Flat Monitor Society
They're not just for the exorbitantly rich anymore.
Along with shrinking desktop PCs comes the downsizing of computer monitors. Sleek desktop systems incorporating LCD displays (like the Gateway Profile 2, $1,699 street) are a clear sign that flat panels are more than just executive toys. In fact, these systems now target the midlevel market, where desk space is at a premium.
When it comes to viewing area, though, bigger is always better. Although 14-inch active-matrix LCDs are replacing 12.1-inch displays in laptops, 15 inches is the absolute minimum you'll want on your desktop-the viewing equivalent of a 17-inch CRT. Who wouldn't prefer an LCD's small footprint, flat screen and flicker-free viewing?
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