When it comes to home office monitors, there are a wide variety of styles and choices to choose from:
With fast data, power, audio, video, and charging provided by a single USB-C cable, USB-C monitors can help improve your connection, cut down on clutter and streamline your setup. USB-C monitors have seen an explosion of interest from companies recently due to their simple setup and significant cost savings.
Just like we mentioned above, ergonomic monitors are monitors that are designed to give you the flexibility to use your monitor comfortably for extended periods of time and reduces the risk of straining or causing injury to yourself. Purchasing an ergonomic monitor is the single most important step you can take to protect your health while you work from home.
Curved monitors are monitors that are well … curved. In contrast with flat monitors, curved monitors provide a greater sense of immersion, eliminate distortion, cover a wider field of view, and are more comfortable for your eyes. According to an independent Harvard Medical School study by Ophthalmology professor Dr. Gang Luo, eyestrain was 4x more prevalent among users of flat monitors than curved monitors.
Different curved monitors have varying amounts of curvature expressed in terms of a millimeter radius. Ratings typically go from 1800R to 4000R. For example, a monitor with a rating of 3000R has a radius curvature of 3000mm or 3 meters. The curvature radius also serves as a rough guideline for the maximum distance you can comfortably view a curved monitor (in this case, up to 3 meters away). In general, curved monitors are recommended for graphic designers, photo editors, video creators, and other creatives.
Dual monitors are useful because they extend the amount of screen real estate that you can work with. Rather than using one cramped screen to reference an excel sheet and switching back and forth between tabs to create a PowerPoint, you can simply spread your different tabs out over two screens, saving you both time and energy. You wouldn’t limit yourself by working on a desk the size of a piece of paper, so why do the same with your monitors?
When it comes to monitors, there are big advantages to going with an ultrawide monitor. In contrast with regular monitors that use a 16:9 aspect ratio, ultrawide monitors utilize a 21:9 aspect ratio (similar to the ratio of movie theater screens). Ultrawide monitors are also a lot larger – whereas traditional monitors are roughly 24” to 27” inches, ultrawide monitors can go as big as 38” inches. In essence, ultrawide monitors provide you with a single screen to give you all the real estate you need to do your work efficiently.
In this sense, ultrawide monitors provide much of the same function as dual monitors. However, ultrawide monitors do offer some key advantages as well as drawbacks. For movie editors, ultrawide monitors provide a single unbroken screen to edit movies and see more of the timeline. For movie watchers who enjoy watching movies in a widescreen format, ultrawide monitors provide the opportunity to watch films without the letterboxing that appears in traditional screens. Many ultrawide monitors are also curved, providing a greater sense of immersion for viewers and workers. However, in contrast to dual monitors, ultrawide monitors take up more real estate on your desk.
If you’re ever tired of being tied to your desk, a portable monitor is a great way to get work done whether you’re at the local coffee shop, your backyard or your living room. Most people use portable monitors with their laptops in order to create a portable dual monitor setup with extended screen space. Portable monitors can also be connected to phones or gaming consoles for on the go streaming or gaming.
Whether it’s swiping, scrolling or annotating, touchscreen monitors provide a new and intuitive way for you to interact with your work. For example, when used with the ViewSonic® myViewBoardTM digital whiteboard, touchscreen monitors give you a greater degree of control over your presentations by enabling you to swipe through and annotate your slides in real-time.