I was using a probably 10 year old Acer LCD monitor and while the refresh rate was rated as good, the monitor itself was sorta dingy. Just low light and the colors were not great.
Just bought a new IPS monitor from Amazon (the "easy choice" for work model Acer R240HY bidx) and what a difference. It looks like an entirely new game to me. Things are so much brighter, the detail is crisp and it's actually easier to pick out planes in the sky. While this is not a top-end gaming monitor by any means it works great.
So... if you are in the market for a monitor that is easy on the eyes for web browsing, documents, video, and works well for the game, I can recommend this one as it's a great value.
No, I do not work for Amazon or Acer or have any financial interest in either.