When you switch to working with dual monitors, reverting to a single monitor becomes a problem, at least for most people. Dual monitors for work are increasingly advancing in features and functionality, especially the Samsung LED business monitors.
When I began using dual screens, I could connect my laptops to a secondary screen to improve my productivity. It has been this way ever since. I don’t even find travelling with a laptop sufficient for my needs.
Samsung has been releasing LED monitors for a while. From the long list of the monitors under Samsung, the C49HG90 QLED monitor stands out. Although this screen is ideal for gaming, the 49-inch span squarely fits the description of a business monitor.
So, what should you expect from a Samsung LED business monitor? I’ll take you through all you need to know so you can choose the most ideal monitor for yourself.
What to look for in a business monitor
Honestly, there is more than a couple of manufacturers promising high-quality monitor. Not all of these monitors perform true to the marketing hype. Those that meet the consumer expectations distinguish themselves with premium features. Below are some of the things you should look out for when shopping for an office or home office monitor:
1. LARGE SCREEN SIZE
You are most probably buying a monitor because your current one isn’t enough for your productivity needs. Of course, the screen size is not always the cause, but you need to get things right here. The screen size of the monitor you go for should be adequate for all your needs.
You can find smaller monitors of about 24 inches if your work doesn’t require many active screens on display. You can get the Samsung C49HG90 QLED monitor mentioned above for a better view and an automatically higher budget. This monitor has a 49-inch screen.
For business use, it gets better as the screen size (resolution)increases. The more the screen space, the more room you have to have everything you need on display, right in front of you. Go for screens with an aspect ratio of at least 21:9.
2. PRESENCE OF ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Although all monitors are made with one primary goal, some features inherent in specific monitors make the latter compete fairly against similar products. An example would be gloss and matte screens. Both of these can be equally capably, but a customer may prefer a particular look.
As you shop for a monitor, ensure you go for one that’s easy on the eye but overall an appealing one.
Monitors are also adjustable. I prefer a monitor with a universal joint–like swivel, such that it can be adjusted in all planes and angles. I won’t be the only one using the screen, so it makes more sense to go for something customizable.
Monitors are made with different technologies to achieve a wider viewing angle. Presently, LED displays have the widest view angles, as wide as 176 The wider the angle, the better the content can be viewed from extremes without color distortion. If you’re shopping around for a Samsung monitor, consider all the different angles you’ll want to access the screen from.
Curved screens provide a more immersed experience. If you want to visualize certain information with all of your colleagues, you can all surround the screen and clearly see all the extremes of the screen.
Other features to look for include input and output ports, DisplayPort, VGA, etc., depending on your needs. You will also want to ensure that the monitor is compatible with your current computer system, or you can work a way around this.
Unlike older monitors, the current models have USB ports. This comes as an added advantage, especially where teams could be sharing data using flash drives. This feature is still a big-time saver in cases where the computer CPU is not readily accessible.
A colour setting is another thing to look for. If you are working on a project that requires good and clear visuals, you certainly need a monitor with accurate colours or one with extensive image settings.
Touch functionality is an excellent accessibility option for working with a wide LED monitor. You will want to be able to click a button in the upper right corner without dragging your mouse across the entire mouse mat. This feature is vital when your work involves interactive graphics that you may want to discuss with team members.
Given that these LED monitors are my focus today, weight is not to be debated. LED monitors are by far the lightest. Weight increases proportionately as the size.
Adaptive syncing is a new feature meant to counter screen tearing. If you have been a gamer or maybe worked with a graphics card that doesn’t really match up with your computer’s refresh rate, then you may have experienced screen tearing. Since you may not have control over your computer’s refresh rate (depends on the processor), you should go for a monitor that addresses screen tearing. Specifically, NVIDIA and AMD have developed an adaptive refresh technology that streamlines the conflict between a graphics card and the CPU’s refresh rate.
3. BUDGET-FRIENDLY MONITORS
The price is usually the limiting factor for most shoppers. Although LED panel monitors cost more than Twisted Nematic (TN), In-Plane Switching (IPS), and others, you can still get a good deal. From as low as $500, you can get a 27’’ wide WQHD monitor. If your needs fit better with an Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) display, you should be ready to part with between $2000 and $3000.
4. PRESENCE OF A SPEAKER
A monitor doesn’t really require a sound output. Nevertheless, it has become necessary to video-conference from the office, as remote work keeps picking trends. LED monitors that have a speaker are perfect for this job although this can turn into a distraction if users play unnecessary audio such as music in the office.
Samsung LED business monitors will certainly have most of the above features, but you will still need to evaluate your current needs. If you do not know how to check for all the parameters, ask the IT department or have an IT technician advise you on compatibility.