Thanks for the feedback. I have a really good monitor on my desktop which I seldom use. I was planning on connecting that to the laptop until I found out that Spyder 4 cannot calibrate both, drat.
I am going to have to reteach myself some things, also fell into the bright saturated trap and now with a calibrated monitor life looks more real.
I am not so under the affluence of incahol as thinkle peep I am!