Table: Picks of the Pack in Flat-Panel Displays

Evaluators at TechTV's testing labs have identified these displays as the best buys for the money. The list is in order of preference by size

COMPANY/MODEL PRICE WEIGHT THE SKINNY

15-INCH MONITORS

SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 570V $400 12.6 lb Competitively priced display has samsungmonitor.com sharp text and graphics and a three-year warranty on backlight

NEC MULTISYNC LCD1530V 400 14.8 An alternate choice with solid necmitsubishi.com text and graphics, easy screen controls, and same three-year warranty on backlight

17-INCH MONITORS

PHILIPS 170B 750 17.6 A bit taller than most, the philips.com Philips model has realistic colors and easy-to-use swivel but is difficult to set up

ACER FP 751 780 17 Monitor has vibrant colors and acercm.com flexible tilt and swivel, but built-in speakers are subpar

21-INCH AND UP MONITORS

APPLE CINEMA DISPLAY 2,500 25 It's only compatible with the apple.com Apple G4 and doesn't swivel, but super-slim display has razor-sharp text and sumptuous colors

NEC MULTISYNC LCD2110 4,000 32 Very expensive model has easy necmitsubishi.com tilt and swivel, adjustable height, sharp text and graphics

Data: TechTV

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