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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 4, 2021 - 3:41am

As a bit of a tech nerd, aim for certain specs rather than a specific line. Monitors aren't like laptops.

First off is size. 24" is the bare minimum (I run dual 27"). The next quality I would look at is refresh rate. My eyes are much less tired at the end of the day when using 144hz compared to 60hz.

In my opinion, the remaining spec options such as panel technology (IPS, OLED, TN) and resolution (1080p, 1440p, 4k) are all up to preference and much less important for a banker who doesn't need extreme color accuracy or contrast ratios. Basically, these are nice to haves - focus on the size and refresh rate. Just don't get sucked into gimmicks and small details such if the display is curved or what HDR certification it has.

Spice up your setup with a monitor arm or two for dual setups and you should be all set.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 4, 2021 - 3:43am

Oh also don't cheap out in the name of value here. There's another thread that summarizes it better, but some aspects of remote work are likely to stay with us going forward. Your comfort is important and not an area to skimp on.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 5, 2021 - 3:30am

Quick question since it seems like you know your shit. Since I'm beaming up my laptop to my monitor via HDMI, I've been told that getting a 60hz refresh rate vs 144hz is no different since apparently when you connect via HDMI it's all 60hz? Is this true or cap? Thanks

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 5, 2021 - 3:37am

Depends but I'd say mostly cap. Tbh, sounds like a boomer said what you're quoting.

Older laptops will have older HDMI ports that are less powerful and can't transfer enough data for 144hz. Newer laptops will have newer HDMI that can handle it. Simple as that.

Jun 5, 2021 - 7:26am

Cap asf. It depends on which monitor refresh you have and what your graphical unit output is. I use one normal monitor for numbers and Excel and a professional colour calibrated display for editing Excel since my boutique is very "aesthetically" demanding

  • Intern in S&T - FI
Jun 4, 2021 - 6:55am

This is what I got - LG 27UN83A , it's a very reliable 4K 27" monitor, also USB-C 1 cable setup, and has built in speakers which are not the worst.

Jun 10, 2021 - 12:24pm

I recently bought two Dell Ultrasharp 24 inches for wfh setup. Absolutely love and recommend them. Basically zero bezel and the monitors themselves move to every angle and height, so no need for a monitor arm. Only thing to mention is that the resolution isn't great, but that shouldn't be an issue for shit like excel powerpoint and word 

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