LCD Monitors

How to buy a monitor in 2017 - CNET
At the moment we're in a lull before products incorporating new standards are ready,
 such as HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4, so if you're OK being behind the curve
  until you can afford something new, then don't worry.
You can certainly drive a TV from your computer, but TVs are meant to be viewed
 from a distance, while computer displays are designed for closer work.
 The refresh rate on monitors is faster so you don't see a delay as you drag
 your mouse across the screen.

How to Find a Great Computer Monitor for Business or Pleasure

Gaming monitor
When it comes to gaming, most players feel that more pixels are better.
 It’s important to have sufficient pixel density to make images look smooth and 
 realistic. But obviously the more dots you have, the more graphics horsepower you’ll need.
The current (2017) sweet spot seems to be QHD (2160x1440) resolution.
 At sizes up to 32 inches you’ll see good density and a detailed image.
Frame syncing or adaptive sync. Probably better known via brand names like Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync.
 Frame syncing technology varies the refresh rate to make a smoother image.
 The details are beyond the scope of this page.
Common resolutions

Standard Resolution Aspect ratio
Full HD (FHD) 1,920x1,080 16:9
Wide quad HD (WQHD) 2,560x1440 16:9
Wide quad XGA 2,560x1,600 16:10
Ultra wide quad HD 3,440x1,440 21:9
Ultra HD 4K (UHD) 3,840x2,160 16:9
Digital Cinema Initiatives 4K (DCI 4K) 4,096x2,160 Between 16:8 and 16:9
5K 5,120x2,880 16:9
8K UHD 7,680x4,320 16:9
See a page ruler here. 2017 PC Magazine The Best Computer Monitors of 2017 | Model Price size Resolution Score ViewSonic VP2468 $250 24 EC 4 NEC MultiSync EX241UN-BK $396 24 EC 4.5 HP Pavilion 32 Display $370 32 EC 4 Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor U2417H $274 24 EC 4 Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor U3417W $770 34 3440 x 1440 EC 4.5 Asus PA328Q $910 32 3840 x 2160 EC 4.5 Best Computer Monitor Reviews – Consumer Reports DellUltraSharp U2713H $750 87 Asus PA249Q $500 2483 Philips 288P6LJEB $450 28 81 Asus PQ321Q $1,400 31.5 80 AcerB286HK $500 28 77 What I have: Samsung U28E510 UHD $299 Costco 4/2017 4K 3840 x 2160, 3008 x 1692, 2560 x1440 I use 3008 x 1692 which is more readable with my old eyes. Late 2015 iMac Core i5 27-inch Retna 5K 5120 x 2889 2008 Resolution/Size 15" 1024x768 (EVGA) .78Mp $300 17-18" 1280x1024 (SXGA) 1.3Mp $500-800 19" 1280x1024 (SXGA) 1.3Mp $650-900 20" 1600x1024 WSXGA 20-21" 1600x1200 (UXGA) 1.9Mp $950-1,200 Apple 23" 1920x1200 $2,000 Apple 30" 4.2 Mp 2560x1600 $3,299 23" 2048x1152 QWXGA Samsung $280 24" 1920x1200 WUXGA $450-500 30" 2560x1600 WQXGA Terms: DVI - Digital Video Interface (Mac Powerbook) DFP - Digital Flat Panel DP - Display Port Cable HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface ADC - Apple Display Connector (ADC cable carries power, USB and digital graphics) See HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme? A single DisplayPort interface can support up to four monitors at 1920-by-1200-pixel resolution each, or two monitors at 2560-by-1600-pixel resolution, DisplayPort supports multiple displays and its ability to connect to nearly any other type of monitor with an inexpensive adapter give it greater flexibility than HDMI possesses.
See Also:
LCD vs Monitor
Display Resolution

last updated 8 July 2004