I've searched through the forums, all over the web, and asked around but I really don't know what I should be looking for. In an effort to save a bit of money my wife and I are trying to consolidate a bit on computers so our plan is to pass my 24" iMac on to her and for me to get a 24" ~ monitor for my mbp (since I'm not home that much, it makes a lot of sense). I just can't decide what will suit my needs, especially considering we're trying to save a bit of money right now (read: buying on a budget). What I want: 24" display, glossy or matte not important. I don't want to feel like I wish I had my iMac back! So, questions: Should I be looking for a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor like the imac? Should I be looking for a 1920 x 1200 max resolution monitor like the imac? I will use the monitor for a fair amount of word processing, web surfing, video watching, website editing/design. There's a chance I could do a bit of video editing again, but I'm not counting on that happening any time soon. What do you recommend? I keep coming back to the U2410, but I was hoping that maybe, maybe I could find something a bit cheaper. The Dell ST2410 is hella cheap, but I'm worried about the 1020 x 1080 resolution. thanks!