Samsung SyncMaster T220
The Samsung T220 might be the most stylish LCD monitor we've seen, but average feature set and performance diminish its overall appeal. Despite its flashy looks, it's best used as a simple, productivity display.
The LaCie 120 offers excellent performance and ergonomic flexibility, but it's much more expensive than other LCDs that are just slightly inferior.
The attractive BenQ FP91E offers extras, including built-in speakers and image presets, but its image quality and adjustability aren't good enough for the $529 asking price.
Adequate for general productivity use, the Gateway FPD1960 comes up short next to 19-inch LCDs that offer more features and better image quality.
A run-of-the-mill but very adjustable LCD with snap-on accessory cups and photo clips that should appeal to admin assistants and the inveterately sentimental.
ViewSonic VX710 LCD monitor
This nicely priced 17-inch LCD from a reputable manufacturer is a good choice for home use, but for gamers and businesspeople, its image quality and adjustability leave a lot to be desired.
NEC MultiSync LCD1880SX
NEC's MultiSync LCD1960NXi is surprisingly good with video, but there are other less expensive 19-inch LCDs that offer superior overall image quality.
IBM's ThinkVision L170p offers a winning combination of image quality, chic design, and connectivity.
Samsung SyncMaster 171P ( Silver)
This sleek LCD may be a little pricey, but its sharp image quality and snazzy design make it a good choice for style-conscious business and home users.
Samsung SyncMaster 760vTFT
Mainstream users probably won't mind the 760vTFT's tricky balance of a bright picture and good video playback with a slightly narrow viewing angle and other small display problems, but other LCDs offer a few more features for the price.