Summary: Dell 2408WFP is not just an S-PVA matrix with excellent viewing angles, but also great color reproduction, extended color gamut and a large selection of interfaces including HDMI and even DisplayPort. Read more in our review!
Excerpt: Dell’s 2408WFP is the latest in the company’s line of 24-inch panels, following on the heels of the much-beloved Dell 2407WFP (reviewed September 2006). Unfortunately for Dell, improving upon its predecessor isn’t enough to push the 2408WFP above other tested displays. The Dell’s grayscale performance in DisplayMate was great, matching the range of Samsung’s 245T on the light end, although it didn’t quite match the 245T’s abilities at the darker end of the spectrum.
Pros: Plenty of inputs; great grayscales; huge color gamut.
Conclusion: In summary, the Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP display performed better than expected, and we actually noticed a significant improvement over last year’s model. Although 6ms is not a blazing fast reponse rate, we are forgiving considering the monitor’s price. Do yourself a favor and pick one up: Units are available now and retail for around $600 USD – not a bad deal if you ask us.
Pros: Excellent picture quality; great for gaming; plenty of input options
Cons: Needs color adjustment out of the box; stand tends to wiggle
Excerpt: Large format monitors are becoming increasingly popular as high definition video finally gets a foothold. Prices are falling and quality is rising, making even huge 24 inch TFTs a feasible option for many users, particularly those who need to use several applications at once or like to play games. Helping these screens earn their keep, many have the ports to hook up to the latest consoles as well as your PC.