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The Right Monitor is Essential for your Gaming Experience

The Right Monitor is Essential for your Gaming Experience

by July 8, 2021 0 comments

Choosing the right monitor can be very challenging for gamers, as there are so many options to choose from.  That’s because gamers can’t just opt for any kind of monitor. They have to choose their monitor specifications carefully in order to get the right gaming experience. For a dedicated gamer, the right gaming monitor is just as important as other key specs, and can make all the difference between winning or losing a gaming battle. Let’s understand what should gamers look for in a monitor. 

Size and Resolution

When it comes to gaming monitor, bigger isn‘t always better. For larger screens, you should look at the pixel density more carefully. Monitors with low pixel density but large screens can reduce the detailing you get, which can hinder your gaming performance. Below are some resolutions that gamers can consider while choosing monitors. Gamers shouldn’t go for anything less than a Full-HD screen, with 1920 X 1080 resolution, and if they can afford, to, then even go for Quad HD resolution– 2560 X 1440 (1440p) or even Ultra HD resolution– 3840 X 2160 (2160p).

Panel Technology

There are various types of panel technology. Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, IPS panels, and Vertical Alignment (VA) panels are the most affordable and popular among gamers.  TN panel offers fast pixel responses and refresh rates.  IPS panel provides the best all-round color quality, strong gray-scale performance, and wide viewing. 

For instance, the HP Omen 27i monitor, HP Mini in One 24 monitor, and HP Z27q G3 QHD Display all have IPS panels. VA panel is known for their high native contrast ratio, robust colors, and ability to display deep blacks. HP’s Pavilion 32QHD 32-inch monitor has vertical alignment panel technology with a contrast ratio of 3000:1.

Since every technology has its own drawbacks, the Twisted Nematic panels are prone to color shifting when viewed from an angle. IPS panels can’t match the pixel response of TN panels, and Vertical Alignment panels are also known to produce noticeable ghosting effects, which can be a hurdle in gaming performance. 

Ultrawide v/s Widescreen 

Ultrawide monitors are better than widescreen as it offers you 33% more horizontal space for a more engaging powerful gaming experience. HP’s Pavilion 32QHD 32-inch monitor has a display-viewing angle of 178o horizontal and 175o vertical, with a tilt from -5o to +25o.

Refresh Rate and Response Time

A gamer should opt for 144 Hz or 165 Hz refresh rate in a gaming monitor. Higher the refresh rate, smoother will be the experience and performance. 5ms should be the minimum response time for casual gamers, but for professionals, the response time should be no more than 1ms for the best gaming experience. 

Video Inputs and Other Features

Gamers should look for monitors that are equipped with a variety of video inputs so that they can stay connected to multiple PCs and gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. 

Perks like an adjustable stand, a USB hub, multiple digital video inputs, and either G-Sync or Free Sync technology can add to the budget, so choose carefully. 

Overall, by now it must be clear that gamers can’t compromise on choosing a good monitor if they don’t want to compromise on their game play. 

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