How To Choose The Right Portable Monitor For You
When choosing electronic products, there are always many factors to consider, which can be confusing. When picking a portable monitor, do you have this trouble too? This blog will be a guide to help you find the portable monitor that fits best with your needs.
Firstly, you need to have a general understanding of the indicators to consider when purchasing a portable monitor. Here's a map in which we listed some common indicators by category.
The second step is to measure the importance of these indicators based on your own need. For example, your biggest need may be a portable monitor with a relatively small panel size and lightweight so that it'll be easy to carry. Then a slim and light one with a 14-inch screen size may be better than a 15'' one.
As the most important component of the monitor, the screen can be measured by several main indicators. For instance, the higher the contrast ratio is, the truer the details and images displayed by the monitor. The refresh rate affects the smoothness of the visual experience provided by the monitor. You may have a higher requirement for this indicator if you're using the monitor in gaming scenes, especially for FPS (First-person Shooting) games. The color gamut is also a significant factor that describes the specific range of colors that the monitor can produce. A larger color gamut allows the monitor to display colors within that color space more accurately, giving off a more realistic image. Thus, you may need to focus more on this indicator if you need to use the monitor to do video editing or photo retouching.
The monitor stand is also a very useful part of portable monitors as it's usually foldable so that you can use it to stand your monitor on different occasions and easily put it back to reduce the space occupied by the monitor when carrying. Therefore, choosing a portable monitor with an attached adjustable stand may be convenient for your use. Also, don't forget to check the monitor's available stand type if you need to use the portrait view besides the common landscape mode. The vertical placement may greatly improve the efficiency while using it to view websites and papers or to do coding work.
You should also check the connection modes of the monitor, including the available devices to connect to and the containing video input ports.
For example, make sure the monitor you want to purchase allows compatibility with your PS5/Switch if using it in gaming. Additionally, see if the equipped ports (such as Type-C and HDMI) are available for connecting to all of your devices.
There are also some other things to consider when choosing your portable monitor. For example, you may put your budget in the first place. The need for some special functions, such as a touch-enabled screen and different display modes may also affect your choice. Since the functions may vary, a good way is to search for some reviews and recommendations of several portable monitors on the internet and especially look into the comparisons.
Besides, you may also need to check the brand's reputation and its after sale service before purchasing the product. As the repair and maintenance of electronic devices are always a little complex, it's crucial to check if there's a subsidiary warranty service when choosing your monitor.