I worked quite a few hours this vacation, so next week I get a hefty (by a 17 year old's standards) paycheck. I've put the past two paychecks in my IRA, so this one I've decided gets to be spent on goodies . An oscilloscope or a nifty circuit called Grex is something to consider, and will take a good 60-70% of my paycheck.
But something I am leaning toward is finally replacing my 10 year old 17" CRT monitor! If I go LCD, I want at least a 20". The question is, do I want widescreen or square?
As far as my applications go:
I don't watch movies on my monitor, it's not my home entertainment system. I don't do image or media editing of any source. I read a LOT of PDF's, documents, etc.
Also, I use solid modeling programs. Solidworks and MasterCAM is basically it.
Thanks for your input!