LCD stands for liquid crystal display, and this type of technology has been used in a wide range of electronic devices for many years, but only recently has it pretty much taken over the usage of cathode ray tube CRT displays. LCD monitors and displays are advantageous to use, especially when compared to CRT monitors because they are cost-efficient, cost-effective, lighter weight, energy efficient, have better screen privacy, and require less eyestrain. Cost-Effective
At one time, when LCD displays
first hit the shelves of retail stores, the price tags that accompanied them were quite expensive; however, over the years, their prices have dropped dramatically. In fact, LCD monitors and displays have become much more cost-effective to purchase than other types of displays, especially when taking into consideration their longevity.Lighter Weight
LCD displays are not heavy and bulky like CRT displays. Instead, they are light weight and easy to port around. Even though LCD monitors are not often carried around on a daily basis, when they do require being moved, it is easy to lift and transport them. Energy Efficient
When it comes to energy efficiency, LCD displays can play this game right. Generally, these types of displays consume between half to two-thirds less energy than the energy required by CRT monitors. LCD displays that are STAR rated, consume even less energy. In addition, since LCD monitors require less lighting to function properly, this adds up to even higher levels of energy saved in electricity expenses. Screen Privacy
Since LCD displays have a limited viewing angle in which the content on the screen can be properly viewed, this allows for better screen privacy when compared to other types of monitors and displays. Less Eyestrain
Since CRT monitors tend to be smaller than LCD displays, this causes them to be more eye-straining. LCD displays allow viewers to easily read and view texts and images. They are also flicker-free, and they offer a uniform amount of screen brightness.