my desk isn't very big, so thats why i'm looking for something relatively small.
I hear you, but this might be where you do need to go to a store and look around. Note that many monitors today come with built-in speakers. I have a hutch over my desk so I am limited by height and speakers on many monitors add up to 2 inches. Some monitors have very large square bases, some smaller round. Some monitors have height adjustments (which I prefer), most are fixed (and usually too high for me). You should get out a ruler and determine your limitations.
Do you need or want integrated speakers? If you only care about system sounds, these speakers are just fine. If you will be listening to music or movies you will probably want external speakers for acceptable audio quality, even though they take up more disk space.
I can say this, I have used Samsung monitors of all shapes and sizes for years including 19" standard and 22" and 24" widescreens - never been disappointed.
I will also say you should look for a monitor that supports digital via HDMI. HDMI is replacing DVI as standard connector but no all monitors have them yet. So to future-proof your purchase, make sure any monitor you buy (this goes for graphics cards too) supports HDMI. If your graphics card only supports digital via DVI, adapter connectors are just a couple dollars.