Gaming monitor versus TV: Which one is better for your needs?

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There's a lot of choices to make when looking into PC gaming, and while the main things you'll be picking are the parts that make up the machine itself, there's plenty to think about around it too.

For example, what kind of mouse or keyboard should you get?

On top of that, the display you'll be using for your PC is essential to getting the most out of it.

So, should you get a TV or a monitor for your PC gaming?

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Should you get a TV or a monitor for your PC gaming?

It's a question which seems tricky on the face of it, but is actually fairly simple if you know what you want.

In the event that the most important thing for you is size, then a TV is better. A TV is also generally better suited to console gaming, so if you've got multiple things running through one output then you should definitely consider a TV (or a great TV).

However, if you want to make sure you're getting the best possible performance then a monitor is usually better.

While a monitor is smaller, it usually has better performance and is designed especially for gaming a lot of the time, and that means less input lag, better visuals, and usually more options too.

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When should you get one?

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Irrelevant of which one you decide to go for, we recommend you hold off for a couple of weeks until the January sales start.

That's because the best deals usually happen around that time of the year, and that means it's an excellent time to invest in some new tech for your house.

Of course, if you want to, you can do it now. We're not your parents, you can do what you want.

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