I am running a series of old gateway monitors that measure 17 inches diagonally across the actual screen. They are at 1280x1024 resolution. They are perfectly adequate for my needs, but I am setting up a second office and need some monitors. Are these what are sold as "17 inch class" monitors, or does that refer to something other than the actual screen size, as they used to do with the old CRTs, where a 19 inch monitor actually had an 18 inch viewable screen? Second, I have some old spare vid cards that run up to 1280x1024, but I haven't see many monitors for sale that use that. Is that an outmoded resolution? Willl I need new cards? Basically I want to get as many pixels as possible on the screens without spending much. Any suggestions?