1.6. Display Devices

Several types of computer displays are used today, including the TV. All of them use either the same cathode ray tube (CRT) technology found in television sets or the liquid crystal display (LCD) technology found on all laptop, notebook, and palmtop computers.

1.6.1. Critical Information

There are two ways of measuring a monitor's image quality: dot pitch and refresh (scan) rate. A monitor's dot pitch is the distance between two dots of the same color on the monitor. Usually given in fractions of a millimeter (mm), it tells how sharp the picture is. The lower the number, the closer together the pixels are, and thus the sharper the image. An average dot pitch is 0.28mm.

A monitor's refresh rate specifies how many times in ...

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