Chapter 45. Upgrading Your Monitor

Finally, we reach a more “colorful subject”—how you can upgrade your PC monitor to one of the better models out there today. You will also get an idea of how to determine if the monitor you want is a good match both for the kind of work you do and for the video adapter (or video chips integrated into the motherboard) currently in use in your system.

It’s not uncommon to see people upgrade their monitors and video adapters at the same time just to be sure that they cover all bases in boosting overall video performance.

Different Types Available

There are two overall types of monitors:

  • Analog, like the standard, big-bodied Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) units still often seen in PC setups

  • Digital, including the flat panel technology ...

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