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: 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: 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.