Flat_Screen_Monitors__A_Technological_Wonder

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Flat Screen Monitors: A Technologica
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Flat Screen Monitors: A Technologica
l Wonder


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You probably are already aware that
 there are two types of computer mo
nitors available today: the big and
 clunky cathode-ray (CRT) tube moni
tors and the newer flat screen moni
tors. These flat panel monitors hav
e a number of advantages over the o
lder type of computer monitors. The
y are far sleeker, more space-savin
g and weigh much less. Flat screen
monitors are also designed to be mo
re energy-efficient and reduces eye
 strain. Flat screen monitors use t
he technology called Liquid Crystal
 Display or LCD. There are also fla
t screen CRT monitors available. Bo
th LCD flat panel monitors and CRT
flat-screen monitors are fast gaini
ng popularity as a much sleeker and
 more modern alternative to traditi
onal, bulky monitors of yesterday.

An LCD or liquid crystal display is
 characterized by a thin and flat d
isplay device that is composed of e
ither color or monochrome pixels th
at are arranged in front of a light
 source or a reflector. There are t
wo types of LCDs: transmissive and
reflective displays. These types di
ffer according to the source of lig
ht. A reflective LCD is illuminated
 by exterior light. A common exampl
e of a reflective LCD is the displa
y of a digital watch. Meanwhile, a
transmissive display draws its ligh
t source from the back through a ba
cklight. This category of LCDs usua
lly requires high luminance levels.
 Televisions, computer displays, PD
As and mobile phones use transmissi
ve LCDs.

Flat screen monitors have significa
nt advantages over the traditional
CRT monitors. Because these monitor
s are perfectly flat visually and p
hysically, they offer a clearer, mo
re vivid and undistorted pictures f
rom any angle. The images on a flat
 panel monitor is much more crisp a
nd high quality. This is the reason
 why flat screen monitors significa
ntly reduce eye strain among its us
ers, another important advantage. T
here is no curvature on the screen’
s surface that will distort any on-
screen images. And since the pictur
es are sharper with more brilliant
colors, staring at a flat screen mo
nitor becomes more of a pleasure th
an a strain.

Flat screen monitors are also much
more ergonomic. This means that the
se types of monitors follow ergonom
ic requirements and thus add comfor
t and convenience for the worker. T
he flat screen monitor is viewable
from any angle and is typically fit
ted on a swivel base with adjustabl
e headlight. This allows for more f
reedom of movement for the user sin
ce the flat screen monitor can be e
asily adjusted to meet the specific
 viewing needs. Flat screen monitor
s are also very space-efficient tak
ing up less desk real estate than o
lder computer monitors. Most LCD fl
at screen monitors are only about a
n inch thick and weighs nearly five
 kilograms.

If you are planning to buy a new fl
at screen monitor, there are some a
spects you should consider. First,
choose the resolution that is most
appropriate to your needs. Next, as
sess the price. Generally, flat scr
een monitors will cost you about $2
00-$250 for a CRT screen while LCD
flat panel monitors cost $500 to $7
00. Both LCD and CRT flat screen mo
nitors have an average lifespan of
about 5 to 7 years, and also come w
ith warranty ranging from 1 to 3 ye
ars. Before you purchase, make sure
 that you do your research on the m
any different brands of flat screen
 monitors available in the market t
oday. A flat screen monitor will de
finitely enhance your computing exp
erience, whether for work or for play.

				
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