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What to Know About Computer Screen Technology

Computer screen monitors have changed over the past decade. When the first computers came out on the market, they had analog cathode-ray tube (CRT) technology. All you got at the time was a basic black and white monitor with digitized characters. Companies have now stopped producing these CRT computer monitors in favor of LCD screens. The average consumer needs a computer hard drive that has a fast-central processing unit, and a computer monitor that is easy to view.

Important Terminology

The computer screen has millions of pixels. These are small dots on the screen that make up the picture resolution. Computer monitors come in three distinct selections: 720p, 1080p, and 1440p. Each pixel is aligned horizontally and vertically. For example, 1080p has pixels of 1920 x 1080, and 1440p has pixels of 2560 x 1440. With an advanced HD quality computer monitor, you will experience a higher resolution of picture detail. The most inexpensive computer screen is LCD, which stands for Liquid Crystal Display. You can buy an LCD screen at the standard resolution of 720p, 1080p, or 1440p. The best screen resolution recommended for high graphics gaming and diverse application multitasking is 1440p quad HD. 

Latency is the difference between the timeframe the computer screen receives an input signal and the additional time it takes for that signal to display on your computer screen. Screen latency is measured in terms of nanoseconds. It is pertinent to have a computer screen resolution that can display a picture in the least number of nanoseconds possible. Computer consoles with high latency will make it difficult to game and watch fast-moving motion pictures. You will effectively view streaks and shadows on the computer monitor. This is called ghosting.

Future Technology

OLED technology is the wave of the future. They aren’t available yet, but OLED computer monitors are likely going to be available in the near future, once the $3000 price goes down and some burn-in issues are worked out. OLED technology focuses on the most minute and intimate detail of the pixel. With such laser sensitive focus, each pixel brings out rich and vibrant colors. For example, the colors of black and blue will be ravishing and exquisite on your computer screen monitor.

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) have also evolved immensely and will likely continue to evolve in the future as more technology research occurs. In the next few years, PCBs are expected to continue to get more miniaturized with high-density interconnect technology. PCBs are already being miniaturized, but in coming years, it’s likely that they will be reduced down even more. PCBs are also moving toward more advanced materials and more eco-friendly manufacturing processes, consisting of materials such as resin-coated copper and liquid crystal polymer instead of fiberglass. These materials are not only better for the environment, but they also pave the way for a faster data transfer rate.

It Still Has a Way to Go

Having migraines is a serious disability that affects millions of Americans, and it makes them unable to use their computer screens as they like. Electronic companies are now producing 4K and UHD computer monitors that will alleviate a lot of these difficulties. Budget wise, these devices will be more expensive to purchase. The advanced 4K and UHD computer screens are more suitable for 27-inch computer screen monitors. The larger monitors prevent image distortion. It is on these larger computer screen monitors that you will notice the color difference. If you prefer the smaller 19-inch computer screen monitor, then you want to purchase a computer monitor in 1080p or 1440p with refresh rates between 60Hz and 240Hz.

You will undoubtedly enjoy your computer screen monitor that has the latest HD technology. The faster computer processing unit, combined with effective latency and high screen resolution, makes all the difference with the enjoyment of your device. Computer gaming and applications will be simplistic and easy to use.

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