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BUYER'S GUIDE

By Andreas Roth
Updated November 20th 2008

Table of content:

First Steps
Criteria
Displays for gaming: 19 inch | 20 inch and 21 inch | 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger
Displays for graphics work : 19 inch | 20 inch | 21 and 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger
Displays for price conscious users : 19 inch | 20 inch and 21 inch | 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger

The purpose of this Buyer's Guide is to present those displays that are currently regarded as the best choices respectively for each one of the different target groups gamers, graphic artists, or price conscious users.

The current recommendations represent a cross section of our experiences, those of our board users, the models reviewed by us, as well as media reports and should be seen as a guideline for potential buyers. Thus, this Buyer's Guide does not claim to be complete.

First steps

Please take some time to read our FAQs and have a look at our glossary in case you have questions about certain terms. Also our reports provide you with many answers on the topic of LCD.

Think about what you are going to be using your display for most of the time. In our Buyer's Guide, you will find displays for every application field. The chart should illustrate what the display is especially suited for.

In order for you to know what is actually rated with this chart, we have put together a summary of all the criteria zur Vergabe der Punkte zusammengestellt.

Displays for gaming

Fans of fast paced action games are best served with monitors of this category. They offer good to very good gaming performance.

19 inch LCD monitors

20 inch and 21 inch LCD monitors

22 inch LCD monitors

24 inch and bigger LCD monitors

Displays for graphics work

You spent a lot of time working with graphics software, CAD, or do a lot of image editing work, and place your emphasis on image quality and configuration capabilities.

19 inch LCD monitors

20 inch LCD monitors

21 inch and 22 inch LCD monitors

24 inch and bigger LCD monitors

Displays for price conscious users

Affordability is key to you and you are looking for a monitor which offer a particularly attractive price performance ratio.

19 inch inch LCD monitors

20 inch and 21 inch LCD monitors

22 inch LCD monitors

24 inch and bigger LCD monitors

Deciding what to buy

Using our database, you can search for LCDs based on your own criteria. Once you have short listed some displays, you can go on to use the monitor comparison to compare advantages, design, and price, thus narrowing down your selection to a few only.

Furthermore, please feel free to visit our board. This is the place to seek help if you have any questions on about a specific monitor or if you are just indecisive about your selection.

Making the purchase

Your decision has been made and now all you are looking for is the right retailer? In this section we have gathered some advice to consider when purchasing online. Visiting our forum, you are sure to meet many users who constantly post useful information regarding their experiences with various retailers.

Detailed information on the topics of returning an item (distance selling act) as well as testing for dead pixels can be found in this special (online soon).

Amazon is not only a great online retailer for DVDs, CDs, and books, but also for LCD monitors. This shop particularly stands out in terms of its excellent customer service and its many different methods for payment. All Amazon products are listed in our own shop as well.

Share your experiences!

We would be happy to hear about your experiences once you have received your display. Why not write a review in our forum?

If there are any questions, criticism or suggestions you might have, please feel free to leave us some feedback in our forum.

Next part

Table of content:

First Steps
Criteria
Displays for gaming: 19 inch | 20 inch and 21 inch | 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger
Displays for graphics work : 19 inch | 20 inch | 21 and 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger
Displays for price conscious users : 19 inch | 20 inch and 21 inch | 22 inch | 24 inch and bigger

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