Computer hardware guide-Computer screens March 31, 2011Posted by pixelreda in : General , trackback
When purchasing new computer hardware, it is always a challenge to sort through the wealth of information and computer monitors are no exception. Now that cathode ray tube computers monitors have joined the dinosaurs, it’s time to get a basic understanding of the new generation of computer display hardware.
Computer monitor technology
Normal computer monitors employ two basic types of hardware technology; CRT, Plasma and LCD. CRT, or cathode ray tube, computer monitors represent the older technology. Their advantage lies in their low cost and they don’t suffer from distortion when viewed at an angle. However its large size has nearly rendered this bit of computer hardware obsolete
Plasma computer monitors
Plasma computer monitors have excellent displays, virtually no lag time, are better viewed at angles and have a smoother less, less angular picture when compared to an LCD computer monitor. Plasma screens are also easily scaled and have a high response time (less blurring), which means the are useful for use as displays in outdoor festivals or sporting events. On the other hand, Plasma computers screens can have a variety of picture issues, resulting in a slightly less sharp picture.
Liquid Crystal Display Computer Monitors
LCD computer monitors, or liquid crystal display computer screens, arguably have a sharper and more vibrant picture. They also are smaller, weigh less and use less power than the two other display hardware types. However, many believe that LCD monitors have a issues with display lag. Reviewers suggest that the price difference between high-and and low-end LCD monitors reflects a significant disparity in quality,meaning, if you do chose to go with LCD technology it is better to invest in a top of the line model.