My boss at work approved the purchase of a new monitor for my desk, so I got a Dell E171FPb, their low-end 17″ LCD flat panel, for $377.
It arrived today, and I quickly replaced the old Sun/Sony Trinitron CRT (which was HUGE) with the flat panel. Even though it has only a singl e analog (SVGA) input, the picture is wonderful, contrast and brightness are good, and my eyes are happy.
This has a better picture than a Sun/Samsung 18.1″ LCD I’ve used before, or the 1440×1050 14″ LCD in my Thinkpad A20 laptop. I might end up getting one of these for a Christmas present if Dell drops the prices for the holiday season.