A feast for the eyes
Once you’ve sorted out your poker gear, you’ll need a good monitor to see the action. There’s no point in going all out for a high-end PC if you’re looking at a 10-inch CRT monitor, so be sure to save some cash for a decent monitor or two.
The number of monitors you will need will depend on the number of tables you are playing. For example, suppose you play 36 tables at once like Randy “Nanonoko” Lew. In this case, you are going to need several monitors to be able to support all these tables! However, if you only play a few tables at a time, a decent sized monitor should do the trick.
Many people like a dual monitor setup because it allows them to have their tables on one screen and their video/music preferences on the other. While it’s best to have as few distractions as possible, if you’re someone who plays best with music or general background noise, this might be the optimal solution for you.
While it’s tempting to opt for the brighter AMOLED screens, eye strain is a legitimate concern. Too much screen time can cause headaches and even nausea in extreme cases. Rather than spending $100 on blue light blocking glasses, you can install F.lux (INCLUDE OUTLINK to F.Lux), a free app that dims your screen throughout the day to reduce blue light exposure .