Maximizing remote work with the right monitor for today’s home office
Monitors are an essential tool for effective work from home environment—they can improve employees’ work experience, boost productivity, nd be a smart health investment. As the global leader in PC monitors for seven years running1, Dell reveals its top six tips for selecting the right monitor for remote work. 1. Screen Size and Resolution Resolution and screen size go hand-in-hand. A larger monitor typically requires a higher resolution; because with more pixels in each square inch of the display, users will get sharper images. For example, 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440), 32-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) and 34-inch WQHD (3440 x 1440) displays are the recommended size and resolution with more than 100 pixels per inch. Determining the right screen size and resolution is an important first step. Having more screen space to see and do more has a direct correlation to increasing productivity. The typical screen size for most office work, including emails, Internet browsing and Microsoft Office documents, is between 24 and 32 inches. If bigger and wider screen space is a priority, it may be necessary to have more than one monitor, or one ultrawide curved monitor, commonly between 34 to 49-inches. Monitors with ultra-thin bezels are ideal for creating seamless multi-monitor configurations, resulting in less distraction from bezel breaks. Financial service workers, software developers, and data scientists typically benefit from one large screen space (43 to 49-inches) to view large amounts of data in their workspace. They often appreciate monitors that can connect and display content from multiple PCs. 2. Ergonomics & Well-Being Remote work employees tend to put in longer working hours, so having the right equipment to support employee well-being is crucial. According to Forrester Research, 92% of workers believe ergonomically optimized monitors are critically important for improving their productivity. Squinting at a screen or slouching over your monitor can lead to poor posture, back issues,and eye strain. To help with these issues, it is important to choose a versatile monitor with height and tilt adjustability to ensure correct posture and viewing alignment. Like other electronic devices, monitors emit low blue light that can tire eyes when viewed over extended periods of time. Choose monitors with low blue light and flicker-free technology to minimize blue light emission and flickering images to maximize eye comfort. 3. Connectivity It is important to consider what devices will be connected to the monitor and check laptop ports for compatibility. Common ports on laptops today include HDMI, USB-C, nd Thunderbolt 3. Opt for a clean desk setup with a USB-C monitor. This can help reduce cable clutter and allows users to charge their laptop and transfer data, audio,and video signals all in one single cable. In addition, other essential accessories such as a keyboard and mouse, webcam, headset or charging cell phones will need multiple USB ports. Dell monitors typically provide four USB ports, making it possible connect to more devices.
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