Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Panel Computer Monitors
Cathode ray tube or CRT monitors are being replaced by new liquid crystal display or LCD monitors. LCD monitors are also commonly known as flat panel computer monitors because of their appearance. Although LCD monitors have been on the market since 1972, only now have they become very popular due to the drop in price and portability.
A quality monitor can enhance computer interaction due to available technology that produces high-quality digital images. Having built-in webcams makes communicating with family and friends a very pleasant experience. Being able to see who you are talking to makes the interaction even more enjoyable. Video games have become very popular and monitors with the new 3D technology are great for using game software.
The flat-panel monitor is stylish, space-saving, and requires little power. With advances in technology, it has better image quality, offers maximum image size in minimal space, and is now very affordable. Monitors come in a variety of sizes, ranging from fourteen inches to thirty inches, to accommodate all requirements. Being lighter than its predecessor, the CRT monitor, it is easily portable.
Smaller monitors are ideal for normal daily household tasks. The larger sizes are designed to provide clear displays to enhance the gaming and entertainment experience. Therefore, there is a size that adapts to the needs and budget of all users.
One of the main disadvantages of an LCD monitor is the soft surface that can be more easily damaged and is difficult to clean. This means that it may not be suitable for a place, such as a school, where children access the computer. Another is that, although prices have dropped significantly, they are still more expensive than CRT monitors. LCD monitors are also considered a high security risk because, being lightweight, easy to transport, and expensive, they are a very attractive target for thieves.
When choosing an LCD computer monitor, it is important to do your research. With the number of different sizes and features available, choosing the right product for the purpose can save money. There is no use buying an expensive monitor packed with features if you are not going to use them fully.
There are over fifty different manufacturers on the market, including the major, all major electronics companies that produce flat panel computer monitors, and there is sure to be one to suit every individual’s needs and budgets.