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What Are the Different Types of Monitors?

Choosing the monitor that’s right for you boils down to a three things: screen size, picture quality and cost.

Most desktop monitors today have screens ranging from 19” to 29” but larger screens of 40” to 55” are also increasingly popular. Additionally 60” to 90” monitors are perfect for the boardroom or classroom interaction. It really depends on how you’re using your computer. If it’s just for emailing and word processing, a smaller screen should be sufficient. But if you’re using your computer for designing, gaming or for viewing movies, a larger screen may be a better choice.

The bulky CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors of yesterday have largely disappeared and been replaced by lighter, better quality LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors. The ultra-slim flat panel LCD monitors available today boast higher resolutions and are more affordable than ever, making them especially popular choices.

LED (Light- Emitting Diode) monitors & widescreen LED monitors are a different type of LCD monitor – the only difference is in the backlighting technology. LCD monitors use fluorescent lamps to light the display, while LED monitors use the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode technology. LED monitors use up to 40% less energy and have no mercury, making them a more environmentally friendly choice. They also help reduce eye strain, which is important if you spend a lot of time in front of your computer.

LED monitors tend to be more expensive than LCDs, and the larger the screen size, the more you’ll typically pay. But when selecting a monitor your best bet, as always, is to go with the best quality and largest size that suits your budget.

How to Choose the Right Computer Monitor? It's Easy.

Choosing the perfect Computer Monitor can be tough, so that's why we're here to help. Watch our video and learn how to pick out the perfect one. We'll go over three different monitors for PC builds ranging from everyday to high performance. 


What Our Customers Have to Say:

What a value
"i have had this monitor about 2 months now.. and it is great pure crystal quailty, hd graphics.."
-sara rodriguez,  May 31, 2017


Best Bang For The Buck
"Perfect bedroom display. Add a Firestick and have almost unlimited entertainment options."
-SID STEINHAUER, April 5, 2017


Bought when on sale for $199
"There was a coupon code making this Monitor just $199 dollars and I gotta say it was worth it. While it's not a 4K monitor it still supplemented my iMac perfectly."
- GERALD NOETHEN, Feb 24, 2017


Excellent monitor
"I upgraded from another brand name a year ago and purchased two monitors for my dual monitor configuration. I enjoyed the dual setup with this model so much, I ordered another one a couple of months ago for a tri monitor setup. Wouldn't go back and have absolutely no complaints.."
-James HILL, Feb 21, 2017


Have owned it now for 7 years!
"The e-mail request for a review was set aside in a folder until now. It's been 7 years since I purchased this monitor and it has worked fine from day one. No complaints!."
-Glenn Moser, Jan 1, 2017


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