The 20-inch monitor's low price is a good deal, if you don't mind its low resolution.
The three new touch-screen monitors feature HD resolutions, a bevy of connections, and competitive pricing.
Samsung SyncMaster B2030
The LG Flatron W2053TQ has useful power consumption options, but a badly designed onscreen display.
The HP 2009m is a good-looking 20-inch display with enough features to make it well worth its low price.
It skimps on a few features, but the Samsung SyncMaster P2370 is a stylish, low-priced 23-incher with very good performance.
The 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 953BW performs well and has a low price; however, its competitors one-up it on both counts.
The Gateway HD1900 monitor has great performance, but is lacking in features.
The Lenovo ThinkVision L1940p costs a bit more than competing 19-inch LCD monitors, but its many ergonomic features and great overall performance could persuade those not shopping on price alone.
The ViewSonic VX1962wm LCD is a 19-inch LCD with a fair price and decent performance, but a competing flat panel offers a better image for less.
The Westinghouse L1916HW has a superlow price and good performance in games, movies, and office tasks.
While its ability to connect to your PC via USB makes the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX a convenient second monitor, LG has a cheaper and larger DisplayLink model that also boasts better overall performance.
We wouldn't pay more than $200 or so for any 19-inch LCD, but if you need a smaller screen and can find Acer's p191w for that price, we'd recommend it. It's a basic display with no speakers or HDCP-support, but its image quality and sleek design make up for any lacking secondary features.
Even if you don't care that ViewSonic's VG2030wm lacks HD DVD or Blu-ray support, we can't give this LCD monitor a strong recommendation simply because there are too many better, more capable displays on the market for the same price. Its image quality is fine, but that's not enough.
Envision's G918W1 display loses points for its subpar performance and irritating design, which makes it hard to recommend--unless you can find a good deal or are in the market for an affordable HDCP-compliant display. Otherwise, you should pass this LCD monitor by.
It's a little shy on features, and we wouldn't recommend the HP w2007 for HD movie watching. Then again, we wouldn't suggest you use any 20-inch LCD for that purpose. What we did like was the overall image quality of this display, which we found outstanding, and it's ultimately what saves the monitor.
The Dell E207WFP's low price makes it a worthwhile budget LCD contender, as long as you don't need high performance or extra features.
The ViewSonic VX2025wm may not win the gymnastics event in the monitor Olympics, but this 20-inch wide-screen LCD offers excellent performance and built-in speakers, making it the best deal in its category.