Looking for a new computer monitor…TN LED..LCD ?
Which one for me?
Just in case you are not totally familiar with the jargon here is some basic info which may help:
We all know that computer monitors are a display device with circuitry and a power supply. Some are flat panelled LED display, some are a thin film transistor LCD, then there are TN LED…but the question is what does this mean and what is best for me?
LCD display – (Liquid Crystal Display)- this is the standard display screen for desk top computers and the familiar label we see advertised on new televisions.
LED display (Light Emitting Diode) – this is a flat screen flat panelled computer monitor or a television. We are all now familiar with this term. However what it refers to is the fact that the display has backlighting which can be placed either behind the screen or around its edges – usually meaning this is a thinner unit.
LED is not only cheaper but uses less power, last longer and more important is instantly on.
TN display – actually means a ‘twisted nematic’ (TN) liquid crystal display (LCD). This consists of a substance called nematic liquid which is restrained between two polarizes plates of glass. The main advantage of TN panels is that they have a fast response time but this comes with a sacrifice. The disadvantage is that the colour distorts when viewing the screen from different or wider angles.
For normal desk top use, go for just an LED monitor – it will have a clear display from every angle you need to view it from. LED’s are efficient as they use less power and have good colour accuracy.
For game play you definitely should go for a TN LED monitor. You will get a much faster response time and the colour distortion will not be noticeable. They are ideally suited to fast paced gaming, the ones that require quick reactions. TN LED is brighter and you will get an all round smoother experience.
Buy from a technology specialist. Most of us will need some expert advice and good customer support; established companies will provide good quality products too.