I have a 15.4" 1680x1050 laptop, so I went out and bought a ViewSonic VG2230wm (same resolution) to use at home. The screen looks great (and huge!) and I am pleased, EXCEPT I have one wallpaper that has a sort of grey-to-charcoal gradient and I can definitely see the monitor flickering/refreshing there. I tried changing the refresh rate from the monitor's native 60 mhz, but that made it look horrible. I'm thinking the problem may be that I'm using a VGA connection (laptop has no DVI). Could this be the case? I can't notice any flickering/refreshing any other time, just on this one particular color gradient -- my eyes usually aren't too sensitive to this kind of stuff. BTW, I have been using this wallpaper on my laptop LCD and havent noticed this effect. Laptop graphics card is a discrete GeForce Go 6600 128mb. I'm thinking it's got to be either the VGA connection or a bad monitor.