LCD monitors: Thin is in

The thin LCD display is what companies are looking for

Everything is about lifestyle, thin and healthy. Even beyond a bloated self-esteem, the image how people will perceive you based on the tech you wear, does have the potential add a few inches to your height.

Ask an executive what cellphone, laptop or monitor models they like, and you are more likely to get a response that involves its look and feel from every possible angle. In addition to the perception and image, space is also becoming an issue. With skyrocketing real estate and the need to still have more people to get the job done, (after all, we are an outsourcing destination!), and you start thinking how many desktops or thin clients you can fit into a hall space. With more visually appealing user interface, even DOS and Telnet look great in black and white on an LCD panel, coupled with the desire to have thinner desks and narrower tables, the thin display is what companies are looking for.

According to Bigbruin.com, "LCD monitors definitely hold the edge over CRT monitors when it comes to being energy efficient. The huge tube in a CRT monitor is the source of most of its energy consumption, and a comparably sized LCD may use just a fraction of the electricity. A typical LCD monitor consumes about 48 Watts during normal operation, which is less than your typical light bulb. In contrast, a 19" CRT may draw up to 160 Watts. Therefore the fraction of electricity used in this case is 3/10, and could translate to noticeable savings on your electric bill." Well, perhaps not on your KESC-generated bill, but you might notice it more if you're office is running on a generator.

And if you're wondering whether or not LCDs improve visual work performance, the answer, according to an LCD vs CRT report published on ergo.human.cornell.edu, is yes! The significant benefits of LCDs have been shown to be that:

Visual search times for text targets embedded in a screen of text are 22% faster for LCDs than CRTs, and also faster for low contrast, small characters.

Eye fixation times are 9% shorter and 15% fewer eye fixations are needed to read the same information from an LCD versus a CRT.1,2

Visual search error frequency is 22% less when reading from an LCD than a CRT.

LCDs have been shown to allow for greater postural variety during computer work.

Be it for your technology needs or for the software app you're working on, 'chunky' and 'bulky' went out of style for everything, a while back. With cloud computing coming up, the desperate need to bring costs down quickly and maintain high efficiency, applications need to be scalable and light. Yes, whether you're buying a solution or having it evaluated, one of the first things the person will want to peruse, is the source code. Chunky programming will keep your software anchored to your company. Think light. Think thin. Thin, after all, is in!

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