Rent IT can provide TFT monitor rental from a range of standard 4:3 format and widescreen format computer displays. Our range include Apple cinema displays, hard glass port screens from AG Neovo and IPS monitors from Dell with connection from VGA, DVI, displayport, mini displayport and HDMI. Monitors are available to hire with our range of PCs, Apple Macs and Laptops or can be hired separately for applications such as events exhibitions and training.
Screen size and ratio
The screen size is the diagonal of the visible screen usually quoted in inches still rather than centimeters. Common sizes for widescreen monitors are 24”, 21.5” and 19.5” and common sizes for the older 4:3 format is 21”, 19” and 17”. The terminology of widescreen or non widescreen relates to the aspect ratio of the visible screen. A widescreen monitor normally has an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 16:10 whereas the older TFT and CRT monitors have a more square shape with an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 5:4.
This is quoted in number of pixels horizontally by the number of pixels vertically. This is known as the screen native resolution, although monitors can operate at lower resolutions than their quoted native, the sharpness of the display will be reduced especially noticeable with text. Standard resolutions are 1024 x 768 (XVGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXVGA) 1366 x 768 (720p) 1920 x 1080 (full 1080 HD) and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
Brightness and response time
Brightness is measured in candela per square metre (cd/m2) and most monitors produce between 200 and 350 cd/m2. The higher the number the higher the maximum brightness. Response time is normally quoted in milliseconds (mS) and after 2007 the time quoted is for the pixels to change from one grey level to another grey level. Prior to 2007 the response time was measured for the pixels to go from black to white then back to white which results in a much higher figure. Normal response times range from 5mS to 20mS. The lower the figure the better especially for gaming and video playback.
Connections to monitors can be VGA (analogue), DVI, HDMI, Displayport, mini display port and Apples thunderbolt. Normally VGA is available from most PCs and laptops, although manufacturers are moving towards HDMI and Displayport.