I have sensitive eyes, my problem with a lot of monitors is the text doesn't seem crisp and it causes me eye strain when reading.
I would preferably like to spend no more than $400 and I dont think I can go bigger than 24 inches ideally I would like 21-23
Any thoughts or suggestions?
There's no need to resort to hunting for antiques on eBay (which can be a very dicey venue for computer hardware/software), unless you are so inclined.
Many of the new UHD flat-panel displays are quite good and quite reasonably priced. (And they will not consume all of your desk space like a CRT.)
You will probably receive a wide range of specific recommendations from folks who know their way around modern hardware.
I have always had good luck with Dell monitors for my use (I work quite a bit from home and am on the computer a lot).
Of course, one also has to consider one's video card/drivers in the equation, as well. In other words, it's not "just" about the monitor itself.
A couple of other suggestions unrelated to the monitor itself:
- Firefox (and I presume other browsers, too) offers extensions, such as NoSquint Plus that are very helpful
- If you are nearsighted (+/- if you also have "presbyopia" that comes with advancing age) and you wear glasses (bifocals), get a specific pair of "computer glasses" with a prescription tailored to the usual working distance on a computer
- Computer glasses will keep you from tilting your head back and straining your neck, to get to the "bottom" of your lenses in order to see the computer screen clearly.
- Most optometrists/ophthalmologists should know exactly what you mean when you say "computer glasses", and they will write a special prescription for those.
- You will be VERY VERY glad you did -- it's worth the added expense.
If you find some possibilities, perhaps post back with links -- other forum members can take a peek and let you know their expert opinion.
Edited by MoxieMomma, 14 January 2017 - 05:23 PM.