Getting a Great Price on a Samsung 2033SW Monitor
When buying a new piece of hardware for a computer, such as a new monitor like the Samsung 2033SW wide-screen monitor, it is easy to fall into the trap of “More Expensive is Better”. But that is not always the case. There are many elements for a computer that you can buy that are simply over-priced and not worth the additional money.
How to you know when a monitor is worth the price
Monitors fall well within the category of overpriced because of the size variations. Yes, a 19 inch monitor will cost most than a 15 inch one, but that does not always average that the device is worth spending the money on.
The size is truly something that should be second or third on the list of considerations, when looking to upgrade. Often overlooked with new purchases are the connection types.
How does your computer connect to your current monitor?
Being sure that your computer can connect to the monitor, AND have the highest quality connection is something that is not considered by a lot of consumers. There is nothing as frustrating as trying to connect your old, dated VGA cable to a new, high-tech HDMI or DVI connection sockets in the back. Yes, the new hardware usually comes with various adapters to ensure that you can connect your current video card to you new monitor, however this is usually at the expense of speed. There is little point in spending $500 on a brand new, 32″ monitor if it communicates at the same speed as the older one. While the quality of signal may not be degraded (depending on how old the video card is), the speed by which the computer communicates with the computer is a consideration. The easiest place to see this handicap can be in today’s next generation video games.
That brings us to another meaningful point in considerations when upgrading your monitor.
How Responsive is your monitor?
Most monitors can communicate with the video processor in your computer in less than 10 Milliseconds, sending and receiving millions of instructions for color, resolution, ratio, arrangement, etc… That is also where the second advances in technology come into your monitor. The speed of which your computer can talk to the monitor can be lowered to 5 milliseconds, as is the case with the Samsung 2033SW 20″ Wide-screen monitor featured here.
Making sure you get your monies worth
By simply taking a look at the back of current monitor you have, or the video port at the back of the current video card in your system, you can save yourself a lot of heart-ache and frustration. Making a quick drawing of the ports, or already taking a picture with a cell phone can allow you to make sure that you get the most out of the monitor, before you get it home and realize you can’t connect it.
Being aware of the video card you have in your system will also assist you in being sure that your video card can take advantage of the faster monitor’s currently obtainable.