Are you looking to buy a new LCD monitor? Our guide aims to give you the
details you need to know in choosing the best LCD monitor to make a good
How It Works: LCD Monitors
Liquid crystal display: A digital display technology
that produces images on a flat surface by shining light through liquid
crystals and colored filters.
. Takes up less space, consumes less power, and produces less heat than
traditional cathode-ray tube monitors.
. Lack of flicker and low glare reduce eyestrain.
. Much more expensive than CRTs of comparable size.
Types of Monitors
The most prevalent type of monitor today is the cathode ray tube
(CRT). Despite its rather sci-fi sounding name, a CRT is the same
as the picture tube inside your TV. They work by firing beams of
electrons at phosphor dots on the inside of a glass tube. The phosphors
in a CRT are chemicals that emit red, green or blue light when hit
by electrons. These monitors are capable of multiple resolutions,
give the best look to full-motion video and provide better control
over colour calibration for graphic artists. ...[Read
|In the opposing corner are flat panel displays or LCDs (liquid crystal displays) commonly used in laptops and fast becoming popular as desktop monitors. Their major selling points are a slim profile and light weight. A CRT can be deeper than it is wide, whereas a LCD with a base is only about a handspan deep. No heavy lifting required with a LCD; they weigh less than half the average CRT. LCDs require half the power of CRTs and emit much less electromagnetic radiation which can interfere with other electronic devices. ...[Read more]