Recently I was sorely, sorely tempted by the $100 off Dell.ca days of deals on the U2311H. It's highly reviewed, and even though IPS is 'slow,' it's acceptable for gaming. Furthermore, it has 1080p resolution and has height adjustment.
One thing that tempted me quite a bit was the ability to rotate to portrait mode. I accumulate a ton of PDFs and printing them out is simply a waste of paper. With this monitor, I would be able to rotate and read PDFs in nice, huge resolution (as well as the occasional textbook or so).
But then I started to think ... bout them tablets. An 11inch or more (like the ExoPC or any other upcoming ones) tablet seems like the perfect media consumption device. You can browse the web comfortably from any position (as opposed to a nettop) with WiFi, you can watch videos, and most importantly you can read books with the perfect size. Scrolling by finger is much better than using a mouse wheel.
Right now I use my computer mostly for gaming, then internet/videos/media, then lastly writing reports. I think decoupling the gaming in the form of a small mATX PC with a decently sized tablet presents the perfect compromise between content creation (ala keyboard and stuff) and consumption.
(I know the ExoPC and the Notion Adam seem very promising. Any others? Looking for a large-ish screen, definitely 10+ inches diagonal for comfortable reading)