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Tutorial - What makes a Good Computer Monitor? Computer Monitor Buying Guide - Updated for 2012

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Published on Jun 3, 2012

A small video guide on what makes a good monitor and how to pick them out.

In Summary:

1. Type of LCD monitor matters. *All LED monitors are LED BACKLIT LCD screens.*
TN --avoid them. 90% of all monitors of of this type.
VA -- avoid --Nothing special. Medium quality.
IPS -- Select this one. High quality. Best picture and color gamut.

2. Ignore Contrast Ratio specification.

3. Backlighting
LED backlit monitor --Screen always lcd
Go with LED back lighting every time.

4. Response time. -- ignore.
2ms or less response time is only necessary for Gamers that make a LIVING off of it.
12ms per image response time of our human eye.

5. You will be getting widescreen. Theres nothing wrong with that. It's inevitable.


Ignore most specs, if you buy a good LCD TYPE monitor, which by definition will have great specs.

So aim for a great type: IPS, not VA or TN.
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Links:
Monitor Buying guide
http://reviews.cnet.com/2719-7610_7-2...

Types of LCD Monitors Guide:
http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/...

List of IPS monitors:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstempla...||495053&sc=abComputerSP&sp=%2Bb­rand+skuid&usc=abcat0500000

Best Monitor for price that I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VX233...

The Monitor that used to be the best value. It's still better but more expensive:
http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VP236...


Reviews for the Monitor I chose Viewsonic VX2336S:
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/monito...
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-m...
http://www.trustedreviews.com/viewson...
http://alatest.com/reviews/monitor-re...

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