Excerpt: I have nothing but positive things to say about the monitor for the standard criteria (picture quality, design, inputs, etc.), but due to severe stability issues I just can't recommend it. The G2410 is our standard issue monitor at gdgt HQ, and we have had nothing but problems with them...
Summary: Comments about Dell G2410 Widescreen LCD Monitor: I have 3 of these screens and they are amazing in 3x1. Very energy efficient and colors are some of the best i've seen in a monitor this price.
"Viewing angle; Designers and Photographers beware !"
11 June 2010
Pros: Large, cheap, wide, bright screen. Great clarity when at the optimum viewing angle.
Cons: The luminance of the screen varies considerably with the change of viewing angle - if you sit 24 inches from the screen you will experience a gradient of colour across the screen due to the variation of angle between your eye and the screen.
Pros: backlight is bright and energy efficient (minimal heat output). 1920x1080 res for plenty of real-estate but large enough pixel pitch to read standard fixed font sizes on Windows apps. Comes with height-adjust & swivel stand.
Cons: advertised to have soundbar power port, but it doesn't. wish it had usb ports. also, the maximum height is not very tall, but still much better than a fixed stand. I don't think the colors are super-accurate but I haven't calibrated.
Summary: Pros - LED backlit (deep blacks) - 1080p monitor - low power consumption (only $7 per year) - highly rated by expert reviewers - low cost - 1000:1 standard contrast ratio Cons - ambient light sensor - dynamic contrast (1,000,000:1); only changes overall brightness; does not have local dimming - no HDMI connection - TN panel (6-bit panel that can only produce 16.2 million colors; the rest are interpolated to "create" 16.7 million colors; true of all TN panels) - *** and...
Pros: Cons: Text difficult to read, after hours of adjusting every possible setting a magenta color cast remains, energy saving modes simply darken the screen, tilting the monitor back a couple degrees seems to help, but should a user have to do that?
Cons: Others in my office gave up and went back to older monitors rather than continue to use this one with eyes watering and headaches.
"Overly bright, Washed out colors, Difficult to look at"
4 February 2010
Pros: This monitor physically looks good, has a nice 16:9 form factor, and is certainly inexpensive.
Cons: If feels like staring into a light bulb with poor contrast. If you look at the Outlook 2007 icon in the tray, the orange colors look washed out to yellow (on any settings I tried). Looking at black text on a white background is a bit painful.
Pros: Cheapest 24" on the market and okay quality.
Cons: Randomly the monitor is dead on system reboot requiring unplugging. Image quality is fair, colors are off, and can't be adjusted to normal (Samsung Synmaster 24" 10x better). Energy stuff just dimms the screen.
Summary: 24 inch of work space opens up new possibilities when it comes to multi tasking. You can have two browsers or applications opened up vertically in each side of the monitor still having their full screens available to you.