I don’t want to get everybody’s hopes up, but we just might be entering the era of sub-$200 24-inch monitors. Slowly but surely… slowly but surely. Today we have one from TigerDirect for $199 after a $50 price break, plus $1.99 for ground shipping.
It’s a Synaps brand (whaaat, you’ve never heard of Synaps?) that features a 1920×1200 resolution, built-in speakers, and VGA/DVI inputs – sorry, no HDMI here.