Originally Posted by Neokolzia
I don't think he has the $ for the NEC's you have =)
Considering size is an issue to, 1 is going to be max.
And I think alone the upgrade to a semi-decent 22" or 23" will be enough without going for top quality.
OP, recommend looking at the Ultra-Sharp series from Dell, very high quality overall for price range.
Haha, of course I don't advocate that everyone opt for NEC's, let alone multiple monitors. One monitor at a time.
But Dell often has sales on their 22" and 23" IPS monitors for around $250 or less like you suggested. Those monitors are worlds better than any TN based panel, save for the 120Hz ones that are needed for 3D gaming.
Side Note: To tell you the truth, though, I only paid $330 total for all three
of my monitors combined.
I got extremely lucky and landed an excellent deal off a different forum and ran with it like a bandit.