How to buy a monitor: 5 things to consider

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Learning how to buy a monitor is one of the most important things you can do as a creative.  Your monitor displays your projects from start to finish, so you'll want to buy something that'll do your design or editing work justice. 

Before investing in a new monitor, consider which features and specs are necessary to produce your best work. For instance, should you buy a top-of-the-line 4K display for graphic design projects when a reasonably-priced 1080p monitor will suffice? Carefully evaluating your needs and budget will prevent you from overpaying for a monitor that doesn't suit the type of creative work you do. 

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Alison Barretta

Alison is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia, USA. She's been sharing buying advice and retail news for over a decade. When she isn't hunting for deals, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, fawning over skincare, and indulging in her quarantine-borne hobby: cooking. She has written for a number of publications including TechRadar, Forbes and Business Insider.