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Gaming Monitor

Updated on April 16, 2010

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What is a Gaming Monitor?

A gaming monitor is a computer monitor designed for video games. Gaming monitors must have a fast refresh rate able to handle quickly changing images. Video games and online games display changes rapidly. You can use CRT or LCD monitor. The average refresh rate is about 8 milliseconds or lesser. LCD monitors with slower rates has an effect of a blurry shadow chasing them called ghosting. Ghosting can be destructing for those who are playing video games.

Desktop Gaming Monitors

When choosing to buy an LCD gaming monitor, you must consider the viewing angle. Choose a 180 degree angle if possible. Images on LCD gaming monitors look best when the monitor has a native resolution. Games that require a particular resolution might not look good on LCD gaming monitors.CRT gaming monitors do not require a particular resolution.

Flat Screen LCD Gaming Monitor

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Video Game Monitor

Many people are hooked on video games. I suggest the top five monitors that are ideal in gaming. Samsung Syncmaster has a superior refresh rates a 20000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with 1680 X 1050 resolutions. BenQ M2400HD 24 inch widescreen with a resolution of 1920 X 1080. It has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 3 port USB hubs. It has also 2 megapixel web cam. Acer 22 inches widescreen offers a solid and reliable performance. Acer 22 inches LCD monitors has a high quality video ideal for gaming purposes.

Viewsonic Gaming Monitor

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The fastest response time for an LCD monitor is 2 ms. Viewsonic has a 1 ms LCD monitor that is already out. If you plan to use CRT it must be of the high refresh rate at the resolution you play the games. There are CRT monitors that come in flat screen to reduce glare and eye strain of the user. Make sure to set your refresh rate at 85 Hz or higher to avoid symptoms of headache and eye strain. Computers could be a health hazard.

Different Types of LCD Monitors

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In choosing the size of your gaming monitor it really depends on your needs as well as your budget. LCD and CRT monitor ranges from 15 to 23 inches. The price depends also in its size. If you are gamer and plan to watch more videos, you should probably go for a bigger size. Remember that CRT and LCD screen sizes are measured differently.

What Brand of Gaming Monitor Do You Like Best?

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Triple Screen Gaming Monitor

What Do You Think is the Best Monitor for Gaming?

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      authorsara 7 years ago from San Diego

      So funny just made a comment about getting a monitor for my gaming mad son on another of you hubs and this one is even better, many thanks!

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      Entourage 8 years ago

      Before this article, I didn't know a gaming monitor existed. My first thought was to call my grandson and tell him about it. Ha, I'm sure it's old news to him, lol.


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      Peter 8 years ago

      Whoa! I can only dream about a setup like the ones you've showed. Pretty sweet. Great hub!