The new flat panel LCD monitors use up to 66% less electricity than the big old chunky CRT monitors. They don't flicker like the old CRTs, so they are easier on the eyes. They take up much less desktop space. The price of LCD monitors has plummeted dramatically recently. This gives you 4 good reasons to invest in a new flat panel monitor.


Remember that your eyesight is a precious, irreplaceable commodity. Old flicker-prone monitors can cause unnecessary eye strain. Eye strain can lead to or worsen other eye problems.

If you can't make the investment right now, start saving for a purchase as soon as possible. Also remember that turning the CRT's power switch off when it is not in use, will save energy.