Things to Consider When Purchasing a Refurbished Monitor

Posted on May 4th, 2019

People spend hours in research when purchasing a refurbished PC, but don’t put much consideration when buying monitors. However, it’s a very critical tool and deserves equal attention. Choosing a right refurbished monitor can provide you an immersive gaming experience, watch movies and  TV shows without any hassle.

Here are a few things that you must consider when purchasing a refurbished monitor.


Resolution refers to the number of pixels a monitor can display. It’s comprised of two numbers, for instance, 1920 x 1080. The first number shows the horizontal pixel count while the second number represents the vertical pixel count. Higher the number of pixels, more the volume of information can be made visible without having to scroll up and down the screen.


It’s important to choose the right size monitor, though the decision may heavily depend on personal preference. Some people find a 22-inch screen too large while others believe that even a 27-inch screen is too small for them. That being said, it’s quite difficult to go wrong when choosing a monitor between the aforementioned sizes.  

Aspect Ratio

It’s also critical that you know the aspect ratio of your monitor. Usually, people opt for an aspect ratio of 16:9, which is perfect to watch multimedia content and play games due to widescreen. A 16:10 aspect ratio must only be considered if you plan to work on spreadsheet and accounting software.

In-plane switching (IPS) vs Twisted nematic (TN)

Monitors come in two different panels; in-plane switching (IPS) and Twisted Nematic (TN). If you’ve bought a refurbished gaming PC to begin your journey as a gamer, go for a refurbished IPS panel monitor as it offers better viewing angle, color, and other attributes that you’d appreciate as a gamer. For casual use, TN panels are a more suitable choice as they’re much economical.

Now that you know about the things you must consider when purchasing a monitor, don’t waste your time and purchase a high-quality monitor. If you want to place an order or need more information, visit Tech Bazaar now!

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