7 Best Monitors 2020 | The Strategist

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As a tech writer for the Strategist, Jordan Bowman covers everything from headphones to speakers to computers (and also happens to be interested in menswear and photography). Photo: Courtesy of Showtime You don’t need to know anything about tech to understand the benefits of a dedicated monitor when your primary […]

Photo: Courtesy of Showtime

You don’t need to know anything about tech to understand the benefits of a dedicated monitor when your primary computer is a laptop. It can help you visually divide your work so your screen doesn’t turn into a cluttered mess of windows, tabs, and videos that’ll give you flashbacks to Myspace and the early aughts. (It’s also nice if you want to keep something like your email, Slack, or Spotify always visible.)

One thing that should reassure you when you’re looking for a new monitor is that you don’t necessarily need top-of-the-line visuals. Sam Byford, an editor at the Verge says most people can ignore refresh rates. “That isn’t really relevant for someone just wanting something basic for working at home,” he says. If you’re editing photos or videos, or just want the best colors you can get, Byford recommends finding a monitor with an IPS, or in-plane-switching, panel, which will give you a clearer image and improve response time. If sound isn’t that important to you, you can often save money by finding a monitor without speakers. The ones in your laptop are plenty when it comes to alert sounds and the occasional video — or you can always connect to headphones or dedicated speakers.

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