Buying Your 15 Inch Lcd Monitor

I recently released the tip about buying 17 “LCD monitor , however I received several emails from the staff accompanying the site, complaining that LCD monitor of 17 was still very expensive for them to buy, and if I could not mount a similar table comparing the LCD monitors 15, which was the forecast of buying them. Well, since I already had the structure ready, it was just roll up the sleeves and collect the data to help the galley. So, here we have the comparative table of LCD monitors of 15!

One factor that is important to remember is that the 15 “LCD monitor is completely flat and provides ALL AREA available for viewing, which results” in practice “on a” larger “image than a normal 15 CRT monitor (which has Those “black” areas around the image, which decreases the useful area of ​​the image).

It is also important to note that an LCD monitor should be used in the optimum resolution for which it was developed, and not to put up or try out “esdrúxulas” combinations. If it was designed to work at 1024 x 768, you should leave it at this resolution!

To facilitate, I went on the price survey here of the site, and I set up a table with the models available. Then I put in a table the most important characteristics that should be seen in the monitor decision. Lastly, it is deciding which monitor at the specific price of each.

Although they are still on sale, I have discarded products that are out of line according to the manufacturer’s website! Even though it has an attractive price sometimes, I discarded this option in my selection. For these cases, view information on the manufacturers’ websites, but they are generally the same or worse than the technical features of the online models that have replaced them.

I also discarded some products that were difficult to obtain or we did not have information to the satisfaction of their continued availability.

Here’s the table I put together with the models available today (as this is a “noble” area that is still “popping up” and creating new fans, new models may be rolling out or being taken offline as time goes by, Since the making of this tip).

What factors should be compared? Although there is a minimal difference between the various models, some characteristics are important in comparing different models/manufacturers. Below we list the items that are worth taking a look at the comparison …

RESOLUTION:The resolution of the 15-inch LCD monitors are usually 1024 x 768. Normally, on an LCD monitor, work on the resolution that it is optimized, so this is the resolution indicated by the manufacturers, and your system must be configured in this resolution. In our comparison, all models present this resolution.

ANSWER TIME:This is the time that the internal “system” of the monitor takes to make changes to the display. The lower the monitor the better the time, the better the smoothness of the movements. All have the same response time 16ms which is the default for this resolution, ie, none stands out.

PIXEL PITCH:This is the pixel size (the speckle of light) on the monitor screen. All are standardized in the same size. 0.297 mm

BRIGHTNESS:This is the brightness ratio your monitor displays (by area). The bigger the better! The normal is from 250 to 300, and all have the standard of 250 cd/m².

CONTRAST:This is the contrast ratio on the monitor screen. The bigger the better! The normal on monitors of 15 is around 400, and monitors that display above this value the image looks more VIVA, although the differences in these monitors of 15 are almost imperceptible.

SCAN FREQUENCY:These values ​​will be very similar across all models.

Although it is of little importance for home use, if you look at the tip we have previously presented (” Comparing Costs of a CRT Monitor vs. LCD Monitor”), you will see that over a long period of time, who uses the monitor for a long time Usually between 14 and 16 hours a day), this item becomes significant. The smaller the better! For companies to use, for example, 24-hour service stations or something, this consumption can mean a lot!

VISION ANGLE:An LCD monitor, other than a CRT monitor, has limitations with respect to the angle at which the screen can be seen. This was more sensitive back when the LCD monitors were passive technology. The bigger the better.

OTHER OPTIONALS:Apart from these technical characteristics, present in all monitors, it is also interesting to be checking other items that differentiate the different models and can be decisive or insignificant factors in your decision. Here are some optional items on the models I’ve reviewed:

  • Speakers/sound built-in monitor
  • Input type (digital only, digital + composite video, etc.)
  • If the screen turns 180º

With all this data in hand, the prices of the most appropriate models are raised, so that you can decide where to buy.

When buying, after deciding where, there is one factor that is important to stay on LCD monitors:Faulty Pixels!

Faulty Pixels: It is not uncommon to find LCD monitors with some pixels that have failed (erased). If they are 1 or 2 do not compromise the operation/visualization of it, however if you are buying a CARO product, and with warranty, watch for this fact at the time of purchase. Ask VERY CLEARLY at the time of purchase if you can return in these cases (by consumer law you can exchange for another one in the store itself in up to 7 days), if you can verify the terms of the warranty, DO NOT FORGET TO DEMAND YOUR FISCAL NOTICE.Stay tuned for warranty!

When choosing, remember, not always the most expensive or the best will be the best buy for your activity, even more that these LCD monitors of 15 have very similar technical characteristics. Try to buy what will best meet YOUR NEEDS, always remembering the warranty and good service of the store!

That’s it. Now you just jump in the BoaDica price search area, choose the LCD monitor that best suits you!