Here's our Hardware Tip for.. September 3, 1999
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Putting LCD Screens in a Different Light
Presentations on notebook computers can be a challenge because of the limited viewing angles on LCD displays. Most CRT monitors can be viewed as clearly from the side as from the front. LCD panels (both notebooks and the newer desktop models) vary widely in this ability. Many look darker and murkier in proportion to how far off center you are from the screen. If you frequently demonstrate software to others gathered around your display, this might become a problem. You can minimize this by purchasing the biggest Active Matrix LCD you can afford. Some Passive Matrix screens are clear and bright, but will always demonstrate a dramatic loss in viewing quality the more you move away from center.