Monitors and LCD Displays

Buying a display.

Not all monitors are made alike. In this section, we'll describe what to look for in a monitor and an LCD display. You'll find out which ones will work with your Mac and run through some of the many choices on the market.

These days you have a couple of choices when it comes to the type of display you can use on your Mac. The most common and least expensive displays use a cathode ray tube (CRT). Users have relied on this type of display since the computer's inception; it works on the same principle as a television.

The second type is the liquid crystal display (LCD). This technology employs liquid crystals sandwiched between sheets of polarized material. Light from behind the sheets passes through the ...

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