The main point of this review is to show you how similar different 17” LCD monitors from different manufacturers are today. The real parameters of a majority of inexpensive models lie in a very small range, with some samples occasionally being better or worse. However, the better models usually cost more, too.
As a consequence, the problem of choice of a monitor doesn’t have a universal solution now. Monitors differ in some subjective things like exterior design or setup features; the name of the manufacturer may also influence your choice. However, their objective parameters are so close that they can be even regarded as absolutely identical, especially considering their usual application (office work).
There are only two models in this review to be really different from the rest of the monitors described. I mean the BenQ FP72V and the LG Flatron M173WA. The former is a really very interesting monitor for home use (except for dynamic games that its matrix doesn’t suit for), but the latter was mostly a big disappointment as it proved to differ from its rather defective predecessor just with the different design of the case.
Of course, you shouldn’t forget about two more classes of monitors not touched upon in this review that are really different: models on TN+Film matrixes with response time compensation and models on PVA matrixes. The latter are rather expensive and not very numerous, though.