While desktop LCD monitors are excellent for playing movies and games, I am not too happy with them for regular uses.
First, they are just too bright. Most applications I work with consist of mostly white background and, instead of typing on paper-like ambient white background, I feel like I am typing on the surface of florecent lamp. because LCD monitors radiate white background regularly which usually involves a lot of white background. To get around the problem, I reduced brightness all the way down but it was not enough. So I changed the window background color to a light shade of gray and I can now stare at the monitor without seeing ghosts everytime I look away.
Second, pixel density is too low for me. I got used to my laptop's 15-inch 1600×1480 LCD monitor which supported 130 DPI. ClearType simply rocks at 130 DPI! Maximum resolution of my desktop's 17-inch LCD monitor is 1280×1024 and 96 DPI is the highest I can use it at. At 96 DPI, fonts are ugly even with ClearType on. Larger LCD monitors don't improve the DPI much either.
Whew. I feel much better after this rant. Hopefully, LCD manufacturers will make LCD monitors for business use that is less blinding and more dense. Until then, I'll just have to suffer.