of a monitor
is defined by the maximum amount of detail
the monitor can render. The dot pitch
of the monitor ultimately limits this resolution. The dot pitch
defines the diagonal distance
dots of the same color
and is measured in millimeter
s. Because a lower dot pitch means more dots on the screen
, it usually produces a sharp
er, more defined image
. Dot pitch works in tandem
with the maximum number of line
s the monitor can support, to determine the greatest working resolution of the monitor. It might be possible to place an image at 1600 x 1200 on a 15-inch monitor with a dot pitch of .31 mm
, but it wouldn't be readable.
The dot pitch can range from as high as .39 mm to as low as .18 mm. For most Windows-based applications on a 17-inch monitor, most folks find that .28 mm is the maximum usable dot pitch that still produces a clear picture.