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You've finally decided on the computer you need! The only critical choice remaining to complete your setup and ensure that it meets your needs and quality standards is the screen.
Nowadays, there are a multitude of screens available with a plethora of functions making it difficult to narrow down your choices… is better to get a large screen or a curved screen, with or without a integrated camera... So many choices can make your head spin. France Accessoires would like to help guide through the process of selecting the screen that suits you.
The best place to start is to ask yourself a couple of questions: what you want to do with your laptop?
and How much do you want to spend?
Will you be using the laptop for office work, games, video editing, photo editing, or a bit of everything…this article will tell you everything you need to know.
What are the technical criteria to choose your computer screen?
The sections below are divided by type of use to make it easier for you to choose the screen.
Size: the size of the screen is measured diagonally and usually in inches.
Resolution: The resolution represents the number of pixels that your screen can display. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality will be.
Refresh rate: represents the number of images displayed per second. As the refresh increases so does the visual comfort (less eye strain) and the fluidity of the animation (improves gaming experience).
Panel: The panel is the heart of the monitor and is responsible for displaying the images. What is important in the panel is above all the technology used: TN or IPS. Each of these technologies has different properties. TN panels have a faster response time and IPS panels have a better viewing angle and color reproduction.
Choosing a PC screen for the office
Are you looking for a computer screen to do office work, answering emails, etc. ? One big advantage here is the price, because you don't need a screen with high resolution, or a high refresh rate.
Generally, we recommend at a minimum a 22 inch Full HD screen for office use. Don't hesitate to choose a 16: 9 ratio screen or even switch to a dual screen or wide format. The dual screen or widescreen format will give you more virtual work space to display items.
Choosing a PC screen for gaming
If you are a gamer or a streamer, it is preferable to have a 24 inch screen with a fairly high resolution (minimum 4K) and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. This will provide you with quality and comfort for optimal play.
Often people streaming (on platforms like Twitch) will buy a second screen that can rotate and stand upright in order to view all of the messages they receive.
Choosing a computer screen for multimedia
Like for gamers, for optimal performance, it is preferable to have a 24 inch screen with a resolution of at least 4K and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
In this particular case, it is often recommended to use two screens or a wide screen. Video / image editing software have many tools and functions that will require a great deal of display space to work efficiently.
Choice of PC screen for cinephiles and movie buffs
Are you a fan of the 7th art or movies in general than screen size, resolution and refresh rate will be very important to experience the vibrant and captivating images. A 4K monitor offering at least 60Hz refresh will be sufficient. However, we recommend that you choose IPS technology which will provide a more precise and rich color rendering.
We have tried, through this article, to help you select the screen that best suits your needs. Aside from the technical aspects, think about the aesthetics of your screen: a beautiful screen makes a more pleasant work space. Do not neglect comfort: a screen that can be adjusted for height or that can swivels will allow you to improve your setup to offer you more comfort and avoids fatigue.
Flat or curved screen? This is very much up to you. There are no big differences when it comes to use.
Also consider purchasing a blue light screen filter, it will filter the blue light generated by your screens and protect your eyes from digital eye strain.