Computer Screens & Monitors

Many of us sit in front of a computer monitor every day. But how do monitors work? What do you need to look for in purchasing a new one?


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How Microsoft Surface Tabletop Works

The future is now. Microsoft Surface tabletop allows multiple users to share and manipulate information on a tabletop computing interface. See how it works.

How Transmissive Film Works

Transmissive film can make a LCDs display brighter and easier to read. Or it can keep others from reading your screen. See how it works.

How do touch-screen monitors know where you're touching?

Touch-screen monitors have become more and more commonplace as their price has steadily dropped. There are three basic systems that are used to recognize a person's touch -- learn how they work.

Why do CRT monitors contain lead?

Why do cathode ray tube computer screens contain lead? Learn about these older computer monitors and why you can't dispose of them in the trash.

How Elumens Vision Station Works

The next generation in computer displays gives you a full 180-degree field of view. Learn how the Elumens display works!

How is the LCD in a laptop computer so bright?

Fluorescent tubes and backlighting help make a computer's LCD screen bright and readable. Find out how these parts work together to keep your screen aglow.

What causes the faint horizontal lines on my monitor?

Remember those faint horizontal lines on cathode ray tube computer screens? What caused them to appear?

Can I have more than one monitor on my Windows 98 machine?

Although Macintosh computers and UNIX workstations have sported dual screen connectivity for years, Windows was slower to progress. Find out how to hook it all up.

How Computer Monitors Work

Because we use them daily, many of us have a lot of questions about our monitors and may not even realize it. What does "aspect ratio" mean? What is dot pitch? What does "refresh rate" mean? The answers just might help you make better use of your mon

What is dot pitch?

Dot pitch is measured in millimeters (mm), and a smaller number means a sharper image. How you measure the dot pitch depends on the technology used.