I'm in the same situation. I'm ready to buy an LCD but have put it on hold to do research. I did post here my choices and what I was recommended was the BenQ FP241W. Originally I was looking at the Samsung 2493HM, the Dell 2408 and BenQ G2400. Like you I read that the input lag on the Dell monitor is pretty bad, so its not best for gaming. Right now I'm going to look at the BenQ FP241W and might end up getting it, from the suggestions I got here and research. Hopefully somebody else will chime in or check out my thread titled Which LCD? where I post a similar question.