I expect to be buying a new computer soon and usually start with the display and build from that. I've been using a 17" CRT for years and recently checked out several LCDs of 17-18" and a few laptops at some local stores. I've heard for years that LCDs are better for the eyes, cause less eye strain after long hours of use and are very sharp and bright. I was rather disappointed. Most of the stores did not have the displays set up properly including Gateway but even after much adjustment and setting clear type on, I felt the graphics suffered a jaggy appearance and the text was still not sharp enough. The one exception was a Toshiba Satellite 5105 with UXGA display which was really sharp and reasonably bright. I was not able to check out graphics on that display. I always use reading glasses with the computer so text size is not a big problem. I use eSignal software which has excellent control of font and line sizes which also helps. I'm not a gamer so I don't think the response rate is a big factor in the selection. The trick it seems to me is to get the pixel pitch down to below 0.26 (maybe well below) and keep the contrast and brightness up. Putting the issues of reliability, upgradability, cost, portability and so on aside for the moment and focusing just on display quality for long hours of use, what do you folks prefer for trading screens (not games)? The displays I'm most interested in in no particular order: Viewsonic P95F CRT at 1600X1200 @ 87 Hz 0.25-0.27 DP Dell 2000FP 20" LCD at 1600X1200 DVI-D 0.255 DP Dell UXGA laptop 15" at 1600X1200 0.19 DP Planar CT1905S 19" LCD at 1600X1200 0.242 DP If I had to choose right this moment I'd take the Planar 19" but the specs are not quite so good as the others on contrast ratio and brightness. What do you folks think?