Originally posted by Blind_Arrow
but, do keep in mind, the TFT's only run best on thire native resolutions, and 17 inch must have resolution of 1280X960, so playing a game under that resolution will be blurry on TFT, and if your games support that much resolution, then better get a extreme powered graphics card to push the frames to optimum level at this much resolution.
Thats the main drawback of LCD monitors. Frequent video card upgrades are required when you push the resolution above 1024x768. For 1280x1024, I suggest purchasing a high-end (but not top-of-the-line) graphics card yearly (or go SLI if you want it to last longer) to keep up.
As for brand, Samsung or Viewsonic is the only thing I would buy.