I got the Samy 2232BW just before Christmas, just buy it dont even bother looking at any others. I could sit and look at it even wen its turned off, its a beautiful peice of hardware. Im mostly a gamer and internet user and the monitor has perfect preset modes for both. I can't recommend it enough.
The SM226BW by Samsung is the main candidate and most of you are saying that's the one to go for. Being a cautious sort I have a couple of concerns.
Don't know if it's still an issue but wasn't there considerable issues with models from certain countries of manufacture? Does anyone know if it's still an issue? (may be remedied now, an old issue?) I read somewhere the contrast ratio is really 1000:1 not 3000:1??