Last January I assembled my first PC ever and have been since using a cheap Samsung TV as my monitor. (resolution of only 1366x768) I'm close to the money needed for a new monitor and would like to ask which I should buy.
I opted for these because they were IPS displays with a pretty decent response time for the technology. I am open for a different monitor but keep in mind I don't want to spend more than a little bit over $200. Oh an in case this matters I have a Radeon 6950 Twin Frozr III and am not sure if DVI works with it. I've only ever used HDMI so I'm not sure.
I think display wise they are the same. The 1st one looks more elegant while the 2nd one have the swivel & tilt function. The 1st have 3 inputs (DVI,VGA & HDMI) vs the 2nd only having 2 ( DVI & VGA ). So it depends on which features you want more.
The 6950 have DVI + HDMI + VGA(via adaptor) so you are safe whichever monitor you use.