Updated: 2021-02-21

Glossy or not?

  • glossy
  • anti-glare: smooth surface but reduced reflection
  • matte: rough surface and no reflection

Interface: VGA vs DVI vs HDMI vs DisplayPort

  • VGA is deprecated
  • DVI is still alive but being replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort
  • HDMI: currently most popular are version 1.4 and 2.0. Both standards can deliver 4K video to a display, HDMI 1.4 is limited to just 30Hz, meaning it can only display 30 frames per second, HDMI 2.0 can handle 4K at 60Hz.
  • DisplayPort: often found in high end graphics card and displays. It can support 4K at 120Hz, and 8K.