NEC paid the University of Utah to produce a study that purports to prove these amazing facts regarding workers using widescreen LCD monitors:
-- productivity gains of 76 days a year!
-- cost savings of $8,600!! per employee earning $32,500!!!
Not surprisingly, NEC hopes to lure you into paying for premium 24" screens (NEC prefers you get one that even bigger!!!!) with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 resolution (or even higher!!!!!). With 19-inchers going for under $200 bucks, it's time for NEC to prod spending on much more expensive screens.
Here's the summary:
... the study found that upgrading workers' 18-inch, standard format [1280x1024] monitors to a 24-inch widescreen [1900x1200] displays cut the average time it took them to complete such tasks by more than 30 percent.
Gosh, about 16 months ago, I switched from a 19" 1280x1024 CRT monitor to a 1680x1050 21" LCD montor, and I didn't get a 30% increase in pay. Who do I sue?
Seriously, though, this study is a hoot.