Summary: I needed a second monitor. My first monitor is a Dell S2309W 23" so the S2409W was the logical choice. They are almost identical. It took only a few minutes to attach and it works fine. It has one slight flaw that I didn't notice for several weeks. It is as though the screen has slipped down in the frame. There is about a 1/64" black line at the top of the screen with a little space above it. It does not affect the operation at all. I would buy it again.
Summary: This is a really nice monitor. I love the HDMI port, I can just plug my DVD recorder into it and get HD TV right on the monitor. It has a really nice picture. I also use my Xbox 360 with this and the size of this monitor is great. One thing I didn't like is there is no power connection for the speaker bar, so I had to get an adapter. The frame is a nice and sleek black color. Overall I really like this monitor, and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Summary: This is a great monitor, shame amazon is selling it for more than Dell.com. It is $50 cheaper at Dell. I have some gift certificate's that I have to use and will wait for Amazon to lower it's prices to match Dell.com. I am sure that most people will go to Dell.com.
Summary: I upgraded from a 22 inch Viewsonic CRT that was a beast when I first bought it, not to mention it cost me a fortune at that time. It actually still works well. It was rated as one of the better gaming monitors. That monitor only had a VGA input and BNC cable input (anyone remember those :-) ). I was using the VGA input because I had issues using the BNC cables as my video drivers could not detect the monitor. I mention this because it works in with the review.
Summary: I recently decided to upgrade my HP Pavilion computers 17 inch CRT monitor to a roomier 24 inch LCD screen. After much research I settled on the Dell S2409W. After buying the monitor for some $311 from Amazon I was horrified to discover that Dell offered the same product (during a missed two-day sale), for about $200 including free shipping! There's a lesson there, always check the manufacturers site for special offers.
Summary: When purchasing this monitor please keep in mind a few things: 1)This is a 24" LCD for people on a budget. 2)It has an odd resolution for its size, 1920x1080 instead of the normal 1920x1200. 3)It has no adjustable height or the ability to swivel into landscape or portrait mode. 4)No built in speakers or USB ports. If you can overlook these 4 things then you're getting a great monitor!
Summary: I bought this monitor from the Dell.co.uk website for £200 in October 2008. I liked the price and size and I know that Dell is a great monitor manufacturer. It arrived two weeks later and had solid packaging and a simple set up. VGA and DVI cable included; average quality. I can say that when I turned it on it was a great impression, bright sharp image.
Pros: Quality and Price
Cons: Lack of information available on websites, knowing some things, maybe I won't have purchased...