What is a TN monitor?

What is TN Monitor

As a business, you need to be aware of the monitor that you’re using. A TN monitor is a great option because it has high levels of contrast and brightness. It’s also been known to cause eyeglasses to eventually break. That’s why it’s important to find a monitor that’s good for your needs and isn’t too expensive.

What is TN Monitor

How is a TN monitor made?

Standard TN monitors are manufactured by coating the glass with a layer of silver, followed by a layer of indium-tin-oxide (ITO), then another layer of silver, then the glass is coated with plastic or acrylic. The ITO is used as an electrical conductor and for touch sensitivity. The final coating makes the monitor resistant to fingerprints and scratches.

The electrodes are coated on both sides of the glass to increase brightness and contrast, thus improving the quality of images on the screen. The TN monitor uses two different voltages for each side of the screen; one voltage for black pixels and another for white pixels. The voltage difference between the two colors is what creates the colors.

What are the benefits of a TN monitor?

TN monitors are cheap, fast, and lightweight. They are also small and thin, so they take up little space on your desk. TN monitors are used in most laptops and most of the low-end monitors that you will find at your local electronics store.

TN monitors have a faster response time than other kinds of computer screens. The response time is the amount of time it takes for an image to fade from one color to another (such as from black to white). This is important for gamers because it keeps the images clear and reduces blurring and ghosting.

What are the pros and cons of using a TN monitor?

The biggest con of using a TN monitor is that they have poor color reproduction. The colors on a TN monitor will be washed out and dull. For this reason, it’s best to use a TN monitor only for activities where color accuracy isn’t important, such as gaming or watching movies.

If you are looking for a monitor to use for photo editing or graphic design work, you should look for an IPS or VA monitor instead of a TN monitor. However, if you mainly play video games, then the poor color reproduction on the TN screen won’t be an issue for you.

Another con of using a TN screen is that they have bad viewing angles. When looking at the screen from any angle other than straight-on, the image will not look as good. This can be a problem for gamers if the screen is not placed in a position that is best for the player.

The biggest pro of using a TN monitor is that they are fast. The response time on a TN screen is very quick, which makes them great for gaming. They also have better refresh rates than other monitor types (which we will talk about next).

The refresh rate of a monitor refers to how many images per second it can display. A higher refresh rate means that the images can be displayed more quickly, resulting in smoother movement and less blurring or ghosting when moving an object across the screen.

By default, most monitors have a 60Hz refresh rate (60 frames per second). A TN monitor can have a refresh rate as high as 144Hz. This makes it ideal for gaming because the images are displayed more smoothly and there is less blurring or ghosting when moving objects across the screen.

The downside of using a TN monitor is that they have low color quality and bad viewing angles (which we talked about above).

How to choose the right TN monitor for your needs?

To choose the right monitor, you’ll first need to figure out what your needs are. Do you want a monitor with a high refresh rate or one with a high resolution?

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve broken down the most important factors to consider when choosing a TN monitor into pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.

The table above shows the most important factors to consider when choosing a TN monitor.

There are two main types of TN monitors – standard and widescreen. Standard monitors have aspect ratios of 16:9 while wide screens have 21:9 aspect ratios. Standard monitors are cheaper than widescreen monitors because they use less material. However, they don’t always offer as much screen real estate as wide-screen monitors.

The TN panel is one of the most important factors when choosing a monitor. There are two types of TN panels – 6-bit and 8-bit. A 6-bit panel can display 16.7 million colors while an 8-bit panel can display 1.07 billion colors.

This means that an 8-bit monitor will provide better color quality and more accurate color reproduction than a 6-bit monitor. However, an 8-bit monitor will also be more expensive than a similar 6-bit monitor because it uses more material to manufacture and has higher production costs.

The refresh rate is the number of times per second that the image on your screen is refreshed (or redrawn). The standard refresh rate for monitors is 60Hz.

However, some monitors can be overclocked to refresh at higher rates. This is important to consider if you are a competitive gamer, or if you are planning to use your monitor for gaming or watching fast-paced action movies.

Aspect ratio refers to the ratio of the horizontal length of your screen (measured from left to right) and the vertical length of your screen (measured from top to bottom). Standard monitors have aspect ratios of 16:9 while widescreen monitors have 21:9 aspect ratios.

The most common type of LCD monitor is an LCD monitor with a TN panel. These are relatively inexpensive, and they provide good color quality and response time

How to take care of your TN monitor.

The most important thing you can do to take care of your monitor is to keep it clean.  Dust, dirt, and fingerprints can cause the glass to scratch or scuff, so be sure to clean your monitor with a soft cloth at least once a week.

As far as physical damage goes, you should always be careful when moving your monitor.  Never pick up your monitor by the stand or the neck of the screen.  Always lift or slide your monitor from the base.

To prevent damage from overheating, make sure that there are no obstructions blocking the vents on your monitor and that all cooling fans are working properly.

Conclusion: What is a TN monitor?

In conclusion, TN monitors are an inexpensive way to get into PC gaming, but they have their drawbacks.  If you’re looking to get a monitor that has better color quality than an LCD monitor with a TN panel, consider getting an IPS monitor or a VA panel.


Written by Jacob Glenn

Jacob has probably spent thousands of hours learning about displays in his free time and prior work experience. He now writes and manages PerfectMonitors to ensure it stays as the people's favorite resource.

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