Hello there, I am writing again because I cannot stand this anymore. I went to pick up another monitor to test the text appearance on a new monitor to see if it was my samsung or my dvi cable...do not worry, I will get reimbursed. It does the same thing so I am thinking it might be my videocard or something. For example, when I am chatting in skype and I do this " !!!! ", not all the ! have the same black and two of them look washed away. It happens to a lot of letters when I write things...It is annoying when you try to read or write something in word. So, my question is, what do you think could be the source problem. Could it be my video out? or is this supposed to be another crap thing I must endure as a new mac user because macs prefer it to look like it is print or do we have to buy their $600 screen to get perfect text appearance...well actually, when I print my text, all letters have the same black level. Sorry, but I am tired and pretty pissed about this... Thank you everybody EDIT: it does the same thing on my macbook pro when used without an external display. I was wondering if this is normal or my video card is messed up. thank you!