What was wrong with yours?
It happened in 3 stages. First, the rightmost 1-inch column of the screen started to show flickering lines. After several weeks, that column wouldn't light up at all. Finally, the rest of the sceen suddenly became very dim and often showed afterimages.
:shock: Who would have thought they would ever hear you
You shouldn't have been surprised. I've never been a huge fan of high DPI per se
. I've always been aware that low DPI is easier on the eyes and thus prefer such monitors whenever possible. But I also need an enormous amount of real estate! It's easy to get both with desktop monitors, but for laptops, I need to sacrifice one of them, and I choose to sacrifice comfort. I wish there were sub-4-pound 17" 1920x1200 laptops!
I am considering getting a bigger screen, so that I can enjoy both 4:3 and widescreen content.
I highly recommend you to consider the arrangement that I currently have. I don't mean to brag but I really think it's the best setup I've ever seen. Three 24" 1920x1200 LCDs, with one in normal landscape orientation and the others in portrait. When I need widescreen (e.g. to watch a movie), I use the landscape LCD, but when I want lots of vertical real estate, the rotated LCDs give me 1920 rows of pixels! That's my rig at work. At home, I have a slightly scaled down version: a 2408WFP in landscape mode, and two 20" UXGA LCDs (a beautiful 2007FP and a Samsung 204B with terrible TN) in portrait mode.