Previously I was using 2 17" monitors and was looking to finally upgrade as I had 2XSamsung 204B's at work. It just got to me coming home and having about half the screen it seemed like. So after reading and re-reading numerous reviews in this forum I picked out a Samsung 226CW. It is beautiful, I know many of you will point to the fact it is a TN panel but never having had an IPS or VA panel and not wanting to go over $400 it is the monitor for me. I still have my Viewsonice VP171s to the left of it and I can tell you the color difference is massive. I have not calibrated either monitor but the Samsung looks amazing out of the box. If you would like I will take some photos if you folks would like to see it. I'm driving it with a eVGA 8800 GTS 640mb. Again, thanks to all who contribute to this forum it is very helpful.