These monitors are for the sports fanatic or leather enthusiast. Or better yet, for your kids. The 19 inch LCD XM Ball series monitors from Hannspree was just announced and they come in several sports ball shapes- soccer, basketball, and baseball (what, no football?) and are covered in leather. For some odd reason the baseball is black. Because of that (and the whole leather thing), I can’t take these monitors seriously.
If you are looking for a serious monitor, according to testfreaks.com the best rated monitor is the Samsung SyncMaster XL20. And you might want to avoid the Samsung SyncMaster 172 X, which testfreaks rates the worst.