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active matrix display (thin film transistor or TFT)

Part of the Personal computing glossary:

Active matrix (also known as thin film transistor or TFT) is a technology used in the flat panel liquid crystal displays of notebook and laptop computers. Active matrix displays provide a more responsive image at a wider range of viewing angle than dual scan (passive matrix) displays.

Most desktop computer displays or monitors use cathode ray tube technology.

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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