AGI No, it is definitely the tech for me. The Nvidia K420 is really good (if you don't have apps open that makes it dither again). I can also play videogames with my son with it which is really cool!
Think I have not written down my complete story here yet but it all started around 6-7 years ago, I think when I bought myself a MBP 13'' unibody with LED backlit screen.
Not sure exactly if it was the device or if it got worse after an upgrade. At least more and more devices like iPad, iPhone, DLP projector, made their way into our home and I spent more and more time with those.
I am a software guy and I was quite lucky around 6 years ago that I got into presales and professional services. So I could spend more time at the customer site and did not have to stare at screens all day long.
When I moved back to Germany I remember buying an Eizo LED backlit flickerfree screen that I connected to my MBP. Looking at it made me feel like looking into the bright sun. Also like needles being pinched into the back of my eye. It was very painful to look at!
This is where my journey looking for a good working environment began and it seems that after all these years I have finally arrived.
With the current setup (Windows 7, Skylake processor (for Windows 7), NVidia Quadro K420 and the S-PVA screen having the "wrong" apps closed) is really good to work with.
So the next step would be to get a good laptop that I could at least use for some time (I am looking at the Thinkpad W530 or W540 with NVidia Quadro GPUs, but have LED backlit screens).
And to get a smartphone that is not painful to look at. I get eye strain looking at my iPhone 6s (sorry, I meant 6 Plus) with iOS12 after just a second or so. Same for other devices that are using dithering.
Hope that helps 🙂
Please don't hesitate to ask more questions if there are.