LCD or flat panel computer displays are the latest and greatest offerings in the desktop computer industry. They have been used for years in the portable and notebook computing markets, but recent developments have increase performance and size while reducing costs making them viable in the desktop environment. LCD displays are lightweight, extremely thin and use much less power than CRT based monitors.
LCD panels are used in various applications ranging from smaller portable electronic equipment to larger fixed location units. Applications such as the display device for digital watches, portable calculators, LCD Monitor and TV, laptop and notebook, arcade game machines, automobile navigation systems, industrial machine, video and digital cameras.
Life span, this is typically the time taken (viewing hours) for the average backlight to dim to 50% of their original brightness. Generally, LCD monitors last longer than CRTs. A typical LCD lifespan is 50,000 hours of use compared to 15,000 to 25,000 for a CRT. A longer monitor lifespan can provide a better return on investment.