For Christmas, I'm giving my brother a set of parts to build his first computer. I've already got everything in order except for the monitor. This is the first time I've priced out a computer since Display Port has come out and I'm not quite sure what its advantages are. I'm hoping to get him a monitor close to 22". The two examples I found are 21.5". The motherboard video outputs support DVI, HDMI, and DP. He will, of course, be installing Linux on this computer.
The best price on a monitor I can find with DP is this HP Elite L2201x
The best price on a monitor I can find with HDMI/DVI is the Dell ST2220L Glossy Black
From what I know right now, I'm leaning towards the Dell because it has more video inputs. It would give him a lot more freedom as far as the monitor is concerned. However, as I stated before, I don't know the advantages of DP.
Any thoughts on what I have selected? Any recommendations?