Originally Posted by Lillymon
Well after some ...... [snip]
Well, it could be that the thing got too hot and just whited out. if it feels hot, and i mean AMD Cook-An-Egg-On-It-Duron heat than there's something fucked up with it, and it's gonna end up going down when you least want it, or have a catastrophic failure (read: fire or busted capacitor, or other crap) I'd replace it relatively soon. but. . . when your monitor goes eventually, which might be sooner rather than later. . .
the screen technology you wanted was called OLED. and it's extremely expensive (Sony puts a 10in. screen at over 2k iirc). the benefit to having a "LED" monitor is that it can be significantly thinner, simpler, and it draws far less power to the original CCFL monitors that are used (40w vs. 200w or so) also they don't use the heavy duty caps or inverters to power them, so they're more reliable, and generate less heat.
resolution is more or less standardized now, it's pretty much 1080p resolution now if its wide screen. though if you spend more than USD 1 grand you could get one of those that supports that super high res 2560x1600 resolution, but I'd never spend that much on a monitor. ever. unless it came with some sort of servant feeding me grapes while another fans me and another that does my work for me.
Brand I recommend is Samsung in the NA market, but I'd probably go with LG for you cause you're not on my side of the pond. Supposedly Asus is pretty solid, but i've never tried them myself.
As for swivel I've never used it once the monitor was in the right position, but 89% can tilt (usually the cheap to really cheap ones can't). the lighter LED monitors are easier to turn and are usually ~5kg or so, so i can move mine with one hand, so it's I guess not a real issue. however, some can rotate, and auto-sense when they rotate, so you can use a wide screen monitor vertically if you had a long document to write, Which I guess is pretty cool if you need that.
BTW, the diff between 23in and 24in is minor. and usually you can save yourself a few bucks by going 23in. my last one was a 22in gateway (garbage from day 1), and I replaced it with a 23in samsung LED, and really, aside from it being a bitch to put next to my commodore 64 monitor on my desk, it really wasn't much of a marked difference. the resolution change from 1680x1050 however, was so much nicer when i swapped to 1920x1080 that it made me cry tears of joy.
I agree with inverse though, you should check newegg for any sort of major hardware purchase. (I also tend to double check models with amazon once I've narrowed it down too)