The variety and number of choices in those criteria was a little overwhelming, but after quite a bit of research I plumped for the Asus VE248H. A lot of people had good things to say about Asus monitors, plus I remain impressed with their EEE Transformer tablet computer. This monitor gave me everything I wanted, plus I managed to find it for £145 here (the price has already gone up, but remains substantially below the normal price).
So, now I have the monitor how am I getting on with it? It was easy to set up (simply plug and play) and I'm really happy with it. I had to adjust the brightness a little from the out-of-the-box settings, and the various pre-sets are easy to use. The speakers are good (for monitor speakers that is - they do the job), but as I normally use headphones I wasn't after anything too special in that regard.
|Bigger is better!|
The screen is a lot bigger than I am used to, but the effect when playing games such as The Old Republic is so much more immersive. The colours really pop out and the world seems more vibrant. I'd read of a few ghosting issues with these monitors, but it's not something I am suffering from at all. I'm really happy with my new purchase!
I've updated my SWTOR UI to work with the new resolution, and you can grab it from ChewUI.com here.