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The Best Of Computer Monitors

Aug 27, 2008
Monitors for computers come in an array of sizes that dictate the size of the image which you see when your computer is on. There are flat screens, wide screens, large screens and small screens. As the focal point of your computer, it only stands to reason that many who are thinking of giving their computers a facelift will give careful thought to the choice of monitors.

Just a few years ago, there was also the decision of purchasing a CRT monitor or a LCD monitor. This has all but been eliminated with the manufacturers choosing to make LCD by default except in very high end or very low end monitors. The result is an ease in the amount of research needed to understand monitors and what your choice can mean. The disadvantage, of course, is in not understanding the difference between the two monitor types if you happen to choose a monitor whose default is not LCD.

CRT monitors have the primary advantage in color rendering when compared to LCD monitors. CRTs have better color definition, depth, and color display. This is why the CRT monitors are still sought after by graphic artists and designers. Still, it is wise to keep in mind that CRTs do have a finite life. Over time, degradation happens and their color ability lessens as the phosphors in their tubes break down.

The ease at which the monitors could be scaled to various resolutions while retaining picture clarity is also more adept in CRT monitors compared to LCD monitors. Again, this makes the CRT a good choice for professional designers.

However, there are disadvantages to CRTs and those are what make it a better idea to have the LCD as the default for most monitors. CRTs aren't small and the tubes are large as well as heavy. When compared to an LCD screen, the LCD will be smaller and more lightweight by up to 80%. Of course, it goes to reason that the tubes needed the size and weight and required a large amount of energy for CRT screens. The use of electron beams for the movement of the phosphors produces more heat than an LCD monitor does.

LCDs came on the scene and became a favorite because of their size and weight. Translated, this means the average user can have larger screens. This also means that those who have difficulty seeing small monitors can get one that doesn't strain their eyes as badly. This is due to the fact that LCDs produce less eye fatigue.

Even with their advantages, LCDs are not without some disadvantages. LCDs have a lower response time and created a problem with early video that challenged engineers to find a solution. Granted, the fix for the video problem came at a cost of reduction in color clarity.

As you can see, there are points on both sides of the CRT and LCD fences to consider. Manufacturers are not yet consistent with listing accurate comparison data for consumers, but this area is improving. For now, most users will purchase an LCD with only those who need specialization in their monitors opting for the CRT monitors.
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