What is considered a good business monitor?

There’s a lot of discourse on monitors, mainly on gaming and home solutions. But what is considered a good business monitor? Today, we’re going to take a look at what makes a business monitor good, and what features you should be looking for to ensure you’re getting the best quality for your money. In general, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a business monitor: size, resolution, connectivity, and ergonomics, as well as price. With the right monitor, you can ensure that you’re getting the most out of your workstation and that you’re able to perform at your best.

1. What is the best size monitor for a business?

The majority of business would probably work best with a screen ranging between 24 and 35 inches, ideally. This range can comfortably cover the majority of daily tasks, offering a compact solution with enough screen size for writing, chatting, emailing, and working on small excel files. However, the monitor size eventually depends on the kind of job professionals will have to do every day. Graphic designers, video editors, programmers, and financial teams will on the other hand prefer working on larger solutions, over 40 inches.

2. Which monitor is best for office work?

Philips Monitors offers a wide offer of monitors specifically designed to meet the needs of business and professionals, covering the latest news in connectivity (including USB-C technology and KVM switch to ease even the most complex set-ups), the best comfort and security. We’d start our selection of best office monitors with our personal experience: our office in Amsterdam. Have you ever asked yourself if we use our own products and which ones? You’re going to find out all our secrets.

Our first choice is the Philips 346P1CRH, a feature-rich business monitor specifically designed to meet all needs. Featuring a curved WQHD 34” VA panel with DisplayHDR 400, this monitor delivers an outstanding visual performance in addition to offering a host of convenient connectivity features such as a built-in USB-C docking station and KVM switch, and a wide array of technologies and innovations to enhance user comfort and ensure the most productive, enjoyable workday possible. Check out the dedicated page for more information on the Philips 346P1CRH, click here.  

Other optimal solutions we like to use are the Philips 243S1 and Philips 329P1H, which answer very different needs. The 243S1 is an ideal monitor that provides robustness, comfort, and convenience in a small package. This 23.8″ IPS panel features FHD resolution, USB-C connectivity options, and built-in docking station with built-in RJ-45 ethernet for powerful data security, as well as an HDMI 1.4, a DP 1.2 and 4 USB-A to take care of every task with smooth and complete functionalities. The Philips 329P1H is, on the other hand, a 31.5” IPS panel that offers a built-in USB type-C docking station with power delivery, 4K UHD picture quality with high precision and clarity, and a webcam equipped with advanced sensors for Windows Hello™ facial recognition. This monitor is ideal for architects and graphic design professionals, finance operators, engineering firms and other organizations that require high-performance monitors for precise, accurate, color-critical work.

  • For more info on the Philips 243S1, please check out the product page here.
  • For the Philips 329P1H, on the other hand, please check out its product page here.

For those needing wider screens, the Philips 40B1U5601H and 45B1U6900CH are two highly competitive and complete models to check out. The Philips 40B1U5601H is a 40” IPS display that offers the easy connectivity of USB-C technology, the superb picture quality of UltraWide QHD resolution with DisplayHDR, the convenience of MultiClient Integrated KVM, and even an earphone hook, making them the ideal choice for dynamic professionals. The Philips 45B1U6900CH is a 44.5” VA curved panel equipped with 5120 x 1440 resolution and several other features that are designed to aid professionals’ multitasking, such as: a 5MP webcam, USB-C docking with RJ45, a 32:9 SuperWide screen, and a curved display with viewing angles of 178/178 degrees.

  • For more info on the Philips 40B1U5601H, please check out the product page here.
  • To learn more about the Philips 45B1U6900CH, please check out the product page here.

3. Is curved monitor good for office work?

Yes, curved monitor can be good options for professional use because they mimic the natural field of view, providing for a more comfortable visual experience and, consequently, boost your productivity. A curved monitor provides for less distortion in bigger looking images and improved depth perception – resulting in a more immersive experience, and more focus.

But let’s take a step back on curved monitors, to better find the right solution. There are three main kind of curvatures you can choose from: 1000R, 1500R, 1800R. These indicate the radius (R) of a monitor’s curvature in mm. The smaller the radius is, the more aggressive will be the curvature: a 1000R curved monitor is, then, particularly good for gaming. On the other hand, a more conservative curvature of 1500R or 1800R is better suited for professional use. The Philips 346P1CRH and 45B1U6900CH, for example, offer a comfortable 1500R curvature to help reducing eyestrain at work, while simultaneously displaying more windows and applications without distortion.

  • For more info on the Philips 346P1CRH, please check out the product page here.
  • For more info on the Philips 45B1U6900CH, please check out the product page here.

4. Is a gaming monitor good for office work?

It mainly depends on the specific gaming monitor and on the type of work you need to do. Generally speaking, recent gaming monitors cover connectivity needs, including USB-C and HDMI ports, and offer a mesmerizing and comfortable viewing experience. However, there might be some other features not included. Often gaming monitors do not come with a built-in webcam, that might be crucial for those working remotely or need to video call clients, suppliers, and partners. Overall, it is important to check what other features are included in the specific monitor at hand, and which are the needs of our working life.

5. What is the difference between a gaming monitor and a business monitor?

Gaming monitors and business monitors are two very different types of computer monitors: a gaming monitor is designed to provide the most immersive experience, to feel like part of the game. They typically have higher refresh rates than business monitors, as well as higher response times and resolution. Business monitors, on the other hand, are designed to provide a better viewing experience for office tasks based on spreadsheets, presentations, and word documents. They usually have lower refresh rates and response times, but still provide optimal viewing experience with presents and features to ease eyestrain during long working hours, along with some other ergonomic features.