The Difference Between Commercial and Consumer Displays

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What is a Commercial Display
What is a Consumer Display
What is the difference between commercial and consumer monitors?
How big is the commercial display market?

Today's era is already the era of information. The role of information display technology in people's social activities and daily life is increasing day by day. 80% of human information comes from vision. The interaction between various information system terminal equipment and people needs to pass information displayed to achieve. The display industry has become one of the most important industries in the electronics industry.

On the market, we can see two types of monitors, one is commercial monitors and the other is consumer monitors.

commercial display

commercial display

commercial display

Commercial use usually refers to the use of enterprises and institutions rather than personal use. For example, companies will use large printers, companies will purchase in batches, and company equipment will be used more frequently. TVs for home use do not need to be turned on 24 hours a day, while monitors or monitors used for corporate promotions need to be turned on 24 hours a day.

Consumer Display

Consumer Display

Home monitors are mainly used in our daily life and office work. The purpose of use is to see images with a good presentation effect. There are no other professional needs. The production process is relatively simple and the technical requirements are relatively low.

Just looking at consumer monitors, you can find that they have many merchants, brands, models, and prices. From as low as $100-$500 for an average home monitor. But when it comes to commercial monitors priced at US$4,000, the price range is very different.

Why is there such a big price difference? In fact, in simple terms: user group, use environment, display effect and color reproduction, power consumption and sustainability, material, customization, appearance design, function and other 8 aspects.

User group

Commercial Displays: Mainly for enterprise and professional users, such as offices, medical institutions, educational institutions and digital signage applications. Here are examples of digital signage applications.
Consumer Displays: Mainly for individual consumers, for home entertainment, general office and general media browsing.

Usage environment

Commercial large screen: Commercial displays are designed to meet the needs of commercial scenarios. For example, they are often used to display advertisements, show videos, zoom in on presentation documents in conference rooms, and more. Because of the requirements of these application scenarios, commercial displays have undergone rigorous design and testing, and can maintain stable and efficient operation during long-term use.

Home monitors: Home monitors vary greatly in the context in which they are used. In the home environment, home monitors are mainly used for watching movies, playing games, and performing common office work, such as editing documents and browsing websites. The quality and durability requirements of home displays cannot be compared with commercial displays, because they are usually used for less time and intensity than commercial screens in a home environment,

Display effect and color reproduction

Commercial displays: Commercial displays need to achieve high-definition, high color reproduction and high contrast, because commercial displays require the ability to accurately display the color and shape of goods, which is very critical for commercial promotion, because it can provide customers with better choices and information, and to facilitate the sale of the promoted product.

Home monitors: The color reproduction and contrast requirements of home monitors are not so high, so home users are relatively more inclined to choose cheap monitors. Although the price is low, the imaging effect provided by the home monitor can still meet the needs of home users, and it is also more cost-effective.

Power Consumption and Sustainability

Commercial displays: Commercial displays need to maintain excellent performance under long-term use, so this type of display has requirements in terms of energy utilization and environmental protection. These commercial displays typically feature higher-end panels and significant manufacturing processes for increased durability and better performance in terms of longevity.

Home Displays: Home displays can have lower energy consumption and better sustainability. Usually, these monitors don't need to be used hard, so they are more energy-efficient than commercial monitors, and also have various power-saving features built in, such as automatic shutdown, power management and smart adjustment of backlight and so on. Such energy-saving solutions allow users to reduce their own energy costs while using the equipment.


Commercial displays: Typically more durable materials and build quality to withstand continued use and more stringent environmental conditions.
Consumer Displays: May use lighter materials to reduce costs.


Commercial displays: Often support more customization options to meet the needs of a specific industry or business.
Consumer Displays: Typically offer fewer customization options and focus more on general users.

Exterior design

Commercial monitors: Typically more modest and professional, with a more conservative exterior design.
Consumer Displays: Typically design-focused, possibly more fashion and entertainment-oriented.


Commercial displays: usually have more professional features, such as anti-glare, anti-scratch coating, remote management and multi-screen collaboration.
Consumer Displays: Relatively basic in functionality, focusing on common entertainment and office needs.

Commercial and consumer displays differ in several ways, primarily because of the user base, usage scenarios, and needs they serve. Commercial monitors focus more on reliability, durability, and customization for professional and commercial environments. Consumer displays focus more on price and design, and are suitable for everyday use by the average consumer. Choosing the type of monitor that suits your needs should take these factors into consideration. As your commercial display expert, we have prepared a commercial display solution plan for you. Why not start by visiting our LED screens and get a free quote!

commercial display products

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How big is the commercial display market?

According to data from RUNTO, by 2022, the global market for typical commercial display products will reach nearly US$73 billion. Among them, the market size of China's typical commercial display products (including commercial TVs, digital signage, interactive panels, splicing screens, small-pitch LED screens, and projectors) reached 141 billion yuan, and the overall market size including other innovative products is expected to exceed 300 billion yuan Yuan. It is estimated that by 2026, the market size of typical commercial display products in China will exceed 220 billion yuan, and the overall commercial display market size will exceed 650 billion yuan, with a compound annual growth rate of 17%.

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