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

By Stephanie Crawford

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.

By Dave Roos

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.


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

By Jeff Tyson

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.

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

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.


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

By Jeff Tyson & Carmen Carmack

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.