This is not strictly technology in Taiwan, but…
Somehow I talked my wife into letting me spend most of our income tax return on a new computer. I’m in the US and have been looking at the Gateway 700XL. It’s a bit pricey (US$3,000), but it comes with a
2.2 Ghz processor
512 MB RDRAM
120 GB hard drive
DVD-RAM/DVDR and recordable/rewriteable CDRW
128 MB NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti-4600G with TV Out and DVI Graphics Accelerator
AND an 18.1" viewable analog/digital LCD monitor
I can swap the LCD out for an NEC-Mitsubishi VX1120 22" (.25 dot pitch, natural flat) monitor at no extra cost, or skip the monitor and save $630–and use that to go out and buy a different monitor.
I don’t have much experience with LCD monitors, so my question is how do they compare with CRT monitors in terms of resolution/refresh rate/colors/anything else that might be relevant. I like the idea of saving a lot of desktop space with an LCD monitor, but wouldn’t want to sacrifice too much in terms of image quality. I’ll be using the computer for home video editing, some games, Internet, and work (editing/writing).
Your opinions will be greatly appreciated.