Hi Framers, Just a quick "collective" thanks to all of you who enlightened me on all the issues concerning today's LCD monitors and were so very helpful in my decision making process.
The overall consensus from most of you was clearly the DELL Ultrasharp series monitors, i.e., the Models 2007WFP (20" inch) and 2407WFP (24"). After personally researching the issues, I purchased the 20" unit from Costco.com at $399.99 (plus tax). The final cost was $429.49, as opposed to Dell's price of $390.15, tax and shipping included. I did this simply becuase I value the "no hassle" return policy of the company that enables me to physically bring it in to any wharehouse instead of incurring return shipping and insurance charges. That to me is worth the difference. Finally, the monitor... it is SUPERB (I received it 9/01). I digitally drive it from my Matrox Millennium P650 video card, running at optimum resolution of 1680 x 1015. It is simply beautiful. Special thanks to Fred Ridder who really laid out the technical details and Grant Hogarth who suggested I take a look at Costco online. You are ALL a very special group of people! Thank you, George