come is various sizes .A 17" monitor are becoming entry
standard monitor. 15" monitors are OK if you are running
it at a low resolution and not using it for long hours. Now
a days monitor prices have dropped so it is recommended that
you consider a 17" or 19" monitor. You can run these
monitors at higher resolution and refresh rate, which means
they are more comfortable to view and you can work with them
for long hours. Monitors are measured diagonally.
a monitor is 17" it does not mean that it is the actual
viewable area. Some 17" comes with a viewable area of
16" which is good where as others can be as low as 15.6".
Monitors consist of thousands of pixels (the tiny dots you
see on the screen). Smaller pixels produces high definition
sharp display. Settle for something which is at least 0.25
mm dot pitch. If you purchase a 17" monitor make sure
it can handle refresh rate of at least 85 Hz at 1024 * 768
resolution. A 19" monitor should handle at least 1280
* 1024 at 85 Hz.Currently the most popular viewing device
are TFT Flat panels. They are now more affordable than before.
Most people prefer TFT Flat panels as they save lot of desk
space. They are also more comfortable view.
BETWEEN LCD & CRT
If you are looking for a new display, you should consider
the differences between CRT and LCD monitors. Choose the type
of monitor that best serves your specific needs, the typical
applications you use, and your budget.
Advantages of LCD Monitors
Require less power - Power consumption varies greatly with
different technologies. CRT displays are somewhat power-hungry,
at about 100 watts for a typical 19-inch display. The average
is about 45 watts for a 19-inch LCD display. LCDs also produce
and weigh less - An LCD monitor is significantly thinner and
lighter than a CRT monitor, typically weighing less than half
as much. In addition, you can mount an LCD on an arm or a
wall, which also takes up less desktop space.
adjustable - LCD displays are much more adjustable than CRT
displays. With LCDs, you can adjust the tilt, height, swivel,
and orientation from horizontal to vertical mode. As noted
previously, you can also mount them on the wall or on an arm.
eye strain - Because LCD displays turn each pixel off individually,
they do not produce a flicker like CRT displays do. In addition,
LCD displays do a better job of displaying text compared with
Advantages of CRT Monitors
Less expensive - Although LCD monitor prices have decreased,
comparable CRT displays still cost less.
color representation - CRT displays have historically represented
colors and different gradations of color more accurately than
LCD displays. However, LCD displays are gaining ground in
this area, especially with higher-end models that include
responsive - Historically, CRT monitors have had fewer problems
with ghosting and blurring because they redrew the screen
image faster than LCD monitors. Again, LCD manufacturers are
improving on this with displays that have faster response
times than they did in the past.
resolutions - If you need to change your display's resolution
for different applications, you are better off with a CRT
monitor because LCD monitors don't handle multiple resolutions
rugged - Although they are bigger and heavier than LCD displays,
CRT displays are also less fragile and harder to damage.
So now that you know about LCD and CRT monitors, let's talk
about how you can use two monitors at once. They say, "Two
heads are better than one." Maybe the same is true of