2.10. Monitor or Visual Display Unit (VDU)

Monitor or Visual Display Unit (VDU)

A monitor is used to display the graphical data sent by the graphics card.

There are a variety of monitors available on the market. The most prevalent kind of monitor is an LED-backlit LCD display.

Additionally, there are a range of sizes with varying aspect ratios. The aspect ratio is the ratio between the height and width of an image.

For instance, a monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio will have 16 horizontal pixels and 9 vertical pixels.

Curved displays are also available, although they are more costly.

Monitors now have a quick reaction time in order to maintain up with increasing demands necessary to remove input delays in gaming.