I've also been looking at 27" monitors, and this seems to be a steal:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4938558
I know it only has a 5ms response time, but I'm not sure if one would notice visually. It does have 1920x1200 and the reviews seem to be good. My local Microcenter happens to have it in stock to I'm going to go check it out tomorrow and see how the picture looks.
Also, my friend just bought a 25" monitor from the same brand and thinks it's awesome, so it seems promising.