Whilst I’d love to be able to afford one of Apple’s 27″ Cinema Displays, the truth is they’re hugely expensive in comparison to a 22, 23 or 24″ quality display from Dell or Samsung. About 6 months ago I bought a Dell P2311H 23″ monitor and am ecstatic with it. LED backlit, tilt, swivel, rotate and crucially for me a height adjustable stand, it was brilliant value.
As of this moment there are some cracking deals at Amazon. Dell have two ranges that I recommend to my customers – the Dell Professional P monitors and Dell Ultrasharp U series. The main difference is the U series use an IPS panel, which offers slightly wider viewing angles. To be honest the difference isn’t that great, but if you can get a U series display for slightly more I would spend the extra money.
P.S. If you really want to splash out the Dell U2711 Ultrasharp 27″ Monitor is just as good as the Apple display, although obviously slightly less ‘sexy.’