must be able to display a 1080i/p image.
size should be between 24in-27in.
actual contrast ratio 1000:1
usage - ps3/xbox 360, computer, possible tv, overall gaming monitor.
low input lag (though, is it really noticeable and effect game play. since i have the 2408wfp as a choice and its only downside that I have found is the high input lag)
price doesn't really matter though nothing over a grand. I'm not that rich =P
No glossy screens like gateway's fhd2400
The real issue is whether to consider input lag or not since I am almost a hardcore gamer, though by far not a competitive one. Is it going to effect the game so much that I'm going to hate the monitor that I've just purchase? I play all types of game from unreal to age of conan. You name it, I probably have played it.
I've gamed some on the 2408WFP, and I didn't notice any significant input lag (mostly Bioshock when I was able to use that monitor). I would go for the Dell Ultrasharp 2408, because as I said, the input lag isn't really that noticeable if at all, and the colors, contrast, and overall image quality is absolutely stunning.