How to tell monitor size

  EJgull 13:36 27 Jan 2003
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It may be a silly question, but how is the monitor measured to give it's size. Is it the viewable screen that is measured or is it the case?

  obbit 13:38 27 Jan 2003

a 15"" monitor has a 14" viewing area

  Djohn 13:40 27 Jan 2003

Diagonal, from top left to bottom right, or the other way round if you prefer, :o)

  Sir Radfordin™ 13:42 27 Jan 2003

If its a CRT one then its from the edge of the CASE as Djohn explains.

If its a TFT one then it is normally the internal mesurment - the viewing area - that is measuered, again in the fashion Djohn explains.

  EJgull 13:44 27 Jan 2003

thanks guys

  Djohn 13:45 27 Jan 2003

PS. Sorry missed a bit out there. Manufacturers state case size, 15" 17" 19". For screen size deduct 1" approx.

This applies to CRT monitors. TFT are measured as screen size.

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