Have 2 Acer LCD's and they not only weigh less (combined) than my Sony 15" CRT but consume much less power. With DVI the display is great on the on. For that matter both are terrific @ 1024x768. Cost is generally lower these days if you shop carefully. There are still some high end monitors out there for very special graphics work, but you are better off with the LCD, and it does last a good long time too.