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Like most technology today, it seems like the moment you buy it something bigger and better comes out. We are constantly hearing about new computers, printers, hard drives and software, but a very important component of any household computer is the monitor. The selection of a monitor depends on what you are looking for performance-wise, the graphics card that your computer is running, and the available upgrades and output slot options that are available to connect your monitor to other devices. Here are just a few monitor options to get you started and looking in the right direction...


High Resolution

Dell U2713HM

Dell U2713HM

In the search for a high resolution monitor then look no further. The Dell U2713HM has an impressive, eye popping 2,560x1,440 resolution, multiple USB ports and a picture that blasts with vibrant, vivid colors. The screen options are useful and an impressive with an array of connections makes this a workhorse. The 27-inch is thin and lightweight, words you don't often hear to describe a monitor that measures in at 27 inches...but this is just part of its sleek design and overall charm.

Maximum Performance

HP DreamColor LP2480zx

HP DreamColor LP2480zx

This monitor is equipped with an RGB LED backlight allowing rich, vibrant colors display more accurate than what is capable. Ergonomic options include a 35-degree back tilt, a 45-degree left and right swivel a 90-degree pivot point and a 4 inch screen height adjustment. The monitor's connection options include two DVI ports, an HDMI port, a display port, a component connection, an S-Video port, a Composite video connection, and a USB upstream port, all located under the monitor’s back panel. This monitor is a over-performer. Be prepared to pay a nice chunk of change for it.

Best Value

ASUS PA248Q

ASUS PA248Q

Averaging over a bit over $300 is the ASUS PA248. A monitor with excellent performance comes with numerous connections and 4 way ergo support. A budget-level performance level at a budget price, this monitor is by far the best value when measuring performance and features.

Gaming Monitor

HP ZR2740W

HP ZR2740W

A monitor, for many gamers that is priced out of their budget this XD monitor comes in at 2560x1440 screen resolutions giving graphics a big performance boost displayed through this monitor. This puts 1200p to shame and they are nothing to slouch at. A must have for gamers if you can find it in your budget.

Simplicity

HP x2301

HP x2301 MICRO THIN LED MONITOR

A cool aesthetic and three simple connection options; HDMI, DVI and VGA and a ergonomic tilt feature its great performance with its sleek design and inexpensive price that makes this monitor’s simplicity its main appeal.


Whether you are a gamer looking for a monitor to maximize your graphic card capabilities or a stay at home mom looking for simplicity there are monitors for just about every taste, price, and features. Shop around and do your homework. It is encouraging to see so many options in the monitor market that the options for the consumer are endless.

Posted Feb 04, 2014 Asus Dell dvi gamers hdmi HP monitors performance value vga