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Monitor

A computer monitor is an electronic device that shows pictures. Monitors often look similar to televisions. The main difference between a monitor and a television is that a monitor does not have a television tuner to change channels. Monitors often have higher display resolution than televisions. A high display resolution makes it easier to see smaller letters and fine graphics.

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LG 34UC97 Cineview Curved Ultrawide LED Monitor

best Ultrawide LED Monitor

You've most likely never seen a monitor like LG's new UM65. The Ultra Wide screen boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, so it really is ideal for widescreen motion pictures, or for displaying as numerous as 4 various windows simultaneously.  

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LG Perfect Pixel 27EA83 27" 27-inch PC Monitor AH-IPS Panel Ultimate Colour

best PC Monitor

LG IPS Monitor 27EA83B provides a total calibration resolution, reviving accurate color settings for extra accurate color matching in artwork and graphics.  Graphic artists can very easily determine their desired colors.  The combination of WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) in concert with the IPS panel offers the monitor unsurpassed image quality.

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Eizo FlexScan S2133-BK 21.3" Square Format LCD Monitor

Best LCD Monitor

High-resolution Monitor for Text and Graphics Work - With its IPS panel and 1600 x1200, the answer, the FlexScan S2133 is best for companies and manage rooms that require to display a sizable volume of data and also for CAD and other design and style operate that demand brilliant color show.

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Monitor buying guide

 

Sometimes buying new toys for yourself, your home, and your computer can be quite a daunting task. You want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, right? You also want to make sure that what you're buying can put up with the task of being used, and handled daily. And you also want to make sure that there's no quality defects, or that there's no production or manufacturing problems that may lead to defects. Buying an LCD computer monitor is just another buying decision that you want to do well on. There are many aspects, and specifications of LCD computer monitors that you should pay very close attention to, because they determine how well your LCD monitor does a specific task, like playing a game or watching a movie, because not all computer monitors are made the same.

 

LCD Computer Monitor Specifications

 

Screen Size: This one is very important, I'm sure you can tell why. The bigger the screen size the more viewing area you have on your monitor, which equals a bigger screen for bigger movies, bigger games, and bigger web pages. Also bigger screen sizes support higher resolutions. LCD computer monitor size varies from 17 inches all the way up to 26 inches. A 26 inch LCD computer monitor is one nice piece of technology. However, the higher they go the more cash you'll end up spending. Most computer users stick with 19", 20", and 22" monitors. Right now these sizes are the sweet spots for the best bang for the buck. Currently, most monitor deals focus on these models.

 

Widescreen: Yes. Widescreen means that the computer monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years. Widescreen is better because it allows you to see the whole picture as it was intended in movies. It allows a wider viewing area which is very important, because on non-widescreen movies or 4:3 aspect ratio movies a large portion of the sides are cut off, and that can change a dramatic part of the movies into a not-so-dramatic part. With computers, widescreen allows you to have more sideways space for your applications, in overall computer usage it doesn't really have any side effects, and it makes it look equally cool. Most LCD computer monitors nowadays are being sold in Widescreen aspect ratios, you have to specifically look for an LCD monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio anymore.

 

Native Resolution: The native resolution the maximum resolution that the monitor can display images natively. It's the resolution that the monitor was built to have. If you use a resolution other than the native resolution the monitor will have stretch, and shrink the image to fit the specified resolution which results in quality and detail loss. The native resolution offers the best image quality over all other resolutions. Good native monitor resolutions include 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD), and 1680x1050.

 

Contrast Ratio: The contrast ratio is the range between brightest and darkest on the computer monitor. The higher the contrast ratio the better. If a monitor has a high contrast ratio it has a greater range of shades, enhanced detail, and greater image depth.

More about monitors

If you are reading this you are probably using a computer. The screen you are using to view this is called the computer monitor. Monitors these days come in all different sizes where the LCD screen is the most common type of monitor to have. A person's choice for a monitor depends on the areas the monitor is being used in and one has to also think about graphics cards to support the various resolutions computer monitors have in today's society.

 

This article is written to help you choose the write computer monitor for you. In this technological age it can be hard to choose the right computer hardware for your specific needs and hopefully this guide along with some decent research can help you pinpoint the right monitor for you.

 

Types

 

There are two different types of computer monitors you will have to choose from. The CRT and the LCD monitor.

 

The CRT monitor is the standard bulky and heavy monitor which many businesses still use today and they operate in a fairly similar manner to a TV. They are the screens seen in the older movies such as the first Mission Impossible, The Matrix and Die Hard. As computers and TV's are moving towards the digital era, you would be wise to choose from the increasingly popular LCD Screen.

 

The flat screen computer monitor or more commonly known LCD computer monitor is the main type of monitor produced today. It offers a sharper image than the CRT monitor, usually flat screen to save on space and is lighter in weight compared to the CRT model.

 

Price

 

As the LCD computer monitor is growing in the industry CRT models become harder to find. As with all things though, they can be bought online at most large commercial auctioning and shopping sites. A CRT screen will vary in price depending on the size of the monitor. A standard price for a CRT Monitor ranges from $180-$400 where as the LCD ranges from $100-$2000. As you can see, the LCD provides a cheaper option while also giving what many believe to be better performance. Once again, prices vary depending on the screen size.

 

Size

 

A CRT monitors sizes ranges between 15 inch - 24 inch generally. LCD computer monitors will range between 15 inch - 30 inch. Depending on the environment you will be working in while using the monitor, it is not always the best to go and buy the biggest monitor you can find just because you can! On top of buying a larger screen, other hardware support for screen resolutions will be needed such as a better graphics card. I tend to tell people that if you are using the monitor for general personal and office use then a screen no larger than 21 inch will suffice. For gaming and graphical use a monitor no smaller than 21 inch should be used as the larger resolutions provide the user with a better picture for more precise decisions based on the image viewed. It's also good to choose whether you want a widescreen monitor or a standard monitor, a matter of personal opinion.

 

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