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My monitor's on its last legs and I'm going to buy a new one. Shall I only get one that says "Gaming monitor" on the box or will any do?

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I use a higher res high latency monitor for my gaming (i.e should be worse for gaming) and have never had a problem. Just get something that has the inputs / resolution you desire and has good reviews on amazon or similar site.
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I have a Hanns-G HZ201HPB. It was a budget purchase and a little risky due to the unknown brand. I was able to get an extremely nice picture out of it messing with the settings.

A few thing to check. 5ms or lower, any HIGHER and you might see ghosting. High contrast rating XXXX:1. The bigger the number the better. If your GPU can handle high resolution with over 60fps then a higher refresh rate is better. More than the standard 60Hz It'll cost more but people say it helps in shooters. Built in laptop speakers are always junk so pay no attention. The rest is straightforward. Size, inputs, max res, and of course your budget.

I have never seen on that says Gaming Monitor. Maybe because I'm rusty in monitor shopping 


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Make sure you get a 24"  or larger monitor.
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21" works fine gives you a resolution of 1600x900, I have a regular LG computer monitor.
Never really knew there was a "gaming monitor" I can game as long as i have a monitor so maybe it helps with something specific,
or has certain functions a regular monitor doesn't.

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I think "gaming monitors" have a fast speed between 1 to 5 m/s to avoid blurring.
They've got a 24" down the computer shop for £130 (175 US dollars) which I might get, it's speed is 5 m/s so it should do.
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When tried to choose monitor for myself noted such dependency: LCD matrix, at least in my "price range", that better reproduces colors have also longer latency and vice versa. Richer and more accurate colors are more important for graphic artists, while low latency is more important for gamers, as such monitor better handles quick changes on screen. Decided to buy IIyama 23,6" 1920x1080 with 2ms latency (so can be named "gaming monitor", I suppose) and I'm quite satisfied. The only problem I have was too big contrast, too bright white, as I often work with the text, and big contrast overwork the eyes, when comes to reading black text on white screen long time. Still eventually managed to tweak settings fair enough.
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