When upgrading your PC, in most cases, you will upgrade the tower (or what’s inside it), maybe the keyboard and mouse, but rarely the screen, unless you don’t already have a flat panel monitor.
Over recent years however, certain advancements in technology have occurred leading to the release of LED monitors which are starting to dominate the market for various reasons.
Here’s a quick lesson.
LED and LCD monitors are based on the same basic technology for image display, but differ in the kind of backlight used. An LCD monitor uses fluorescent lamps for backlighting, where an LED monitor uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
LED monitors are a relatively recent technology and are preferred over LCD monitors due to their amazingly rich picture quality and comfort of viewing. Another advantage of LED monitors is power consumption. Their power consumption is as much as 40% lesser than conventional LCD monitors. LED monitors are also softer on the eyes, making them popular choices for people who work for long hours on their desktop computers. These monitors are also a lot more eco-friendly as mercury is not used in their production. LED monitors also last longer than LCD monitors due to the technology used.
We recently replaced a 27” LCD screen in our office with a 27” LED screen. The new screen uses one third less electricity than the old. With rising electricity costs and overall environmental wellbeing in mind – maybe you should consider a change to an LED screen with your new PC upgrade?