Ever since the pandemic lockdown, Iâ€™ve been fielding questions from friends and family about technology buys. Recently, it was a relative asking what monitor she should buy for her daughters who are going back to schoolâ€”but doing distance learning at home.
â€œItâ€™s the first day of school and weâ€™re now realizing we should get monitors and keyboards for the girls,â€� she said. â€œItâ€™s too hard to be on a tiny laptop or Chromebook all day. What do you think of these?â€� All three monitors, sold by Office Depot, ranged from $70 to $80, and to the casual shopper would look the same.Â
- ViewSonic VA1903H
- Acer V196HQL
- ViewSonic VA2055SA
Spoiler: None of these would be my top picks. Instead I’d go with an Aopen model. But letâ€™s delve into my relative’s queries nonetheless, and learn a bit about monitor specs.