It’s easy to overlook your employees’ displays when kitting out their computer setup. Monitors are ten-a-penny, and many come bundled as part of a computer package. But if your staff are expected to spend long hours in front of the display, it makes sound sense to help them maintain their energy levels and protect their vision by investing in a dedicated business monitor. But what should you be looking for?
Reduce eyestrain and running costs
The most important feature of any business monitor is its eye-care capabilities. That means a flicker-free display: look for appropriate certification – ASUS monitors such as the VZ27AQ Eye Care Monitor are certified Flicker-free by TÜV Rheinland, for example.
As the hours progress, and particularly for those working late into the evening, eyes become increasingly tired due to the amount of blue light being emitted by the monitor. The VZ27AQ is just one model to offer a configurable blue light filter, with settings for web browsing, word processing, multimedia and low ambient light.
It goes without saying that a monitor’s green credentials aren’t just good for the environment, but good for your pocket too. Make sure your business monitor is LED backlit, and it’s likely to run on less than 20W of power, with those small individual savings quickly adding up when your company has five or more displays.
Some displays even push things further – the ASUS VK278Q has an AI Light function that automatically adjusts the display’s brightness to compensate for low lighting, for example, which helps reduce power consumption by up to 25%.
The VK278Q also has a further feature that could prove useful to those who frequently conduct video conference calls: an integrated webcam. It, along with the ASUS VK248H models, also includes audio input and earphone sockets for headsets.
Failing that, look for a model with a built-in USB hub, making it easy to connect a webcam without trailing cables beneath your desk – the ASUS PRO C624AQH Business Monitor comes with two USB 3.0 ports alongside its extensive video and audio connections, for example.
Pivot, tilt and swivel
Pivoting displays can be useful because they allow you to work in portrait as well as landscape aspect ratios. ASUS has some models that pivot, tilt and swivel as required, including the C624AQH mentioned above. These all have wide viewing angles for when people need to huddle around the monitor to review work.
If you’re willing to pay a premium, then monitors with WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolutions or higher give your employees a bigger desktop to work on. The good news is that paying this premium doesn’t necessarily come at the cost of sacrificing other features.
The ASUS BE27AQLB 27-inch monitor offers a WQHD screen, for example, but also ticks all our boxes for reducing eyestrain (it’s TÜV Rheinland-certified), low running costs, pivoting and connectivity (four USB 3.0 ports). It’s also one of several ASUS models with ultra-thin frames, providing a more seamless join between displays when deployed in a multi-monitor setup.
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