4 Computer Monitors That Will Change the Way You Work Add a sparkling new monitor to your computer and see (and do) more.
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When it comes to upgrading a computer, many people simply go for more RAM or swap out a desktop for a laptop. Inexplicably, the screen is often one of the last features to be considered, even though it's the key component for optimum web experience, document editing or video chats. Today's monitors, with their LED backlighting, HD resolutions and wide-angle viewing, are more than just eye candy. They'll change the way you look at your computer--literally.
Apple Thunderbolt Display
(27 inches, $999)
Apple's 2560 x 1440 resolution LCD display connects to a computer via Intel's Thunderbolt port technology, which allows it to act as a discrete hub for your digital goodies. On the back are three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 output and a slot for a gigabit Ethernet line. Its webcam captures sharp 1280 x 720 resolution video, and built-in speakers turn it into an entertainment portal. The downside: Thunderbolt tech is mostly limited to Mac products.