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Repairing and Upgrading Your PC by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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LCD Displays

LCD displays use a relatively new technology, but all of the early teething problems have long been worked out and the prices of LCD displays have fallen to the point that they are now mainstream products. A good LCD display, such as the ViewSonic VP191 19" model shown in Figure 11-2, provides top-notch image quality in a compact package. Although traditional CRTs have advantages of their own, most people who experience the bright, contrasty image of a good LCD display will never return to using a CRT monitor.

ViewSonic VP191 19" LCD display (image reprinted with permission from ViewSonic Corporation)

Figure 11-2. ViewSonic VP191 19" LCD display (image reprinted with permission from ViewSonic Corporation)

CRT monitors were the dominant PC display technology until recently, but that has changed. For displays bundled with new PCs, LCDs exceeded CRTs ...

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