Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Flat Panel Monitor Blends Form And Function

When it comes to buying furnishings and items for our homes the line between form and function is often difficult to discern. Rarely do we purchase things that look bad but perform well. Instead, we seek items that perform as needed and have looks that appeal to us as well. However, when it comes to bulky computer monitors, for years we have sacrificed good looks for performance simply because we had few other options. Today, however, we have more options that combine performance with good looks, and perhaps nothing blends those two elements like a flat panel monitor.

Naturally, a flat panel monitor will provide the sharp picture and details that are part and parcel of its LCD display, but it is more than just a great picture that makes a flat panel monitor so desirable. A flat panel monitor has a great looking picture, but it looks great while providing that picture as well. Your work area can breathe a sigh of relief because a sleek, thin, flat panel monitor will provide more space than a tradition, box-like, CRT monitor.

If saving space is something that appeals to you, then you might consider a flat panel monitor that can be used as both a computer monitor and television. With the push of a button on the monitor, or remote control, you can switch from spreadsheets to sitcoms while eliminating the need for both a television and computer monitor. The added conveniences of a flat panel monitor do not end there. Many models have USB ports that are built in and easily accessible, unlike the USB ports on many computers. A flat panel monitor can make it easy to plug in and show off your new digital photos as they were meant to be viewed; in crisp, sharp, digital quality color.

It can be easy to be frightened by the price tag on a flat panel monitor. Like a television, they can cost as little as a few hundred dollars to well over one thousand dollars, but with the high cost come some savings as well. The LCD screens of a flat panel monitor use much less electricity than their CRT counterparts, and they give off less heat as well.

A flat panel monitor is not a perfect creation, however. If you are someone who enjoys high speed video games then some LCD monitors may not perform well for you. Make sure to look for a flat panel monitor that has a low response time; the lower the response time the faster the liquid crystal cell can transition from one color to another. However, if you have a flat panel monitor with a low response time, then you should be able to use it for nearly any application, and it is sure to make any application look as great as the monitor itself.



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