Originally Posted by Akumapalooza
Anything else I should look for in a monitor?
Sorry, should have said more:
I may not have the best information, and I'm going to be kinda brief, (time constraint on my side),
For the most part, by brand, these are where they are ranked, from what I've picked up from other members on this forum and in articles.
Samsung or LG --> high quality
Viewsonic or Acer --> less then above, but still good.
Dell --> somewhere either slightly above, equal to, or less then samsung/LG area.
Pixel pitch, the distance between pixels on the screen. the smaller this is, the sharper the images can look.l (although it might not be noticeable).
Contrast ratio , the difference between darkest and lightest, dynamic contrast ratios mean that they under power pixels to achieve a darker black.
viewing angle, important if you will not be sitting directly in front of it, or if others will be viewing from the side, (i.e sitting next to you),
Hight, tilt, etc. adjustments, only you can decide. I know they are neat to have, but the height adjustment, tilt, and swivel is what I look for.
response time, anything below 8ms and you are good. in theory the lower you get the less ghosting you'll have, but I run a 8ms samsung, and see no ghosting what so ever.
brightness, 300 cd/m2 is what the samsung has, I don't remember what the number for this was that it was not noticeable anymore. (i.e. the human eye can only pick up soo much).
Computer display standard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
look at that site, and read about the aspect ratios.
Even though the BenQ says 1080P, 1080 pixel is 1920 x 1080, where the monitor gets 1920 x 1200. Most computer monitors can "support" HD, because of the resolutions, but realize that the most common computer monitors are 5:4 or 16:10 or 4:3 while HD is 16:9 (somehow the TV and Computer monitor industry decided to not match them correctly...)
Don't know what else to say. the amount of colors can be important, and also note that LCDs are best viewed with standard (native), resolution, so make sure your graphics card can support the resolution of the monitor you pick. (i.e. my bro just got a new monitor that his graphics card wouldn't go to the correct resolution, so it looked horrible. after fixing the graphics card problem, it looked great). He got the Samsung 206BW, but that isn't what you are looking at. I run a Samsung 915N myself.
Hope that helps, but I ran out of time, I can add some more tomorrow...