Chukcha
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Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:15 am

Hi all,

As my old monitor is about to call it quits, I'm shopping around for a new one. Dell 2408WFP seems like a good choice. Seems to be an upgrade on the 2407

Is anyone here using it? Opinions?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Andrei
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:41 am

I've used it and prefer the Apple 24" LED display
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:16 am

I use a 24" dell every day at work (2407 i believe the model is), I can't seem to adjust the monitor to get a nice balance between brightness and contrast, its rather frustrating. Obviously hasn't been colour calibrated in any way being a work monitor - this may help a great deal.

Based on this I don't think I'll be buying one when I eventually upgrade from my current screen.
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:52 am

 
timdegroot
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:10 pm

I have 2 Dell 2407s and I'm happy with them. Do all my editing and screening on them. Not the best monitors probably but excellent value for money.

They do need to be calibrated.

Tim
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Chukcha
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:47 pm

Thanks for the replies.

"Excellent value for money" does it for me  Smile .

I've also read a couple of reviews and might just "bite the bullet". Have to do it tomorrow - a special offer expires...

Tim, when you say "calibrated", do you mean just using the program that you can download from this site or something else? Also, I know that the screeners use Dell monitors, but what model exactly, if it is no secret?

Cheers,
Andrei
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:59 pm

Calibrated with hardware.

it's no secret. most screeners use dell 22" panels. Forgotten the specifics. Headscreeners use the 2407

Tim
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:00 pm

My acceptance rate jumped by 20% when I got this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005110

My old Dell 19"CRT was a bit blurry and I always had problems finding sharp enough images to edit. Any amount of time looking at a blurry display always played with my eyes and I would have to limit my editing to 30 minutes or less.

The guy at the retail store told me that the LG was twice the monitor than the Dell LCD I had my eye on was. He was right!!

Now I can sit for hours and edit or play with my websites...best monies I ever spent!!! IMHO

Dave
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:51 pm

I have my computer hooked up to my 42" TV with a DVI cable. Makes image editing a lot more fun. Check out some of the cnet reviews for good monitors: www.cnet.com

Good luck.
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:44 am

I Use an LG 24" and absolutely love it. Does take a while to get the setting where you want them cause there is a lot you can do but its one heck of a monitor after that!

- Josh -
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Chukcha
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:43 am

Thanks for all the replies

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 7):

The guy at the retail store told me that the LG was twice the monitor than the Dell LCD

If you were looking for a 19" Dell monitor, the guy was probably right. All the 19" Dell's are TN flat panel type, which is pretty much is good for games and general use only.

The Dell 24" UltraSharp 2408WFP utilises a completely different panel type, S-PVA. They are great for graphic applications, and they are nearly twice the price of Dell 24" with TN panels. To get an S-PVA panel, you need to go 24" and higher - they don't seem to make them smaller.

The clarification of the terms TN and S-PVA:
LCD" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD

Cheers,
Andrei
 
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RE: Dell 24" Monitor

Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:02 am

For some reason the link was posted incorrectly, I'll try again:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD

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