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Are you in the market for a new computer monitor, but you’re not sure how to decide which one best suits your needs? Not to worry. Sam’s Club® has an excellent selection of computer monitors with the latest technologies.
There are a few things to think about when you’re choosing the display size of your monitor. First, consider what you’ll be using the monitor for. If you’re doing graphic design work, or you’ll use the monitor to play games or watch TV shows and movies, a larger monitor makes sense. Smaller monitors may work just fine if you’re mostly using it for surfing the web, word processing or work that’s not graphics-intensive. Also, consider the size of the space where you’ll place your monitor. There are several size categories for monitors at Sam’s Club: Under 20”, 21” – 23”, 24” – 26” and 27” and above. When you’re shopping, look at the specs and pay particular attention to the monitor’s “display area.” That way, you can get an idea of the screen size without the monitor’s casing. Screen size is typically measured on the diagonal, so it’s the distance between opposite corners.
You may also see the term aspect ratio, which refers to the ratio of the width versus the height of the screen. Typically, computer displays have a 4:3 aspect ratio. Widescreen computer displays are usually 16:9.
Resolution refers to the number of pixels that your monitor is capable of displaying. A common resolution you’ll see is 1920 x 1080. The first number, 1920, refers to the number of pixels displayed horizontally (across) and the second number, 1080 refers to the number of pixels displayed vertically (top to bottom). The more resolution you have, the clearer your picture will be. Standard resolutions are fine for most users, but if you’re doing detailed work with images, such as professional photo editing, you may want to consider a monitor with higher resolution.
Do you need more room on your desk or the flexibility to move your screen around? If so, you can get a monitor that’s mounted to your desk with an adjustable arm. These types of monitors are huge space-savers. Because you can change the monitor’s height, anyone who sits at the monitor can easily adjust it. If you need two screens, purchase two monitors and a dual monitor arm, so you can arrange your monitors to sit side-by-side.