I have a dual monitor setup. Main monitor is a 21" trinitron, and side is a 15" NEC. I keep all the fluff and helper apps on the small one so I can use the full desktop on the large monitor. The flat LCD is nice, but it just can't compete with the CRT for image quality.
actually my University got some new computers in the library with some 17" lcds.... they look horrible, my roomate has a 15" dell which looks good (dvi) but they must have been using vga and had the brightness turned up all the way.... grey text looks very strange
i still like my 17" viewsonic even though its got some chips in it from lugging it to LAN parties
I guess I am in the minority here I have a 17" flat panel 1280X1024 at home and love it. I also use one at work for application development and really like it also. I am writing this lying on my couch on a notebook with a wireless Ethernet connection....Talk about lazy.
Now I will go on record as saying for home theater I think we are still a long long time away from digital replacing CRT as King of the Hill.
I just got my new KDS 17" monitor a few weeks ago for just $100.00. I'm running at 1280 X 1024 with a voodo card greater than 2. Those LCD ones had little pixels in it and the contrast made my eyes hurt.
If the resolution of a given LCD is enough for you, LCD is much better for you eyes. I have worked with both types for a long time, including very good 21" CRT. Now, if you are using a drawing deisgn SW requiring very high res, things would be the opposite.
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