Originally Posted by MrEvil
Most of those graphic artists stick with CRT because they don't know how to properly calibrate an LCD for the lighting conditions in their room or office. A friend of mine does graphic design with a PC I built for him and he has this little gizmo called "HUEY" that calibrates his LCD on the fly as lighting conditions change in the room. I don't do much photo manipulation myself but he swears by that little gadget and his 19" LCD.
I used a CRT monitor with my laptop for several months. Every time I plugged it in, I seemed to have to reset my resolution. Even when I would get it right, I still found it annoying to go from 1680x1050 to a non-widescreen res. of 1600x1200. Oh, and I game in widescreen resolution. With an x700, I'm able to get 60-70FPS in UT2004, and that's very important to me.
Now I have an Acer AL2216 (yes, a 22" widescreen LCD monitor), and it has the exact same resolution as my notebook! This is a HUGE advantage to me, as I no longer have to worry about anything when I plug in, as it's all the same settings.
And I paid $299 for my monitor, which has 5ms response time (I believe that you can now get a Dell 22" LCD monitor for less than what I paid, which is amazing). I would also add that the colors are way way better on this LCD monitor than on the nice 19" flat screened CRT I was using. For me, CRT will never be used again. LCD all the way.
Also, no one is ever impressed by a CRT monitor, no matter how nice it is. They're ancient. If you want people to see your rig as superior, go with LCD. Not that I care much, but people sure have been impressed with mine! Some people seem to not know that you can even get a desktop monitor that's larger than 19".
So for me, the LCD has every advantage over a CRT... evencost. Though I got my CRT for free, I gave it away to my mom for Christmas, because there is no value to it whatsoever (and she wanted it).