Sometimes you have to pay to play
At a time when you can buy a 24-inch LCD monitor for less than $300, why would you ever consider spending twice that much for Dell's 24-inch UltraSharp U2410? Because the U2410 is a precision instrument; those $300 monitors are really just HDTVs sans tuners.
To be fair, those cheap monitors are a good deal if all you need is a display for watching movies, surfing the web, playing games, and editing snapshots destined for Flickr or grandma's digital picture frame. But if your livelihood depends on factors such as visual accuracy and color fidelity-or if you're just passionate about excellence-the U2410 is the better value.