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#272390 23-Jun-2020 12:13
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Hi there,


My team (5 of us) are looking to work from home, on the condition we buy our own monitors.


Not sure of exact requirements, we used 19" screens while on lockdown and were fine, but having a look online appears to be mostly 21-24". 1920 x 1080 res


probably display port as thats what our laptops are.


Cant really think of anything else. Maybe, whatever is cheapest? 


Any recommendations, what to look for / avoid etc







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  #2510408 23-Jun-2020 12:23
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Def look at minimum of 23" these days, 19's are harder to find or expensive. 


You could look at HP/Dell business class screens, but you are looking in some cases, 2x the price of a standard consumer monitor.


Something along lines of this would be my choice, or Samsung -



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  #2510409 23-Jun-2020 12:23
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For work? Whatever suits your space, as many as you need. PB Tech do ex-lease ones, check what the ports are and go wild on them.


If you're going to use them for things beyond work, or if you work in a specialized entertainment field that involves requirements for accurate colours? You'll probably want to sink a few dollars into a single, high quality professional screen, and then fill out the rest with the previously mentioned PB Tech jobbies.


Examples - HP Ex-Lease, Lenovo Ex-Lease, or if you need something slightly more pro oriented, let us know your intended use cases.

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  #2510410 23-Jun-2020 12:23
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I've had a Dell Ultrasharp 22" for years, works well, has DisplayPort and HDMI. Might upgrade to 23" or 24" given I'm likely to work a lot more from home, but 22" is fine. I think my work monitor is more like 28", it's a bit too big.

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  #2510411 23-Jun-2020 12:27
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Best to get somthing with a height adjustable stand. Unless you are going to hang it on a desk mount anyway.


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  #2510444 23-Jun-2020 13:21
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wow thanks for the quick replies. some good info / options there.


Pretty sure it will be for work only, I didnt use one for anything else while on lockdown. 


Height adjustable would be good. Those Ex lease look like they could do the trick, cant see any real difference between them. 



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  #2510483 23-Jun-2020 13:37
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What sort of work are you doing? Do you do a lot of multi-tasking/multi-window work? What do you guys use at the office?


If you are already going through the motions with financial outlay, its worth considering the productivity aspect of increased screen space. If you are literally only working on one window/thing at a time ever, then a 24" will do the job just fine and probably would be the absolute minimum I'd look at. As above, Dell and HP make some good monitors. I have a 24" Ultrasharp that is perfect for productivity work with a rotatable and height adjustable base.


If you are flicking between multiple windows at a time though, the extra screen space of multi-monitors or a big single higher res monitor (1440p, 4k etc) could make it worth shooting a bit higher. Its hard to go back once you are used to it!


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  #2510511 23-Jun-2020 13:50
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Just admin / credit control stuff, definitely multiple windows open. Using Microsoft D365, excel, outlook 


Monitors currently using are HP elitedisplay E231i, the one at home was HP Elitedisplay E243 (whoops I was wrong about it being smaller lol).


As I work off a laptop, this would be a second screen, think 24 would be enough (maybe one day get another & a pole mount)




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  #2510514 23-Jun-2020 13:55
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I got a 27" AOC "Ergonomic Business/Professional" monitor just before lock down. Its only 1080p but its easy on my eyes - my 25" Dell 1440p was giving me eye strain.


They are height, tilt and swivel adjustable.


Really happy with it.


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  #2510862 23-Jun-2020 19:52
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I've just ordered 5 of the HP ex lease from pb tech. Thanks for all the comments and info, really appreciated.

Will let you know how they are (if interested lol)

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