I can’t imagine a computer without a monitor and I think it is hard for you too. The monitor has versatile features like displaying output, watching Netflix, playing games, and so forth. But what happens if a computer can run without a monitor? Here on this page, you can find the importance of a monitor on a computer.
As technology upgrades, the importance of a monitor also increases, and now we can find monitors at cheap costs. Back in the 19th century, computers didn’t have monitors. And the usage of computers is also very little.
In 1973, the first computer (Xerox Alto) with a monitor was released. From then, the monitors changed a lot in size, shape, and efficiency.
A monitor is like a face to the computer by which we can interact with the computer. In the list of computer uses, a monitor plays a key role in almost every field.
Here you can find how the computer is working so that you can easily understand the importance of a monitor on a computer.
Let’s see some primary areas where the monitor requirement is high.
Highly useful for office works
These days a lot of government and private companies depend on computers for work to increase work efficiency at a cheap cost.
If there is no computer monitor, the companies won’t prefer these machines to their employees. Because the efficiency of a computer will get less when there is no monitor.
Also, in industries, computers are used to record and analyze workers’ data and to increase the productivity of machines.
Useful to recall our memories through photos and videos
We can’t go back in time – a well-known fact. It is worth remembering in this case.
The photos and videos will give us lifetime memories. Open a childhood pic of yourself and display it on your monitor screen in front of your mom. Just look at her face, and experience the awesomeness.
You can share your achievements with your children and family.
The best thing is, you can store and recall your memories whenever you want and wherever you want. This is possible only if a computer has a monitor.
Also, a monitor is helpful to see the best photos and entertaining and educational videos.
For students, the computer monitor helps a lot in their studies. They gain knowledge in depth by watching videos.
Without a monitor, PC gaming won’t have a history
Games are one of the best things that most people like about computers. I play Assassin’s Creed whenever I have free time. By the way, I’m not a pro player.
In the past few years, gaming software has been improving a lot. Now games require high PC configuration like at least 2GB GPU, 16 GB RAM, the latest processor, etc.
Without a monitor, there is no chance to see and play games on computers.
The term ‘Digital’ has popularity because of a monitor
We are in a digital era. Of course, a lot of things play an important role in this technology. The monitor has its unique advantage.
There might be alternate devices that exist if it wasn’t a monitor. But I’m not sure how much the alternate devices to monitor will impact us.
There is a lot to discuss in digital technology. The computer uses 0’s and 1’s (digits) to display the output on the monitor and so we can call the technology the term ‘digital‘. I write about digital technology in an in-depth article.
Software development and security have less or no chance to exist
The software runs with coding. Without a monitor or display, there is no way to design and develop software. It means we can’t get any kind of software like (Operating Systems, Mobile apps, or Computer software).
If there is no software app, it is really hard to use a computer or mobile. The software can be useful in the designing of hardware or gadgets like mobile phones, laptops, etc.
A PC without a monitor is incapable and inefficient
Not only the listed options, if there is no monitor, will also impact a lot in many fields.
Apart from the usage, the computer itself became less capable or inefficient. You can no longer edit images on Photoshop, watch videos on YouTube, play video games, etc.
And for me, I am unable to write this article for you on my monitor.
Of course, it impacts a lot in technology development
The term technology defines a lot of aspects in it like computers, the internet, machines, designing, analyzing, researching, etc.
The computer and the internet are the two pillars of technology. Of course, there are some other things, but these are the two main pillars.
With no monitor, computer usage will decrease eventually internet usage becomes low. And it is showing the huge impact of technology.
Just think for a while. If you have a computer without a monitor, what would you do with it?
Disadvantages of a monitor
Along with the good side, the monitor also has some disadvantages. Here is a list of them.
- Monitor features are not upgradeable. If you want, you can buy the new one.
- Normal monitors are not suitable for high and professional gaming.
- Blue light from your monitor will affect your eyesight.
- One simple mistake (misconnection) will damage the entire monitor.
- They are not water-resistant or dust-resistant.
- Their cost is high.
- Require a static position. (desktop vs laptop)
Can a monitor work without a PC?
Ok, now you know the importance of a monitor. But what happens if you don’t have a PC or CPU with you?
Remember, a computer without a monitor and a monitor without a computer are two different things. Let’s see how a monitor is useful without a PC.
A monitor is an output device, and it doesn’t mind where the signals are coming from. It only needs the signal to display.
There is nothing wrong with connecting different signal sources to your monitor. You can connect to your local network or a home theater or any other device. You need to know what ports you have on your monitor. So that you can use the right cable to connect both the source and the monitor. You can use a converter if required.
Will the monitor work like a TV?
Like a normal TV, you can use a monitor if you want. For that, you need to provide the television signals to your monitor with cables like HDMI, VGA, etc.
Compared to a TV, the computer monitor has some good features like a high refresh rate, auto-connect, power saving mode, etc. However, to unlock your monitor’s full potential, it is good to connect with your CPU. A complete comparison between monitor and TV is here.
After connecting your monitor to the TV source, you need to select the right port on your monitor. Auto-select option is suggestible to choose.
These are the pros and cons of a computer monitor. However, when you choose a monitor to buy, make sure it has all the requirements you need.
Have some time and research on selecting a good monitor for your work or profession. Because you feel bad, every second when you select the wrong monitor.
If you are reading this on your desktop PC, share your monitor model with one unique feature of it.