Laptops are an essential tool for a lot of people. They help a lot of people accomplish a lot of work regardless of where they are. In the past, certain jobs descriptions required multiple screens that would be individually connected to their own computer. In some cases, people would end u duplicating work from one computer to the next so that they can have displays of what they need to see across different monitors.]
These days’ this is not necessary. You can run two or three monitors from one terminal, your laptop. It may look like you are working on several different computers at once when all you are doing is using one laptop to spread the information you need across different screens. Sounds complicated? It really isn’t, and a lot of people have found other reasons why they need a display monitor that is tethered to a laptop.
Laptops are small; the screen can be too small for someone who needs a clear visual feedback to what they are doing. As a solution, people have found that they can couple their laptop to an external screen that is bigger and easier to work with. When buying a separate display monitor for your laptop, you should consider the following.
Compatibility of a monitor your laptop
- Possible connections
- How working with an external monitor will be like
- Knowing the ideal display quality or resolution
There are four types of monitors that can be connected to a laptop to serve as a separate display tool.
CRT monitors are the most basic type of computer monitor. They are old too and often serve as a baseline for new monitor designs because to be competitive, computer makers have to design above average products and monitors do not get more average than CRT Monitors. These aren’t built to look good but are practical and functional. There are robust, can outlast most monitors. CRT monitors are also big, heavy and cheap.
Flatscreen CRT Monitor
Flat screen CRT monitors have the same display as CRT monitors, but they are designed to be smaller. The picture quality is sharper than the standard CRT monitor. Flatscreen CRT monitors are relatively cheap. They are however still heavy, and the picture has a tendency to blur along the edges. LG Releases display for new Macbook pro’s.
Laptop screens are generally small LCD screens with a slimmer body and a sharper image than CRT monitors. Standalone LCD monitors might have the same picture quality, but unlike the CRT, the image is enlarged, these monitors are also light, thin, fragile and expensive.
HD LCD Monitor
High Definition LCD Monitors are more advanced and complicated to set up and use. You need an HDMI cables as well as HDMI video cards for displaying true digital images. They are small, have the great resolution like television screens.
LED and IPS
CRT monitors are close to obsolete. The models you are more likely to come across are LEDs and IPS’. These are still just LCD monitors expect for the presence of LED lighting at the back of the monitor. IPS which stands for: “In Plane Switching”, is the new type of monitor on the market. It is popularly used in Apple’s products. IPS is different from LCD because produces colors that are constantly accurate.