My 19" Viewsonic p90f that I picked up for $12 at the thrift shop, does 1920 x 1440 @ 85hz. Text is actually legible... tho, Id never use that for windows. For games however, it very well could be used for that.
The accurate colors and depth of contrast is unmatched to the LCD I had , and have seen. Which is extremely important when you are doing artwork which requires accurate shading. Which is quite sad.. because I specifically bought the Monster LCD for use w/ photoshop & other art programs. When I saw how lacking the display was in terms of ranges... I had no choice but to use the CRT for art, and the LCD as a mere toolbar holder instead.
You simply move your head & on some LCDs, and the colors will change due to the way viewing angles effect things. Visibility and Unchanged content are two very different things.
Ive seen LCDs which are so artificial looking that its not real (colors are all wrong). They also tend to blind you with the brightness, and if you turn it down, it looks too dim and flat. (too much contrast from backlight, without the LCD spectral range to support it correctly)
As the LCD backlight ages, the color of the light changes... and so the picture is not longer color accurate. Not sure if LEDs solve this completely or not..
LCDs often have black issues.. where the blacks are more of a gray.. due to backlight leakage.
And While LCD tech is getting better... Ive yet to see any LCD that does not suffer from motion blurring when objects are moving fast. This drives me Nuts, especially in the Movie Theaters, where their projectors are LCD based.
Wow... I just fired up the 21" Pixiltouch Kiosk monitor (CRT) I scored for $150..
I cant find the specs for it... but windows is allowing me to crank it to 2048 x 1536
!!! And its Razor sharp!
with everything perfectly legible, no blurring at all. WOW.
New technology does not always equate to better.
There are Pluses and Minuses to each of the display methods available.