Just read about HP's new 2560 x 1440 IPS display thats on sale for $729. Right now this is looking like the cheapest option for a 2560 x 1440 monitor. http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/14/hp-goes-display-crazy-unveils-eight-new-models-four-ips-panels/ Hopefully some reviews will be coming out soon to get an idea of how well this performs. It's too bad though that it doesn't have thunderbolt support for daisy chaining. I'd love this for my MBP. The HP's zr30w model had some pretty great reviews so I don't expect anything worse. Edit: the original article was incorrect, its shipping now.