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Top 5 Reasons To Get a Monitor Lcd Widescreen


A widescreen LCD monitor will perform better than a CRT monitor. This is why CRT monitors are quickly being replaced with them. Of course, there are also other reasons for this as well. In fact, here are five reasons that will help you make a more informed decision as well.


To begin with it is important to understand the difference between a LCD and a CRT monitor. LCD monitors utilize a liquid crystal display while CRT monitors use a cathode ray tube. Whenever you compare this technology side by side you will see that LCD technology is superior by far, which is why it is quickly growing in popularity today.

There are five reasons why you should choose a widescreen LCD monitor. These reasons are as follows:

  1. Size. A widescreen LCD monitor is more portable and less bulky than a CRT monitor. This makes it easier to use in tight spaces and it will also give you more workspace on your desk, especially if you choose to mount your widescreen LCD monitor on a wall. With a CRT monitor you will need 365 square inches where with a LCD monitor you will only need 55 square inches.

  2. Screen properties. While a CRT monitor has a higher contrast ration and better color depth, a widescreen LCD monitor really isnt all that different in terms of image quality. With a widescreen LCD monitor you will get a completely viewable screen since there is no frame surrounding it. A LCD monitor is also truly flat but yet there is absolutely no image distortion. However, even those CRT monitors that are advertised as being flat screens arent truly flat. This is because the front of the monitor is covered with a piece of flat glass but the image projection itself is still rounded.

  3. Cost. A CRT monitor will last 8 years if you use it 40 hours a week but whenever you use a widescreen LCD monitor on a similar basis, it will last you 25 years. So while a CRT monitor is cheaper to purchase from a store, over the course of time it will need to be replaced more often. It will also use 60 percent more power than an LCD monitor, which saves on your electric bill.

  4. Health friendly. With a CRT monitor you are looking at an image that is constantly flashing and so tires your eyes quickly. However, a widescreen LCD monitor does not constantly refresh the screen, which means that your eyes are going to be more comfortable.

  5. Environmentally friendly. A widescreen LCD monitor will use less power and produce a lot less waste. They also don't contain lead, which is toxic.





Now that you know the five reasons why LCD monitors are growing in popularity today, you can easily understand why they are so much better than CRT monitors. This is important to understand whenever you are thinking of upgrading your monitor. Making an informed decision will make you feel more secure in your decision as well.

By Brenda Hoffman, published at 03/20/2012
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