Give your PC a monitor makeover

Written by Adam Fletcher

Gone arerepparttar 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 isrepparttar 149667 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:

*Size and resolution*

There are two aspects you must consider when selecting a monitor: physical size and resolution.

Screen size isrepparttar 149668 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 isrepparttar 149669 screen size.

Monitors also have an aspect ratio.

This isrepparttar 149670 ratio betweenrepparttar 149671 horizontal dimension andrepparttar 149672 vertical dimension (horizontal dimension divided by vertical dimension). Common monitor aspect ratios are 4:3 (1.3333) and 5:4 (1.25). Basics:

A 4:3 aspect ratio meansrepparttar 149673 picture is 4 units wide for every three units of height.

Wide screen monitors are easier onrepparttar 149674 eye (and much more expensive).

The higherrepparttar 149675 resolution,repparttar 149676 greaterrepparttar 149677 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,repparttar 149678 difference is inrepparttar 149679 size and picture quality. A resolution of 1024 x 768 is a good one for most users.

*CRT monitors*

If you've decided to get a new CRT, make sure it has a sufficiently high refresh rate. This refers to how oftenrepparttar 149680 screen is redrawn per second. With low refresh rates you can get screen flicker and eyestrain. Virus:

An MP3 Player Accessory - the Perfect Way to Customize a Portable Audio Player or Just Add a Cool Look

Written by W R Kirk

Everywhere you look today people are listening to personal audio players. And many look for ways to personalize and/or enhance their experience. That's whererepparttar mp3 player accessory comes in.

Designer skins, carrying cases, arm bands and neck straps are accessories that make a fashion statement. An amplified portable speaker system gives you room filling sound. Listen to your playlist through your car radio with an FM transmitter, or your home stereo system with audio interconnect cables and docking accessories.

Check outrepparttar 149596 iPod accessories, like high-tech iPod headphones that can rival a concert hall experience. Regardless of your player's brand you'll find add-on accessories to heighten your listening enjoyment. Recharge your mp3 player with a docking station, in your car, or even with an accessory that uses a 9-volt battery. An mp3 player AC adapter conserves your batteries while recharging them. And you can use it anywhere inrepparttar 149597 world with international adapters.

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