The day after I wrote that the electronics store in town had a sale on a 19" monitor for only $99. It is just huge and definitely a lot less of an eye strain. Even after only a couple of days I don't know how I got on so long without it. Today (going off to work) will be the first time I've used the built-in screen on the MacBook since I bought the monitor.dagaz wrote:I have a first-gen MacBook and love its portability factor, to me its the perfect size for that. However, there are times when I wish it had a bit more screen real estate - as in the MBP.