Alternatively referred to as a desktop display, a display or display device is a term used to describe the device used to view images or text. The picture is an example of a flat-panel display and the most common display used with computers today.
Tip: When a display is connected to a laptop or another device with its own display, it functions as a secondary display, and is referred to as an external display or external monitor.
Tip: A remote desktop display or remote display is a display of the desktop shown over a remote connection. For example, remotely connecting to your Mom's computer to see what she is viewing while helping her with a computer problem.
Examples of computer display devices
Anything capable of being connected to a computer and displaying its output is considered an output device. Below is a listing of the most commonly used display devices.
- CRT monitor
- Flat-panel display
- LCD (active matrix, passive matrix)
- TV (4K TV, HDTV, Plasma TV, Smart TV)