Get to Know Your Computers: The Different Types of PCs


LCD panels are the most common type of monitor that’s used in laptops and desktop computers. These monitors use liquid crystals to control the light that is projected onto the screen. LCD monitors can produce sharper images than its older cousin, CRT monitors. They’re also thinner and lighter than traditional CRT monitors, which makes them a popular choice for laptop screens as well as high-end desktop computer displays.

LCD monitors are classified by their resolution: low-resolutions (or standard resolutions) range from 640×480 up to 1024×768, while high-resolutions range from 1280×960 up to 1920×1080.

Molecular computing devices are a relatively new form of computing that uses molecules themselves to process information. In order to create a molecule-sized computer, scientists had to figure out how to build structures that could both store and process information.

Nowadays, there are two primary ways in which this is accomplished. The first is through the use of DNA strands known as DNA origami and the other is through metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). These molecular computers allow for more complex computations than traditional silicon chips, but they also have limitations in terms of power consumption and memory storage.