Top 5 Reasons You Should Go for the Large Monitor!
By John Stamm
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window." - Steve Wozniak
Buying a computer is not only about the processor or the hard drive size. It is also about the
monitor that is the way you interact with all those components. If you improve the interface you
immediately improve your experience with any machine and that holds true for cars and any
other gadget. Here are 5 good reasons you should pay the extra bucks for a big monitor:
1. Increase your productivity. Several studies in the past have shown that a larger monitor can
result in significant increases in productivity. Whether you edit documents in Microsoft Word or
are managing multiple applications at the same time (multitasking is just what modern
computers are all about), a larger screen is giving you more real estate to work with. You can
get more done in less time.
2. Make your computer a real multimedia/movie player. A larger monitor, at least 27' is the
absolute minimum if you want to use your computer to watch movies comfortably without getting
tired from sitting too close to the monitor. We've all watched movies in the iPad or a good old 14'
laptop but it just does not feel the same.
3. Low prices. The price of a 22' monitor today is around the $200 mark and if you want
something larger such as a 24' or 27' it is not going to set you back much more. That makes
replacing your old computer screen with a bigger one an easy choice. If you don't really care
about a brand new one you can try a refurbished or recertified from Ecost or TigerDirect.
4. Higher performance. As a rule of thumb, the bigger the screen the higher the resolution, the
faster the refresh rate and the better the screen colors and overall performance. Of course there
are exceptions to this rule but this is why you need to do some market research. So it's not only
size you pay for it's also a better quality product.
5. Impress your friends/look professional. This might sound superficial but sometimes you want
to impress your clients and look more professional. And trust me a bigger monitor looks better
and feels better. It makes you look like you know what you are doing and are serious about your
job. I have yet to meet somebody who has seen the 27' iMac for example and has not been
impressed by the monitor.
Extra tip: You want to take more advantage of a big monitor? Try combining two monitors. Not
only do you get the benefit of a bigger screen to work with but you can also assign different
tasks to different monitors. Use one to keep your mail application open or to watch a movie
while you are working on something boring or repetitive on the other screen.
John Stamm @ http://www.brainsuperiority.com