I love LCD monitors, they take up so little space. I would be lost without my 20″/17″ combo, email in one screen, web browser in the other.
Here is a 17″ monitor for less than the usual price of a 15″ monitor! Kogi L7CH, $298.99 at Amazon.com after $60 rebate (regularly $549.99).
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1,280 x 1,024 maximum resolution, 0.264 mm dot pitch
Built-in 1-watt seakers
Wide 160-degree horizontal viewing angle
Bright 300-nit display, rich 350:1 contrast ratio
PC compatible, 3-year limited warranty
Contrast ratio: 350:1 (typical)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response time: 25 ms
Standard PC monit imput (analog), no DVI input.