The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is encouraging many companies to have their employees work from home. To be more productive, home workers must have the right equipment—including the best computer monitor for the types of work they do.
What Users Need in a Home Office Monitor
A better computer monitor can make for a much more comfortable and effective working environment. When an employee spends his or her entire day staring at a computer monitor, it’s important that the person has a monitor that’s well suited for the work they do.
For most office work, bigger monitors lead to increased productivity. While a 15-inch monitor, the old standard, may be sufficient for basic work, a user who keeps multiple windows open simultaneously or works on big spreadsheets with lots of rows and columns, will benefit from a bigger display or even multiple displays. That’s one reason why the most popular screen size for monitors today is 21.5-inch diagonal.
Most monitors today have a widescreen display with a TV-like 16:9 aspect ratio. Employees who work on big spreadsheets or do video editing might benefit from an ultra-widescreen display with 21:9 or higher aspect ratio. Curved displays that provide a wider viewing angle are also popular, with sales of these models growing more than 50% year-over-year.
Users who work with images, videos, and presentations can often benefit from a monitor with higher resolution. Most basic monitors today display 1920 x 1080 pixels, also known as high-definition (HD) resolution. Many monitors today display double that with what they call 2K resolution; higher-end monitors up the ante with 4K or even 8K resolution, which makes for more accurate reproduction.
Finally, price is obviously a factor. Those extra-large, higher-performance monitors typically sell at considerably higher price points than standard models. For many users, a monitor in a more affordable price range may be more desirable.
Choosing the Best Computer Monitor for a Home Office
The right computer monitor makes a huge difference in home office productivity. Here are eight of the best home office monitors available today for specific types of users.
1. HP Pavilion 32
Users wanting a big screen at a more affordable price should consider this 32-inch monitor from HP. It features a 2560 x 1440 resolution and two HDMI inputs, which makes it perfect for both business and gaming. It sells for under $400.
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2. Acer V276HL
This is a good-sized monitor at a budget price. It has a 27-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, and it sells for under $200. That makes it one of the most affordable monitors out there, and perfect for general office work. Users can work on spreadsheets, or reports with small type and still read everything comfortably.
3. AOC CQ32G1
This monitor sports an extra-large 31.5-inch screen with a sharp 2560 x 1440 2K resolution. It’s a curved display that immerses users in whatever they’re viewing. It’s as good for watching movies or playing games as it is for working on really wide spreadsheets, and sells for around $600.
4. Asus Designo Curve MX38VC
If the previous monitor isn’t big enough, users could consider this monster monitor from ASUS. It has a gigantic 37.5-inch curved screen and 3840 x 1600 resolution. The ultrawide screen makes it perfect for working on large spreadsheets, graphic design, editing videos, and viewing multiple documents simultaneously. This is a professional monitor priced for professional people, coming in around $1,000.
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5. BenQ PD3200U
This BenQ monitor has a big 32-inch screen with 3840 x 2160 4K resolution. It includes special modes for working in dark rooms and using CAD programs, but it’s also great for regular office work and watching 4K streaming videos. Priced at around $700, it’s for at-home employees doing serious business work.
6. LG 25UM58-P
Even more affordable is this 25-inch monitor from LG. It’s an ultra-widescreen model with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 2K resolution, which is great for working on big spreadsheets or editing videos and presentations. It’s priced around $200.
7. MSI Prestige PS341WU
This 34-inch ultra-widescreen monitor has a 21:9 aspect ratio and 5120 x 2160 resolution – better than 4K. It’s a high-performance monitor with HDR and a Nano IPS panel for superior color reproduction. All that makes it ideal for both traditional office work and photo or video editing. The price is around $1,000.
8. Samsung C24F390
The final home office monitor on this list is the most affordable, priced well under $200. This Samsung model features a 24-inch curved screen with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The curved screen provides a wide viewing angle, which makes it easier to use over long work-from-home sessions.
Choose CDS for Your Employees’ Home Office Monitors
When your home workers need to upgrade their workspaces, turn to CDS Office Technologies. We can help you build the ideal home office, from monitors and computers to network upgrades and other IT services. Contact us today to find the best monitor for your home or traditional office environment.
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Edit: updated link for “HP Pavilion 32” as previous link directed users to an out-of-stock product.