While any old LCD monitor is fine for your average web surfer, gamers have stricter criteria for what's needed. After all, what's the use of having a high-end system, only to view your high resolution, anti-aliased game on a sub par monitor? The Tech Zone has taken their time to help explain away what you should be looking for.
"Specs are a great tool for narrowing down your choices, but they are no replacement for hands-on experience. Plenty of large resellers stock a wide range of monitors and some are on display. Go down to every shop you can and see if you can find the monitor you are thinking of buying. You never know, that slightly low spec one you shunned in favour of that extra inch of screen may beat everything else hands down in 'real world' performance. This is a check list of things to consider when shopping for a new LCD for gaming."