thats the thing ... what is the DPI of the screen ? when it gets close to 300 dpi then it should start looking good w/o the sub pixel tricks.
i would love to start seeing desktop displays get the kind of dpi that the new ipad has.
the new ipad is about 260 ppi / dpi most desktop displays are anywhere from 78 to 96 ppi
laptops tend to get 100 to 140