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Old December 23, 2012, 01:39 AM
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LCD is the screen -- LED is the light source. LED is used in LCD screens, as is the older cold cathode fluorescent lamp, to provide the back light (there are other types of backlights used, but for consumer LCD displays it's usually LED or CCFL). LED colour reproduction accuracy in LCDs is dependent upon design, and particularly whether white LEDs or the more accurate RGB LED arrangement.

All 1080p monitors are 16:9 -- 1080 is shorthand for 1920x1080, which is a 16:9 resolution. If you want to 16:10 you have to buy a resolution that matches, which in the monitor space these days is 1920x1200 or 2560x1600. Most monitors which display 16:10 are higher end versions, due to 16:9 being a more efficient use of the screen materials and therefore cheaper to produce in quantity. 16:10 monitors rarely have issues displaying 16:9 content -- letterboxing is the usual means.

IPS versus TN is, at the same price, generally a matter of trading image quality (particularly colour reproduction) for speed. IPS is slower and more prone to ghosting (residual images) in fast-paced scenarios, but it's an individual matter of how much ghosting you notice or can tolerate. At the $200 price point, you'd be looking at e-IPS screens (less expensive but not as good image quality as s-IPS, more expensive but much better image quality compared to TN).
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