I agree with you. The newer model, i.e. e2243FW2K has an HDMI and a VGA port instead of a DVI and VGA ports. The other points of differentiation may be the response time which in 2243FW2K is 2ms while for 2243FW it's 5ms. I opted for the 2243FW2K keeping in mind that I do not have a DVI port right now in my computer, and also, that my Laptop has VGA and HDMI out, as well as most of the cellphones today come with Mini HDMI port and even if I go with an HD Set Top Box, that too comes with an HDMI port, so, my point was to maximize my connectivity options. Though the price difference of about 1000 is a big con towards the 2243FW2K, but, I think, it's quite justified if you're getting a good monitor with good connectivity options as well. I hope, I was able to help you out a bit with your decision.