Well I finally got sick of my small MacBook screen (useful while traveling but no fun at home when you have a lot of windows open). The new monitor is a 26″ Westinghouse LCD with a max resolution of 1920×1080. The color and brightness are outstanding and a hunt for dead pixels turned up none.
With the new screen I can more realistically deal with multiple large windows than before with my small laptop screen. I’m considering also getting a DVI-enabled KVM to allow my work laptop to easily be plugged in.
With the new monitor in place I feel like I’ve breathed some new life into my MacBook — it’s still plenty fast enough for most of what I do (the exception is running a Windows XP virtual session at a realistic speed). The big memory hog on this machine is still Microsoft Office (no surprise) which I only really use because it’s the only way to check my work email on this machine (using Entourage).
Overall, I’m quite pleased. Our main TV is a Westinghouse and despite it’s “off-name” brand for TVs and sneering remarks from the “big name” brand owners, I’ve been quite impressed with them.