IT Corner


When shopping for a new computer system, we tend to fret over such things as the CPU speed or hard disk size, but what about the one component of your system that is used just as much? Of course we’re talking about the monitor.

Often referred to as a display screen, a video display terminal (VDT) or visual display unit (VDU), the monitor is the component of your computer system that displays the messages and data being processed and utilized by the computer’s CPU.

The two types of monitor technologies available to consumers are available in CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors. There are big differences between LCD and CRT, and while LCD technology has advanced to the point where its viewing quality is comparable to CRTs, many people today still choose to purchase a CRT monitor.

Several factors plays a part before you should settle down for the monitor of your choice. These include but are not limited to the following:

1) Refresh Rate

2) Dot Pitch

3) Screen (viewable) Size

4) Physical Size


Did You Know that in 2004 it is estimated that 50 percent of LCD monitor sales were for 17-inch models, while previously the big seller, 15-inch LCD, sales dropped to 33.5 percent ?

For more information on LCD technology, please read up here.

For more information on CRT technology, please read up here.

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