Gone are days where you are forced to stare at white blips on black screens.
As far as computer displays are concerned, a PC user can choose from a wide range of sleek and snazzy models.
Whether you are crunching figures at a front office job or crouched over a blood and gore video game in some deep recess of your room, there is right kind of screen available to suit your needs.
Monitors are one segment where you are truly spoilt for choice.
Be it a 15-inch, 17-inch or 19-inch CRT monitor* or a sleeker range of LCD screens*, there is a wide range to fit your budget. Hardware Software Articles: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/
*Size and resolution*
There are two aspects you must consider when selecting a monitor: physical size and resolution.
Screen size is diagonal screen measurement, usually in inches. For instance, a computer monitor display might be 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall. This same screen has a diagonal measurement of 19 inches, which is screen size.
Monitors also have an aspect ratio.
This is ratio between horizontal dimension and vertical dimension (horizontal dimension divided by vertical dimension). Common monitor aspect ratios are 4:3 (1.3333) and 5:4 (1.25). Basics: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/f-2.html
A 4:3 aspect ratio means picture is 4 units wide for every three units of height.
Wide screen monitors are easier on eye (and much more expensive).
The higher resolution, greater ability to render more detail. If you work with graphics or enjoy graphic-intensive games, you will need a monitor with higher resolution.
With most currently available models being flat screened, difference is in size and picture quality. A resolution of 1024 x 768 is a good one for most users.
If you've decided to get a new CRT, make sure it has a sufficiently high refresh rate. This refers to how often screen is redrawn per second. With low refresh rates you can get screen flicker and eyestrain. Virus: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/f-14.html