Well, I bought a 17" Flatscreen LCD monitor last night. I was about to get the ViewSonic 17" but comparing prices, I got the MagInnovision instead. The ViewSonic was $499 after the mail-in rebate was factored in. I got the MagInnovision for $470, which will end up costing $420 after the rebate.
It has speakers, which I wanted since my sound system is in TX on my Slackware system. I can't tell you how much better computing looks after going from the 17" CRT in TX to the 14" CRT that I borrowed from my mom. The graphics are awesome, although the resolution was hard to set up compared to my Bro-in-law's ViewSonic. It didn't come with drivers and XP was being anal about it all...I had to boot into safe mode to even be able to get XP to run with it, then I downloaded the drivers and installed.
What's really cool is the clarity of DVD viewing with this particular monitor. I'll pop in Blade II tonight (IF I'm not playing Medal of Honor).
That's it for now, I guess.