April 14, 2024

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Common Types of LCD Laptop Screens

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Unlike the traditional desktop computer monitors that use cathode ray tube displays, the laptop monitors usually use the LCD technology. In case you don’t know, LCD simply stands for liquid crystal display. Talking of the LCD screens, there are three types:

  1. Reflective
  2. Transmissive
  3. Transflective

There are other common types of laptop screens apart from the LCD screens. They include widescreens and those that are backlight by LEDs. In this post, our focus is on the  LCD laptop screen and various types of the same.

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  1. Transmissive LCD laptop screens

One of the most common types of LCD screens are the transmissive screens. These are actually the most commonly used LCD laptop screens today. They are common because they remain the best compromise between low price and high quality.  Other words, they are of average quality and they are inexpensive according to their value. Transmissive screens use thin film transistors that allow current to pass through them to light up the diodes. The main downside to these types of screens is that the sun or bright lights can overpower the backlight especially when the laptop is used in the outdoors.

  1. Reflective LCD laptop screens

Reflective LCD screens use the same technology that transmissive LCD screens use. However, reflective screens don’t have the same backlighting as the transmissive screens. Because its lighting cannot be overpowered by the sun or bright light, reflective screens are better because you can use them comfortably in the outdoors even if the sun light is very bright. This is what gives the reflective screens an advantage over the transmissive screens. However, these screens usually appear dim because they lack backlight. So, they are not preferred for use in normal conditions.

  1. Transflective LCD laptop screens

Compared to the reflective screens and transmissive screens, transflective LCD screens are hybrid. It actually combines both the technologies used in transflective screens and transmissive screens to offer the best quality screen appearance. Because of the combined LCD technologies, the transflective screens act like reflective screens when used outdoors and as transmissive screens when used indoors in the normal conditions. So, this makes this type of LCD screen the best one for people who would want to use their laptops indoors and outdoors. The only downside of transflective LCD screens is that they tend to be costly.

So, if you are looking for the best Screen, be it Lenovo Laptop or any other laptop, then transflective screen is your best bet.

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