Cheap Gaming flat screen monitors tips

The screen is one of the most important elements of a Computer. You will be spending most of ou... thumbnail 1 summary

The screen is one of the most important elements of a Computer. You will be spending most of our working day starting at it, so it makes sense to choose a flat-panel display that’s comfortable to view .
It’s also likely to be with you a long time –the average monitor is replaced less frequently than the PC that powers. So its important that you buy the correct  type of panel for your needs.
Screen size and resolution
First, decide on  the panel size you want, which will most likely depend on your budget . Unless you have a limited amount of desk space ,there’s really no reason to choose anything smaller than 22in display. Most such displays will the same full-HD(1920*1080 px) resolution as larger 23in and 24in screens.
Make a connection
All bar the cheapest monitors have digital interfaces, such as DVI and HDMI. Also known as DV-sub ,VGA is an analogue interface and won’t provide as clean a signal as DVI or HDMI. It also means the display has to adjust the image to insure perfect screen.
Such auto adjustments are very effective on most modern display , but it’s sensible to use a digital connection where possible ,as pixels are mapped one-to-one from the graphics  card to the display ,giving the best quality screen.
Panel type
It’s rare to find a monitor that offers poor image quality these days, but that doesn’t mean all modern displays are identical .Even if you already know and understand the differences between twisted-nomadic (TN), multi –vertical alignment (MVA), pattern vertical alignment (PVA) and in-plan switch(IPS) screen, it’s unwise to base your purchasing decision purely on the panel technology.
TN panel are generally used in budget monitors and tend to have limited viewing angles. This means colors will shift as you increase the angle at which you view the screen relative to the perpendicular. However , TN monitor also offer fast response times and acceptable colors , making them a good buy for most users.
Multi-vertical alignment
MVA and PVA screens offers better viewing and contrast ratios than TN panels , but their often slow response time can lead to blurred frames in video and games. If fast response times are important, look to an advanced MVA (AMVA) monitor.
In plane switching
IPS is widely regarded as the best monitor technology . It offers excellent viewing angles, contrast and color accuracy. It also tends to be  the most expensive, but there are exceptions and  bargains can now be had.

Matt or glass?
A screen’s finish is worth considering . The vast majority of monitors have a matt coating , which all but eliminates reflections. Glassy screens, which are more commonly found on laptops these days, can be overly reflective but more vibrant colors.
Extra feature
Spend more and you may be able to find a height –adjustable stand, which can prevent you craning your neck. The top of your monitor should be roughly at eye level.
Speakers are built into some models, but are generally of a poof quality and suitable only for email notification and the like. A headphone output can be handy ,  but not if it’s hidden at the rear of a display where you can’t get to it. USB port may come in useful for plugging in peripherals and hard drives.
Don’t overlook warranty . Monitor tend to come with two-or three year guarantees, but some companies ask you to send the screen to them at your expense. While others will send you a replacement and collect the faulty unite at the same time.  

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