We all like to be surprised by gifts when we receive them – and hopefully in a good way too! But should you ever consider giving someone a TFT computer monitor as a present?
It would certainly rank as something a bit more unusual, and it wouldn’t be wise to choose this out of the blue. Buying a TFT monitor is something of a personal experience, and if you know someone who is fanatical about their computer you’d be bound to pick the wrong screen for their needs.
However with a bit of advance planning this could prove to be a good present. You would have to know the person very well otherwise you simply wouldn’t opt for this kind of gift. But you could drop some hints about their computer to see if they are happy with the monitor they have now.
You are more likely to buy successfully in this department if they have an old monitor now that really needs replacing. But you need to consider the rest of their computer too. If they are thinking of replacing the whole thing it’s no good just buying the monitor. This would leave them needing to buy a tower unit and various other items without the screen, and this isn’t always easy. It can be done but it might not be what they want to do.
It’s sensible then to know what they want from their computer before you buy anything. The best idea would be to buy one for someone you know if they are looking to upgrade the screen they have at the moment. This would be ideal because they would be aiming to buy something that they might have to save up for. You could either give them money towards the purchase or surprise them with a brand new flat screen TFT monitor, perhaps as a birthday or Christmas present.
The one thing you do need to consider is the price. Think about how much money you want to spend and whether your budget can stretch to the kind of TFT monitor that would delight and surprise them. If it would, they may just get a great surprise in the near future. If it wouldn’t, well, you could always buy them something to hang on their new monitor when they finally get it. Perhaps some screen cleaner would be a good idea instead?