I just got finished utterly trashing the beauty of my new laptop. When I got it yesterday, and first booted it up, I was amazed at how great it was. 1680 x 1050 resolution, gorgeous anti-aliased icons and fonts. I thought it was absolute perfection. Then, today, I went on the web. You never realize just how low-res the world wide web is until you surf it on a high-res display. My choice was between distorted resized web images or really really tiny ones. I chose to lower my screen resolution. Then I had to choose between big, beautiful anti-aliased text or the text that fit the websites. I couldn't stand the problems that came with having my text in a format that the sites' designers didn't intend, so I scaled those down as well. And they didn't make it easy, either. I had to lower my screen DPI to 96 dpi (which screwed up alot of other things), change a value in the registry (UseHR), and uncheck a setting in Display > Appearance > Effects. And now the web looks how it should, but the rest of the computer (while looking about the same as my old computer) falls far short of what it did even six hours ago. My question for others with high-res monitors is whether there's a better solution, or some way to keep the web looking right but making the rest of the computer look as good as it could.