I'm looking forward to buy a new LCD monitor (for gaming mainly).
I currently use a Samsung 931BF (19"). The max resolution is 1280x1024 and it fits my need for the moment. However, i'm planning to buy a new computer in the coming months (2-3 months). New computer will probably be a bit above average spec, like GT275, either i7 or AM3 Phenom etc. So i guess i'll be able to put the resolution up to 1920x1080 and maybe more.
My budget is quite open, let's say between $200-$350 and the size i'd like to have is 22-23 inches. I can go for 24 but i think it's way too big for me hehe. I wanted a 1920x1080 resolution at least, but maybe 1920x1200 is better (is it ?). Besides that the rest is pretty standard.
I can't complain about the Samsung I have but i'm willing to try another brand (like Dell).
As I stated, the Asus VW246H is the same as the VK246H, but without the built-in webcam.
As for built-in speakers, they probably adds $5 - $10 to the overall cost to you (that's the sacrafic). It is very good for gaming since it has less than 2ms of input lag. I noticed very little (if any) ghosting when I was testing it.
1680x1050 gaming is good, honestly, and I'd take the higher picture quality over the higher resolution. Some people would disagree with that. You do want to always try to play on the native resolution of the monitor - that does make a difference in picture quality.
The Samsung XL2370 is a good looking monitor, 2ms, 1920x1080, 50,000:1, $270-300.
cnet.com rates it editors choice and pureoverclock rated it highly. The ASUS VH236H has much the same specs for N.E $179 and the VW246H for $220.
I find that anything much over 24" you start to see the pixels and at 32" it is a little more difficult to see all of the game action at once if you are sitting 2' to 3' from the monitor. May just be my old eyes.