LCDs gunning for 80% of monitor market in 2006

— 3:00 AM on January 17, 2006

According to market research firm Displaybank, LCDs will account for 80% of the PC monitor market this year. The gap between LCD and CRT market share has widened since 2004, when the two display types commanded a roughly equal share of the market.

LCD popularity is easy to explain. After all, flat-panel displays have a smaller footprint and sharper picture than typical CRTs. They're also easier on the eyes over extended periods of time, and have undeniable sex appeal. However, CRTs are significantly more affordable than LCDs, scale much better with different resolutions, and generally offer more accurate color reproduction.

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