be clear and crisp; and the monitor should not strain your eyes.

LCD monitors are a popular choice with artists and photographers. If you are going to be using your LCD monitor for digital art and graphics editing, then you will need to select a higher end LCD monitor for your workstation. For this type of work, it is best to select an LCD monitor with high resolution (minimum of 1280x1084). You should also purchase the largest monitor you can afford - this will give you detailed views of whatever art you are working with are allow for more creativity.

If you will be using your LCD monitor for entertainment purposes in addition to normal work, you may want to consider selecting a widescreen LCD monitor. These monitors will allow you to view your movies and shows just as they would appear on the big screen. Another consideration in choosing your monitor is high definition. A high definition LCD monitor will afford you basically the same viewing experience as a high definition television.

If your new LCD monitor will be used for business purposes, the type of business will determine which LCD monitor you choose. For example, an executive of a Fortune 500 company may only require a basic LCD monitor while someone in advertising design or web design would need an LCD monitor more suitable for artists.

Before making you final selection, be sure to check out a wide selection of LCD monitors. Do your research and read several reviews on the models that you are interested in. It helps to actually check out LCDs in the store first, even if you are planning on purchasing your monitor online. Following these basic tips will help ensure that you make the best possible choice when purchasing your new LCD monitor.
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