Monitor / LCD Display

It is important that you get a quality monitor that is comfortable to view. Monitors come is various sizes and refresh rate. 17" monitor are becoming entry standard monitor. 15" monitors are OK if you are running it at a low resolution and not using it for long hours. As monitor prices have dropped in the recent months it is recommended that you consider a 17" or 19" monitor. You can run these monitors at higher resolution and refresh rate, which means they are more comfortable to view and you can work with them for long hours. Monitors are measured diagonally. If a monitor is 17" it does not mean that it is the actual viewable area. Some 17" comes with a viewable area of 16" which is good where as others can be as low as 15.6". Monitors consist of thousands of pixels (the tiny dots you see on the screen). Smaller pixels produces high definition sharp display. Settle for something which is at least 0.25 mm dot pitch. If you purchase a 17" monitor make sure it can handle refresh rate of at least 85 Hz at 1024 * 768 resolution. A 19" monitor should handle at least 1280 * 1024 at 85 Hz.

Currently the most popular viewing device are TFT Flat panels. They are now more affordable than before. Most people prefer TFT Flat panels as they save lot of desk space. They are also more comfortable view



Recommended LCD Monitor:

Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers

Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black

ASUS PA248Q 24-Inch LED-Lit Super-IPS Professional Graphics Monitor