New things often push aside older products. Flat-screen computer monitors have become the most sought-after display units due to their attractive flat panel feature. Their unique structure, combined with their performance, has made them popular across the globe.
CRT display panels or monitors are big, space-consuming things. Their old-fashioned cabinets are around twenty inches deep, and they occupy more space than their flat-screen competitors. The liquid crystals and transistors do all the work in a flat-screen monitor, which minimizes the need for a big case. Hence, when space is at a premium, the CRT monitor is bound to lose out to the flat-screen monitor.
Flat monitors can also serve as a replacement for your regular television. Although you can watch TV using your old CRT, you will have to install a TV tuner video card, and even then the quality of the picture is not that great. Besides, it can be bothersome to update your computer when you have a more convenient and attractive option available. Flat monitors are brighter and users find it easier to see the text on them.
Flat monitors consume less electricity and will definitely contribute towards savings in electricity bills. However, flat-screen monitors are still more expensive that CRT monitors. While prices have lowered considerably, they still have a long way to go before they can fully compete with the reasonably priced CRT monitors.