Hi, I'm also considering these monitors. LG has another one that's very similar: LG IPS236V-PN (basically the same as that 231P above).
Amazon has the E2370 right now for $231 - it's the highest on my list of considerations.
What I like/don't like:
- All of the LED backed monitors are edge-lit. From what I've read, the CCFL's actually give you a better color gamut, but will dim with age. Ugh.
- All of these are 6-bit IPS panels, not 8-bit.
- All or 1920x1080 and not 1920x1200
A few upcoming monitors:
- A U2311 replacement is coming out any week now. It will be LED lit vs. CCFL lit, so it will probably be just like the E2370/IP231/IP236/etc.
- A U2411 is coming out, but seems worse all around - worse color gamut, 1080px height, etc. Gotta love how technology is going backwards.
For me, the biggest problem with LCD's is the poor black levels. Am I better off going CCFL backlit or LED edge-lit?
Judging from pictures taken of the LED versions of monitors, it's very obvious that they're edge-lit, and they frequently have uneven lighting and backlight bleed issues. I have a TN panel that's seven or eight years old with only minor dimming of the CCFL backlight, so they seem to last a pretty long while. By the time it dims, you'll probably be in the market for a larger screen.
Unless heat, thickness, and power usage are very important to you, CCFL is probably the way to go if you can afford it.