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Flat Screen Computer Monitor – More Choices When Shopping Than Ever Before

By Jason Lee

Most people today buy flat screen televisions and computer monitors. What is funny is that they do not even know the true power of the flat screen. What makes it so much different? Not only does it obviously not take up nearly as much space as a CRT monitor, but it also has clearer picture and higher resolution.

Originally starting out in green and black, CRT monitors had been around for decades before being replaced. The first CRT monitors had tiny screens; later models got up to 19 inches. Just like CRT televisions, they had huge backs so that they could fit all the electronic wiring and tubing in it. Flat screens do not have to store this stuff in their monitors, so, they are much slimmer.

LCD was the first line of flat screen televisions and monitors. What’s the difference between LCD and other displays? Well, LCD is made of a cheaper material and has a lot more lag than other monitor types like plasma. For this reason, many people stuck with CRT monitors when LCDs first came out.

But not only are the images clearer and the colors more vivid on a modern flat screen computer monitor, but they also come in larger sizes. You can find monitors that are easily upwards of 20 inches. While this may seem excessive in theory, you get a much wider resolution with this size and can have several windows open at once for easy viewing.

Despite being flat, they have a large viewing area compared to the CRT. CRTs usually only go up to 1024×768 pixels, which is less than most of the cheapest flat screens which often go to 1080p for only a few hundred dollars.

The greatest part of all is that because of their current widespread use, these monitors are cheaper than ever. You can find flat screen monitors with good ratios and good respond times for less than $300 nowadays. Even ones that are nearly 30″ in length.

The days of the CRT monitor and television are over. As more people move towards HD televisions, an equal amount of people are moving towards tossing out their old CRT monitor for a flat panel monitor.

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