Are you in the market for one or more small monitors for retail, but aren’t quite sure what to look for or where to find it? You aren’t alone! Thankfully, we can help you. You are going to want to find a monitor that is cost-effective yet high-performing and durable. After that, you’ll need to figure out what you will need in terms of screen size, resolution, and special features. Here is a short description of each:
It’s not always practical or cost-effective to work with the biggest screen available at your price point. It all depends on what the monitor will be used for. For interactive digital signage, point-of-sale-systems, hands-on kiosks, and portable uses, a 7-inch or 10-inch monitor is usually ideal. Mimo Monitors also manufactures displays up to 21.5-inches (and larger custom displays are also available), for retail, kiosk, and industrial needs.
The screen resolution refers to the number of pixels in the display, so the higher the screen resolution the better. The display quality goes up when there are more pixels. Higher resolution is preferable, however it’s important to note that a bigger screen size doesn’t necessarily mean better resolution. The resolution on a high-quality 7-inch Mimo Monitor is superior to the resolution on a consumer-brand big screen TV, even if the later has more screen size. You’ll want a sharper resolution if the monitor is for interactive uses; if the monitor will only be seen at a distance it matters less.
Small monitors for retail can come with a host if special additions and features. It all depends on what you need and what you can afford. Monitors with highly adjustable ergonomic stands are available if needed, or you can get ones with a simple tilt adjustment. You need to think about what I/O ports you require, as you can get monitors with a whole range of ports (HDMI, DVI, VGA) or units with just one HDMI. You can save some money by going with a monitor with one port. If your team makes frequent use of USB ports, having a monitor with a side-mounted USB hub can be a big help.
It’s very important to evaluate your needs before selecting the appropriate monitors for your retail, kiosk, or industrial needs. Remember, Mimo Monitors can provide you with a customized small monitor solution tailored to your unique needs. For more information, visit our page on custom open frame displays to learn more.