I've pretty much bottomed out on replacing my old CRT with a 20" 4x3 LCD. I'd love a new NEC 2190UXi or LaCie 321 but they're both in the $1500 range. However, I'm seeing refurbished models of the 2180UX and last generation 321 selling for $800 - $900. Other than being refurbs, the biggest difference seems to be 10bit LUTs vs. the newer models having a 12bit LUT. How big a deal is the smaller LUT and what do people think of buying refurbished monitors? I'm a serious amature who wants to buy a good quality monitor and keep it for 5-7 years but not spend more than $1000.
Thanks for the advice!