Remote Work: Which Monitors Are the Best?

Remote working has grown in popularity in recent years, and technology has helped to be more connected and flexible. Working remotely offers a range of benefits, such as increased productivity, more work-life balance, and cost savings. However, technology plays a huge role in enabling workers from everywhere to be productive even from the comfort of their home. Let’s see how choosing the right monitor can make a difference.

1. What is the best monitor for remote work?

The best monitor for remote working is the ones that can answer your needs, without overly complicating your home office and without external hassle.

The Philips 27E1N5600HE is a QHD (2560 x 1440) monitor with IPS panel that offers a wide array of features that ensure convenience of video conferences, productivity, comfort, connectivity and ergonomics. Even from home you can enjoy impeccable video conferences with it 5MP integrated webcam with noise cancelling microphone and dual 5-watt speakers. Connectivity and multi-tasking are prioritized, thanks to innovative technology such as one-cable-docking USB-C with power delivery up to 65W. This monitor also provides compact ergo base which user can position the monitor by tilts, pivot, and height-adjusts for maximum viewing comfort and efficiency. If you would like more information on the Philips 27E1N5600HE monitor, please click here.

The Philips 27B1U7903 is a 4K MiniLED Thunderbolt™ 4 monitor that combines outstanding picture performance with secure one-cable docking. Compared with conventional USB-C monitors, Thunderbolt™ 4 technology provides lightning-fast 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, supports high-resolution video, offers multi-stream transport for daisy chaining, has up to 90 W of power delivery to external devices and can provide a stable 1 Gbit/s Ethernet connection. This model also features a hideaway PowerSensor to help you save up to 80% energy costs. If you would like more information on the Philips 27B1U7903 monitor, please click here.

2. How do I choose a monitor for working from home?

The best way to start from is understanding what are the main tasks of your work week: is your agenda filled with video calls? Do you need to work on large spreadsheets, filled with numbers? Are you looking for a sturdy, reliable monitor with ergonomic features and designed to ease the strain on your eyes? This is quite a fundamental aspect, to be honest.

Once you have these down, choosing which monitor suits you best is way easier. For example, you might need a large screen for multitasking that also offers a secure, adjustable, and built-in Windows Hello™ webcam to work with your team, scattered around the world. The Philips 49B2U5900CH is the more efficient way to facilitate your workflow and your collaboration with teammates. This 32:9 SuperWide 49″ curved screen with 5120 x 1440 resolution is designed to replace multiscreen setups for a massive wide view, with VESA-certified DisplayHDR 400. This model offers an innovative feature: Busylight, which can sync with Microsoft Teams statuses so that colleagues know whether others are on a call or not. If you would like more information on the Philips 49B2U5900CH monitor, please click here.

2.1 Are curved monitors good for work?

Yes, absolutely. A curved monitor is a comfortable solution because it mimics the natural curve of the eye, making visualization more comfortable and immersive. The curvature, providing a pleasant yet subtle immersion effect, guides your attentions on the screen, for better concentration and enhanced productivity. The specific and peculiar size of curved monitors can also enhance multitasking: being wider it displays more windows and applications at the same time, side by side.

Some curved monitors, like the Philips 45B1U6900CH, offer even more features to really leverage the extra space, and they are quite handy with setups that require dual PC computing. One of these is MultiView, which enables to have up to four systems on one screen. Along with built-in KVM Switch you can control two separate PCs with one monitor-keyboard-mouse setup, switching between sources with a convenient button. If you would like more information on the Philips 45B1U6900CH monitor, please click here.

2.2 Is 34-inch curved monitor good for work?

A curved monitor is great for work: it offers extra space, follows the human eye, and helps focusing on the tasks at hand (or, well, on the screen). A 34” specifically is a large size, that can simplify multitasking and boost productivity.

A great solution would be the Philips 34E1C5600HE, a 34 inch / 86.36 cm curved WQHD (3440 x 1440) monitor with Ultra Wide-color technology that delivers a wider spectrum of color for media entertainment and visuals. With 1500R curvature, user can experience effective viewing area while working with this monitor. On one hand, it comes with built-in 5MP webcam (including noise-cancelling microphone) certified with Windows Hello™ and dual built-in 5W speakers, which makes it perfect for working from home and collaborating remotely. On the other, it offers complete connectivity options with a USB-C with power delivery up to 65W and a Multiview technology for complex set-ups and extreme multitasking. If you would like more information on the Philips 34E1C5600HE monitor, please click here.

2.3 Is it worth buying a 4K monitor for office work?

UHD 4K monitors offer a resolution 4 times clearer (with 4 times more pixels) than Full HD panels. A clearer and better resolution makes the overall visualization sharper and more enjoyable. UHD 4K is generally perceived as the best resolution now on the market. However, it is not mandatory – it depends on the use and the specific needs. Those which does not need to work on photos or does not need to fit more stuff on their screen at once, may find their perfect match in a QHD monitor.

To read more about UHD 4K resolution and models, click here.

3. Do you need two monitors to work from home?

A dual monitor setup helps navigating between tabs, comparing documents, and even collaborating during video meetings. If you need to streamline your work and boost your multitasking, then a dual monitor set-up can be an interesting solution. There are multiple ways to connect monitors (we discussed the most common solutions in a dedicated guide) and there are more possibilities that you might have not thought about just yet. Here, you can find more information on our Dual Monitor Setup; click here.

3.1 Is it better to have 2 monitors or one big one?

Choosing the right set-up looks quite easy, but the options are endless. Which solution might work better is all based on what your tasks are and what are your needs: do you need a panoramic view, or do you need a primary view space for your main apps in use and a second one for reference of for chats? If you need to immerse into large files or huge spreadsheets, then maybe a curved ultrawide monitor is the best fit: its seamless wide field of view is unmatched and comfortable.

4. Are gaming monitors good for home office?

Gaming monitors are generally fast and highly responsive, with features for improved visualization and immersion that even remote workers can benefit from. You can work with little to no interruption and with reduced eye fatigue thank to specific ergonomic and safety features designed for lengthy gaming marathons, jumping right away in your tasks as if they were enemies to win. Moreover, these monitors often offer the latest connectivity options, making it easy to setup and add all your needed external peripherals.

Philips Evnia offers solutions that shy away from the spec-only-driven aggressive models, bringing back the joy and fun of gaming, while also offering innovative and complete solutions for any home environment and need. Users can truly enjoy smooth workflow with better response time for both work and play. If you would like more information on the Philips Evnia monitors, please click here.