Parts of a Computer Monitor

By Evan Kubitschek

Monitors are electrical devices used to display pictures and videos on devices such as personal computers. They interpret electrical signals from computers and project them onto the screen.

LCD Screens

The majority of monitors are liquid crystal displays, made of thin film transistors.

Layered Glass

LCD screens are constructed of layered glass, which manipulate light before it is viewed on the monitor.

Laptop Stands

LCD displays are supported by thin plastic display stands, designed to reduce the footprint of the device on desks.

Benefits

LCD monitors are ultra-thin and ultra-light, making them the perfect choice for reducing clutter on a desk.

Drawbacks

LCD screens can produce dead pixels during production, resulting in odd colors in certain areas of the screen.