The NECs seem to be the more ergonomic models, while other brands have things like built-in webcams and inputs for your Playstation.
There is a less expensive NEC model that also looked attractive, but a test review suggested it wasn’t a good choice for photographers. Ergo, I’d likely be disappointed. This does not mean I am going to become a photographer; it’s way too expensive a hobby for me to enjoy it, even if it were something I could reasonably do physically, which it is not. I’ve never been able to hold a camera steady, probably on account of the physical discomfort, which I now realize is abnormal. However I do spend a lot of time looking at other people’s photos. (I do hang out in art community websites, after all, and also do photomanipulations, though the fidelity of reproduction may not matter so much in those.)
I could really use a larger screen area than the 1280x1024 I have now. I’ve needed that for a while; lots of screen space is important for a programming technerd.