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I was/am having the problems with eyestrain. I work about 12 hrs/day on the computer (which probably has a lot to do with it.)
People say that and LCD monitor is easier on the eyes. So even though I had never used an LCD monitor before, yesterday I bought a highly rated 17" LCD.
The thing was that the native resolution was 1280x1024. For web design I use 1024x768 as my default setting. I wasn't comfortable using the 1280x1024 setting because there is so much extra space that I figured it would skewer my designs and I might start making the pages too wide. I mean, I know how to set a page to 800 wide but I guess you get used to seeing designs, pages, etc a certain way, and anything else looks strange.
Anyway, today I took back the LCD but now I am wondering was that a dumb move? Could/should I have gotten used to it? Would not being able to change resolutions really be that big of a deal? Would the lower potential eyestrain offset the "strangeness" of the larger screen?
Today I started looking for a high-quality 17 or 19 inch CRT. Then I thought about getting a 19" monitor and I wondered if this wouldn't be the same thing. If I got a 19" CRT wouldn't I be dealing wiht the same issues? Or if I just kept it at the same 1024x768 setting would It all just be relative?
It's been 5 years since I went from 15" to 17" and I just can't remember what the difference were.
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for the reply
I'm thinking of getting a 17" LCD
Which one would be good for multimedia, games, movies, word processing.. and my eyes. Bearing in mine something that isn't too expensive-relatively cheap.
17" CMV CT-722
7" Viewsonic VA721
17" Benq FP737 (DVI)
17" Benq FP767 (M-M)
17" Samsung 710V
17" Samsung 710N
17" Phillips 170S5F
17" LG 1710S
17" LG 1730s
17" Mitsubishi DV173
17" Hyundai L70S
17" Hyundai Q17A
As for your requested "review" of all of those monitors, sounds like you just need to read the reviews on the internet. Like I said, I read reviews for a month and settled on the one I mentioned above.
Good luck with it!