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    TFT vs CRT ???????

    hello before we receive 10 new workstations that i assumed came with tft's i have now been asked to justify why we should have them instead of crt's. reasons that spring to my mind are the obvious like consumes less space, energy efficient, looks professional and last longer. are there any more valid reasons you can think of??

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    Won't last longer if they aren't protected...

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    get 1 crt and 1 tft monitor, place them next to each other, and ask the person whoever it is to ship them both to whatever room your new machines are going to be placed (the further away the better)

    If only!

    More energy efficent is the one main reason i think any school should look at TFT's, schools have huge carbon footprints as it is, just tell them itll save on their leccy bills and that should do.

    More stylish is always a good point, your room always looks more professional with TFT's thant CRT's

    Are CRT's even available to buy anymore? whenever i buy a machine in its always got a TFT monitor on it.

    Theres no saving in CRT's anymore, back in the day when crt's were 70 quid or whaever and TFT's were several hundred, there was a fiscal point to buying CRTs, but now that you can get nice tft's for under a hundred quid, i dont see the piont since youre gaining so many advantages imo.

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    because its 2008 and the world has moved on!

    they enable you to comfortably work with brighter lights - Every time i order a PC i find it hard work to get it without a TFT.

    All your points are valid - they look cool and use less energy

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Won't last longer if they aren't protected...
    i mean as a general lifetime span not if its been thrown across the room lol. but that would be another good reason as crt's are much heavier

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    I've found CRTs last far longer than TFTs despite being stabbed with compasses, drawn on with marker and dropped.

    Mind you, TFTs with glass fronted such as the ones from Nuevo are top notch.

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    CRTs produce more radiation and are susceptible to magnetic fields. The increased flicker generated by them also means that they strain the users eyes much quicker than an LCD.

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    More space on the desk for real work. Emphasise this, as it sounds like you are dealing with a Luddite.

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    1. Takes up less room

    2. Out of date - people assumethat CRTs are attached to old kit - need to present a good impression of school

    3. Cost (they really aren't that expensive now) - CRTs may be cheaper, but that's because nobody wants them now (see 1)

    4. Energy efficiency - see this page from Viglen Saving Energy
    Quote Originally Posted by Viglen
    An older 17" CRT monitor will consume around 120W of power, costing about 27 a year to run, compared to a 38W 17" TFT which will cost around 8.50. Larger CRT monitors are even worse - get your CRTs recycled and deploy TFTs.
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 4th June 2008 at 11:36 AM.

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    TFTS are cheaper?

    sub 70 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I've found CRTs last far longer than TFTs despite being stabbed with compasses, drawn on with marker and dropped.

    Mind you, TFTs with glass fronted such as the ones from Nuevo are top notch.
    We've had these knocked over and smashed.......

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    Apart from the above reasons, we've noticed they keep the rooms cooler.

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    More space on the desk is a bit of a myth. Everyone just pulls the screen closer into the middle of the desk.

    Power consumption is a deciding factor though, and yes it does give a modern appeaence and is easier on the eyes.

    You have to pay a lot lot more to get as good a quality image from a TFT than a reasonable CRT though. If you were buying for an art room I'd still consider a CRT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    TFTS are cheaper? Sub 70 now.
    That's still maybe a 120 difference - bet if you tried you could find someone who would pay you to take away their CRT screens.

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    you can still get CRT monitors ?

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