The Hanns-G line is fine.<br><br>I bought a couple of Hanns-G 19" HannsG HU-196D last spring. 8ms, 700:1, around $140 after rebates. They have been fine, look fine. Speakers suck but that's not why I bought it.<br><br>That 17 is only 500:1 and 12ms. It will do for general use, dot pitch is good for clean text. Remember they like to be run at native resolution for best quality, 1280 x 1024 for that one.<br><br>IMO for a little more the 19's are worth it. Bigger, and better specs. I don't think the HannsG HU-196D is available anymore. they have 19's with 5ms response time now.