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20-inch and larger LCDs

Why settle for a big, boxy CRT when you can get about as much screen area on a 17-inch LCD? Yes, LCDs are more expensive than CRTs, but they're also better looking and lighter, and they take up much less desk space.

Monitors Editors' rating Price Summary
Eizo FlexScan L997
Released: 05/01/2005
The Eizo FlexScan L997 is a high-end LCD that delivers excellent performance and all the adjustability a graphics pro could want.
Specs: 21.3 in, 1600 x 1200 , TFT active matrix , PC

Planar PX212M
Released: 06/16/2003
Planar's pricey PX212M delivers solid image quality and a useful array of multimedia and connectivity options to users who need a large display.
Specs: 21.3 in, 0.27 mm, 1600 x 1200 , TFT active matrix , PC , Mac

LaCie 321
Released: 11/01/2004
This is one of the best LCDs for people who need a monitor with precise color and shading capabilities.
Specs: 21.3 in, 0.27 mm, 1600 x 1200 , TFT active matrix , PC , Mac

Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW

Dell's 24-inch LCD delivers excellent image quality and a ton of features--wide-ranging video inputs, picture-in-picture, and flash-card slots--for a great price.
Specs: 24 in, 1920 x 1200 , TFT active matrix , PC

HP f2105
Released: 07/03/2005
Very good
The HP f2105 is an excellent 21-inch LCD for entertainment, home, and business computing.
Specs: 21 in, 0.27 mm, 1680 x 1050 , TFT active matrix , PC

ViewSonic VP201b

Very good
This high-end LCD gets an A for design, features, and adjustability, but its image quality falls a smidge short for the price.
Specs: 20.1 in, 1600 x 1200 , TFT active matrix , PC , Mac