Do you have to buy a monitor for your PC and do you think that relying on a brand is the solution? Get ready to think again because it’s not what it seems.

To put together your new workstation or gaming station you are considering purchasing one or more screens and the brand of the monitor is at the top of the details to check.

What brand will your next monitor be? None! (Sjbeez)

But, at the end of our little guide, you will probably realize that the small logo you see on the body, or the one that stands out on the cardboard box that wraps this object when you take it home from the electronics store, is little more than a drawing decorative.

In the monitor production sector, there is a detail that is talked about very little but which would be worth addressing carefully, especially because it could put you in a position to save money without giving up the quality you want. Instead of looking only at the brand, focus on these six aspects: your wallet will thank you and you will be more satisfied with what you bought.

How to understand if you are about to buy a good monitor

We mentioned the fact that in the PC monitor production sector there is a truth that is rarely talked about but which links these components to everything else: what is on the body does not guarantee a superior product. In fact, the various brands are not the real producers of the panel that lights up and this is why it is necessary to look at the specifications rather than simply the name.

Your workstation with a new monitor: which one to buy? (Sjbeez)

Different brands could source from the same panel manufacturers but then have items with very different prices: why spend more? Here is the check list for a top-notch monitor. The first thing to look at is the type of panel and then move on to the resolution. There are now many 1080p screens on the market but if you can, try to find one that goes up to at least 1440p. The third aspect is the refresh rate: the higher the refresh rate, the better and faster what you see with fluid animations and superior sharpness.

Then there is also the size of the screen to evaluate on the one hand and the aspect ratio on the other. For these two features you have to choose based on the space you have and based on what you want to do with the monitor: for gaming 16/9 is ideal and there is no need for screens much larger than a 24 inch , if you need more space to work with more windows you may want to upgrade to a 32 inch.

For the object to be stable but comfortable to use, make sure to check the type of bracket or base of the monitor: if you intend to rotate the screen to be able to work vertically, the bracket must allow you to rotate it. The last details for choosing a good monitor are all those additional features that differentiate one product from another but even in this case don’t let yourself be led by the brand but look for the features you think you actually need.