When I was shopping for a new computer not too long ago, I also wanted to update my computer monitor. I had one of those monitors from the late 1990s that still had the big, boxy feel to them. I like the look of the sleek LCD flat panel monitors, so I took some good looks at what I could buy in my price range. What I settled on was eMachines 19" wide flat panel LCD monitor. I really enjoy the new look!
The screen size doesn't differ from my old monitor, except it is widescreen so it looks larger. The resolution is wonderful-I can see websites and movies so much clearer than my old monitor would allow me to. I did have to get used to the menu controls being on the side of the monitor instead of the front, but that was no big deal. My only complaint about having a widescreen monitor is some websites do not stretch their page to fit the wide band, instead opting for the full screen size of old. If you are looking to upgrade from your current monitor, I highly recommend the eMachines E19T5W TFT LCD monitor.