I write this to help others who are considering a workstation purchase in the near future. I just bought a Dell Dimension 4600 and three 19â UltraSharp Digital Flat Panel Displays. (P4 2.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, 4X DVD+RW/CD Burner, one ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 Mb AGP and one ATI Radeon 7500 64 Mb PCI, Windows XP Pro. I also cobbled together an old set of Altec speakers, with sub-woofer to play jazz at night. The GOOD: The visual display of the three monitors in an arc surrounding me as I sit at my desk is phenomenal and more than enough to satisfy my trading needs. The 1280x1024 displays are crisp, if not âultrasharp,â and easy enough for my far-sighted 55 year-old eyes to watch all morning without glasses. The left screen easily displays two windows of streaming quotes, 3 charts of the major indices, and 3 charts for stocks watched each morning. I have 1-4 browsers open on the right screen â for stock research. I reserve the middle for my broker screens (I monitor 4 accounts), some web-browsing, and e-mail. I do not day-trade, but do incur 250-400 trades/year. I rarely look at Level II screens, but if I did, I think I could arrange to view about 3 stocks easily with this setup. I checked very carefully for dead pixels and the displays look perfect. I opted for the two ATI video cards because they were a little cheaper than a multi-display card and offered more memory per screen. The middle screen is connected to the DVI output of the 9800 Pro, and the two outer screens connect to the DVI and analog outputs of the 7500 card. I canât see a difference between digital and analog connected to the slower card. They both look very good. I still have one extra analog output from the 9800 Pro in case I might want to hook up a 4th display or TV (I already have a separate TV next to my workstation). Iâve played a few games, looked at some high resolution photos, and watched a DVD - these new screens are amazingly good. I am comparing these to my existing 19â and 17â CRT monitors set at 1024x768. I have one PCI slot still open, and could free up another by removing the modem card which I do not use. There are more than enough (5) USB ports for hooking up printers, scanners and card readers. I doubt whether I will use the extra PCI ports. The BAD: It took seven+ weeks to receive everything from Dell, since I placed my order in the first week of January. At first Dell screwed up setting up my business account and cancelled the order. Then they delayed shipment of the three monitors after the orders were reinstated. They now say the 19â and 17â UltraSharp monitors are the most backlogged items in their inventory. I was willing to wait a couple of weeks but seven was exasperating. Now that they have arrived, everything is fine but I would have appreciated a little more candor about shipping and delivery dates from the outset. Do not trust their web-site Order Status. Like others here, I went through their trans-Pacific outsourcing hell while placing and confirming my order. I must have spoke to at least seven sales people and supervisors, confirming price and delivery. I repeatedly got conflicting statements from the various salespeople. For example, I wanted to make sure that the monitors came with both analog and DVI cables. I was first told that they didnât, then they did, etc. Finally I crossed my fingers and was relieved when all three came with both sets of cables. The multi-monitor setup was fine after I installed the drivers that came with the 7500 card. The second ATI card was not plug ân play with XP. By the way, since Dell didnât have an ATI Radeon PCI card, I ordered the 7500 card from CompUSA and it arrived faster than either the CPU or displays from Dell. PRICE I think I got a good price. I find Dellâs web-site confusing and more than a little deceptive. I like Costcoâs site for HP and Compaq custom-ordered computers for navigation and ease of mix and matching. Without the mention of any coupons, I got a price which beat a comparable HP or Compaq/Costco systems. I think that's pretty good. It did involve a little ânew car buying strategy.â Theyâd quote a price and Iâd ask them to do better. They would lower the price and I would mention Costco and comparable system prices. Finally, after talking with their âmanagerâ ala some new car sales tactic, they gave me a price I couldnât refuse. The 19â monitors for example were $550 each, which is 23% off their list price of $679. Iâm sure others may have gotten a little better price and that prices for those monitors will come down in the future â but Iâm satisfied. I also got no interest for 90 days (bought for a business not personal use), and I have a CITI card which will knock off another 5%. Getting my Section 179 deduction will be nice too. The only other problem I had was connecting to my existing network, which can't be blamed on Dell. I was trying to connect to a peer-to-peer network (another desktop and a laptop - connected wirelessly). I knew about the conflicts with the Windows firewall and a peer to peer network, but I also had to uninstall ZoneLabâs firewall on all 3 computers to make everything work and transfer old files to the new computer. I will reinstall the firewall once everything is working ok for a few days. In sum, I would do it again - but I wish Dell would drop the outsourcing sales and service support, clean up their web-site ordering, and provide accurate ship and delivery dates. The Dimension 4600+(3) 19" flat panels are rad.