Hi there. Pardon the length of this post, but here are the details: My current, ~9-year-old monitor is on its deathbed, and I need a replacement pronto to go with my early-gen Mac Pro. Honestly, it'll be used overwhelmingly for non-photography stuff (no gaming), but I know that just having the new, larger monitor will help inspire me to get back to my photo editing. Anything I get will be a huge improvement, but what I'd like is: - 23" or 24" screen, greatly preferring a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution - IPS or equivalent panel for decent sRGB color reproduction - matte/anti-glare screen - ideally under $400, and aren't we all looking for the best deal we can get? After some research, it seems as though, if I had my druthers, I would probably go for an HP ZR2440w. Of course, the Dell U2412M appears to be essentially the same thing, but it seems to me as though the HP just nudges out the Dell. There were some runners-up, too, like the ASUS PA248Q that I imagine I would probably be rather happy with, too. So why don't I just pick up one of those? Well, because apparently there's no local store here in the SF Bay Area that carries them. Okay, one chain not near me carries the Dell, but doesn't seem to have them in stock, anyway. This would mean that I'd have to order one over the internet. Now then, I don't know about you, but this is one area where I think I'd prefer the ease of being able to return something to a retail store, if at all possible. I've heard about "Dead Pixel Policies" that allow for way more dead pixels than I want (which is zero, btw). And truth be told, I'm not good at all when it comes to returning things bought online. I'm just not. So if there's a problem, I don't want to end up eating it. My feasible options, it would appear, are: - Find as reputable an online dealer as possible and just order one of the aforementioned monitors, or something roughly equivalent. Does anyone want to allay my fears about getting bad monitors online? - Buy a used 23" Apple Cinema Display off of Craigslist locally. I'm guessing this will cost me between $200 - $250, which is $100 - $200 less than I'd be paying for one of those new monitors listed above. I'm sure I'd be happy with an ACD, but the question there, of course, is that since they stopped making the 23" matte screen model four years ago, is it worth it buying a (seemingly good) monitor that already has several years under its belt? - Forget my 16 x 10 ratio and go to the local Best Buy to pick up whatever bottom-of-the-line 23" e-IPS 1920 x 1080 they've got on hand. (Apparently, one of these. Hey, at least it'd be a less expensive option, too. - Something else that I haven't thought of yet. Looking forward to hearing any thoughts y'all might have. Thanks in advance. p.s. -- I wouldn't mind hearing opinions about CCFL vs. LED backlighting, too, since there are prior generations of the monitors listed above that are also out there.