Summary: Bought this monitor a few years ago and I can say that its held up pretty well. I do feel like its tinted the tinniest bit red at this point but its only really noticeable when I compare it to the new second monitor I have right beside it. After all these years I have zero dead pixels and haven't had any chips or cracks in the plastic. Its probably not as nice as some other monitors but those are all going to be more expensive.
I shopped around before I purchased this awesome valued product on eBay!
30 July 2011
Summary: I am extremely pleased with my purchase of this Dell UltraSharp E248WFP 24 inch LCD Monitor. It delivers sharp images in large and crisp colors. I bought it because my old monitor quit working. And yes, I would recommend this product to a friend. There is no comparison of this monitor to its forerunner.
Summary: I've had this monitor for about 3 years. It started having problems at about 2 years. It started with one quarter inch think vertical line and now has hundreds of them. They aren't dead pixels. They are almost like tiny bands of film over the monitor that makes the colors lighten. They are almost like smears. I've tried everything to make sure it is the monitor and not the computer or video card. The smears do not move with the picture.
Summary: I have two of these monitors so I have a lot of screen real estate to work with and it's very nice to have them be matching with small borders in between. The E248WFP was from the generation just before the 16:9 craze and when 16:10 was in good supply and demand. The E248WFP has really great viewing angles and colors. The E248WFP is also one of the few good monitors out there that has a matte finish, which is superior to glossy in every way except colors at odd angles.
Summary: It's tempting. A 24" Dell monitor for this price with a solid warranty. What could go wrong? This line of thought put me in the difficult situation I find myself with this monitor today. Until you plug it in, you're sure you made a good deal. Not too shabby. When you plug it in, the disappointment begins... First, it's a TN panel. If you don't know what it is, look around the web. Most LCD monitors these days are TN panels for a reason: They're cheap.
Summary: I like this Dell monitor. I have it installed on my old dinosaur Compaq Presario and it works very well even at a lower resolution. It was plug and play no problem. I purchased it to replace the 17" Benq flat panel monitor I was using to update my desktop workspace. I have a Dell 37" HDTV that I'm impressed with, so purchasing this product was an easy decision.
Summary: This monitor is perfect for gaming, it is simple and cheap. It has all the performance qualities that you would want in a gaming monitor and it is REALLY big. Going from 17" to 24" is quite a difference. I don't find any downsides other than you have to adjust the color settings because the stock settings are terrible.