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
Conclusion: All in all I was impressed with the Dell 2408WFP, just as I had been with the 2405FPW and 2407WFP-HC before it. The ergonomics and interface options are excellent, and really set the standard in the consumer monitor market. Build quality and design are very nice, and there was no real need to change it since the 2407WFP models. Hopefully this review covers all the possible early complaints about the screen, including the 'issues' which some users had reported.
Pros: Excellent design, ergonomics and interface options, Excellent colour accuracy once calibrated, Free from text blur, sharpness, DLP rainbow, colour banding and black ghosting issues which some may be concerned about from early user reports
Cons: Poor default colour accuracy, you will need to calibrate properly, Input lag is very high, Responsiveness not quite as good as some other 24" models