Great Monitor, Great Color, Well Built, Best Value
17 January 2014
Summary: In effect I have owned this brand and model of monitors for many years and been very happy with them. It has great value for its costs and I have never had an issue with them.I have over the years owned 10 of these monitors and I wish I had kept all of them.I would not hesitate to buy another one even used. In fact I plan to purchase two more in the coming future as funds present themselves. I have never had one with a dead pixel.
Summary: I had a monitor exactly like this one, and it's still working great. I'm very happy I was able to find the same unit thru EBay, and it is also working great. The Dell 2405FPW has so many features that newer monitors of the same size just doesn't have in them. The monitor may have very limited HD capability, but it has great resolution for the type of working environment I use it for.
Summary: I have this monitor next to another just like it which I purchased new from Dell in 2006. You cannot tell the difference between the images on the two screens. I've opened Excel spreadsheets and extended them across both screens. There is no difference between the left side and the right side of the spreadsheet. The same can be said for images of all kinds.
Summary: Jumbo LCDs like the Apple Cinema HD display offer excellent image quality and stunning design in addition to a vast viewing area. But you often get little in the way of features or adjustability, and you'll pay handsomely for a large LCD. Enter the Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW. This gigantic 24in. LCD offers comparable image quality to that of Apple's 23in.
Summary: The good: Excellent image quality; wide array of video connections; flash-card slots and USB ports; highly adjustable yet sturdy; picture-in-picture capability; inexpensive. The bad: Somewhat bland design. The bottom line: Dell's 24-inch LCD delivers excellent image quality and a ton of features--wide-ranging video inputs, picture-in-picture, and flash-card slots--for a great price.
Summary: I am now on my second 2405FPW monitor, and it looks like it is going back as well. The first one I thought was defective, but after looking at the second one and others out in the field, it appears that my issues are prettty much a result of the design. My primary use for this is graphics, animation, and photo editing. Though I don't expect perfect color yet from a LCD monitor (I use CRTs for critical color work), it should be better than this.
Summary: This monitor is beautiful, had a small issue that could have been cleared up by a normal CS agent, instead turned into a 3 week fiasco, DELL customer service is HORRIBLE, I will never purchase another product from them again, EVER!