This week, I’ve discovered what a lot of other people know - the Samsung 191n 19” LCD is an incredible deal. Analog VGA input only, no DVI or ADC, but we have it for $1300. Its colour quality is very good, and it can rotate on its stand, letting you do portrait view, just like in the good ole days with the Radius Portrait Display.
$1300 is also amazingly cheap - that’s $200 more than the Apple 17”, or $100 per inch. Compare to the Apple 20” which is $2050, or around $313 per inch difference to the 17”.
And the Samsung 19” with a DVI port is $2300 US, way more expensive than the 191n