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1. Complete these display screen specifications with the missing words. The first letter is given.

1. r... : 1280x768 2. a... ratio : 16:9 3. s... size: 19" 4. c... depth : 16.7 million 5. b... : 400 cd/m2

2. Match each term with the correct definition.

1. phosphors a. the frequency at which a monitor renews its image, measured in Hz
2. LCD screen b. a flat-panel display which works by emitting light through a special liquid
3. pixel с. the space between a display's pixels
4. dot pitch d. the smallest element in a displayed image
5. refresh rate e. materials that emit light and produce colours when they are activated by an electron beam

3. Decide which words are being defined in these extracts from an ICT dictionary.

1. One of the small units that make up an image on a computer or television screen. - pixel - cathode ray tube (CRT) 2. Flat-screen technology using noble gases; popular with movie fans. - video projector - plasma screen 3. The most common computer display technology, made of two glass plates with ... - liquid crystal display (LCD) - cathode ray tube (CRT)

4. Card that plugs into a computer to give it display capabilities.

- video projector - video adapter

5. Device used to show images on a wall or large screen.

- video projector - video adapter

4. Using the information in the passage and the illustrations, match the terms in the box with the appropriate explanation or definition.

a. pixel b. bit с. bit-mapped display d. primary colours e. palette
  1. The menu of colours available on a graphics system; its size depends on the hardware.
  2. Red, green and blue (RGB) in computers.
  3. The smallest element of a display surface.
  4. A display on the screen which corresponds, pixel by pixel, with bits stored in memory cells.
  5. The acronym for 'binary digit'; one of the digits (0 and 1) used in binary notation.

5. Tables often include abbreviations and technical words that are not easy to understand. Look at this table and the explanation of Monitor A's specifications. Using the example, describe Monitor B.

The specifications of Superview (Monitor A) may be explained like this:
  • This is a flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display.
  • The screen size is 18.1 inches (diagonal viewable image size).
  • You get a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels.
  • It offers support for 16.7 million saturated colours.
Monitor Type Size Pixel resolution Visual display Refresh rate Tilt-and-swivel Other features
A Compaq TFT 8020 Flat-panel LCD 18.1" 1024 x 768 16.7 million colours   75 Hz flicker-free + energy saver mode
В Paintview CRT monitor 19" 1280 x1024 85 Hz flicker-free + anti-glare filter

6. Complete the technical specs of this monitor with words from the Key Information Section.

Quick specs The new Paintview XT-85 combines a television and a computer 1 ... in one display.
Type of display Flat panel LCD
2 ... 19 inches
3. Display ... 1,280 x 1,024 pixels
Dot pitch 0.294 mm
4 ... 16.7 million colours
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
5 ... 450 cd/m2
Built-in TV tuner Yes
Audio Two 3-watt speakers and a 5-watt subwoofer; headphone jack
The Picture-in-Picture function allows you to watch more than one program at the same time and lets you adjust the size of each window.

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