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PC Illuminate Display 101: Size vs. Resolution

When selecting a new multi-monitor solution it is important to know the differences between size and resolution of the individual panels in a display solution. The size of each panel or screen is a diagonal measurement from one corner of the viewable screen area to the other. It represents the physical size of a monitor and does not really have anything to do with the amount of information or detail that can be displayed. The size of each of the panels does play an important overall part of any multi-monitor solution as it represents the viewing area and how big images will appear on the screen based on a set resolution.

The resolution of each panel is even more important than the size of each panel in a multi-monitor display solution because it directly relates to the desktop real-estate and the amount of information that can be displayed. Resolution describes the number of total pixels in a given display, which are the building blocks of an image. A greater number of pixels allows for more information or detail to be displayed on screen allowing for more intricate and vibrant images. A resolution is broken down into the total number of horizontal pixels and the total number of vertical pixels. For example a display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 has 1920 horizontal pixels x 1080 vertical pixels. To find the total number of pixels of a display, simply multiply the two figures together. In this case a display featuring a 1920 x 1080 resolution would have 2,073,600 pixels. It is actually quite amazing that each of these 2 million pixels can be manipulated independently based on the source allowing for quite a detailed and dynamic image to be displayed. A panel with more pixels is be able to display a more detailed image than a lower resolution panel since there are more "building blocks" to work with in producing that image on the higher resolution panel. Resolution is the main factor in determining the desktop real-estate of a multi-monitor display solution because it defines how much digital room a user has to work with and how much detail can be displayed on each panel. For more information on desktop real-estate and how it relates to multi-monitor technology please review the article on desktop real-estate in the resource center.
PC Illuminate Display 101: PC Illuminate vs. The Competition

Technical Specs
We dare you to compare! The PC Illuminate line of professional grade display solutions feature panels with the fastest response times, highest contrast ratios, and most up-to-date technologies available. We use only the newest, highest resolution and most reliable panels in the industry for our multi-monitor display solutions. All of our mounting platforms are heavy duty and built to last. Each of our multi-monitor display solutions offer greater flexibility including dynamic angle adjustment, height adjustment, and orientation adjustment to fine tune your viewing experience. We don't have a problem showing you our competition on each product page because we are so sure you will find our products a cut above the rest.

PC Illuminate offers industry leading warranty coverage including a money back guarantee, zero dead pixel policy, and rapid advance replacement coverage on select models.

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our display solutions, so rest assured you are getting the best price. If you find a comparable display at a lower price, let us know and we will match or beat that price.

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Each product purchased from PC Illuminate will go a long way in making a difference. We would encourage you to read our mission statement and partner with us as your next multi-monitor provider so we can make a difference together!

PC Illuminate Display 101: Response Time Explained

What Is Response Time?
You might see the term response time when looking at different multi-monitor display solutions, but not really know what exactly it means. The fact is that response time plays an important part in any display solution including a multi-monitor display solution. Response time refers to the amount of time a display requires to change it's pixels which are the building blocks of the image a display produces. For more information on the importance of the pixel and how it relates to multi-monitor technology, checkout the resource center articles on desktop real-estate and size vs. resolution. In basic terms, the response time describes how fast a display can react. The response time is measured by how fast a display can go from one sequence of pixel values to another set of values and then return again to its original state. There are industry standards in place for the way response time is measured and it is calculated in milliseconds (ms).

Why Is It Important?
The lower the response time the better, since this means the image can change more rapidly, thus reducing any possible ghosting or lagging on your display. When dealing with a multi-monitor display solution, a lower response time is better since it provides for a smoother transition as you drag and drop different applications and windows to separate display panels, and a lower response time means better overall display performance. PC Illuminate utilizes displays with lightning quick response times to ensure the absolute best multi-monitor experience available.