As long as you have no advanced demands, the Pavilion 27xi will meet your basic needs with aplomb.
Well-priced and powerful, the Asus PB278Q is the best entry point for those seeking an extreme-definition monitor at a not-so-extreme price.
The HP x2301's low price, good performance, and sound design make it a new high-water mark for budget monitors.
The Acer SL243HL is a great-looking monitor with drab colors that leave a lot to be desired.
While performance is excellent, the Apple LED Cinema Display's one connection option paints it into a small corner that is welcoming only to newer MacBook owners.