Tft Monitors - a Quick Look

By: Kamal

No matter how high-end your computers,there is nothing quite like flaunting a TFT monitor on your desktop.A clear sign of being one of the few who are on the leading edge of the display evolution,your decision to go in for a TFT - be it a home or at office - will significantly upscale your image.However,until not too long ago it was practically unthinkable for the majority of computer shoppers to even consider one of these displays.As opposed to spending so much on them,the choice of spending extra was usually in favor of other system components like a faster processor,additional RAM or a better graphics card.The good old 15-inch CRT monitor was the mainstay in practically every home and office computer purchase.Until now,the 'luxury' of TFT monitor was reversed exclusively for the affluent home user or the CEO of the company.

Times,however have changed.Oevr the past year,we have seen a tremendous upheaval in TFT fabrication technologies,many of which have directly contributed to a drastic?An entry level 15-inch TFT monitor can be bought today for about $60-$70.At these price levels,we are now beginning to see TFT making their presence well within the realm of entry-level consumers.Most computer manufacturers are now beginning to configure their desktop ranges exclusively with TFT monitors.

With the advancements in manufacturing technology today,it actually makes more sense to create larger TFT panels as they turn out to be more economical to produce compared to their smaller counterparts.Due to this,the TFT monitor that strikes a great deal today is not the 15-inch variants but the 17-inch versions.Not just the price,even the technology driving these panels has seen drastic leaps-they deliver crisper colors,greater contrast ratios,increased brightness,higher resolutions,all translating into a superb viewing experience.One of the pet peeves in working with previous-generation TFT was the naggingly high pixel response time which often resulted in discernibleblurring and streaking during use.But all of that has changed - almost all TFT monitors today boast a pixel response time of under 8 milliseconds.This means you can play the most intense of games or watch the most exciting car chase movie sequences with no loss in video quality.More that just being a computer display,several TFT manufacturers even integrate TV tuners into their monitors making them devices around which all the family's entertainment needs can be met.

TFT technology is also ushering in an era of high-definition video and television-with their support of increasing high resolutions,many of these devices are now HDTV-ready.Therefore,when you do finally decide to go in for that Blu-ray drive of high definition video signal later this year,you will certainly be ready for it on the display front.To further sweeten the deal,almost all TFT monitors above 19-inch boast the widescreen form factor,fitting right in for all you movie and gaming buffs out there.

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