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Way back in the day, I bought my first LCD. At the time, I didn't want to spend the money for a 24" monitor, so had bought a 20" widescreen, with a resolution of 1680x1050. It's worked well, and I've had it for two years now. However, more recently, my decision has left me with some constraints, as developing on the XBOX has needed me to have a 1080i/p option for testing and developing on, which I've been doing on a 62" DLP TV in my apartment, however that is often not easy enough an access to do this. So I took my tax return from this year to upgrade, adding a new 24" LCD into my setup.

An incredible amount of space is hard to find use for at first. When I moved from my 15" CRT to the 20" LCD, I was going from a resolution of 1024x768 to 1680x1050, roughly double the screen area. It took a little time to get adjusted to using all that space, but then I did and got to the point where I needed more. 1920x1200 isn't that much higher than 1680x1050, however in addition to that, I still have the other to use as a second monitor. I was doing dual monitor way back when, with two CRTs, but had to stop when a video card had gone out. Right now I'm having a little diffuculty remembering that I have placed things on the 2nd monitor, and losing them, but with time that will pass, and probably with more time I will be looking for even more space.

Date posted: 24 February, 2009
Tags: anecdote computer
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