There is no single leader among the monitors I have tested for this review. Of course, I could call the NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi such, and it is a superb product indeed, but its price is much higher than what most users can afford to spend for a 20” LCD monitor.
As for the other models, none of them stands out among the others. The Dell E207WFP has good color reproduction but a slow matrix. The Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW has a fast matrix but poor color reproduction. And so on.
It looks like it’s still hard to find a universal monitor with a TN matrix. You can refer to my previous reports where there were only such universal monitors as Samsung 215TW, Dell 2007WFP, Philips 200P7ES which are based on S-PVA and S-IPS matrixes, but not on TN.
So, TN-based monitors still occupy the bottom market sector with all the consequences. There are good products among them but none of them can be viewed as a truly universal home monitor. I don’t mean that TN monitors are no good for serious work. They are going to be quite satisfactory in their price category for quite a lot of users, but there are yet inferior to monitors with VA and IPS matrixes not only due to smaller viewing angles (which is the inherent drawback of TN technology) but also due to the manufacturers’ economy on setup, functionality and ergonomics.