Hello folks, I really hope you can help me with your (as ever) good advice.
I have a budget of £150 to buy a new computer monitor, but have no idea where to start or what is even a good make (the monitor I have which is on its way out is a Samtron? and came with my Time Computer so you know how old it is).
I don't play games on it and the only thing I really use it for (other than surfing the internet) is editing photos.
Select a monitor that is compatible with your PC's output or if you have a GPU card then the card's output.
Have a look here , possibly you will have a HDMI or most probably a DVI-D port.
Find one compatible with the ports and most importantly, compatible with your pocket? Buy from some reputable retailers so if you do get a problem you can return and get a replacement. Worth the extra pennies.
Should have added that as well as a VGA port your card should have a DVI-D port. Note that if you buy a monitor using the DVI-D port (better quality) check if it comes with a DVI-D cable. That can come as extra expense.
There are several different technologies when it comes to LCD screens. The cheapest and most common is a TN panel which offers the worst viewing angles and poor colour reproduction. There is another type called IPS panels which are far superior and usually very expensive, although LG have recently released one for a very reasonable price - LG IPS235V. For someone that edits photo, going for an IPS panel is a no-brainer!