A Quick Look at Monitors
Your desktop computer gives you access to your digital movies, music and photos as well as websites and email, but without a monitor it’s not much use. Best Buy carries a huge selection of LED and LCD widescreen monitors from brands like HP, LG, Samsung, Acer, Viewsonic, BenQ, and more so you can choose the one that fits your needs and helps you manage your digital life.
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LCD monitors are thinner and lighter than conventional CRT monitors and use far less energy as a result. They use liquid crystal technology and cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) as a light source to illuminate the LCD panel so you get brilliant images and bold text on-screen. LCD monitors are available in a range of sizes that will fit in easily on just about any desktop.
LED monitors are generally LCD monitors that use a mercury-free light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting system. They’re usually thinner and lighter than LCD monitors and use considerably less energy, too. And because the individual lights can be completely shut off, LED displays are capable of delivering pure darkness for a near-infinite ratio of black to white contrast.
Built-in speakers are included in many LED and LCD monitors which can be a great solution for those who don’t have a lot of desk space or a lot of money. Picking up a monitor with speakers built into its frame allows you to get the sound you want but without taking up any desk space. And when you’re ready, you can always add on external speakers later.
HDMI connectivity is usually available in monitors that have the ability to deliver a Full HD resolution. By making use of the HDMI feature of your monitor, you’ll be sure to get the best possible colours from every image. Plus, you only need one HDMI cable to run from your HD source to the monitor, which helps reduce the clutter of wires.