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Buying a computer monitor – which one is for you?


Monitors are an integral unit for any PC setup. Yeah, you could use a TV, but ew. However, what kind of monitor should you purchase? There are so many options, but which is suitable for you? 

What is a computer monitor?

A computer monitor is a piece of tech similar to a television screen. It displays the data your computer is processing into an image or text visible to the human eye. They’re typically much smaller than television screens and can be much more precise with coloring. Monitors usually have higher refresh rates and less input lag than utilizing an old television, allowing them to fully utilize your PCs components over a typical TV screen.

That said, there are a ton of monitors on the market! Some are better for gaming, some for editing, and if you’re planning just to browse the web, you don’t need anything fancy! Let’s look at some offerings out and about in the wild!

Are you a PC gamer? What is the best gaming monitor?

asus gaming monitor

If you are a gamer, whether it is competitive or casual, monitors play a significant role in how well your components will display a game. If you have a powerhouse custom gaming PC, you will want a monitor that can display at least 1440p or 4K. A monitor that can display at those resolutions would enhance your gameplay experience, especially in the single-player titles you might play. If you are a competitive gamer, you will want to purchase a 1080p monitor with a higher refresh rate and a low response time, such as a 240Hz monitor with a 1 ms response time. 

Read our blog if you want to learn more about how HZ affects FPS.

Here are some options for both 4K and competitive monitors:

ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR

Predator XB3

Dell U2723QE

ASUS ProArt monitor

Not a gamer? What are the best monitors for editing?

So, you are not a gamer. 

No worries. Well, are you a creative artist? Someone who needs a multitude of monitors for your software engineering PC? You might be a general browser – no worries, there are monitors for you all! If you are a digital creator, a monitor of the highest quality will be something you want. These types of monitors aren’t cheap, but they will enhance your quality of content more than a regular monitor – being able to see vibrant colors. While they are expensive, they are very much worth the investment.

Here are some monitors:

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV

LG 40WP95C-W

Creator PS321QR

What are the best monitors for general use?

While there are many fancy options, that doesn’t mean you need to go with an option that fancy. If you are using your computer for essential functions such as checking your email, social media usage, and watching videos, you don’t need expensive and extensive. Below you will find some basic options to suit those needs. 



Dell S2721HN

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Wesley Boyer

Hi Everyone! I am Wesley and I handle a lot of behind the scenes stuff with AVADirect, alongside writing blogs. A bit about me, I am a huge comic book fan, a gamer at heart (everyone probably knows that by now), a die hard Blink-182 fan, and a family man first and foremost.

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