Looking for computer monitors that take up less space and won't ruin your eyes? Its hard not to be impressed by the flat screen monitor. It takes up less space, weighs less, uses a lot less energy and is cool to look at. As an output display device, however, it just can't compete with the traditional monitor. CRT monitors are much better at displaying movies and games. With a CRT monitor you get more pixels for the buck, meaning you will get much more detail than you'll ever get with an LCD flat monitor. Still, that being said, the days of the CRT monitor are slowly coming to an end. With improvments on the way, the LCD monitor will eventually become the monitor of choice.
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Aside from the difference in display quality between the LCD (liquid crystal display) and CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors, there are some other rules of thumb to consider. When it comes to buying a monitor, you should always know that the larger the screen is, the higher the cost. A larger monitor will also take up more space. A standard 19" CRT monitor will take up about 20" of space on your desk, while the same sized LCD monitor is only about 7 inches deep. If cost and space are not that important, get the largest screen size you can.
It's also a good thing to remember that the smaller the dot pitch, the sharper the image will be. If you have a problem with eye strain, you should also know that the higher the refresh rate, the less your screen will flicker. Unfortunately, a higher refresh rate also means a low resolution which in turn means less clarity. This is less of an issue with LCD monitors. Higher resolutions also give your more flexibility when it comes to seeing more things on your computer. If you set on getting a flat screen monitor, look for adjustability features, i.e., tilting, etc, and whether or not it comes with USB ports. Recommendations: flat computer monitors are hard to avoid unless display quality is an extremely high priority.