Most present monitors are sufficiently efficient for most general work, whether working from home, surfing the internet, or performing other routine tasks such as clerical work. Every PC monitor now has a minimum brightness, contrast, and color accuracy, which have all improved significantly over the last decade. Even if you stick to budget monitors, now is a great time to upgrade.
If you want a quick and standard-size monitor, get a 24-inch one with 1080p resolution and a VA or an IPS panel. Both panels are good, so choose the one that fits your budget. Let’s go over the complete buying guide for PC monitors in India that will suit your needs.
You must read this What is a monitor?
Let’s know the key factors of buying a monitor in India.
- Purpose of having a monitor:
Always prioritize the monitor’s primary function. If you are a gamer, prioritize higher refresh rates and low response times; if you are a working professional, prioritize color accuracy; and general consumers would always consider a display with a high-contrast VA screen while having fewer precise needs. Every customer should prioritize their needs before making a decision.
For general use, a minimum resolution of 1920×1080 or 1080p is recommended. The resolution of a display indicates how many pixels it has in a width-by-height format. If you need sharper or higher quality monitors, go for QHD, and even sharper in 4K.
- Refresh Rates:
It is measured in hertz (HZ) (Hertz). The refresh rate of your display refers to how many times the image is refreshed per second. Images with higher numbers are preferable. Gamers, in particular, would prefer a display with at least a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
- Response Time:
A display’s response time indicates how long it takes for individual pixels to change from black to white. Consider a monitor with a lower response time because a lower response time equals better motion quality. Response time should be considered by gamers to be between 1 and 5 milliseconds. If you want to know about response time, you can read this Response Time in a Monitor
A display’s pixel density significantly impacts its accuracy, and the sweet spot for us is 109 pixels per inch (PPI). A larger display will have a lower pixel density if the resolution is lower.
- 22 inches: ideal for small desks and business use
- 24 inches, general and commercial use
- 27-inch monitor: for PC gaming, movies, and design
- 29″ (often ultrawide)—Ideal for gaming, movies, design, and business.
- 32-inch: Display for console gaming, movies, and design
- 34-inch (ultrawide) display for gaming, movies, and business.
- 38-inch (ultrawide) display: ideal for gaming, movies, and professional designers.
- And professional designers and gamers will appreciate the 49-inch (super ultrawide) display.
- Panel Technology:
The TA, VA, and IPS panels are the three main types of panels. IPS panels have the widest range of colors. Wide viewing angles are made possible by an IPS screen, allowing you to see clear images even when you’re not directly in front of your gaming monitor. The fastest and least expensive monitors are TN models. Of the three-panel designs, VA monitors have the best contrast.
A Brief Overview of the Major Display Panel Types
- TN Panel – Fast refresh rates and response times at a low cost. In most cases, viewing angles and color reproduction are poor.
- IPS Panel – Excellent color accuracy and viewing angles at a high price. Backlight bleed and some contrast issues.
- VA Panel – Excellent color accuracy, viewing angles, and contrast at a mid-range to premium price. However, the pixel response time is slow, which can cause ghosting.
- OLED Panel – A non-LCD panel that has excellent color and contrast. It is fairly expensive and is typically used for TVs rather than monitors, though this is changing. Unfortunately, OLED screens are designed to burn under certain conditions.