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Monitor Information

Monitors are important not because of their impact on performance, but rather their impact on the usability of a computer. A poor quality monitor can hamper the use of an otherwise very good computer, because a monitor that is too small or hard to look at can make the system hard to use. In many cases two or more monitors can also be helpful, as more information can be displayed at a time and two smaller screens are often more affordable than one larger model. If you are going to use multiple monitors you will also want to make sure that your video card setup can accommodate the quantity you plan on running; if you are unsure about that feel free to contact us at sales@pugetsystems.com.

There is also one category where monitors - or more precisely resolution, which is a characteristic of monitors - does directly impact performance: gaming. When playing a 3D game the higher the resolution is set the more work there is for the computer, especially the video card(s), to do. For the best experience you want to match the size of monitor you will be using with the right level of graphics card.

 Samsung 34-inch CF791 Curved Ultrawide MonitorBenQ PD3200U 32-Inch 4k IPS Professional MonitorBenQ PD2700Q 27-Inch 2k IPS Professional MonitorBenQ GW2480 24-Inch 1080p IPS Monitor
Display Properties
Backlight TypeLED LED LED LED
Screen Size34 Inches32 Inches27 Inches23.8 Inches
Aspect RatioUltra-wide (21:9) Widescreen (16:9) Widescreen (16:9) Widescreen (16:9)
Native Resolution3440 x 1440 3840x2160 2560x1440 1920x1080
Contrast Ratio3000 :11000 :11000 :11000 :1
Response Time4 ms4 ms4 ms5 ms
Max Brightness300 cd/m^2350 cd/m^2350 cd/m^2250 cd/m^2
Color Gamut88% 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 72% NTSC
Display Colors16.7 million 1.07 billion 1.07 billion 16.7 million
VESA Mounting100x100mm 100x100mm 100x100mm 100x100mm
Refresh Rate100 Hz60 Hz60 Hz60 Hz
Dynamic Contrast Ratio20,000,000 :120,000,000 :120,000,000 :1
VGANo No No Yes
DVINo No No No
HDMIYes Yes Yes Yes
DisplayPortYes Yes Yes Yes
Mini DisplayportNo Yes Yes No
ComponentNo No No No
Built-in SpeakersYes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in WebcamNo No No No
HDCP CompliantYes Yes Yes Yes
Dimension w/ Stand
Width807.72 mm (31.8 in)740 mm (29.1 in)641 mm (25.2 in)540 mm (21.3 in)
Height515.62 mm (20.3 in)640 mm (25.2 in)547 mm (21.5 in)420 mm (16.5 in)
Depth309.88 mm (12.2 in)213 mm (8.4 in)239 mm (9.4 in)175 mm (6.9 in)