1. LCDs need 'text enhancing' functions...like ClearText in XP turned ON.
2. LCDs have a 'native' resolution that works best. It may not be possible to hit your desired resolution with your video card/monitor combo, especially if you are not using the latest drivers for both. If you are relying on Windows to supply the 'diver' for the monitor, you may be getting less than optimal results.