Monitors

Be sure that the cable connection from the monitor matches the connector on your Video Adapter. The size of monitor that you purchase is entirely up to you. If you have trouble seeing a 14" monitor then try a 15" or 17". We do, however, recommend that you use a 15" or larger screen if you are intending to do any kind of Graphic Arts, CAD, or Video manipulation.
We also recommend that, whatever you decide on size, you purchase a Non-Interlaced Monitor, which works at various frequencies, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 at the minimum. Preferably "Plug-N-Play."
Non-Interlaced Monitors reduce eye strain and fatigue. See Video Cards for more information. The monitor and video card should be matched, and at least compatible.
"dpi" (Dots per Inch) is extremely important. The smaller the number, the better. .28 dpi is standard, .31 is worse (and the worst I would ever consider), be careful because there are a lot of cheap .42's and .52 dpi monitors in the world - which will save you money on the computer, but ruin your eyes if you are looking at the screen very often.
Get a built-in "degausser" if possible. It will help the monitor last longer, and reduce problems. This feature is worth an extra $50 over the same monitor without.
Of course, the digital monitor is superior to the analog, and easily worth $50 to 100 more.

 

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