What is monitor? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Peripherals glossary:

In computers, a monitor is a computer display and related parts packaged in a physical unit that is separate from other parts of the computer. Notebook computers don't have monitors because all the display and related parts are integrated into the same physical unit with the rest of the computer. In practice, the terms monitor and display are used interchangably.

This was last updated in April 2005
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