Yesterday, I was doing some shopping in a local mall and I happen to cruise by the monitor section and they had an Acer 20" with a 1680x1050 resolution on promotion. They had 6 monitors left with a very good price.
Today I stopped by and picked up the last one left.
I'm now writing this on a large widescreen display. It's pretty nice, and the pixel-maniac in me is pretty happy. I'm still tuning the contrast and to make it easier on the eyes, but the new real-estate is very useful.