Samsung SyncMaster 700NF

WHAT'S HOT: Despite competing against 19- and 21-inch heavy-hitters that boast more screen area, the 17-inch SyncMaster 700NF held its ground, rendering extremely sharp text and beautifully nuanced graphics. Its top-notch text and image quality made it one of only two models on the chart to attain a score of Excellent in both categories. It's not the cheapest 17-inch model available, but at $279 it's still a good value.

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