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10 important topics to know

about the perfect monitor

Monitors are the window to the digital world. Without the right monitor – and finetuned settings - everything you’re creating can look flat, dull or boring no matter how hard you are working on your project. So what do you really have to know about monitors without getting too geeky? Here are some tips to improve your output with greater accuracy.

The more, the better

Let’s start with the simplest topic. With monitor resolution, it’s quite easy: the higher the resolution, the sharper the image. While Full HD with 1920 x 1080 is standard today, a Ultra HD 4k display with 3840 x 2160 pixels gives you 4 times more viewing space.

The better angle

Unlike a gamer, in a typical working environment you’re not always in the perfect position in front of your monitor. Sometimes you need to show your screen to your colleague, boss or client. In this case, choosing a panel with IPS technology is crucial. Colours can be accurately viewed at angles up to 178° so that no matter where you view it from, colours will be displayed perfectly.

Add colours to your life

When creating visually stunning images or videos, you can never have enough colours at your disposal. Standard monitors with 8bit colour depth can differentiate between 16.7 million colours and state-of-the-art monitors offer you 1.07 billion colours with 10bit technology – 64 times more! So you can say farewell to nasty image banding on smooth colour transitions.

Aimed for accuracy

For a professional user, precision is everything. If you want to be sure that the colours you see on your screen are the same as in print or real life, you need a monitor that displays 100% of the AdobeRGB range. Especially in the cyangreen hues, AdobeRGB offers a larger variety of colours than standard sRGB.

Moving with movies

What sRGB and AdobeRGB are for images, Rec. 709 and DCI-P3 are for videos: international standards that define how accurate colours are depicted. To get the best, brightest colours when working with videos, your monitor should be in accordance with Rec. 709 & DCI-P3 - professional-grade quality used by directors and producers worldwide.

Size matters

While working on a digital project, you can never have enough real estate on your screen. So two monitors are often better than just a big one. With two screens, you use one for all your tools and one for the picture you’re working on. Or one for your video editing and another as a reference monitor. And with ZeroFrame bezels, you can create a seamless, almost bezel-free look that will allow you to see more of what matters most: the screen.

Twist and turn

With the right technology it’s easy to get a better perspective on your project. For photo retouching, programming or CAD designing, it’s often very helpful to rotate your screen to portrait mode. To find the best working angle, be sure your monitor supports tilt, swivel, pivot and adjusts to different heights for your maximum viewing comfort.

Protect your most valuable asset

If you’re spending 8 or more hours in front of your computer, be sure to treat your eyes with as much care as possible. Acer VisionCare™ incorporates several technologies to reduce eye strain and provide a more relaxing viewing experience. Flickerless™ technology has blue light filter and glare reduction features- important eye protection so the focus can remain on your work.

Take the glare away

For professionals, contrast is king. A professional-grade monitor should always incorporate different ways to provide deep contrasts. HDR, the difference between the brightest and darkest points in an image, is key to getting the most accurate viewing experience. HDR Expert uses an LED around the monitor’s edge to achieve even greater colour definition and blacker blacks.

Keep it under the hood

Light – especially natural sunshine – is great, but sometimes even great things can be a bit too much. Adjustable hoods at both sides and at the top of the monitor keep nasty glare away from your screen. It also helps you in keeping sensible information on your screen private and reduces fatigue on the eyes in bright environments.