Actually, TFTs have come a long way for gaming. They probably still don't beat CRTs in response time, but I've found that newer models with lower response times do very well. I think the one you chose will be pretty good to you. You'll appreciate the space and energy savings and the reduced heat output of the TFT.
Hmm, I've never minded gaming at reduced res's on a TFT. It does a little free FSAA blurring for you. It is true, however, that TFTs are only clear at the optimized resolution or half of the optimized res. It's just the way pixels work on them. Anything else leaves the edges blurred. In games, this has never bothered me.
As for refresh rates, I'm like you, 60hz on a CRT is a fast way to get a headache. However, 60hz on a TFT is much easier on the eyes, and 75hz is really nice. My last notebook only did 60hz at it's native res, and that never bothered me.
S4 gets 1280, but due to the pixel nature of TFT you are stuck with the native res, this game has many little details and would look very ugly with lower res. Not the case with first shooters. (My wife has 19" LCD - because its trendy - never tried to run a game on this though.)
Edit: My wife's LCD was not cheapest and had best price/quality ratio. I spent a lot of time to get right color balance for photo viewing, only to find out the color is out of balance in darker areas if I get it right for brighter areas and vice versa ... I feel happy with my CRT ...
Last edited by Sentinel; January 30th, 2005 at 08:42 PM.