systems not only include your PC’s monitor, but also the graphics card.
Display quality is quite important to many computer users because the
display is one of the most used devices in your computer system.
General Information Although
most commercial PC packages include both a monitor and a graphics card,
many people choose to upgrade their display devices. Larger, higher
quality screens can improve appearance, as well as increase the viewing
area. Better graphics cards can improve the speed and visual quality of
many graphics applications and games. There are many different monitors,
LCD displays, and graphics cards available on the market today, prompting
many to wonder which display devices are best for their needs. Visit www.pcmech.com/monitor.htm
to read all about the different display designs and technologies that are
currently available. Once you have developed a grasp of the basic design
differences between monitors, go to this CNET
Web page to view the editor’s top five CRT monitor choices or
Web page to view the editor's top five LCD monitor choices.
Also, visit this CNET
shopper page to see their 50 most popular monitors, complete with
product information, prices, and reviews for each model. On the About.com
site is a list of the 10 most popular graphics cards. See this
Web page for this information. Once you are ready to purchase a
monitor or a graphics card, be sure to visit a large shopping portal such
Graphics Cards The
newest, most powerful, and fastest graphics cards are, for the most part,
aimed towards gamers and users of graphics applications.
Graphics applications such as photo editing, 3-D rendering, and graphic
design all require fast graphics cards. Visit http://compreviews.about.com/cs/manvideo
to view a page of links, sorted by manufacturer, that pertain to graphics
cards for PCs. Once you are aware of what is available, visit some
graphics card review pages such as www.itreviews.co.uk/hardware/hard6.htm.
Both of these sites review the latest and greatest graphics cards, as well
as provide links to the manufacturers’ home pages.
CRT Monitors CRT
(cathode ray tube) monitors are the most popular type of computer display
for desktop and workstation computers. Although large and bulky, CRT
monitors offer many positive features not found with LCD screens. Their
relatively low cost, large viewable area, and high quality picture are the
main reasons for this design’s popularity. To find out more about the
latest CRT monitors (including prices, product specifications, and
availability), visit www.cdw.com.
This page also provides the same categories of information about other
monitor designs such as touch screens, LCD screens, and plasma displays.
You can read reviews about the most popular monitors on the market today
at this PC
LCD Screens Until
recently, LCD (liquid crystal display) screens were found almost
exclusively on notebook computers. Now, LCD screens are being sold for use
with desktop and workstation computers. Although relatively high in price,
LCD displays are a compact and high-quality alternative to CRT monitors.
Read about LCD technology, design, and resolution issues at www.computerhope.com/help/lcd.htm.You
can also find links to their main page, which provides detailed
information for different brands of LCD screens.
LCD page provides a wealth of information about LCD technology.
Ready to shop for a new
LCD screen for your desktop computer? If so, visit http://computing.kelkoo.co.uk
to find the latest LCD screens sorted by manufacturer. Product
information, availability, price, and a purchasing system are all
available at this site.