My monitor has been playing up recently, flickering all over the place (as seen in Die Hard 4.0). Knowing it was only a matter of time before it completely kicked the bucket I ordered a new monitor, on special for $255. My old monitor promptly started working properly and has not had a problem since.
Anyway, I picked up my new monitor yesterday and I can only describe it as enormous. It’s a 20" widescreen monitor at 1680 x 1050 pixels (my old monitor was 15" at 1024 x 768 pixels). I have to sit back when I am watching a movie, which is now a much more pleasant (and detailed) experience.
Maximizing windows can be quite insane at this size (except for movies of course). But maybe I will simply get used to the new size.
It is definitely noticeable that things are being designed for bigger and wider screens. The Apple Menu bar seems far less cramped spread across an extra 656 pixels.
Trouble is, my monitor at work now seems awfully small.