You probably don’t think much about your monitor, but whether you’re working from home or gaming at home, these pixel arrays will It’s important to have a dazzling glow on your face. If you’re currently working on a laptop, a monitor can greatly improve your productivity, and a dual-monitor setup can go even further. The folks at WIRED Gear use these large external screens in various ways every day as we write our reviews, and of course, we decided to review them as well. These are our favorite monitors — all under $500.
It’s hard to count the number of monitors out there, which means we’ll have more suggestions as we continue testing. For any jargon you might not know, we also have monitor buying advice at the bottom, be sure to check out our other guides, including the best WFH devices, the best laptops, and our guide on how to use a second monitor with your laptop Recommended.
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