ExtremeTech takes a look at the Planar PC2611W LCD display. At $949 this isn't really cheap but it's definitely one of the cheaper options if you want a 26" LCD display.
A good price these days for a quality monitor in this range is under $1,000. So at first glance, Planar's 26-inch PX2611W looks attractive. It's available from quite a few online retailers for $950—not dirt-cheap enough to raise warning flags about its quality, but less expensive than some other 26 to 28-inch competitors. Of course, it's only a good deal if the quality is there, right? Let's see if Planar offers a good price on a good monitor, or just another excuse to spend more money on a different panel.
Check out the review over here. Overall it seems that while the display has an attractive price the quality isn't really superb. They rate the 2611W six out of ten and complain about poor black levels, horrible on-screen menu interface and average response times.