The Monitor Buying Guide – What You Need to Know! | The Tech Chap

What Monitor Should You Buy? I walk you through EVERYTHING you need to know about buying a new Monitor in 2019 – Size, Resolution, Design, Panel type, Refresh rate, G-Sync & Freesync, Ports, HDR & More! This is the ultimate Monitor Buying Guide 2019! Recommended [Paid Amazon] Links Below 👇

My Current Monitor (LG Ultrawide)
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Best All-Round Value:
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Best Gaming:
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Budget 29″ Ultrawide:
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Best Ultrawide
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Best Gaming Ultrawide:
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Best 4K Monitor for PS4 / Xbox:
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Best 4K Monitor for Creatives:
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Budget for Creatives:
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CHAPTERS:
00:00 Intro
00:17 Size & Resolution
04:30 Design
05:08 IPS vs TN vs VA
08:25 Refresh Rates
09:15 G-Sync vs FreeSync
11:20 Response Time
12:54 HDR
14:55 Colour Accuracy
16:15 Ports
17:20 Roundup – What to Buy

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47 Comments

  1. Cesar Robledo on February 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Anyone could suggest any monitor for ps4? max $200

  2. Asad Tariq on February 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Very good video to help average buyer like me to understand what to look for in a monitor. Thank you for keeping things simple and understandable 🙂

  3. Jonathan Ogden on February 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Wow this was so helpful! I was getting lost in all the options during my monitor search and this explained everything so well. I was hoping to find a Thunderbolt 3 IPS that I can connect my Mac to for video / design work, but also for gaming in the evenings. Looks like most of them are capped at 60hz though, so I might be asking too much of one monitor!

  4. Tarun Kanyamarala on February 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I love the wallpaper on your pc(0:01). Would you mind sharing it?

  5. Lemon Tree on February 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Haha, watched this a year ago and bought a 32", it was amazing coming from a 24" screen. But I got used to it so fast, now I’m already looking for a 38" ultrawide…

  6. Artemis on February 18, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Can’t describe how much I love my X34 that I snagged for 500$ back in 2018

  7. Peacefully Simple on February 18, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    which 49” ultrawide monitor would you recommend for M1 Mac Mini?

  8. Tim Gurr on February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Great video and lots of good info, however, I felt like I was watching a video race. How can one talk so fast with basically no stumbles? Do you have a transcript one could read through to better understand your content?

  9. Lucy Star on February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    How do you connect keyboard and mouse if your port has hdmi???

  10. ron davison on February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Good info here…
    curved monitors help with edge effects of IPS and TN?
    curviture and distance sweet spots created?
    Anybody make a semi-curved 4k monitor or TV with a good depth sweet spot of 18" to 48"?
    Desk up close or behind on couch PC work or Movie-TV setup.
    43′ 4k curved + 2 24.6 2k/4k side flat monitors low budget battle/work station/movie cave. (exact match)
    50" 4k curved + 2 27" 2k or 4k side flat monitors low budget battle/work station/movie cave. (super close)
    55" & 30"
    60" & 32"
    top bottom angle issues with washing out edges up close limits, rule of thumb?
    eye strain…. Did my battle station give me eye strain?
    Different refresh rates or stuff like that contribute?

  11. SydsWrld on February 18, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    i’m thinking ab getting the 27’ LG ultra gear monitor, is that good?

  12. Xxcloud_haloX on February 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Do I need a laptop to connect a monitor?

  13. dimmu borgir on February 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    27" Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B
    – 27" Gigabyte M27Q
    – 27" Gigabyte G27Q
    – 27" Gigabyte G27QC which one?

  14. Stephen Strang on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    That like to view ratio is absurd. Subbed.

  15. Chris Stellabuto on February 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Looking to get an ultra wide curved monitor for my old 2014 Mac air which runs very well. It supports 2560×1600, should I stick to a monitor that lists 2560x1080p or get a near 4K monitor. Will 21:9 work?

  16. sidheswar patra on February 18, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    A lot of knowledge presented concisely and so beautifully. Great Content, Continue the good work.

  17. top banana on February 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    all this K stuff reminds me of early 80s then going out and buying my fav pc mags computer+video games

  18. Edd James on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Been looking at the Dell U2721DE, seems pretty good and will just about fit in my space. I could go big as I like the 34 inch wide, but not really needed.

  19. The Tech Chap on February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Chaps – so what Monitor are you using right now, and are you looking to upgrade??

  20. The Red Pearl on February 18, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    I think you literally covered it all! Thanks man. I learned way more than I was actual looking for.

  21. Cormac McDonagh on February 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    whats the wallpaper

  22. Kyle Paul on February 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Hello Mr. Tech Chap, I am asking for some insight I am considering buying a monitor; I do photography and videography, slight gaming but I prefer a TV connected to my ps4/ps5 for that, but won’t mind every now and then playing on the monitor. As of right now I only shoot video in 1080p for my office. I am looking at two 4k monitors mainly future proofing myself and also to watch great content on Disney or Netflix. I am a Apple intended user and would connect either one with my Mac mini or MacBook pro. I am stuck on these two choices can you help; LG 32UN880-B and LG 27UK850-W. Any help would be greatly appreciated, your choices should not be on price however just performance for editing light gaming on a ps4/ps5 connection and media consumption (Netflix/Disney+) Thank you if you do see this and give me a little help.

  23. Kartik V on February 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Tom, I understand that a lot of folks out there are gamers, but could you please do 1 or 2 videos focused entirely on the productivity usage of monitors ? That would really help those of us who don’t do any gaming. That would be much appreciated !

    Cheers !

  24. Larry A on February 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Well effing done, Chap!

  25. Ryan N Games on February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Is it just me put all I can hear is Tom Scott talking…

  26. paraescucharrap on February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  27. Maaz Tauseef on February 18, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks

  28. AVIEL ARONOV on February 18, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I’m 11 and I have 1k $ so I’m trying to buy a of or somthing with my own money and a moniter but don’t have enough for both I’m rlly sad because I want to have some fun with be but I can’t with a MacBook I wish I have some money at least like 10k so I can get some stuff

  29. Taran Agnew on February 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    does the input/response time matter if you rarely play games?

  30. Rob Bleeker on February 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    In your opinion, is this a good monitor for gaming?

    LCD monitor
    E Line 24 (23.8" / 60.5 cm diag.), 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Picture/Display
    • LCD panel type: IPS technology
    • AMD FreeSync™ technology
    • Backlight type: W-LED system
    • Panel Size: 23.8 inch / 60.5 cm
    • Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare, 3H, Haze 25%
    • Effective viewing area: 527 (H) x 296.5 (V)
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz*
    • Pixel Density: 93 PPI
    • Response time (typical): 4 ms (Gray to Gray)*
    • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
    • Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    • SmartContrast: Mega Infinity DCR
    • Pixel pitch: 0.275 x 0.275 mm
    • Viewing angle: 178º (H) / 178º (V), @ C/R > 10
    • Flicker-free
    • Picture enhancement: SmartImage game
    • Color gamut (typical): NTSC 87%*, sRGB 102%*
    • Display colors: 16.7 M
    • Scanning Frequency: 54 – 84 kHz (H) / 49 – 75 Hz
    (V)
    • LowBlue Mode
    • sRGB

    It does not mention HDR, though. Its a philips 241e1

  31. Sulabh Jain on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome tutorial video. thanks

  32. Alexander Cortes on February 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    I honestly watch a bunch of these videos knowing I’ll still be skeptical about my choice when I get one

  33. Werner Heil on February 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    EXCELLENT VIDEO !!!

  34. Jonathan Hernandez Algarin on February 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    I watched the whole video and bought my monitor right after. It had all needed to know to make up my mind. Thanks!

  35. xana land on February 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    I did not even mention gaming oh wait your only reading the mind of gamers

  36. Q Audio on February 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    what size is your monitor in the back?

  37. Kyle Taylor Lucas on February 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    My search was for all in one not monitors.

  38. Tessah R. on February 18, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you! Also the lg ultra wide 29inch i think he’s using is on sale at best buy which is cool

  39. Jasper Rundall on February 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much for a video like this because a lot of videos assume that you already know these things.

  40. Ellie Tyronney on February 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    I- I just want to play Minecraft-

  41. chris tzanimis on February 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    06:59 which game is this?

  42. DgtlDiva on February 18, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    brilliant — well done! thank you thank you!

  43. traktork on February 18, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Great video, is an update planned in the near future? 🙂

  44. Joshua Smalley on February 18, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Do you have a similar video that explains building a PC?

  45. shuzboomer on February 18, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    wait so if I have an Nvidia graphics card could I use freesync on my monitor

  46. kyle Marcus on February 18, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    brilliant video, thanks for the help

  47. Stephen Strang on February 18, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    This guy is ridiculously succinct. Thank you will be coming back. I didn’t even need to know anything, I just did hours of research, but you keep it simple in a way that I appreciate.

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