LCDs are super cheap now. Go down to the local store which has the best return policy and take a look around, you can get into a decent monitor for uinder $300.
The reason to make sure they have a good "no quibble" return policy is in case you get an LCD with 1-2 bad pixels because most places only have a "7 bad pixel minimum" return policy on LCDs and you can really end up getting screwed.
When I bought my Sansung Syncmaster (great monitor) I made sure to do that and sure enough the first one had one bad pixel right in the center. If I had bought it elsewhere I would have been screwed but since I bought it at Futureshop all I had to do was go down and exchange it for a new one, which I'm happy to report is perfect and has served me very well. 8-)