There are many things to consider when choosing a monitor and it can be overwhelming. Once you understand the basics, you can then narrow down what monitor works best for you.
You should first determine the purpose: gaming, color accuracy for editing photos or videos or just general use.
Want a monitor for gaming? Depending on what games you play will determine what monitor you get. If you play fast paced games like a racing game or first-person shooter, you’ll want a monitor that has a high refresh rate and a low response time for smoother movements. If your playing competitive first-person shooter, you might want to consider a 24” monitor to keep your competition more in front of you and not further outside in your peripheral vision on larger monitors, this makes your reaction time slower. Also more screen real-estate means the further you need to move your mouse. A lower 1080p resolution is popular so you can keep your frame rates and refresh rates high and input lag low.
If you’re not playing a fast paced game and just want it to look good, then shoot for a higher resolution monitor. Looking to get more immersed in your game? Check out the Ultrawide monitors for more screen real-estate.
Want your monitor to display the most accurate color for editing or displaying photos and videos? You’ll want a monitor that has a wide color gamut to be able to display a lot of colors. You’ll also want a higher resolution monitor so you have more pixels that will display a higher image quality.
Just need a monitor for general use? Then maybe cost is the most important factor. Or determine which monitor attribute below would matter most to you.