Plunging prices for flat-panel monitors are quickly making them affordable alternatives to clunky CRT monitors. But how do you know which one's best for you? Things to look for include resolution and dot pitch, which tell you how clear the images will be. We focused on 15-inch LCDs because they're large enough for you to appreciate quality graphics but not too harsh on your budget. Another thing to look for in LCDs is whether they have digital or analog reception-or both, in the case of certain hybrids. The displays we looked at were strictly analog, except for two hybrids. Regular analog flat panels cost less than $1,000; the hybrids are a little more, but they're worth it because they'll be compatible with future PCs and Macs. We recommend going hybrid if you can afford it.