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Choosing The Perfect Display Monitor

By Philips Monitors, 05 Nov 2018.

Thinking of upgrading to a new display monitor? Before you make your purchase, it's important for you to understand what's available in today's monitor market. From size and resolution, to panel type and connectivity, we'll help you identify the features you need to look for based on your needs.

Many of us work in front of a computer all day, and the thing we look at the most while at work, is the display monitor. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a display monitor can make a real difference in terms of productivity, accuracy and consistency, as well as making work more of a pleasure. Let's take a look at some of the display monitor features that are worth investing in:

The size and resolution that you choose for your display monitor should fit your space and your needs.

Size and Resolution

One of the first things to look out for, is the size of the monitor, which can reach up to 34 inches or more. Typical users, however, tend to opt for screens between 22 to 27 inches. There are also those who will require a much larger screen in order to multitask, or even a multi-monitor set up for gaming or professional applications. So, when choosing a monitor size, consider the space that it will take up and your personal circumstances.

Once you've picked a size, the next thing to look at is the resolution, which is the number of pixels it displays. The higher pixel density, the sharper the image will be. UltraClear 4K UHD, which you'll find in our 436M6VBRAB monitor, is ideal for entertainment and professional use such as photography, design, video editing and more. With 3840 x 2160 resolution, it is built for precision.

But if you're in need of a resolution that offers a high-density pixel count that's more suited to basic needs, one of your best options is the Quad HD (QHD) monitor. Available in our 328M6FJRMB monitor, it comes with 2560 x 1440 pixels to deliver Crystalclear clarity that will make your images and graphics come alive.

The panel of your chosen monitor should serve you well, to give you extra wide viewing angles, extra-vivid and bright images. And in the case of our 328E9QJAB monitor, you'll also enjoy an immersive curve.

Panel Type

You may have noticed that there are a few different types of panels out there. Each one is good for different things, so it can be hard to choose one that works best for you. So first, let's look at the In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, such as the one found on our 272B8QJEB monitor. This panel is known for using advanced technology to give you extra wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, making it possible for you to view the display from almost any angle. In addition, IPS panels give you remarkably crisp images with vivid and accurate colors, as well as consistent brightness at all times.

If you're looking for something in the midrange, the Vertical Alignment (VA) Curved Panel, as found in our 328E9QJAB monitor, is an excellent option. Using an advanced multi-domain vertical alignment technology, this panel is especially known for its better color accuracy, as compared to a Twisted Nematic (TN) panel and best blacks or contrast, for extra-vivid and bright images. Meanwhile, its curved design offers you with a more immersive experience, which focuses on you at the centre of your desk.

Our 272B7QUPBEB monitor's built-in USB-C docking station simplifies connections to all your peripherals for ultimate convenience and a clean work space.

Connectivity

This one is quite straight to the point, but is often overlooked. The monitor you choose should have the types of connectors that you want to use. One that has been gaining a lot of attention lately, is the new USB-C docking station, such as the one that's built into our 272B7QUPBEB monitor. The USB 3.1 type-C docking station with power delivery features a slim, reversible USB-C connector that allows for easy, one-cable docking. It simplifies connections to all your peripherals and also connects your notebook to the monitor with a single cable. It enables you to watch high-resolution video and transfer super-speed data, while powering up and re-charging your notebook at the same time.

A handy connector to have is the USB 3.0 HUB, as found in our 271B8QJEB monitor. Deploying 5.0 gbit/s transfer rate, it is a global standard that allows you to enjoy fast data transfers and smart phone charging, as well as use of large-capacity storage devices. You should also look out for basic full interface connectivity to Video Graphics Array (VGA), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI) and DisplayPort (DP). These will enable you to connect to devices such as gaming consoles, camcorders, digital cameras and others.

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