Desktop Monitor Buying Guide
Computers are electronic machines which are made of both software and hardware components. If one of these components fails to function properly then you won’t be able to process properly. If you are about to purchase a new computer, be aware! First plan and then analyze your requirements. Put a budget and do an online search for the most suitable computer. There are many fakes in the market.
There are two common formats in computer monitors. They are LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and CRT (Cathode Ray Tube). CRT is the old technology and LCD is the latest. But CRT monitors are the best for color reliability, people who work with color productions and graphics, which also includes photography and print media.
LCD displays have become popular among all age groups. LCD monitors occupy less space than large CRT monitors, it is also less weight than comparing to large box sized CRT monitors; it consumes less power than a CRT. Due to the increased usage of LCD monitors it’ price has dramatically gone down. The price of a LCD screen is now about 300$. Before one year it was about $1000.
LCD monitors are also available in two different aspect ratio formats. The general format is 4:3. Widescreen monitors are available in 16:9 and 16:10 formats. Widescreens are ideal for video and picture editing. It is also the best choice for viewing multiple documents on the screen at one time. So you will be able to do multiple tasks at the same time.
But there are also some cons in LCD monitors. You would have noticed that LCDs can’t handle angle viewing. And LCD monitors are incapable of displaying the accurate fast motions. Latest LCD monitors have eliminated these problems but the models which were released at the initial stage are sure to cause these problems.
Monitor manufacturers tend to show off their monitors in different manners. Some features, such as media card readers and USB hubs, are nice to have but not always necessary. Other features, like multiple video inputs, can be more of a necessity.
The inputs range of a monitor varies from the basic single analog VGA – style to HDMI connections. HDMI connections are fully supported by HDCP copy protection.
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