AnandTech: A Guide to Choosing the Right 19" LCD Monitor - 7 Models Reviewed. Monitors have truly gotten cheap. You can get a very nice 19" one for just $500 or so. Here's the summary: * "Samsung 193P":http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=2429593&blsrt=1. If you have$650-700 and want the best in quality, this is the one to beat right now.
* "ViewSonic Q190MB":http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=3296576&blsrt=1. This is nearly as good as the Samsung but is just $480. * "NuTech L921G":http://www.streetprices.com/Electronics/Computer_Hardware_PC/Monitors/LCD_19in/SP2573202.html for$411 which is identical to the Viewsonic technically is very good. You can get two NuTechs for about the price of a single 193P and a dual head display is the bomb believe me!