Five Great PCs and Monitors for Moms, Dads and Grads

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A quality display is one of the most overlooked parts of any desktop computer. It’s the one component that you interact with more than any other, and often the one component that you keep between systems. Take a look at the ones we’ve picked below and find one that suits your lifestyle!

 1. ASUS VG236H
ASUS has unveiled the VG236H, a 23-inch display that runs at 120Hz. With such a high refresh rate, the monitor is plainly targeted at gamers and media enthusiasts looking for 3D content; it even includes a pair of NVIDIA’s active shutter glasses and transmitter in its $499 price tag. For gamers looking to break into 3D gaming, it’s hard to look further than the VG236H.

ASUS VG236H 3D Display Review
Buy the ASUS VG236H 3D Display

 2. Lenovo ThinkVision L2321x Wide
Although Lenovo isn’t one of the first names that springs to mind when it comes to display technology, that doesn’t stop them from continually refreshing their products. The latest model, Lenovo’s ThinkVision L2321x, offers new features no other company provides. 

Lenovo ThinkVision L2321x Wide
Buy the Lenovo ThinkVision L2321x

 3. ASUS VE276Q
The ASUS VE276Q is ASUS’ latest take on the ever-growing 27-inch display market. Packed with features, the monitor may seem too big for some desks, but its narrow depth means it can fit almost anywhere. Even though it’s not perfect, it’s a 27-inch, 1080p display with lots of inputs for $300. What more can you want?

ASUS VE276Q Review
Buy the ASUS VE276Q

 4. Apple 27-inch Apple Cinema Display
When the new iMacs came out last year, the feature that generated the most buzz – by far – was the impressive and gorgeous 27-inch display on the high-end model. With a 2560×1440 resolution, it offered real estate previously only available on 30 inches and above. After all the rumors, Apple finally released it in a standalone frame.


Apple Updates 27-inch Apple Cinema Display
Buy the 27-inch Apple Cinema Display

 5. Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm
Okay, okay! So it’s not a display! It’s extremely helpful, just the same. Multitasking in a modern work environment can present multiple problems if you’re working from a small desk surface. Fitting two large monitors side-by-side generally requires two large sections of your desk to hold monitor stands, taking up precious workspace. The Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm is designed to solve this problem, elevating two monitors next to each other, while only needing a very small footprint on your desk to mount the stand.

Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm Review
Buy the Ergotron LX Dual Arm

Mom, Dad or Grad interested in technology but not a new desktop?  Make sure you check out our Moms, Dads and Grads Buyer’s Guides on all of our sister sites.  Get ideas for notebooks, printers, digital cameras, smartphones, tablets and more!


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