Characteristics of LCD Monitor 1. Pixels: This refers to an individual dot on the screen. All graphics displayed on the screen are composed of hundreds or thousands of these graphic dots or pixels or pet. It can be of different color thus producing the images. 2. Resolution: A monitor resolution describes the no of potential pixels the monitor is capable of displaying. The value is given in horizontal & vertical pixels 3. Dot Pitch: It determines the sharpness of the display. In LCDs display technologies, dot pitch refers to the distance between sub pixels of the same color in pixel triads. 4. Aspect ratio: The width to height ratio of an image or computer screen is known as the aspect ratio. It is important in preventing distortion when an image is resized or incorporated into software. OR The aspect ratio of a display is the proportional relationship between its width and its height. 5. Brightness: Brightness refers to the emitted luminous intensity on screen and is measured in candela per square meter (cd/m2 or nits). A higher cd/m2 or nit value means higher onscreen brightness. 6. Contrast ratio: Contrast ratio is the ratio between the whitest white and the blackest black that can be produced. It is expressed in the form of 400:1, for example. 7. Viewable size: Screen size is measured diagonally from the inside of the beveled edge. The measurement does not include the casing. 8. Response time: It measures the time that it takes for a pixel to go from black to peak intensity white and then back to black again.