Well, its time. The trusty and much loved 21" Sony Trinitron is gasping is last breaths as the high voltage section inches closer to catastrophic failure. An LCD is in my future. Soon. My requirements are for a 24" IPS with on board color management (10/12bit LUT), two DVI ports, preferably LED backlight, excellent color, excellent black level and excellent luminance uniformity, and reasonably low lag. Cost is not a big concern ($ / hours used is a very small number regardless for me - my professional life is my monitor and this will last a few years hopefully). If I go wide gamut, I need to be able to switch to and calibrate sRGB. If I can't, I will stick with sRGB. aRGB is attractive but only nice to have if it means sRGB cannot be calibrated. After much thought, I am down to either the NEC LCD2490WUXi-BK-SV, primarily based on the glowing comments in this forum from ToastyX and others, and the AnandTech LCD thread. Or, the HP Dreamcolor LP2480zx despite the dithering issue. I covet the LP2480zx for its better blacks, 10 bit support, LED backlight, and switchable modes. But the 2480 has no luminance stabilizer. The potential fan noise on the 2480 is a worry too. I am pretty close to deciding on the LCD2490, but I noticed that NEC is starting to refresh the line - a LCD2690WUXi2 has been announced with better contrast ratio - obviously a newer panel. The LCD2490 is a bit long in the tooth now - 2 years I think. So, finally, the question: Does anyone have an idea of when or if a LCD2490WUXi2 might be coming, what the difference would be and whether it is worth the wait? I can't wait very long, but I would hate to miss the refresh by a couple of months. Thoughts?