As of this morning, our household is free of computer CRT monitors. Last night, we purchased a NEC 17″ LCD for my wife’s PC. With just a slightly smaller viewable area than the 19″ CRT she was using, she now has more desk space, along with the LCD’s crisper, easier-on-the-eyes view, and low power consumption. The NEC joins my Apple 15″ LCD as the household desktop monitors. All other systems in the house–PowerBook G4/500, iBook/300, and IBM ThinkPad–are laptops.