about 13 years ago I purchased This monitor: https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-ultrasharp-2405fpw/specs/
It's been an amazing monitor. It still is functioning beautifully, but I've been thinking of getting something larger or at the least will want something equal in quality when it eventually stops working.
The problem is that soon after this one came out, the next model number (The 2407) was a downgrade in many respects. I have not since seen a native resolution of 1920x1200 on a monitor, and even the larger physical size monitors seem to have a lower native resolution. I realize new technology may have made things like native resolution, image contrast and response rate less a factor but I don't know the details of how they compare, so I'm having trouble making an informed decision.
Is Native Resolution still something to base my evaluation on anymore?
What is the 'average' vs 'high quality' Refresh Rate? Same question for Contrast Ratio. Is the Brightness factor even a thing anymore considering the old plasma vs LCD vs LED debates.
If i wanted to go all out on a monitor to make sure my bases are covered for 4k, or whatever the current HD baseline is, what would i be looking for?
Are 4k Televisions generally still going to be a less optimal Choice as a Computer Monitor? If so, why?