How to choose a reliable monitor at a good price?

Inexpensive monitors can also please you with good-quality pictures. They are usually compact. For example, a 13 inch monitor can become your perfect choice and a win-win computer part. Therefore, it is necessary to find a model that does not tire your eyes, with a quality matrix and a convenient stand. Then, you will not have to regret such a purchase and think about its replacement ahead of time. Let’s talk about this in more detail. Hopefully, you will get all the answers! 

Tips to choose the best monitor 

  1. Diagonal

18-20 inches (HD resolution or slightly higher, economical option), 24-27 inches (FullHD resolution, universal option), and 32 inches (WQHD or UHD resolution, advanced option).


2.Matrix type 

Pay your attention to TN (economy/gaming option) or IPS/PLS/*VA (optimal variant), LED backlight.


3.Viewing angles

At least 170° horizontally and 160° vertically will be okay.


4.Availability of digital input HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI. 

For a monitor with a resolution of 1366×768 (HD) or slightly higher, the use of analog VGA is allowed.


5.Maximum brightness 

The maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2 or higher, static contrast ratio of at least 1000:1.


6.Availability of Flicker-Free technology

It is highly recommended (no flicker lighting).


7.A case of standard thickness 

It is better to have a stand with height adjustment. The expected lifespan of such monitors by Beetronics Inc. is more than 10 years, with minimal chance of failure or even irreparability. All recommendations are relevant primarily when operating on Windows or Android.

Monitor screen diagonal

A diagonal of a monitor is the main characteristic that distinguishes one monitor from the other. Plus, it significantly affects the price. 

Conventionally, by size, 4 groups of monitors by Beetronics Inc. can be distinguished:

  • 18-20 inch diagonals are affordable and good for the office segment. Because of the low price, small monitors usually choose organizations for their employees, as well as buyers who for some reasons prefer small monitors.
  • 21-24 inch screen diagonals are often chosen by the mass segment. Naturally, content creators (games, websites, videos, etc.) also know this, so many of them initially rely primarily on such diagonals.
  • 27-inch diagonals have a good prospect of gaining broad acceptance. This size is optimal for both work and gaming. Yet, keep in mind that in FullHD resolution (usually these are inexpensive monitors), the image looks a bit rough, as individual pixels of the image can already be seen. For monitors with WQHD resolution and higher, this feature is not available.
  • 30+ inches is an exclusive segment. Because of the high price and too large width, monitors with a diagonal of more than 27 inches are unlikely to become a mass product. So, buyers do not often choose them.

It is very rare to find multi-monitor systems that have some advantages, but for the normal operation of this very expensive monster, a very powerful computer is needed. In addition, there are already high-quality glasses and virtual reality systems on sale at an affordable price, which are more convenient and at the same time have a simply stunning effect of being in the virtual world. And although they will not soon or even never replace conventional monitors, as they create too much eye strain and have some other features, they are still able to replace some of the monitors of very large diagonals.

Monitor design and ergonomics

Design goes second after size, which draws the attention of the buyer when choosing a monitor, although important – this is almost the last factor. It should be noted that the more unique and rare the design of the monitor, the higher the probability of getting on the failed model. For the same reason, do not pay extra money for a variety of exclusivity, as the design features will not be so noticeable in a week.

When choosing a monitor, there are some design elements worth paying attention to:

  • The thin frame around the monitor

The thin frame around the screen (especially black or interior tone) is less visible and therefore less distracting from the perception of information.

  • Monitor bright power indicator

The bright indicator of the power supply can seriously spoil life, as its light in low external light is noticeably irritating. If the monitor is in the bedroom and is not turned off at night, models with a flashing indicator on standby can also be annoying. 

  • Monitor height adjustment

All monitors can change the inclination forward-backward, but height adjustment is far from every model. The too-low-standing monitor requires a downward tilt of the head, which leads to increased fatigue and after some time can cause health problems in the area of the cervical vertebrae.

Screen resolution, ratio, and pixel size

Since currently most media for personal computers (video, games, many programs and sites) are designed in proportion 16:9 and standard HD resolutions (1366×768 pixels), FullHD (1920×1080 pixels), WQHD (2560×1440 pixels) and UHD (UltraHD, 38402160 pixels)For better compatibility monitors should be chosen with these permissions: 

  • small monitors – HD; 
  • Medium and large monitors – FullHD; 
  • Huge monitors – WQHD and UHD. 

By the way, the latter format still can not be fully relevant for the mass buyer, as currently there is still too little for him quality content. For the same reason, do not get carried away with ultra-detailed live presentations of UHD monitors and TVs in stores. It’s just a demonstration. The only place where you can already appreciate the benefits of UHD is to view quality photos in their original quality, as they look more detailed and realistic. On sale are still available so-called “square” monitors, as they are convenient for working with documents, so are in demand for office workers.


Do not forget that ideal monitors are not real. They all are different and each model is unique with features that someone may like and someone – not. The best tip when choosing a 13-inch monitor is to check the presence of a VGA cable. It should be supplied with monitors, and cables for connecting via a digital input (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI) are usually purchased separately. And the last tip is to rely on a trusted monitor provider, like Beetronics Inc.