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Friday, February 25, 2005

LCD Screen

Kelvin walked in yesterday and asked when was a good time to set up my new flat screen monitor. I was dumbfounded. Flat screen? For me? But I didn't ask for that? So confused. Anyway, turns out everyone in the building is getting them for whatever reason. He came and installed it while I was in my Dance Fitness class. Sadly, my first impressions are not good. Text looks more pixel-y and thinner and not as easy to read. Images seem fine, but since my computer is still primarily a word processor on steroids, not having text visually comfortable is a problem. Plus, it comes on a stand that doesn't allow up and down movement, and it sits atop my laptop docking station and is way too high. Harumph. I've got to be the only girl I know who would complain about getting a shiny new flat screen monitor, but really, my monitor is my window to my computer, and it's got to do a really good job at reproducing what I would see if I printed something or if I posted it to the web where others would see it. Plus, my docking station is the same footprint on my desk as my old monitor, so the new one's smaller footprint doesn't win anything for me. Can I have my old monster CRT back? Oh well. I'm sure I'll get used to this eventually.

2 Comments:

  • It's quite possible that your screen is set to the wrong resolution. If you're viewing at 1024x768 on a 1280x1024 monitor it'll look pixelly and a little blurred.

    By Blogger Kevin Fox, at 2:31 PM  

  • Flat screens use less electricity, so that could be the reason. I know they would like to switch us all to flat screens where I work, but it's not affordable all at once. I got mine a few months back. Funny thing is there is now all the desk real estate behind the monitor, but I can't really use it. Anyways flat screen monitor is working well for me.

    By Blogger Chris S, at 1:22 AM  

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