Maybe the Dell U2410? colors are good and sharpness is top-notch IMO.
Though the "real difference" between a monitors sharpness may relate more to the graphics card. While its"clarity" have to do more with the brightness/contrast/color settings, glossy/matte and personal preference over panel quality, so Id suggest you to find a store that stocks them and see it in real life..
thank you Timop and Enzo ... I will definitely hit a store and look more closely for myself whether or not LCD's truly offer clear & crisp text. I currently still work on a CRT monitor which I love, but it is starting to take a crap on me. Was under the impression LCD monitors do not really compare on text with the CRT monitors which is why I was considering the higher-end model as my replacement.