The right screen allows you to work, play, or watch in comfort and style, so you want to choose the monitor with the best features for your needs.
At Comet, we understand how difficult it can be to understand tech terms, which is why we’ve put together a brief explanation for the most common monitor features to give you the tools you need to make the best purchase.
You’ve probably heard of monitor screens being described as Full HD, 2k, 4k, or even 1080p - but what does this actually mean?
Each of these numbers refers to screen resolution. In simple terms, screen resolution describes the number of pixels your screen can display - the more pixels per inch (PPI), the better your image quality will be.
The most common screen resolution is Full HD, or 1080p, and is ideal for working from home or for everyday computer monitors. Alternatively, you can feel like part of the cast when you stream your favourite movies on a 4k monitor, with four times the pixel density for superior image clarity and sharpness.
At Comet, we have an exceptional range of Full HD, 2k, and 4k monitors for you to choose from, all at affordable prices to suit your budget.
When it comes to computer monitors, size does matter.
Smaller screens automatically have a denser PPI, and can give you fantastic image quality at a lower resolution. Larger monitors however, need a higher screen resolution to offer you the same image quality.
But, choosing a bigger screen gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the digital world. It all depends on what you want your screen for.
At Comet, choose from the popular 27” computer monitor for work, or invest in a massive 55” screen and bring the cinema right into your room.
Additional monitor features
Outside of screen resolution and size, there are plenty of useful monitor features that you should keep an eye out for, including:
- Low blue light technology: reducing the levels of blue light in the evenings can help you regulate your sleep schedule, so this is ideal if you’re planning to keep the monitor in your bedroom, or if you’re planning to work into the early hours.
- Flicker-free technology: screen flickers can tire your eyes out quickly, so look for monitors that have a way to eliminate or reduce image flickers.
- Connectivity: look for monitors with HDMI or USB ports to easily connect multiple screens when you’re working or gaming.
- Screen tilting: your back will be thanking you for the ability to tilt your monitor, especially if you’re working for long hours at your desk.
- Sustainability: look for monitor screens with EPEAT certifications to make sure you’re buying products with a minimised environmental impact.
Are you constantly on the go? Our range of portable monitors are the perfect accompaniment for whenever you need to travel.
They may be small, but these portable monitors still have plenty to offer in terms of quality and performance.
At only 12.5” and 1.3lbs (that’s 31.8cm and just under 600g for metric lovers), these monitor screens offer you all the functionality of dual screens within a light, easy-to-carry package.
And, with Full HD capacity, you can get supreme visual quality wherever you are.
Or maybe you want a curved monitor from Comet to save on desk space?
Curved monitors mimic the structure of your eyes for a more intuitive and comfortable viewing experience. These monitors can help reduce eye strain, and offer you a better platform for work or gaming.
All work and no play makes for a very dull time, so why not use your new monitor for more than the daily grind? At Comet, we have a fantastic range of monitors with enough resolution to bring your games to life with every pixel.
Plus, if you’re concerned about those all-important refresh rates we have monitors with super fast 144Hz refresh rates.
You’ll also find monitors with gaming-specific features such as AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync which help synchronise the performance of your computer’s graphics card and the monitor.
Choose from our selection of 4k monitor screens for superior visual appearance or learn more about screen response times and refresh rates within our range of gaming monitors at Comet.
Whatever you decide, you can make purchasing a new computer monitor a breeze with our flexible payment options. Spread the cost with Klarna Pay in 3 - and make only three interest-free payments - or choose PayPal Credit to pay in monthly instalments.
And, with our express delivery service you could be up and watching in no time.