What resolution will a gaming monitor offer me?
“Resolution” is a term that gets bandied about a lot when discussing video games, especially since the advent of 4K that came with PS4 and Xbox One’s respective mid-step consoles. The basic explanation is the higher the pixel count on screen, the better the display resolution. The advantage of having a high screen resolution is a more detailed image that appears much sharper. Gaming monitors generally offer three different levels of resolution:
– 1080p, otherwise known as Full HD
– 1440p, otherwise known as QHD or 2K
– 2160p, otherwise known as Ultra HD or 4K
TVs by comparison come in 720p (HD Ready), 1080p (Full HD) and 2160p (4K) resolution variants – and currently there isn’t a 2K option that exists. A gaming monitor offers both PC and console players a nice midpoint, but the truth is even 1080p will be a crisp enough image for most people.
What screen size should my gaming monitor be?
It’d be easier to assume that the bigger the screen the better, but in terms of gaming monitors having your screen be too large could potentially affect your competitive chances. With a TV it makes sense to go big as it’s meant to be enjoyed from multiple viewing angles. The screen size of gaming monitors typically range between 19 and 27 inches, letting players maintain perspective on what’s going on with just slight movements of the eye – curved screens also aid towards this.