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I have been using this monitor at work for quite a while now. I have never experienced any real problems using it. The picture quality suffices for the kind of work i have to do and colours look vivid. However I often a bit of reflection off the screen which can be annoying at times. This may be more because of the position of my desk at work though. Also sometimes it doesn't detect an input as a source even when a source is connected. This can be easily rectified by switching the device on and off again but this can get a bit annoying. The design of the Dell monitor is nothing to write home about, its kind of boring really. There are much more stylish monitors out there. Connectivity is fairly standard. Overall I wouldn't really recommend you to buy this monitor as i think there are better devices out there for the same price.
In my job, I do a lot of data analysis, and have reports open with columns upon columns. Its sometimes difficult to find a user friendly way of viewing the data on screen, and despite increasing my monitor size it still didn't offer me much help. My wonderful boss suggested a second screen, to use alongside one another, and when it came I realised he had opted for this beauty! To start with, this monitor looks the part. It is stylish and elegant and would fit right in in the home office, just as much as it does at work. The virtually frameless monitor with edge to edge glass creates a working space that is much easier to use, but it does look stunning too. The LED backlit 24" monitor provides flawless images, and excellent clarity. As its my work monitor, I don't get the opportunity to watch videos, etc, however I have no doubt that this would offer excellent viewing for watching films / videos (in cinematic quality with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 max.) in a 16:9 widescreen format). I would imagine that it could double up nicely as a pc and TV for a teenager or student with limited space. For this same reason, it would also be an excellent choice for gamers. The streamlined cable design means it is easily hidden around the back of the monitor (a cable can seen in the photo, however only one is actually from the monitor). Another nice little feature is the touch screen buttons to adjust the brightness, volume and turn on an off. Installation was simple and took minutes. The viewing angle can be changed to suit the user, as it easily tilts back and forward dependant on your preferences. The tilt can be adjusted by up to 4° forward or 21° backward. With a VGA connectivity you can easily connect to laptops (and I have at work, when our network crashed - it proved rather useful!), and the HDMI port also allows that HD connectivity is always an option. As we all know, it's not often that bosses like to actually splash the cash, (especially as I work in the public sector), however this has dramatically improved my working day and I am almost positive it has made me more efficient as I spend less time trying to analyse data. Technical Specifications: Dimensions (with stand) Height: 16.45 inches Width: 22.34 inches Depth: 7.51 inches Weight without stand assembly: 3.60 kg (7.94 lbs) Weight with stand assembly and cables 4.95 kg (10.91 lbs)) Diagonally Viewable Size: 60.97 cm (24") Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Pixel Pitch: 0.277 mm Brightness: 250 cd/m2 (typical) Panel Backlight: LED With an RRP of £245, it's currently on offer for £229 on the Dell website.
I have the same monitor at work and knowing how good they are I did not hesitate to buy another for home. The size at 24 inches is large for a monitor and when you factor in the price compared to an Apple of equivalent size they are a bargain. Maybe not as stylish as the Apples but yet quite stylish and the build quality is up there with Apple. The base is solid and not that easy to knock over partly due to its weight. The features are pretty good too, card reader for various cards, two USB ports on the side and numerous connections on the rear for computer cables including HDMI. The resolution at 1920x1200 easily handles the 1080p HDTV equivalent which makes it ideal for gaming so its great in a kids play room. The set up can be a bit tricky. You need to understand which cables go where and the onscreen menu can appear a bit random but no more so than a modern TV. The screen is also great for use with a laptop and docking station (the set up I have at work - although you do not need a docking station it makes it easier when you want the laptop out of the office). The screen is for all intents A3 size or 2xA4. The split screen function is useful so you can use two applications st once from different sources ie, gaming and internet or office and gaming or tv and gaming etc etc. Great all-rounder with plenty of applications which will get use for the next 5 plus years atleast.
We bought the Dell 24'' monitor for our Desktop at home in an attempt to upgrade our computer. Having used the monitor for a while, I can definitely conclude that it is a really stunning piece of kit. The first thing you notice with this monitor is its looks and overall design. The overall impression is very slick, its lines are crisp and the screen looks very modern with narrow borders and a simple small base. With its very shallow depth, this monitor can give you a lot of screen when you only have a small amount of desk to mount it on. The monitor outputs in high resolution and the quality of the picture is excellent. Its inputs actually allow you to connect using non-HD cabling as well if you so wish and the screen came with a splitter as part of the package, which meant you had all necessary equipment to use this as an additional screen rather than the primary monitor if you so wished. The 24'' really does look huge when compared to the more traditional 17-19 inch screens that are mostly popular with home PCs. You can easily have a number of applications open at the same time without compromising on size or having to squint to see small font writing. Overall, this screen is a really great buy albeit at a price
The Dell s2409w is a brilliant monitor for a range of uses. Personally i have it connected to my PS3 and my computer and it looks brilliant on both. This monitor is 1080p so is perfectly suited for use with a games console that displays HD games in 16:9 so you don;t get any screen strech like with a conventional computer monitor. Overall the quality of the picture it very good it has bright whites and dark blacks with a little back light bleed but isn't too noticable. It has a very quick response time so there is no ghosting just a clear crisp picture. The picture has range of connectivity with HDMI, DVI, and VGA port which can easily be selectedd by a touch of a button. The design of the screen is very attractive it has a nice glossy black frame which is quite thin but does attract a bit of dust. It has a sturdy stand or it can be mounted on a wall. To conclude this is a great monitor at a reasonable price for a 1080p screen so what are you waiting for? *Review may also appear on ciao.co.uk under the same username Fishstir*
I purchased this monitor primarily for use as a second display for my MacBook, from what I could gather at the time it was essentially a "budget" monitor from Dell, lacking some of the features found in it's higher end counterparts (such as USB Hub, Built-in Speakers). Although don't let this put you off, when you consider that it is (at time of purchase) hundreds of £'s cheaper than these higher end models. When I opened up the box my first impressions were that this thing was huge, I hadn't quite realised how big a 24-inch monitor would be up close, so it took a bit of re-shuffling of my desk to get it to fit. Installation of it was very simple, quite literally plug & play. The monitor itself looks fairly good, with a glossy black trim around the actual monitor, and not a lot else. It will no doubt fit in anywhere, and actually match's the MacBook's screen rather well. The resolution of the panel is 1920 * 1080; slightly less than many similar products (often 1920 * 1200), but this has a big advantage - it is the resolution of 1080i/p HD video, so it is possible to play this at full quality with no black bars/stretching. Despite not having fancy bit's & pieces like USB ports, it has excellent connectivity for use as just a monitor - VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports. The firmware on the monitor allows you to switch between the three, so there is no fiddling about around the back with cables. In addition to this there is an audio pass-through, so it is possible to connect either a VGA/DVI & HDMI device and have it's audio outputted through a single socket, useful for use with speaker systems. This also automatically switches sources in conjunction with the display input. The combination of 1920 * 1080 screen resolution & HDMI port make this ideal for one more thing ... as a monitor for games consoles. Simply plug in the HDMI cable, ensure that 1080p is selected (the best quality available) and watch the crispness of the images, perfect for when you want a quick break. In addition the combination of (relatively) small screen & high resolution mean that the images should look better than on a huge LCD/Plasma of the same resolution. I'm no graphic designer/serious gamer so to me the screen quality isn't all that important, so long as it looks well in my eyes, I'm happy. I'm certainly impressed with this, everything looks perfectly sharp, and games (to me) look second to none. If you're into calibrating your monitor to printer etc. then there are plenty of options in the setup menu, so that should be no problem.