By Tally H-B

A monitor is an electronic device that shows pictures. Monitors often look similar to tv`s. The main difference between a monitor and a tv is that a monitor does not have a television turner to change channels.

Monitors often have higher display resoloution than tv`s. A high display resolution makes it easier to see smaller letters and fine graphics.

There are the two types:

: The CRT monitor. These are big and heavy and use a lot of desk space and electricity. It is the oldest technology used by monitors and is based on the cathode ray tube technology that was developed for television. Monitors are made with better parts which give a higher display resolution and picture sharpness than a television. This type of monitor is no longer popular.

: The LCD monitor, the most common kind of flat panel display. It is a newer technology than CRT. LCD monitors use much less desk space, are lightweight and use less electricity than CRT. They have been used for many years in the screens of laptop and notebook computers. They also work as touch screens in tablet computers, mobile phones, and other handheld technologies.

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