The reason why I ask is that I am trying to get adjusted to my new 19 inch monitor. I got so comfortable running at 1048 X 768 on my old 17 inch monitor that I'm having trouble deciding whether to go for 1280 X 1024. Right now I have the refresh rate set at 100 HZ. My monitor is a NEC Multisync 95. Although things are "tiny(er)" at 1280 X 1024, they are reasonably clear. I guess my only concern would be the life of the monitor and my peepers. Anyway, before I babble further I'd like to get some input.... Michael.