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Monitor rental: everything you need to consider

Whether you’re running gaming competitions, need a second (or third!) monitor for your desk, or are displaying images at an exhibition stand, monitor rental gives you access to the latest high-quality screens at a fraction of the cost of buying. If you’ll only be using the equipment for a relatively short time period, monitor hire is the way to go.

There are plenty of different monitors out there though, so how do you choose between them? Read our monitor rental tips to help decide.

How to choose which monitor to hire?

There are plenty of different kinds of monitors out there. When narrowing down your search, think about the following factors.

1. What is your primary usage scenario?

The most important factor when thinking about monitor rental is the use case you will have for the equipment. Common monitor hire scenarios include:

  • Gaming: Are you running a gaming event or competition? Then you'll definitely want a monitor with fast response times and refresh rates.

  • Exhibition stand: Will the monitor be used at an exhibition stand, with fixed or revolving images to display your branding or other content? High-quality LED or LCD monitor hire will be most helpful here, as will a large screen with high resolution that is easily visible from a distance.

  • Working with multiple screens: Do your employees need to regularly switch between programmes? Working with multiple desktop screens definitely saves time and frustration, as they can glance back and forth between multiple screens at once. In this case, you will certainly benefit from a smaller monitor which can sit comfortably alongside another on a desk.

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2. Monitor resolution

Resolution describes how precisely images appear on the screen. Choosing a monitor with a high resolution is ideal if images or text need to be visible from a distance. This is also vital for gaming and some kinds of design work. On the other hand, if you will mainly be working with word processing programmes or doing simple, close-up demos of a product, you won’t need something with such high-spec features.

3. Monitor size

Size is unquestionably a crucial factor when thinking about monitor rental. For scenarios where the screen needs to be seen from a distance, you simply must choose larger monitors – rest assured, some of ours reach as much as 32 inches. On the other hand, for workstations, one-on-one demos, and some gaming situations, a smaller monitor is preferable.

4. Response time

Monitor response time tells you how long it takes the screen’s pixels to turn from one colour to another – if the response time is higher, images sometimes appear blurred. This means that if you are gaming, you absolutely want to rent a monitor which has the lowest possible response times. That said, most of today’s monitors already have pretty low response times, so for purposes other than gaming, you’ll probably be fine using a more standard screen.

Still not sure which monitor hire option is right for you? Contact our friendly expert teams to discuss your requirements and find the right equipment for your needs.

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Iiyama 28" 4K Monitor
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Iiyama 28" 4K Monitor

GB2888UHSU-B1

Eizo ColorEdge 27" Monitor
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Eizo ColorEdge 27" Monitor

CG277

Apple 27 Inch LED Display  Rental
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Apple 27 Inch LED Display Rental

27" e-Sports Monitor
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27" e-Sports Monitor

RL2755 27 inch

BenQ GL2450HM 24" LED Monitor
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BenQ GL2450HM 24" LED Monitor

Dell U2713HMt 27" LED Flat Panel Monitor
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Dell U2713HMt 27" LED Flat Panel Monitor

30 inch and 32 inch TFT/LCD Screens
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30 inch and 32 inch TFT/LCD Screens

Sharp 32inch PN-K321 4k Ultra HD Monitor
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Sharp 32inch PN-K321 4k Ultra HD Monitor

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