LED matrix monitors have long been touted as the future of displays. Their advantages over their backlit brethren are numerous. But the major improvements you can expect to see are bolder and brighter colours coupled with more uniform panel consistency compared to CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) monitors.
What's more exciting on the LED front is the prediction that such displays are finally filtering through to affordable models from the likes of NEC and Samsung. Come spring 2008, LED-based panels will be hitting the high street at prices only marginally greater than those of current top-end LCDs.